X. Rick Niu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Nexus Worldwide

A global business entrepreneur and financial industry executive for nearly three decades, Niu specializes in principal investing in the U.S. and across Asia as well as leading multinational operations in developed and developing economies.  Having held top management position at AIG, ING and C.V. Starr, he also advises world leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, major asset owners and prominent private families on 21st-century forces with worldwide impact such as artificial intelligence, China and new globalization.  Built on over one hundred years of institutional presence on the ground, Niu’s network in the Indo-Pacific and the Middle East in particular is considered one of the most sophisticated and influential in decision-making circles.

A civic leader in Asian-American belonging and prosperity,  Niu has been involved in numerous efforts helping to develop the next generation of global leadership and actively advancing constructive U.S.-Asia relations. Niu is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York and the Committee of 100. He also serves as a Founding Advisory Council Co-Chair of the Asian American Foundation. He is a Global Council member of Junior Achievement Worldwide and was on the board for its New York region.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Niu earned a BS from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He also attended INSEAD’s Senior Executive Leadership Program in Paris and Singapore.


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