Founder & Advisor, KCY Family Office LLC
Anla Cheng, Chinese born and raised in Japan, has been an investor in China for over 20 years. Ms. Cheng is the Founder and CEO of SupChina, a digital China news/social media/events platform which aims to inform and educate English speaking millennials to boomers, Chinese diaspora, Fortune 500 companies, and Chinese in China. There are close to 4,200,000 readers, listeners and viewers. Anla Cheng has been a senior partner of Sino-Century, a China Private Equity Fund which pursues an Inbound and Outbound China strategy. Prior to joining Sino-Century, Ms. Cheng ran a Family Office of Asian Hedge, Private Equity, and Fund of Funds. Centenium Fund of Funds invests in alternative funds throughout the Asia Pacific region including Japan, China and India.
Prior to Centenium, Ms. Cheng worked at Robert Fleming, New York as SVP and Head of Japan/Taiwan/Korea Institutional Group. She started her career at Goldman Sachs on the GNMA bond desk where she completed her training program. She then moved onto Citigroup, where she started as a Pacific Basin analyst, then later, became an Asian Portfolio Manager investing in over ten countries including Australia. Ms. Cheng has a broad expertise in the area of Asian Investing into various alternative instruments throughout Asia. She brings with her several decades of experience analyzing companies, culling through and finding the best companies for investment.
Ms. Cheng is a Trustee of the following Boards: TNC as Vice Chair (The Nature Conservancy); China Institute; Committee 100; and Facing History and Ourselves. Ms. Cheng is China/ Global Council Member of Brookings, a Member of NCUSCR (National Committee of US China Relations), and China Advisor to Columbia University’s Global Council. She is Vice Chair and Treasurer at China Institute; is past Chair of the China Project at Facing History, and spearheads TNC China/US efforts. Her past Board affiliations include: Trustee of The Riverdale Country School, The NY Community Trust , MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America), Board Chair of ThinkQuest, and The Browning School. She has received the Legacy Award, 2009 from MOCA for outstanding philanthropy, and the Leader in Philanthropy Award, 2014 from Yue Magazine.
Ms. Cheng received her MBA from Wharton Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from the Pratt Institute. She speaks English, Chinese, and Japanese. As the CEO of SupChina and a well-known Chinese-American philanthropist, she is a highly sought-after speaker on U.S.-China issues and philanthropic topics.