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Sam Yu

Sam Yu

Adjunct Professor
SKEMA Business School (China)

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Sam YU is an advisor, academic & author. He currently leads Tinbowah Investment (Beijing) as VP, FasterCapital (Dubai, UAE) as Regional Partner (China) & China Knowledge (Singapore) as Head of FinTech.

Prior to that, Sam was honourably nominated twice in the South Australian Governor's Multicultural Awards (南澳大利亚州总督多元文化奖) by the Government of South Australia in 2013 & 2014 respectively. Since 2013, he has acted as a Justice of the Peace (太平绅士) for the State of South Australia & as an OzAsia Festival Ambassador (澳大利亚亚洲艺术节大使).

From 2012, Sam has served an advisory role in an Australia-based Chinese media group that issues a printed magazine - Sameway, covering news & analysis, distributed nationally in Australia.

Since 2012, Sam has held various academic positions / roles in different universities / institutes including: UniSA (Australia), CUHK (HK), Soochow Uni. (China), XJTLU (China), SKEMA (China), Geniusquest Film Academy (China), RUC-GWU (China) & Furtwangen Uni. (Germany). From 2015, Sam has been acting as a Portugal-China advisor & appointed as a honorary member at Associação de Jovens Empresários Portugal-China, Portugal.

From 2016 to 2018, Prof. YU has obtained three XJTLU national university teaching innovation awards & is appointed as a research fellow & training expert at XJTLU's ILEAD. His research has been voted as "Top 2" in 2016 XJTLU national university teaching innovation award & achieved "annual innovative teaching nomination prize". In 2018, his publication "FinTech in Jiangsu" is awarded the outstanding achievements in educational scientific research by the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education & the outstanding scientific achievements by the Philosophical Society of Suzhou, China.

Since 2016, Sam has published 6 books and various research articles. His books are currently held in the collections of Peking Uni. Library, Tsinghua Uni. Library, Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni. Library, Nanjing Library, Suzhou Library and Hong Kong Central Library etc. In Sept. 2019, Professor's new book "FinTech in China" is published by Soochow Uni. Press.

Starting in 2020, Sam joins AIC RAISE business incubator (Coimbatore, India) as a mentor for advancing the Indian startup companies & SDG-related projects. His research interests include FinTech, RegTech, PPP, M&As, PE, VC, IP, Startups, SDGs & China's "One Belt, One Road" policy.

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