Maggie Bian

Maggie Bian

Class Year: 2009
Current City/State: Hong Kong/Shanghai, China
Major: Independent Major in East Asian Development
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Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

My Grinnell education had a profound impact on my life in many ways and I will always be grateful for this experience. As an alumna currently working in Asia, I have been actively involved in organizing alumni events in the region and taking part in them as well. I strongly believe that fostering a strong international alumni community is crucial for the long-term development of Grinnell. I hope that my service at the Alumni Council can contribute towards achieving this goal.

A Quote I Like:

“If you want to really know something you have to observe or experience it in person; if you claim to know something on the basis of hearsay, or on happening to see it in a book, you'll be a laughingstock to those who really know.”

―Jonathan D. Spence, Emperor of China: Self-portrait of K'ang-Hsi

A Little Bit About Me:

I am the Chief People Officer and Managing Director at YF Capital, a prominent Asian investment firm. Before joining YF, I have worked at Hillhouse Capital and Alliance Bernstein in Hong Kong, where I held various roles in investment and business operations.
During my leisure time, I love to travel around the world and explore different cultures, and my favorite place to visit is Luang Prabang in Laos. I also enjoy fine wines and consider myself a wine connoisseur.

Other Alumni Involvement: Class Fund Director, Class Agent