Mr Jason Yat Sen Li, RI Group China
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Mr Jason Yat-sen Li is Managing Director of RI Group China Limited, a private equity, investment banking and strategy advisory firm headquartered in Melbourne and Beijing. He is Vice-Chair of the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, a Director of the George Institute for Public Health, the Sydney Institute as well as a governor of the Smith Family, one of Australia’s largest charities. Mr Li was formerly Youth Chair of the NSW Ethnic Communities Council and cultural spokesperson for NSW Tourism during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He was also a Director of the National Centre for Volunteering and the NSW Government’s Sydney Metropolitan Strategy Group.
He began his professional career as a commercial lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth in their M&A practice group, and from 2002 worked for Insurance Australia Group (IAG) as Head of Sustainable Development, before being appointed Head of China Strategy. He became General Manager, Sales and Marketing for IAG’s operations in China in 2004.
Mr Li has an Arts/Law degree with first class honours from The University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from New York University Law School, where he was Australia’s Hauser Global Fellow for 2000. Mr Li was awarded the 2002 Eisenhower Fellowship, with which he travelled to the US to study the intersection of corporate, political and community interests. He was also a delegate to the Australia 2020 Summit in Canberra in 2008, and in 2009 was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.