UM School of Business Hosts Lecture with Renowned Chinese Private Equity Expert Ming-Po CAI


Founder of Cathay Capital Private Equity spoke to a full room of industry experts and students on his entrepreneurial vision of Chinese business going global

UM School of Business and Dean John Quelch welcomed global business expert, Ming-Po CAI, founder and president of Cathay Capital Private Equity, to the Distinguished Leaders Lecture Serieson Thursday, November 9at the Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami. CAI spoke to a diverse crowd of more than 150 industry experts and international UM students, all eager to learn about his journey from humble beginnings in China to becoming a leading entrepreneur in Chinese global investments.

“It was a wonderful moment to have a former student and entrepreneurial success speak at our UM lecture series. CAI is proof that continuing to pursue your education; an MBA in his case, can lead to revolutionizing your business model and take you on a path to success,” said UM School of Business Dean, John Quelch. “CAI is a visionary in the private equity forum and his quest for knowledge helped himgrow his firm to what is nowa massive player in the global market with $2 billion in assets.”

CAI was a former student of Dean Quelch during his tenure as Dean of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

In just ten 10 years, CAI's leadership has taken Cathay to a global asset management firm spanning three continents. Hecredits his success on embracing diverse cultures, rather than making comparisons, thus blending and incorporating their strengths. His methods of cross-border investments are built on helping entrepreneurs across North America and Europe become more in tune with Chinese ways of doing business.

CAI is part of a distinguished list of world-renowned business leaders who have been invited by Dean Quelch to speak at the University of Miami. Topics range from industry breakthroughs to crisis communications. These monthly lecture series provide students and guests opportunities to hear from influential leaders from all business sectors, including Fortune 500 to nonprofit organizations.

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