Mao Lixiang is Founder and Honorary Chairman of Ningbo Fotile Group. In the past decades, Mao Lixiang and his family have supported Chinese family business education and research in various ways. In 2007, Mr. Mao set up the “Mao Lixiang Academic Prize for Family Business”, which has granted awards to more than 500 scholars from over 30 academic institutions. In 2009, Mr. Mao and his family set up “Fotile Research Fund for Family Business Research” at Zhejiang University. More recently, in October 2014, , in order to cultivate family business talent in China, Mr. Mao set up the “Mao Lixiang Education Fund for Succession and Entrepreneurship” at Zhejiang University.
Jack Petchey CBE is a self-made man whose successful businesses include car hire, property and tourism ventures, most notably bringing the ‘timeshare’ concept to the UK. After a lifetime of charitable work he established the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, which has since distributed over £100m.
Jacki Zehner is President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, and Chief Engagement Officer and President of Women Moving Millions (WMM), a non-profit organisation dedicated to mobilising unprecedented resources for women and girls to create a more gender-balanced world.
Dr Yusuf K Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla (Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories), a generic pharmaceuticals company founded by his father. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, by the Indian government in 2005.
Tariq Al Gurg was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares in 2009 and has since been responsible for strategically defining and leading an organization that is dedicated towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.
Stephen Heintz is president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private family foundation. Before joining the RBF, he held top leadership positions in both the non-profit and public sectors, including Dēmos and the EastWest Institute.
Created in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (John D. 3rd, Nelson, Winthrop, Laurance, and David), the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. To date, three generations of the family have acted as trustees along with non-family leaders.
As Trustee for the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, Keith Chua has continued to support various initiatives in education and healthcare, emulating the way his great-grandmother actively supported the needs of her time. While areas of need have changed over the past 100 years, giving in relevant and strategic ways is one of the guiding principles that Keith has applied to all areas that the Trust supports.
Cao Dewang is one of China’s biggest philanthropists, having donated more than RMB6bn. He donated 300 million of his family’s shares in Fuyao Group (with a market value of RMB 3.55bn) to establish the Heren Charitable Foundation in 2011.
Lou Zhongfu is honorary Chairman of Guangsha Holding Group. The company, which is involved in building properties, has more than 100 member companies, employs 120,000 people and has assets of more than RMB30bn.
Wang Heming, previously chairman and CEO of the Cosmos Group, is now the chairman of its charitable association. His family uses its own wealth to help build schools and donate to educational establishments in China. Wang’s aim is to use his money to give those from poorer backgrounds in China a decent education, which he believes will benefit the country as a whole.