Meet Our Team
CEC is managed and governed by the Board of Directors. The founding Board of Directors are a group of Chinese professionals who are bilingual and bicultural, and have obtained extensive professional experience working in global leading firms in the field of legal, tax and accounting, banking, commercial insurance and risk management, business consulting and marketing, and real estate etc.
Arthur J. Gallagher
Risk Management Services, Inc.
Tracy has over 20 years of hands-on business experience in commercial insurance, international sales, marketing and business development. As Vice President at A.J. Gallagher, Tracy advises multinational corporations on commercial insurance and global risk management. As a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific Practice Group, she advises Chinese and Asia Pacific clients and helps clients with risk analysis, insurance brokering and claim.
Prior to joining A.J. Gallagher, Tracy held various management positions for AIG in Chicago, New York and Hong Kong for 10 years, overseeing growth and profitability of various insurance lines of business in the U.S. and across Asia. Tracy founded Ying Consulting Services, helping global businesses expanding to China and Chinese companies expanding to the U.S.. She specializes in cultural and business consulting to bridge communication and management gaps.
Her experience in China ranged from establishing the China office for A.O. Smith, a U.S. fortune 500 manufacturing company, in Beijing and handling mergers and acquisitions, to gaining valuable insights working with the China Ministry of Transportation and the US Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service in Beijing, China. Tracy has received an MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and she is fluent in Mandarin and English.
CEC Board Member
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Feng Xue is head of Katten’s China practice and chief representative and managing partner of the firm’s Shanghai office. He applies his 20 years of experience representing Chinese and US investors and companies to cross-border transactions involving a variety of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations and general corporate matters. Feng negotiates and documents the establishment of joint ventures, wholly foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs) and distribution/franchise relationships. Increasingly, his practice consists of representing Chinese companies in their acquisition and expansion efforts overseas. He sits on the boards of directors of several Chinese companies and serves as general counsel to dozens of private equity funds and technology companies doing business in China.
Feng represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, venture capital, education, biotech, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and technology. He often represents US companies and investors looking to expand to China, and Chinese companies and venture capital firms looking to invest in US companies and sell to US investors. A seasoned practitioner of corporate law in the United States, Feng focuses his corporate practice on complex merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings, middle market buyout fund acquisitions and venture capital investments.
Feng has been quoted in Chinese and US media on issues related to doing business in China and cross-border M&A matters, including The Wall Street Journal’s TheStreet.com, The M&A Journal and China Business News. He is a frequent speaker on the legal issues affecting foreign investment in China. He is the co-author of Laws of the People’s Republic of China, Volumes III, IV, and V, published by China Science Press, and Western Corporate Laws, published by China Law Press. Prior to attending law school, Feng worked as a senior legislative officer for the Legislative Affairs Commission and Law Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, where he participated in the drafting of Chinese national legislation.
Stella Y. Su, MBA, CPA, ABV
CEC Vice President
Plante & Moran, PLLC
Stella chairs Plante Moran’s China practice and is a principal in the firm’s Management Consulting group. The China practice provides consulting, audit, and tax services to Chinese companies investing in the U.S. as well as to American businesses with operations in China. The Management Consulting group assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, valuations, due diligence, and other business consulting.
Stella has executed M&A buy-side and sell-side transactions in many industries including manufacturing, automotive aftermarket, distribution, contracting and construction, insurance, metals, chemicals, printing, consumer products, retail, and real estate. She also advises clients on raising capital and business valuations in industries such as software, financial services, and health care.
Prior to joining Plante Moran, Stella was a senior associate at KPMG Corporate Finance, LLC, a broker- dealer investment banking practice, where she provided mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, and capital-raising advisory services to middle-market clients. Prior to working at KPMG, Stella was a senior capital/ M&A analyst at CNA where she was responsible for buy-side and sell-side projects for CNA, assisting in the development of corporate strategies, and providing advisory services to different strategic business units.
Stella earned her MBA and Master of Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago with concentrations in Finance and Economics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Finance from the Renmin University of China. Stella is a CPA and an ABV (accredited in business valuations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and a chartered financial consultant (ChFC).
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
As Assistant Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Foreign Multinational Corporates Group,Kingsley Lam is responsible for Chinese corporate coverage nationally in the US for JPMorganChase Commercial Bank. JPMorgan Chase is the biggest bank in the US and has branches in 8cities in China. It is dedicated to helping Chinese corporations invest overseas, especially in theUS.
Kingsley Lam joined JPMorgan Chase in 2009 and had years of experience working withforeign-owned companies in the US, especially in credit-related areas. He has been FoundingBoard Member of China Executive Club since 2013. He was also invited to speak in multipleconferences on US-China banking topics. Kingsley worked at Hong Kong Monetary Authoritybefore joining JPMorgan Chase. Kingsley has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economicsfrom the University of Chicago.
Eric Y. Chang, PhD
CEC Vice President
US-Asia Group Inc
Eric Y. Chang was born and raised in Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China. After earning his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Northwestern University, he started his own real estate investment and brokerage business, U.S. Asia Group, Inc. in 1985.
During the last 30 years, U.S. Asia Group, Inc. has developed into one of the largest commercial and residential real estate brokerage firms in the Chicago area specialized in servicing Asian market. Eric Chang personally involved in real estate transactions volume of well over one half billion dollars through those years.
In the past few years, US Asia Group had great success in introducing oversea Chinese investors to invest in U.S. real estate properties including shopping centers, distribution warehouses, farmlands, office buildings in both urban and suburbs and multifamily rental apartments. Eric Chang is very active among the Chinese-American community in Chicago. He helped launch the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce in 1988 and was elected President of the Chicago Chapter of TACCGC in May 1991.
Eric Chang is the member of both Taiwan Chamber of Commerce North America, TCCNA and World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce, WTCC. Eric Chang is founder/organizer and still serves as Board of Director of the International Bank of Chicago, the largest ethnic Chinese community bank in metro Chicago area.