Mr. Simonds is Chairman and CEO of STX Entertainment. One of Hollywood’s most prolific and profitable film producers and entrepreneurs, he is responsible for 30 major studio titles that have generated more than $6 billion in worldwide revenue. For more than two decades, Mr. Simonds has honed an approach to entertainment that is talent driven, financially rigorous, and global in its commercial appeal. He founded STX to unlock the value of the direct connection talent have with their fans, connect Hollywood and Hong Kong and beyond, and enable the seamless movement of premium content across all platforms. Mr. Simonds graduated summa cum laude from Yale University.
Mr. McGlashan is the Founder and Managing Partner of TPG Growth. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, Mr. McGlashan served as Chairman and CEO of Critical Path, Inc., where he oversaw a major financial and operational restructuring. Mr. McGlashan previously co-founded and served as CEO of Vectis Group, a venture corporation that capitalized and built companies in emerging markets. Mr. McGlashan was a Co-Founder and President of Pharmanex, Inc., a leading phyto-pharmaceutical and dietary supplement company. Prior to that, Mr. McGlashan was a Senior Associate with Bain Capital, LLC and Information Partners. Mr. McGlashan graduated from Yale University with Honors and holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Bonderman co-founded Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in 1992. Today, portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over US $130 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 550,000 people. Prior to co-founding TPG, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (RMBG), now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966 and was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow.
Mr. Zhao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China currently managing over $7 billion in assets. Mr. Zhao also serves as Executive Vice President of Hony’s sponsor firm, Legend Holdings Corporation, the parent of Lenovo Group. Prior to launching Hony Capital, Mr. Zhao was Managing Partner at eGarden Ventures, Chairman and CEO of Infolio Inc. and Vadem Inc., VP and GM at US Robotics Inc. and R&D Director at Shure Brothers, Inc. Mr. Zhao holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual master’s degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University.
Ms. Pritzker is an award-winning producer and philanthropist. She is the CEO of diversified content company MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media), which she co-founded with former Legendary executive, Clint Kisker. In 2001, Ms. Pritzker founded the film and television production company, MWM Studios, under its former name OddLot Entertainment, where she teamed with leading filmmakers to produce literary-based motion pictures including “Rosewater,” “Ender's Game,” “The Way Way Back,” and Academy Award-nominated films “Hell or High Water” and “Rabbit Hole.” Among Pritzker’s television production credits are 10-time Emmy nominated National Geographic scripted series, “Genius,” and CMT’s “Sun Records,” based on the Tony-Award winning musical “MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET,” which she also produced through MWM’s live events division, MWM Live. Ms. Pritzker serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, Project & and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
Ms. Lee is the Managing Director of PCCW Media Group. Appointed to this role in 2010, she is in charge of the Company’s media businesses including Hong Kong’s leading pay TV service Now TV, the Group’s OTT video entertainment services MOOV, a digital music service, and Viu, a global OTT video service with over 9 million subscribers across 12 markets. Ms. Lee joined PCCW in January 2003 and was appointed Executive Vice President of Television and New Media in April 2006. She has over 20 years of experience in media and consumer businesses including STAR TV, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Citibank and Hong Kong Telecom.
Ms. Cui is currently a Managing Director at Hony Capital, overseeing investments in Media and Entertainment. Ms Cui has been both an investor and portfolio manager for companies in TV, Digital, Feature Films, Animation, and Theme Parks. Prior to Hony Capital, Ms. Cui was Deputy General Manager in CSM Media Research, a joint venture of WPP and CCTV. Ms. Cui holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MA in Journalism from Columbia University.
Mr. Biondi is the founder and a principal of Waterview Advisors, an investment advisory firm based in Los Angeles. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios and prior to that, was the President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. from 1987 to 1996, during which he presided over the acquisitions of Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Video. Previously, he was Chairman of Coca-Cola Enterprises and Home Box Office. Mr. Biondi also serves as a director of RealD, Amgen, Viasat, Cablevision, and Seagate. Mr. Biondi received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Ng is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of East West Bank. Headquartered in California, East West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China. It has been ranked among the 25 largest banks in the U.S. by market capitalization and has been selected in the top 15 of “America’s 100 Best Banks” by Forbes for the last six consecutive years (2010-2015). Mr. Ng was named by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans and one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Ng serves on the board of Mattel, Inc. and is a member of the University of Southern California’s Board of Trustees.
Ms. Chang is Partner and Managing Director for New Enterprise Associates (NEA) Asia (ex-India). In this role, Ms. Chang is focused on building the firm’s global organization and portfolio in China and other emerging markets in Asia. Throughout her distinguished career, she has been involved with many of the most important technology transactions and companies in China, including the first foreign investments in China Netcom; as well as companies such as Lenovo, Foxconn, Google, Tencent, Netease, CEC, China Mobile and others. Prior to joining NEA, Ms. Chang was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She holds an MA in Modern Chinese History from Stanford University, and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Bruce Mann is Chief Programming Officer, Liberty Global and is responsible for its overall content strategy, acquisition and investments. Mr. Mann’s responsibilities include steering Liberty Global’s €2 billion plus annual content spend, overseeing its content investments, chairing Liberty Global’s Programming Council and sitting on several of its content investment’s boards. Prior to rejoining Liberty Global in January 2016 Mr. Mann ran Liberty Global’s content investments in Australia as CEO XYZnetworks, a joint venture between Liberty Global and News Corp which owned, operated and distributed 13 basic cable television channels. He was one of the founding managers of Austar Entertainment, Liberty Global’s publicly operations in Australia. During his 30 plus year career Mr. Mann has held several roles in the media and sports with TVN, Austar Entertainment, Time Warner, E! Entertainment and The Washington Reskins. He holds a BA Business Administration from Clarion University and is based in Amsterdam.