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Virginia Cha


Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship (2012-2014), World Economic Forum
Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems (2016-2018), World Economic Forum

Virginia is an active researcher, educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore’s entrepreneur ecosystem after 32 years of executive management in technology companies. In her multi-faceted industry career which spanned multiple countries, Virginia was the chief technology geek at a U.S. multinational technology company, the first technology transfer officer (infocomm) for the Republic of Singapore, co-founder and CEO of multiple venture-funded, hi-tech companies in Singapore and China with successful exits on NASDAQ and HKSE, chief representative of private equity fund with holdings in China-based technology ventures and science park property interests, founder and serial entrepreneur in multiple ventures in China and in Singapore. Virginia’s book Asia's Entrepreneurs Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities (Routledge), published in 2013, is a “must read for those interested in knowing a slice of Singapore’s recent entrepreneurial history.” In addition to her professional interests, Virginia’s main passion is in wuxia novels and is an avid fan of Louis Cha’s novels. Virginia earned her first degree in Information Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, and her PhD from the National Unviersity of Singapore. She started her career as an operating systems programmer at Burroughs Corporation in the U.S. in 1980. She has lived and worked in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, in addition to California, Hawaii, and North Carolina in the U.S.A.


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