李大西 Daxi Li
Daxi Li was born in Puning, Guangdong of China. He graduated from South China Normal University in 1975, and received MS from Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China in 1980. He received his Ph.D. in high energy physics from CUNY in 1985, and continued his research in McGill University, CCNY and NYIT as a Research Associate and an Assistant Professor from 1985 to 1991. His works in physics include dynamic symmetry breaking, quark mass difference, Superstring compactification, and Superstring models. He was invited to present important speeches in many international conferences in US, China, Canada, Italy, Germany, UK and Japan. Since 1992, his research interest has been in finance. He has 14 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital. He worked as a Senior Analyst and Assistant Vice President with major Wall Street investment banks Salomon Brothers Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. for over 10 years, and has been involved in many important IPO and VC investments. He is the Chairman of CASB Ventures LLC since 2000. As a Director of Board of United Orient Bank since 2003, he oversees the investment and auditing of the bank.
Dr. Li Founded the Chinese Association of Science & Business (CASB) in 1997. He organized series of important international conferences to promote hi-tech development, venture capital and banking reform in China. Dr. Li and his CASB experts play an important role as consultants for China's policy makers in economy. Dr. Li presented his recommendation about Chinese currency exchange rate and other risk control measures to the Chinese Government in 1997 when the Asia finance crisis just started. He organized CASB experts to write books of "Asian Finance Crisis" and "Internet Innovation and Investment".
He is honored to have met President Jiang Zeming, President Hu Jintao, Premier Zhu Rongji and Premier Wen Jiabao of China. In March 2005 he was invited as an overseas representative to participate in the China National Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which is one of the four most powerful organizations in China. He presented a book of “CASB suggestions to the China11th Five-Year Plan” to China’s leadership. His recommendations were well received. He is a Economy Advisor of several important Chinese cities. He is a co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Student Venture Park, which is a join-venture with Shenzhen city government. The venture park hosts 250 high-tech startup companies. He also plays an important role in overseas financing of Chinese corporations.