Chrissy Luo

Founder, Vice Chairwoman and President

Chrissy Luo is founder, Vice Chairwoman and President of Shanda Group. She is also the founder of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute which she and her husband created in 2016 to help advance fundamental brain science.


Directly involved in Shanda’s day-to-day operations, as President, Chrissy oversees company-wide operations, group communications, and the group’s timberland operations., Since its inception, she has held a number of executive positions at the company including the role of Group CFO from 1999 – 2004. Prior to co-founding Shanda, Chrissy was an investment banker at Zhe Jiang Jin Xin Security Company in Shanghai.


As experienced philanthropists, Chrissy and her husband emphasize patience, flexibility and due diligence as the hallmark of strategic philanthropy and thoughtful giving. With their commitment to donate a total of one billion dollars to brain research, they are creating a historic initiative that they hope will help humanity better understand ourselves and the world.


To support science and education and to serve the community, Chrissy became a member of the California Academy of Sciences’ Board of Trustees in September 2022. She is also on the board of Governors at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens and a member of the China Leadership Board at the 21st Century China Center at University of California, San Diego.


Chrissy has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the China Institute of Finance (now part of the University of International Business and Economics).