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Jennifer Zhu Scott

Principal, Radian Partners

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, a private investment firm for family offices and UHNWIs focusing on Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain, and renewable energy. Prior, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters and led the firm’s speech-to-text, deep search, video-indexing projects. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and exited before moving to the UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust. In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain. In 2013, Jennifer was honored by WEF as a Young Global Leader. Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. In 2013, she went to Yale University to complete the public policy and leadership program and Harvard Kennedy School in 2016. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union and at the Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets which was televised by Yi Cai in China. Jennifer is China Fellow of Aspen Institute and a permanent member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a consultant to the Season 5 of the HBO show Silicon Valley. She sits on numerous boards and advisory boards including RNDR (rendertoken.com) of OTOY along with Ari Emanuel of WME IMG, Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, and JJ Abrams, a director of Star Wars.