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TAO Ze - President of China Foundation Center

As the president of the China Foundation Center (CFC), Mr. Tao Ze takes charge of the information and relationship of over 4900 Chinese foundations and 100 overseas leading partners from over 20 countries. Mr. Tao also manages the CFC's influential China Foundation Transparency Index, which rates all domestic foundations based on information disclosure. Before joining CFC, Tao Ze was the Vice President of NPP, China's first venture philanthropy fund initiated by McKinsey, Ogilvy, and Deloitte. He helped the organization to build an informational network of over 500 active Chinese nonprofits, and assisted 300 executives to provide probono services to grassroots organizations. Before joining NPP, Mr. Tao worked in Brazil with the Ashoka Foundation. Tao Ze has a certificate in Global Entrepreneurial Leadership from Stanford University, and a certificate in Philanthropic Leadership from Harvard University. He completed his graduate work at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and graduated from Zhejiang University with a Bachelor's in Electronics and Business Administration. Mr. Tao currently sits on the board of the Laoniu Brother&Sister Foundation, the Soong Ching Ling Education Center on Philanthropy and Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). Mr. Tao is also the Senior Fellow of Synergos Institute of Rockefeller family.