Chief Investment Officer
Cathay Financial Holdings
Sophia Cheng currently is Chief Investment Officer of Cathay Financial Holdings, and also teaches concurrently in the Department of International Business of National Taiwan University. Prior to this, she led JihSun Financial Holdings’ company strategy plan and supervised the group’s investments. Ms Cheng has 20-years’ experience in equity research, including working as Vice Chairman and Head of Equity Research at Merrill Lynch Securities Taiwan. Ms Cheng also acted as an independent director of SinoPac Holdings and its subsidiary, SinoPac Securities, between 2009 and 2010. She is highly regarded by the government and well known for her work in financial sector research and her proactive participation in forming government policies, including promoting banking reform and tax reform. Ms Cheng has been Government Affairs Consultant of Executive Yuan since 2012. She also acts as the Senior Industrial Consultant of Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association (APIAA) and Board Director of the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT). Ms Cheng holds a Master’s 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.