Alexandria, Va. (March 27, 2014) — GIC Group (GIC) has nam Dr. Eric Wu (吴晓东) has been selected as Director of GFSF and Financial Services/China.
Dr. Richard Gilmore, the President/CEO of GIC commented, “Eric adds an important dimension to GFSF. He brings a diversified academic and business experience coupled with a passion for food safety work. He will play an important lead role in GFSF’s expanded activities and membership as we move deeper into food safety technologies, software systems and new financial products.”
Dr. Wu is from Tianjin City, China. He graduated from China Agricultural University, and later on got his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business with a concentration in Finance.
Wu also has more than 10 years of working experience in the fields of agriculture, healthcare and financial services. He has served as Managing Partner of Jade Advisors LLC, a U.S.–China cross border business consulting firm based in New York City. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of KB Global Fund, a China based private equity fund with investments in growth stage and pre-IPO Chinese companies.
Wu also worked at Tianjin Bureau of Animal Husbandry before coming to the U.S. He officially joined GIC Group full time on March 24, 2014.
“GFSF has been growing fast in China and is playing an increasing role in all aspects of food safety issues,” Wu said. “I am very excited about the opportunities and challenges in food safety around the world, especially in China. I hope to contribute to widen the scope of our activities. I will also be working on GIC’s financial services where we see major growth opportunities.” www.gicgroup.com