Founder, Chairman and CEO
Tianqiao Chen is the founder of the Shanda Group which, since 1999, has had three subsidiaries listed on NASDAQ and one on KOSDAQ. Tianqiao is considered a pioneer of the online game and online literature industries in China and he has been described as one of the most innovative entrepreneurs of his time. In 2012, Chen and his family took Shanda’s parent company private and Shanda Group became a family-owned, global investment company.
Mr. Chen and his wife, Chrissy Luo, have always been active in philanthropy. In late 2016, they created the Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute and committed US $1 billion to support the advancement of fundamental brain science. By first creating strategic partnerships with Caltech, Huashan Hospital and Shanghai Mental Health center the couple quickly established themselves in the sector. Since then, they have built on this strong foundation by creating the Chen Frontier Labs and launching programs to support hundreds of young scientists and brain-focused conferences around the world.
Tianqiao holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fudan University.