ABOUT US – ADVISORY BOARD
Louis Lupin, Advisor
Louis “Lou” Lupin is a member of the boards of directors of a number of entities in the GLOBALAFOUNDRIES (“GF”) worldwide family of companies and a consultant to them on intellectual property, competition and regulatory matters. He is the recently retired Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and was responsible for its worldwide legal affairs, intellectual property, strategic deal-making, government relations, compliance programs and internal audit function. Lou led the legal team responsible for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ multi-billion dollar acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics Division in 2015 which included the transfer to GF of two fully functioning semiconductor foundries, 5500 employees, and more than 15,000 IBM patents. He also served as Secretary to the parent company’s board of directors, which is owned by a sovereign fund of the United Arab Emirates.
Lou has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property licensing, litigation, M&A, strategic relationships, and patent portfolio creation and management. Before joining GF, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee at Qualcomm Incorporated where he worked for 20 years and played a key role in developing and expanding the world’s largest patent licensing program measured by annual royalties received. He led the negotiations that opened the door for Qualcomm’s successful entry into China and the selection of its CDMA technology as one of the country’s two exclusively authorized second generation digital cellular communications standards and headed the negotiating teams that vastly expanded Qualcomm’s presence in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
Previous to Qualcomm, Lou was a partner with what is now the Cooley LLP law firm. At Cooley he focused on intellectual property litigation and licensing in the telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices and software industries for clients such as Amgen, Genentech, Spectranetics, Acuson (acquired by Siemens AG) and Qualcomm. Before practicing law, Lou served as a Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and as a Border Patrol Agent for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Lou has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Capital Campaign Committee and the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School. He also serves on the advisory boards of several start-up technology companies. He holds a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Louis Ho, Advisor
Louis Ho is CEO of Lion Rock Global LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Texas, USA. Louis retired in 2014 as Regional Director, Americas for Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) a role that he assumed in October 2009 following a career with HKTDC that spans more than 30 years. As Director, he oversaw HKTDC’s seven branch offices in North, Central and South America.
Louis was the architect of the “deal flow” of the Asian Financial Forum where he designed the matrix to put buy-side and sell-side parties together. This model has generated over 1,700 leads since it was launched. It is now being implemented in the Belt and Road Initiative and the foundation for much of the success of the HKTDC BRI conferences.
Early in his career, Louis managed HKTDC promotional activities in emerging markets such as the Middle East/Africa and Latin America. He has worked in HKTDC offices in London, Miami, Tokyo and Hong Kong. As Director, Japan for HKTD, he developed and implemented trade strategies between Hong Kong and Japan.
Louis earned his BBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash. and completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program in Hong Kong.
Davia Temin, Advisor
Davia Temin is a widely recognized media, marketing, crisis and reputation expert and leadership coach at the highest levels. Formerly Head of Marketing for GE Capital (as well as Citicorp Investment Bank, Schroders, and Columbia Business School), GE helped fund her firm, Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy that works at the CEO, Board and corporate strategy levels to create, enhance and save reputations. As President and CEO, Davia Temin works with some of the most talented and impactful leaders in the world, helping them to refine and strengthen their vision, voice, and market position in times of crisis and opportunity.
Temin and Company specializes in crisis and reputation management for global companies, professional services firms, foundations, colleges and universities, and governments. Davia serves as a strategist, spokesman during crisis, and leadership and communications coach at the board, CEO and executive committee levels. She is a nationally recognized writer, commentator, and expert in her fields. She has appeared on CBS, CNN, NBC, Bloomberg, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, and has spoken around the world. She writes the “Reputation Matters” column for Forbes.com, and is a contributor to Huffington Post and American Banker.
An Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she serves on their Board. She is Chair of the Board of Video Volunteers, an investigative media nonprofit based in India, and sits on the Boards of ProPublica, The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, WomenCorporateDirectors, the Committee for Economic Development, and the Harvard Women’s Leadership Board. For 9 years she served as First Vice Chair of the Board of Girl Scouts of the USA and Chair of their National Fund Development Committee – originating their $1 billion campaign for girls, the largest fundraising campaign for girls in the world.
Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award and named a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 5 years by Trust Across America, in 2017 Davia was honored as a Woman of Power and Influence by the National Organization for Women. She also received the Girl Scouts’ Pinnacle Award for Leadership in 2015 – their highest award. Profiled in many business and leadership books – most recently Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works and Stiletto Network – she has written “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets” for the book Trust, Inc. and is currently writing a book on crisis management.
Xugang Yu, Advisor
Xugang Yu is a senior partner at Dentons. Based in Beijing, he has 20 years of experience in corporate law and securities transactions, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private equity and venture capital, and refunding for domestic and overseas companies. He has represented clients across various industries, such as energy, mining, construction engineering, real estate, metallurgy, food, logistics, machinery manufacturing, chemical engineering, agriculture and high-tech, operating in the securities markets of Mainland China, Hong Kong, America, Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
Among many complex corporate and securities transactions, Xugang advised BAIC Motor Co., Ltd. for its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; Beijing Origin Water Technology Co., Ltd.’s IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange; Lianhe Technology Holding Co., Ltd.’s IPO on the Korea Stock Exchange; Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle Co. Ltd.’s IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; Honglin High Technology Group Co. Ltd.’s IPO on the Singapore Exchange; Ping An Bank Co. Ltd. for its preferred shares offering on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange; China State Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. for its preferred shares offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; Cangzhou Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., for its bankruptcy and reorganization on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; and Changchun Jida High Performance Materials Co., Ltd. on its acquisition by Degussa AG.
Xugang has published more than 30 academic papers and more than 10 books. A scholar on a wide range of legal issues, he often advises regulators, courts, arbitration bodies and governmental organizations domestically and overseas. An expert on Belt and Road Initiative developments, he represents Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the China State Council at legislative and international forums involving Belt and Road legal issues. He is an arbitrator with Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Zhengzhou Arbitration Commission and the Zhanjiang International Arbitration Center. Before his career in corporate securities law, from 1990–1995 he was a judge at the Baoding Intermediate People’s Court, Hebei Province.
As a designated Expert, Xugang is also active with several committees and commissions and a corporate Independent Director. He is Expert on the Review Committee, Yunnan Equity Fund guided by government; the Hubei Promotion Commission, Company Listing; and the Products-Evaluation and Decision-Making Committee, People’s Insurance Investment Holding Co. Ltd. He is an Independent Director of Central China Securities Co., Ltd., Hebei Baoshuo Co., Ltd., and Dafeng Port Heshun Technology Co., Ltd, and was an independent director of Inner Mongolian Baotou Steel Union Co. Ltd, Dacheng Fund Management Co., Ltd., and Hubei Shuangjian Blower Co. Ltd..
Xugang has been a visiting professor at Peking University Law School and University of International Business and Economics Law School, and part-time professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology Law School. He was visiting scholar at the International Development Law Organization, at the Law School of Hong Kong University and at the Hong Kong Legal Education Trust Fund. He holds a Ph.D. in International Law and a Masters in International Economic Law from Peking University Law School and an LLB. from Chinese University of Political Science and Law. He is a Member of the Financial and Securities Commission, Bar Association of China.