Lionel de Saint-Exupéry

Director, China Development Financial
Director, CDIB Capital Group
CDIB Capital Int’l Co-CEO

Lionel has played a critical role in CDF's exponential growth from total assets of approximately NT$270 billion in 2006 to NT$3.5 trillion in 2021. Prior to CDF, he has worked on more than US$45 billion worth of Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Equity and Debt Capital Markets transactions, while with Lehman Brothers and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Career Highlights
CDIB Capital Group
Chairman & CEO
CDIB Capital International Corporation
Executive Director
Lehman Brothers
Strategic Analyst
Booz-Allen & Hamilton
"We must passionately cherish our entrepreneurial roots, embrace innovation, drive sustainable growth, and inspire all our stakeholders."
Education & Honors
University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
MBA with Distinction at The Wharton School
HEC Paris
BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Trustee of the Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation
Active Member of the Pan-Asia Chapter of the Young President Organization (“YPO”)
Key Experiences
Driving CDIB to a Higher Level
· Spearheaded reinforcement of senior management at China Development Financial and its affiliates, as well as the group-wide capital reallocation, digitization and cross-selling initiatives as the chairman of the Strategy Committee of the Board.

· Delivered superior risk-adjusted investment returns and generated in excess of NT$125 billion in net cash flows allowing to fund China Development Financial’s strategic transformation.

· Led the transformation of CDIB Capital Group into a fully-fledged regional asset manager, having built a robust international investment platform and developed a synergistic range of investment strategies.
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