Director, Global Strategy and Business Development, NantHealth

Yiwen Li is currently the Director for Global Strategy and Business Development at NantHealth, a NASDAQ listed healthcare and biotech company aiming at transforming healthcare and defeating cancer. Mrs. Li is responsible for the strategy and execution of establishing strategic partnerships outside the US, including Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East. She has over eight years’ experience in investment analysis and international business development.

Prior to NantHealth, Mrs. Li worked at Capital Group Companies, one of the world’s largest investment management companies with US$1.3 trillion under management. Mrs. Li worked in multiple functions across investment, marketing and sales, operations during her years at Capital Group.  She initiated and developed the national effort to offer wealth-planning services to Ultra-High Net Worth Asian American individuals and families. Prior to that, Mrs. Li worked three years as an associate investment analyst focusing on publicly traded companies in emerging markets. She specialized in investment research in the following markets: Mongolian market, Asian semiconductor sector, and Chinese consumer sector.

Prior to Capital Group, Mrs. Li worked as a consultant at the United Nations headquarter in Vienna.  She worked closely with the head of the Asian Division at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on China-related project; she also developed and implemented country programs for Vietnam, Nepal, and Pakistan.  Mrs. Li received an MSc in Economic History with merit from the London School of Economics; an MA in Global Studies with Outstanding from University of Vienna; a dual Bachelors’ degree in German Studies and English Studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University.  As one of three candidates in China, Mrs. Li received Erasmus Mundus scholarship from European Union from 2006-2008.  

Mrs. Li is the author of “There is no right answer to growing up”, a book expected to be published in 2017 by the largest Chinese publisher Joint Publish House.  Mrs. Li has lived in fifteen cities, seven countries, and three continents, is fluent in English, Mandarin, and German.