GAO Yan

Professor, Peking University

Main courses:Entrepreneurial China

GAO Yan is a Professor of Management Practice and Deputy Director at Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. Prior to joining PKU, Professor Gao had held faculty, visiting, and lecturer positions at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), California State University, Baruch College (City University of New York), and Northwestern University. Before his academic career, Dr. Gao worked as financial analyst in Merrill Lynch Co. and Cathay Financial LLC in New York. After coming back to China, he has worked as partner at a fund of VC fund for Guizhou provincial government, partner of FDT Securities in Hong Kong, and as advisor at leading private equity fund (New Horizon Capital) and hedge fund (K2 Advisors). Dr. Gao’s current industry affiliations include co-founder and director of high-tech company MakeSense Inc., co-founder of a China-Japan business consulting firm (经纬商务), and director of listed company Xingyuan Environmental Technology. Dr. Gao is a CFA charter holder who help brought CFA program into China in 1999. He is also former vice president of The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) in New York.