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Sophie Wu Chen

Sophie Wu Chen, Chinese investment company executive, consultant. Registered mutual fund dealer. Advisor finance committee Christ Church, Riverdale, New York, since 1980; Member of National Association of Female Executives.

Background

  • Chen, Sophie Wu was born on October 8, 1931 in Shanghai, China. Arrived in United States, 1953, naturalized, 1961. Daughter of Thomas M. and Yip-ching (Chow) Wu.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston University. Master of Business Administration, Boston University, 1957. Student, New York Institute of Finance, 1976.

    Career

    • Statistician United Nations, New York City, 1957—1960. Chief treasurer, controller Air American Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, 1962—1970. Investment advisor Atalanta Forstman Leff, New York City, 1971—1976.

      Fund administrator Drexel Burnham, 1976—1977. Vice president, portfolio manager, director operations Unity Management Inc., since 1977.

    Major achievements

    • Registered mutual fund dealer.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Advisor finance committee Christ Church, Riverdale, New York, since 1980. Member of National Association of Female Executives.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, reading, music.

    Connections

    • Married Hughes Shi-Chih Chen, November 30, 1957. Children: Benjamin, Dexter, Theodore, Hugh.
    • father: Thomas M. Wu
    • mother: Yip-ching (Chow) Wu
    • spouse: Hughes Shi-Chih Chen
    • children: Benjamin Chen
    • Dexter Chen
    • Theodore Chen
    • Hugh Chen
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    Born October 8, 1931
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1957
      Boston University
    • 1976
      New York Institute Finance
    • 1957 - 1960
      Statistician United Nations
    • 1962 - 1970
      chief treasurer, Air American Incorporated
      Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan
    • 1962 - 1970
      controller, Air American Incorporated
      Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan
    • 1971 - 1976
      investment advisor, Atalanta Forstman Leff
    • 1976 - 1977
      fund administrator, Drexel Burnham
    • 1977
      vice president, operations Unity Management Incorporated
    • 1977
      portfolio manager, operations Unity Management Incorporated
    • 1977
      director, operations Unity Management Incorporated
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