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Management Team

  • Experience
  • Chairman, CDIB Capital Group
  • Minister, Ministry Of Economic Affairs
  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, China Airlines
  • Education
  • PhD, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Dr. Chia-Juch Chang has been Chairman of China Development Financial Holding Corporation (CDF) since May 16, 2016. Prior to this position, he was Chairman of subsidiary CDIB Capital Group and Vice Chairman, Standing Committee Director of CDF, during which the M&A of KGI Bank (formerly Cosmos Bank) was completed and the corporate banking and financial market operations of China Development Industrial Bank (CDIB) were transferred to KGI Bank, upgrading KGI Bank’s financial product and service synergies, as well as expanding its multi-marketing strategies. In addition, CDIB was reformed and renamed CDIB Capital Group, which, aside from the existing venture capital and industry investment businesses, also develops and manages the private equity fund business, resulting in the company becoming a leader in the global private equity investment and asset management markets. Afterwards, Dr. Chang planned the public acquisition of China Life, giving CDF the four engines of life insurance, commercial banking, securities, and venture capital/ private equity, and laying a solid foundation for future development.

Dr. Chang is highly experienced within the industry, government, academic and research areas. In early years, he was National Chiao Tung University Professor and National Taiwan University Professor, as well as Dean of these two universities’ graduate schools. He was also Head of Institute of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), and was promoted to be MOTC’s First Vice Minister in 1995-2005. After retiring from government positions, he was recruited as President of Chung Hua University. Afterwards, he became Chairman and CEO of China Steel Corporation, and later Chairman and CEO of China Airlines, both TWSE-listed companies, in charge of the operation and management of large state-controlled enterprises. In 2013-14, Dr. Chang was the 30th Minister of the Republic of China’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Dr. Chia-Juch Chang graduated from Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, holds a master’s degree in engineering from San José State University, California, U.S.A. and earned his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, U.S.A. He was awarded Fellow by International Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australia (REAAA) and Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineers.
  • Other Positions
  • Chairman, KGI Securities Co. Ltd.
  • Experience
  • Board member, CDF
  • Chairman & President, Grand Cathay Securities Corporation
  • Education
  • MBA, Ohio State University, USA
Mr. Daw-Yi Hsu serves as acting President of China Development Financial (CDF) and Chairman of KGI Securities.

Mr. Hsu has nearly 40 years of proven corporate management experience in the financial sectors, securities in particular. Previously, he was the board member of CDF and its predecessor, the China Development Industrial Bank, Vice Chairman of KGI Securities and Chairman of Grand Cathay Securities. Prior to Taiwan Securities Association (TSA), Mr. Hsu served as the supervisor and executive director of TSA as well as the coordinator of the AML/CFT Working Group and Legal Affairs and Compliance Committee. He also served as board member of the Taiwan Stock Exchange, board member of the Taipei Exchange and executive director of the Taiwan Private Equity Association.

Mr. Hsu was President of Taishin’s Wealth Management Business Group, President of Taiwan Securities, board member of SinoPac Financial Holding Corporation, President of SinoPac’s Wealth Management Business Group and President of SinoPac Securities. In 2003, he was awarded the “Golden Goblet Award” for Outstanding Talents in Business Leadership in Securities and Futures Industry.

Mr. Hsu holds an MBA degree from Ohio State University in the USA and a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Business Administration of National Chengchi University.
  • Other Positions
  • Chairman, China Life
  • Experience
  • President, China Life
  • Vice President, Nan Shan Life
  • Education
  • Master in Finance, National Taiwan University
Yu-Ling Kuo is the Senior Executive Vice President of CDF and the Chairman of China Life. Since joining China Life in early 2003, she has participated in such M&A deals as those of the Taiwan branch of Winterthur Life and the main assets and operations of PCA Life Assurance in Taiwan, turning China Life into the fifth largest life insurance company in Taiwan. Her insistence on risk control helped China Life weather out the 2008 financial crisis and come out of the subprime mortgage storm largely unscathed. She used to be the Deputy CIO (Chief Investment Officer) of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China and the Vice President of Nan Shan Life Insurance.

Yu-Ling holds a master’s degree in Finance from National Taiwan University.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Strategy & Planning, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Experience
  • President, KGI Bank
  • Senior Executive Vice President, Spokesperson and Head of CEO Office, SinoPac Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Education
  • MBA, University of Chicago
Richard Chang, Head of Corporate Strategy & Planning and Spokesperson for China Development Financial Holding Corporation (CDF), is in charge of CDF’s strategy planning and investor relations. Richard is skilled in management & governance, strategy planning, M&A, restructuring, and investor relations. Prior to these positions, he was president of KGI Bank (formerly Cosmos Bank), a CDF subsidiary, in 2010-19. During his tenure there, Richard has led the M&A of China Development Industrial Bank and KGI Bank, replaced the bank’s core systems in a highly efficient manner, enabled Taiwan’s first financial regulatory sandbox project to be approved and launched, and built the image of financial innovation for KGI Bank. Before joining KGI Bank, he was the senior executive vice president, spokesperson and head of the CEO’s office at SinoPac Holdings, managing director of SinoPac Securities (Asia), and president of SinoPac Securities. He was in charge of the M&A of Bank SinoPac and the International Bank of Taipei, as well as corporate branding for the SinoPac Group. Richard has comprehensive experience within the financial industry. In his early years, he was executive director of InvestLink Co., Ltd., one of the founders of Masterlink Securities, chairman of MasterLink Consultant Co., Ltd., and manager of Citibank.

Richard holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from National Taiwan University.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President & Head of Legal, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Executive Vice President & Regional Head of Legal, KGI Securities
  • Experience
  • Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law
  • Education
  • MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT, U.S.A.
  • LLM, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
Julian Yen is Head of Legal, China Development Financial Holding Corporation (CDF) and Regional Head of Legal, KGI Securities, in charge of CDF’s legal matters and subsidiaries’ supervision business. Before joining CDF and KGI Securities, he was Senior Attorney and Head of Litigation Department at Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law.

Julian is licensed to practice law in the Republic of China. After graduating from the School of Law, Soochow University, he went to the USA and obtained LLM from University of Michigan and MBA from Sloan School of Management, MIT.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President, Head of Financial Department and Acting Spokesperson, China Development Financial
  • Executive Vice President, Regional Head of Finance, KGI Securities
  • Experience
  • Vice President, Regional Head of Finance and Spokesperson, KGI Securities
  • Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, National Taiwan University
Jenny Huang is Head of Financial Department and Acting Spokesperson of China Development Financial and Regional Head of Finance of KGI Securities. She is in charge of financial management, fund management, performance management, accounting, taxes and M&As. Prior to joining China Development Financial and KGI Securities, she was mainly engaged in auditing and management consulting businesses, including Deloitte auditing and Consulting.

Jenny Huang is a Certified Public Accountant in the Republic of China. She received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from National Taiwan University.
  • Experience
  • Chief Digital Officer, UBS Wealth Management, Singapore
  • Executive Director, Head of Regional eBusiness, DBS Bank, Singapore
  • Education
  • Bachelor in Management and Systems, The City University, London
Mr. Ketan Samani, Executive Vice President, is Chief Digital Officer and Head of FinTech & New Financial Services Department of China Development Financial. He is in charge of fintech & digital innovation strategy planning and data analytics decision & development.

Prior to joining CDF, Mr. Samani spearheaded digital transformation, online banking and e-business initiatives at multinational financial institutions including UBS, DBS, Standard Chartered, Barclays and HSBC in a career spanning 25 years.

Also, Mr. Samani successfully digitized operations in the Middle East and Africa for Commercial International Bank of Egypt and shaped the digital customer journey for Singapore Telecommunications as a business consultant.

While at UBS, Mr. Samani led the Wealth Management division in achieving widely awarded “Best-in-Class” private banking platform in Asia Pacific.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President, Head of Compliance, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Experience
  • Associate Professor as Department Chair, Department of Security Management and Community Affairs, Ming Chuan University
  • Deputy Director General, Secretariat, The Judicial Yuan of ROC
  • Education
  • PhD, Department and Graduate Institute of Criminology, National Chung Cheng University
Dan T. E. Chan is the Head of Compliance at China Development Financial Holding Corporation and is in charge of compliance and anti-money laundering related businesses. He was an Associate Professor and the Department Chair in the Department of Security Management and Community Affairs at Ming Chuan University; a Director at the Taiwan Insurance Guaranty Fund; and a Managing Director at the Overseas Credit Guarantee Fund (Taiwan). He worked for government agencies for over 20 years as a Deputy Director General in the Secretariat at the Judicial Yuan; a Senior Executive Officer at the Judicial Yuan; a Senior Executive Officer and a Section Chief in the Financial Examination Bureau of the Financial Supervisory Commission; and a specialist in the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice.

Dan T. E. Chan was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Law School. He has a PhD from the Department and Graduate Institute of Criminology at National Chung Cheng University; a master’s degree from the Department of Financial and Economic Law, School of Law, at Chung Yuan Christian University; and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Oklahoma City University. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President & Head of Information Technology, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Experience
  • Senior Vice President, Head of Core Banking System Transformation Department, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
  • Senior Vice President, Head of Information Service Division, Taishin International Bank
  • Education
  • MBA, National Taiwan University
Josephine Yang is Head of Information Technology at China Development Financial Holding Corporation and is responsible for Information Management, including strategic planning, project management, and daily operations. Before joining the company, she was Head of the Core Banking System Transformation Department at Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, and prior to that she was Head of the Information Service Division at Taishin International Bank. During her tenure at Taishin Bank, Josephine received Enterprise Innovation Awards from International Data Corporation (IDC) due to implementation of Credit Risk Management System and Image Process Management System in 2011 and 2010 respectively. In addition, she was Head of Banking System Service Department at EDS providing system solutions and consultancy services to banks.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President & Head of Risk Management, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Experience
  • Senior Vice President / Chief Risk Officer, China Life
  • Assistant Vice President, PineBridge Investment Trust
  • Education
  • MBA, The George Washington University
Winnie Huang is Head of Risk Management, China Development Financial Holding Corporation and is in charge of the risk management business. In addition, she was Chief Risk Officer, China Life, Assistant Vice President, PineBridge Investment Trust, and Investment Manager, Nan Shan Life Insurance.

Winnie holds an MBA from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in finance, National Taiwan University. She has Financial Risk Manager (FRM), US LOMA Fellow and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.
  • Other Positions
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Auditor, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Experience
  • Executive Vice President, Audit Department, China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Executive Vice President, Audit Department, CDIB Capital Group
  • Education
  • Master of Laws, National Chengchi University
Mr. Hans Tzou is Chief Auditor, China Development Financial Holding Corporation, and is in charge of auditing related businesses. He was CDIB Capital Group’s (formerly China Development Industrial Bank) Executive Vice President, Audit Department, Corporate Banking Department Senior Vice President and Corporate Finance Department Senior Vice President. Before these positions, he was Chief Financial Officer, Today Makes Tomorrow, and worked at Macoto Bank and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Mr. Hans Tzou received a Master of Laws from National Chengchi University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from National Chung Hsing University. He owns a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.