Lionel de Saint-Exupéry

Director, China Development Financial
CDIB Capital Int’l Co-President


Driving CDIB to a Higher Level

Lionel has led the transformation of CDIB since 2006 into a fully-fledged asset manager - building an integrated, international, institutional-grade investment platform and developing a synergistic range of investment strategies/products (currently numbering 14 funds).  He oversees CDIB's overall strategy, executive management, and day-to-day operations with a total third party and proprietary AUM of ~US$2.5 billion.   
Lionel has also played a critical role in CDF's exponential growth from total assets of approximately NT$270 billion in 2006 to NT$3.5 trillion in 2021. Amongst other things, he has driven group-wide capital optimization, digitization and cross-selling as Chairman of the Strategy Committee of the CDF Board.
Under his guidance, CDIB has delivered superior risk-adjusted investment returns and generated in excess of NT$100 billion in net cash flows enabling CDF's strategic transformation.

Career Highlights
CDIB Capital Group
Chairman & CEO
CDIB Capital International Corporation
Executive Director
Lehman Brothers
Strategic Analyst
Booz-Allen & Hamilton
"We must cherish our entrepreneurial roots, drive sustainable growth, embrace innovation, and inspire all our stakeholders."
Education & Honors
University of Pennsylvania
MBA with Distinction at The Wharton School
HEC Paris
BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Trustee of the Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation
Active Member of the Pan-Asia Chapter of the Young President Organization (“YPO”)
Key Experiences
An Outstanding Investment Banker
Prior to CDF, Lionel has worked on more than US$45 billion of Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as Equity and Debt Capital Markets transactions, while with Lehman Brothers and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Eddy Chang