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Thomas SHAO 

Shao holds an EMBA from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a senior publisher, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Modern Media Holdings Ltd.

Shao aims to promote and push forward a creative society, committed to building Greater China’s best information and communication platforms for news, finance, fashion, culture and art, as well as strengthening exchange between China and the global community.

In 2008, Shao was named one of the "Top Ten Innovators in Chinese Media" by China Press and Publication Administration’s official magazine Media. He was again nominated in 2010 as one of the top ten media innovators at China Media Forum. For three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012 he served as the chairman for ART HK. In 2012 he was awarded an outstanding contributor to “The Future We Want” campaign by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. His name appeared in the “200 Top Collectors” list among the world's most active collectors in the American magazine ARTnews in 2013. Shao Foundation was established in 2005, dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture.