James Ho

Chair, Regional Healthcare Practice
Chairman, CDIB Capital Healthcare Ventures
Head, CDIB Capital Healthcare Ventures II L.P.

Mr. Ho has almost 30 years of experience in industrial policy, VC investment and executive management. Serving as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Executive Yuan’s Development Fund (later renamed the National Development Fund (NDF)), he promoted investments in Taiwanese and overseas VC companies conducting national strategic investments in various industries. Mr. Ho was also directly responsible for the evaluation of and investment in several Taiwanese biotech start-ups and strategic companies, of which more than 80% have since gone public.
Career Highlights
Pharma Engine Inc.
Deputy Executive Secretary
National Development Fund of Executive Yuan
“We are the leader of cross-strait healthcare and biotech funds among domestic financial holding companies, and the best investment coordination manager in biotech among biotech investment, healthcare, life insurance and government funds.”
Education & Honors
University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. in Economics
National Chiao Tung University
MS in Engineering
Fellow, Chinese Society for Management of Technology
Civil Service Outstanding Contribution Award
Key Experiences
Expertise in Private Equity for Biotech
Director, Board of China Development Industrial Bank (later reincorporated as CDIB Capital Group), and President of CDIB Capital Group
Chairman of CDIB Capital Healthcare Ventures, engaged in PE fundraising in the biotech sector.
Superior Performance of Biotech Investment
Deputy Executive Secretary of the NDF, directly responsible for the evaluation of and investment in dozens of biotech start-ups in Taiwan and other strategic investments, of which more than 80% have since gone public, bringing in high returns.
Jonathan Chiang