Vivian Kao is a successful businesswoman and the current CEO of Tamarind Global.
She is also known as Vivian Kao Chew, which may be her married name.
According to a publication on Harvard Business School alumni website, Vivian enjoys investing and entrepreneurship. “I just love startups. I’m industry agnostic,” says Kao, now running Tamarind, a family office.
She is also committed to contributing to the social sector.
At the beginning of the pandemic, she used the HBS network to donate 10,000 pieces of personal protective equipment from China to the United States.
Chew, who is particularly drawn to the tech sector, joined Xiaomi in 2015, a Chinese technology company that he helped take public in 2018 as chief financial officer.
In addition to her professional achievements, she is known for being the wife of Shou Zi Chew, who is the current Chief Executive Officer of TikTok.
Vivian Kao attended Harvard University where she met and began dating Shou Zi Chew.
How old is Vivian Kao?
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How Vivian Kao and Shou Zi Chew wife met
She attended Harvard University, which is where she met Shou Zi Chew, who was also a student at the time.
The two began dating during their time at Harvard, and have since become partners in both their personal and professional lives.
Kao and Chew got to know each other the summer after their first year at HBS, when they both had internships in California.
Kao was working for Better Place, a clean energy startup. “So many of our classmates were also working in the Bay Area. It was an amazing summer,” remembers Kao, who prior to HBS attended Wellesley College and then spent four years at Goldman Sachs.
“I was working for a startup that summer, too” adds Chew with a laugh. “It was called Facebook.” Also a former Goldman analyst, Chew grew up in Singapore and holds a BS in economics from University College London.
After earning their MBAs, the pair lived in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong before settling in Beijing, all the while keeping in close touch with HBS classmates, many of whom have visited them in the various places they’ve lived. “We’ve had a lot of contact with our HBS friends since graduation,” says Chew, noting that the people they met at HBS—including each other—are extremely important to them.
They have now settled in Beijing, where ByteDance has its headquarters.
How many children does Vivian Kao and Shou Zi Chew have
Vivian Kao and Shou Zi Chew are blessed with two children.