Top 50 Rising Stars 2021 continued (in alphabetical order by CVC unit): Angela Wang, vice-president, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Donald Lacey, managing director and chief operating officer of China-headquartered insurer Ping An’s $1bn corporate venturing vehicle, Global Voyager Fund, said: “Angela Wang focuses on building connectivity between the entire Ping An ecosystem and Global Voyager portfolio companies.

“The reason promising new companies find Global Voyager a desirable investment partner lies in our ability to deliver Ping An – and China – to them, so Angie’s work is critical to the success of our fund,” he continued.

“In the past year, Angie has been responsible for a lot of very cool initiatives with our portfolio companies that have created a lot of tangible value for those businesses. To give a few examples: she led an initiative to host, a machine learning as a service company we invested in last year, locally in China on Ping An Cloud, opening up a vast new market for

“She also led a project to expose Ping An OneConnect’s world-leading automotive claims AI SDK in Europe, so that some of our portfolio companies in the insurtech space there could start to use it.

“Each of these projects requires a ton of cross-cultural coordination, navigation of complex bureaucracy, and working through various legal and regulatory issues. Angie handles all of these matters with a deft touch and has been a key success factor in establishing Global Voyager’s reputation in the market.”

Wang, who has been part of the fund’s fintech team for three years, said: “At Global Voyager, we have been able to leverage Ping An Group’s reputation and unique positioning as a technology pioneer in financial services to attract good investment opportunities. Ping An’s subject matter experts across various sectors have been our valued assets in evaluating investment opportunities.”

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.