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Lilia Clemente

Chairman and CEO

Clemente Capital, Inc.


Lilia Clemente ranks as one of the most successful and visible global investment strategists in the world and is considered a pioneer in emerging markets. Over a span of more than 30 years, she has excelled at interpreting global economies. Ms. Clemente founded Clemente Capital, Inc., in 1976 and serves as chairman and portfolio manager. She provides an active voice on the firm's Investment Committee and the organization covers investment research and management expertise in six continents. Ms. Clemente founded the first private equity fund in China, Cathay Clemente Holdings, and currently serves as the general partner of China Vision, LP. Prior to the founding of Clemente Capital, she worked as an investment analyst and portfolio manager at CNA Financial Corporation, and became the first woman and youngest officer in the Ford Foundation when she was appointed director of investment research and assistant treasurer in 1969. Ms. Clemente earned a BS in business administration at the University of the Philippines and an MA in economics at the University of Chicago, where she studied economics and international trade. Ms. Clemente has been a member and director of the New York Society of Security Analysts and Association of Investment Management Research since 1969, and is active in many civic groups and foundations, particularly those with interest in Asian-American affairs.