Ze Tao

About Ze Tao
  • President, China Foundation Center

Mr. TAO Ze is the president of the China Foundation Center (CFC) which is the leading information center of over 5000 Chinese foundations. Mr. Tao also manages China Foundation Transparency Index, which rates all domestic foundations based on information disclosure. Before joining CFC, Tao Ze was the Vice President of NPP 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 a certificate in Global Entrepreneurial Leadership from Stanford University, and a certificate in Philanthropic Leadership from Harvard University. He got master degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in China. Mr. Tao currently sits on the board of the Laoniu Brother&Sister Foundation, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). Mr. Tao is the Senior Fellow of Synergos Institute.