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Introducing SousZen

See how Xinova partners with PepsiCo and Innit to launch the new Seattle restaurant tech startup, SousZen, that aims to digitize ‘back of house’.

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Innovation Opportunities

Seeking innovative solutions for:

Yan Sheng

Senior Vice President, Head of China

The Premier Asian Financial Networker

Yan Sheng - Senior Vice President, Head of China | Xinova

Yan has decades of finance and banking experience in Asia, Europe and North America. He is a consummate connector and is expert in building value with technology IP. He is your essential China connection.

Mr. Sheng is the Founder and Acting CFO of Patent Alliance and Innovation Fund (PAIF) and non-executive Chairman of XINOVA China, a spin-off entity of Intellectual Venture where he was President for the Greater China Region.

Before joining IV in late 2008, Yan had a long and distinguished career in banking and finance working at a number of global institutions, including AIG Financial Products as its Managing Director and Head of China, BankBoston as Managing Director and Hong Kong Branch Manager, Lehman Brothers as Senior Vice President, and Bank of China in various senior positions.

Yan has 35 years of experience in finance and technology and has mastered multi-disciplinary problem solving skills with a global prospective. He has lived and worked outside of China for 25 years in New York, Hong Kong, and Europe.


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