Sophia Cheng is the Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings and also teaches in the Department of Intl Business of National Taiwan University. Sophia has 25 years of experience in research and investment with last position acting as Chairman and head of research of Merrill Lynch Taiwan.
Sophia is highly regarded by the government. She is well known for her work in financial sector research and her proactive participation in forming government policies. Sophia has been appointed as Government Affairs Consultant of Executive Yuan and Advisory Committee Member of National Development Council since 2012 and 2015, respectively. Sophia also acts as the Fellow of Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) and Board of Director of the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT). In the recent years, she has also been actively promoting Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsible Investment in Taiwan. Sophia was appointed as Chair of Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) in 2018 and selected as 2019 Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen by CSRWorks.
Sophia holds Master of Science degree in finance-banking from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California, USA and a bachelor degree in Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University.