Cynthia Wu is an executive in the Shin Kong Group, as well as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She holds the dual roles of Chairman’s Assistant of the Shin Kong Financial Holding Company (SKFHC) and Executive Director of the Shin Kong Life Foundation (SKLF), which received the National Civic Service Award for best NGO in Taiwan in 2006. In that same year, the People’s Republic of China recognized Wu as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Chinese Women of the Year. Previously, Wu worked as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch in London, and she also holds an MBA from the London Business School, in addition to an MA from the Courtauld Institute and a BA from Wellesley College. She is a trustee of the Institute for Philanthropy, a supervisor of the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum.
Shin Kong Life Foundation - Shin Kong Group
Shin Kong was founded over 70 years ago and is the most diversified group in Taiwan, with interests in banking, insurance, real estate, energy, healthcare, security, retail, and textiles. The group’s publicly-listed companies have combined assets of USD $140 billion. In addition to already having an extensive distribution network in Taiwan, several companies, such as the Shin Kong Life Insurance Co. (SKL) and the Taiwan Shin Kong Commercial Bank Co. (SKB), are also actively involved in overseas markets. Our operations overseas extend to markets such as China, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, and Vietnam, among others. Some of our strategic partners include Dai-Ichi Life and Isetan Mitsukoshi. The Shin Kong Group believes in public service and giving back to society, with its various foundations focusing on areas of youth, health, arts and culture, and the elderly.