Wen HongManaging Partner Pac-Rim
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Hong has been involved in the banking, financial, investment, public service and food service industries and is recognized as an influential adviser and expert for companies doing business between China and the United States. He served as Senior Adviser for the Global Advisory Committee of Redwood Securities.
Mr. Hong previously served as California State Deputy Treasurer. During the earlier part of his state government service, he was in charge of the Health and Education Financing Authorities responsible for the approval of billions of state tax exempt bonds for non-profit healthcare institutions such as Kaiser Permanente and Catholic Healthcare System and educational institutions such as the University of Southern California. Later he was appointed head of the Investment Division of the Treasurer’s office responsible for investing billions of State revenue in short term fixed income securities. He also represented the Treasurer on the governing board of both the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers Retirement system (CalSTRS) responsible for the oversight of both investment funds with a combined asset total of over $175 billion.
Mr. Hong also served as Senior Executive of Panda Restaurant Group; which operates over 1500 Panda Express stores in the US and Mexico. He is a Senior Adviser for the Beijing based China Global Advisory, Ltd.