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Jennifer Zhu Scott speaker

Jennifer Zhu Scott

Hong Kong

Founding Principal, Radian Partners

Previously, head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters and led the firm’s speech-to-text, deep search, video-indexing projects

Appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank

“Jen was absolutely great. Her presentation and storytelling skills was done well – a true professional…our CEO found her session to be the best one of the day! It was her giving the facts followed by own opinions and insight which was very beneficial. The audience clearly learned a lot from her.” – Rabobank

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, a private investment firm for family offices and UHNWIs focusing on Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain, and renewable energy.

Prior to this, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters and led the firm’s speech-to-text, deep search, video-indexing projects. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and exited before moving to the UK as a senior adviser to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust. In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain.

Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. In 2013, she went to Yale University to complete the public policy and leadership program and Harvard Kennedy School in 2016. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union and at the Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets which was televised by Yi Cai in China.

Jennifer is China Fellow of Aspen Institute and a permanent member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a consultant to the Season 5 of the HBO show Silicon Valley. She sits on numerous boards and advisory boards including RNDR (rendertoken.com) of OTOY along with Ari Emanuel of WME IMG, Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, and JJ Abrams, a director of Star Wars.

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Our Comment

"Jennifer's personal story is extraordinarily powerful; having lived through extreme poverty as a child, she now influences global leaders as an innovator, connector and experienced manager of multinational media and financial tech corporates. She combines a deep knowledge of China’s extraordinary transformation with thoughtful insights into the complex challenges it’s facing to create a moving and informative presentation."

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