William C. Kirby
Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Discount Management Committee. Member: Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Valuation Committee, and Independent Director
Mr. Kirby has served as a Director of the Fund since 2013 and is the Chairman of the Board. He is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Mr. Kirby is a historian of modern China, whose work examines China’s business, economic, and political development in an international context. He has served the academic community for over 31 years. Mr. Kirby joined Harvard University in 1992, where he currently serves various positions including Chairman of the Harvard China Fund. He has also served as the Director of the John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Council on East Asian Studies, and the Director of the National Resource Center for East Asia for Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard University, Mr. Kirby served as the Dean of the University College, Director of Asian Studies and Director of International Affairs at Washington University. Mr. Kirby has published numerous books and articles related to Chinese business and history.
Anthony S. Clark
Chairman of the Valuation Committee
Member: Audit Committee, Discount Management Committee, Nominating Committee, and Independent Director
Mr. Clark has served as a Director of the Fund since 2017. He is Managing Member of Innovation Capital Management, LLC since 2016. Mr. Clark served as Chief Investment Officer of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System from 2010 to 2013 and Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) from 2009 to 2011. Prior to PBGC, Mr. Clark served as Director of Global Equities in the Investment Department of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1995 to 2008). Mr. Clark also serves as Director on the board of Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc.
Warren J. Olsen
Member: Audit Committee, Discount Management Committee, Nominating Committee, and Valuation Committee and Independent Director
Mr. Olsen has served as a Director of the Fund since 2018. He is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at SCB Global Capital Management. Mr. Olsen served as Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at First Western Financial Inc. between 2002 and 2014. He also served as President and CEO of IBJ Whitehall Asset Management from 1999 to 2002 and President of Morgan Stanley Funds from 1988 to 1997. Mr. Olsen also serves on the boards of Aetos Multi-Strategy Arbitrage Fund, LLC, Aetos Distressed Investment Strategies Fund, LLC, and Aetos Long/Short Strategies Fund, LLC.
Shelley E. Rigger
Chair of the Nominating Committee. Member: Audit Committee, Discount Management Committee, and Valuation Committee and Independent Director
Ms. Rigger has served as a Director of the Fund since 2016. She has been the Brown Professor of East Asian Studies at Davidson College since 1993. Ms. Rigger has been a visiting Associate Professor at Fudan University’s School of International Relations and Public Administration in Shanghai. She has also been a visiting Research Scholar at National Chengchi University in Taiwan for the Institute for International Relations. Ms. Rigger graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She also holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Government with fields of specialization in comparative politics, Chinese politics, American politics and government, and political anthropology. Ms. Rigger has published several books and numerous articles related to Taiwanese and Chinese politics, history, and business as well as relations among the United States, Taiwan, and mainland China.
Thomas G. Kamp, CFA
Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member: Discount Management Committee, Nominating Committee and Valuation Committee and Independent Director
Mr. Kamp has served as a Director of the Fund since 2018. He served as President, Chief Investment Officer, and Director of Cornerstone Capital Management LLC from 2006 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Kamp was Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and manager of AllianceBernstein’s and Alliance Capital’s Minneapolis office.