Rosa Wang

Brief Biography:

Rosa L. Wang is a financial specialist focused on developments that catalyze significant systems change and has been working with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public since 2002. She initially served as interim Director of Finance and currently is a Special Projects Manager, working on innovative methods to mobilize capital to solve large global problems.

Prior to her work with Ashoka, Rosa spent 12 years as a portfolio manager and investment banker, with past employers including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Lehman Brothers, and Dresdner RCM. She lived and worked in Asia for 7 years, based out of Hong Kong, cultivating and developing new capital markets in the region.

Rosa was instrumental in introducing Asia to new foreign investors through on-site visits, lectures, and reports and created and launched the first Luxembourg-listed Asian local currency fund. In addition, she co-managed a team of 23 investment professionals and research analysts based throughout the region. She was a frequent commentator on Asian growth and new market opportunities and a regular speaker and moderator at numerous conferences.

Now residing in Silicon Valley in California with her husband, researcher and author Eric Drexler, Rosa is currently involved with a number of organizations focused on advanced, anticipated technologies, social change, and social entrepreneurship. Rosa obtained a Masters degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Email:

RWang at Ashoka dot org

or:  Rosa at GeographicEngine dot com