William has been a partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm that is backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco and focused on the technology, media and telecom sectors, since March 2007.
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William Bao Bean

William has been a partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm that is backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco and focused on the technology, media and telecom sectors, since March 2007.

William Bao Bean was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for Hong Kong/China by Forbes/SCMP/Starmine as well as was a ranked analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. William is a regular presenter at industry conferences and has authored a number of white papers including: The Digital Home Handbook - Intelligence At The Edge and China Internet WVAS - The Second Coming. He currently sits on the boards of advisors/directors for companies including Punch Entertainment, SRT, Radiance, Massive Impact, Naiscorp - Socbay, Peacesoft - Chodientu, IVIVI, iTalki and the Music Matters and ad:tech China conferences.

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Shanghai Business

Here, iTV-Asia gets in touch with the ideas behind business leaders in China. Entrepreneurial thinking and innovative business strategies have indeed had an impact on both foreign and local enterprises in China. What obstacles have been faced by key leader leaders in a business environment which is rapidly growing but also clings to cultural practices? How has this impacted the Chinese government and Chinese market? These informative interviews address such issues and bring to light how Shanghai Business has shaped China business news today.

Leanne Wang

Host: Leanne Wang - Financial Reporter, China Business News

Leanne, a guest host for ITV-Asia, is a financial reporter at China Business News (CBN), a leading financial media in China. She hosts programes at ITV-Asia interviewing business leaders and experts. At CBN, she covers markets for commodities, equities and bonds; private equity and venture capital funds; sovereign wealth funds; company scandals, and legal disputes.
Leanne started her journalism career by freelancing for various financial publications and iterning at Financial Times in Hong Kong. She also had experience in marketing communication field at MNCs in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Leanne holds PgDip in Journalism from University of Hong Kong, MSc International Marketing Management from the University of Leeds, UK, and BA in International Chinese Studies from East China Normal University, China.

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