Dr. Daniel K. H. Chao worked as a Senior Vice President for TerraPower, an energy technology development company formed and chaired by Bill Gates. Dr. Chao was responsible for all business and financing activities for the company and led the successful effort to form a joint venture with a leading nuclear power company in China.

Dr. Chao has over 30 years of experience in commercial and investment banking, corporate finance and management, company and project development, equity investments and risk management. He was the Chairman and President of Bechtel China, a Partner of Bechtel Group, Inc., and President of Bechtel Financing Services covering 7 offices worldwide.  Dan was based in Shanghai from 2003-2006.  Prior to Bechtel, he was a VP at Chemical Bank and Citibank in NYC.

Dr. Chao is also very active in non-profit organizations. He is currently the Board Chair of the 1990 Institute and a member of the Committee of 100, where he was a past Vice Chairman and member of the Board. Dan is also currently a Board and Executive Committee member of Asian Health Services in Oakland, an Advisory Board member of the Asia Society of Northern California and a member of the FF Fraternity. Dan has served on the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ Board of Advisors, the Board of the US-China Business Council, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy’s International Management Advisory Council, and was the former President and Chairman of the California-Asia Business Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Head-Royce School in Oakland and the Pucheng Microfinance Development Association in Shaanxi, China. Dr. Chao holds a B.A. from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Business) from New York University.