【5/17/2021 】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Author: Yuyan Zhou)

鄧兆祥 (Henry S. Tang) is a seasoned 30-year investment banking veteran of Wall Street having participated in and observed the global transformation of the capital markets. He has been engaged in global securities and banking activities for several of the largest Wall Street investment banks, including Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, Prudential, and Jefferies & Co.  He is now the managing partner of Carnegie Towers Group, a global strategic investment advisory organization to financial institutions along with M&A and real estate advisory services to U.S. and China cross border investors.

After earning BS and MBA degrees from Columbia University, he entered the Wall Street investment industry as an economist with subsequent assignments in research analysis, portfolio strategy, corporate finance, sales, syndication, trading, securities corporate management and investment banking across different markets including the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.

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Mr. Tang’s business experiences have also been enhanced by a broad participation in numerous public and community activities. He has been active in many efforts to help bridge cultural and economic understanding between the China region and the U.S. and between Chinese Americans in the U.S.

Together with I.M. Pei, Yo-Yo Ma, and a group of prominent Americans of Chinese heritage, Mr. Tang helped found the Committee of 100, whose 159 person membership now includes Computer Associates CEO Charles Wang and renowned AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, to help create a better understanding of American and Chinese cultural and economic events.

He spearheaded the Committee’s efforts to bring equity to the Dr. Wen Ho Lee case which resulted in the dropping of espionage charges against Dr. Lee.  Prior to this, he had an 18 year engagement as chairman, president and director of the Chinese American Planning Council, a New York public service agency that was a pioneer in improving the delivery of public services to the Asian and Chinese American communities.

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His commitment to diversity and opportunity development led to a Presidential appointment to the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission where he helped advance Asian participation in many levels of private and public sector management. In 1987, Mayor Edward Koch granted him the Ethnic New Yorker Award. He is the recipient of the Asian American Business Achievement Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Bridge to Brotherhood Award and was recognized the Homecrest Man of the Year in 2007.

Mr. Tang served on the New York-Beijing Sister City Commission and was founder-director of the Asian Financial Society and the Chinese American Executive Forum. He has or currently serves on the advisory boards of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the NY Philharmonic, the NY Historical Society, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese Studies, the Yale China Association, trustee for the Committee on Economic Development (Washington based policy organization) and board member of the New York 2012 Olympic Committee.

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