Ava Chien is CEO and founder of Chien Co. Asia Solution, a consulting firm specializing in the integration of China market risks into corporate strategy, brand building and strong corporate leadership. With unique expertise and a company spanning three continents, she counts among her clients Scholastic, Inc., Novartis, Novell Inc. and Sun Microsystems, in addition to a number of top tier software and media brands.

A graduate of Columbia University and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, she launched her company a decade ago, after careers in investment banking on Wall Street and management consulting in Greater China. The breadth of her expertise, coupled with her unique understanding of China markets, has made her a much sought-after advisor to corporations and foundations alike, among them Bank of America and Capital One.