Tao Ze

About Tao Ze
  • Founder, Yishan
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As a veteran professional in philanthropy in China, Mr. Tao Ze has long been committed to promoting data disclosure and transparency of China’s philanthropy and has abundant experience in international cooperation.

Before founding YISHAN, Mr. Tao Ze was the president of China Foundation Center (CFC) and helps China’s 6,000+ charity foundations with their efforts in information disclosure and transparency. He also leads CFC’s international exchange programs with 100 overseas leading partners from over 20 countries. Mr. Tao also manages the CFC's influential China Foundation Transparency Index, which rates all domestic foundations based on information disclosure. Before joining CFC, Tao Ze was the Vice President of NPP, China's first venture philanthropy fund initiated by McKinsey, Ogilvy, and Deloitte. He helped the organization to build an informational network of over 500 active Chinese nonprofits, and assisted 300 executives to provide pro bono services to grassroots organizations. Before joining NPP, Mr. Tao worked in Brazil with the Ashoka Foundation. Tao Ze has an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School, a Master degree at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and a BS degree from Zhejiang University. Mr. Tao currently sits on the board of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)and Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). Mr. Tao is also the Senior Fellow of Synergos Institute of Rockefeller family.