James Ho

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

Achievement
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)), James promoted investments in domestic and foreign VC companies conducting national strategic investments of various industries. Directly responsible for evaluation and investment of several biotech start-ups and strategic companies in which more than four fifths have gone public.
Career
Chairman
Pharma Engine Inc.
Supervisor
TSMC
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 & Honor
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 Experience
Expertise in Private Equity for Biotech
Served as Director on the Board of China Development Industrial Bank (later reincorporated as CDIB Capital Group) and President of CDIB Capital Group till July of 2019, James began his tenure as Chairman of CDIB Capital Healthcare Ventures, and has been engaged in advancing PE fundraising in the biotech sector.
Superior Performance of Biotech Investment
Served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Executive Yuan’s Development Fund (NDF), James was directly responsible for evaluation and investment in dozens of biotech start-ups and strategic companies. From NDF’s compiled statistics, more than 80% investees have gone public with high returns.
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