Douglas Van serves as a Senior Advisor to EmergeVest.
Mr. Van is an accomplished investor and operator, with experience spanning large multinational companies, regional family businesses and diverse investments. He manages a private family office in Hong Kong with an active investment profile. For more than 20 years, Mr. Van led Kelly International, a China-based trading and manufacturing concern formed in 1955, leading the company's transition from trading to manufacturing and beyond. He has also acted as an investment advisor, manager and consultant for a wide range of special situations, including investments in manufacturing and real estate, as well as for multinational companies entering China. A chemical engineer by training, Mr. Van is a ten-year veteran of Exxon Chemicals, where he held significant roles in Asia and the U.S., with responsibility for marketing, R&D, strategic planning and chemical plant operations.
Mr. Van received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has extensive board service, including public and private companies, philanthropies and business organisations.