Robert Chiu
PresidentShanda Group
Robert is the President of Shanda Group, tasked with managerial responsibilities of all business units with a particular focus on heading the Group’s private equity and venture capital investments globally. In addition to being the Group President, Robert also served as the Chairman and CEO of Cloudary Corporation, the world’s largest Chinese-language original content platform, which was acquired by a consortium led by Tencent and Carlyle in late 2014. In his current capacity, Robert has been widely recognized for having built an innovative, IP-centric, and big data digital platform that has successfully converted online literary content into many popular TV dramas, movies, animation films, published books, and online and mobile games. Prior to Shanda, Robert served as Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific TMT Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and held senior management positions at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Nomura and IBM. Robert was awarded the 2014 Economic Leader of China by China Economic Development Forum. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of Copyright Society of the People’s Republic of China.

Robert earned his Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, with a Fulbright scholarship.