Ming Chu Hsu ’92
Alex & Wright Inc.
Taiwan and China
Ming Hsu was born in Taiwan. She graduated early and left the country at 17. She spent the next 20 years in New York where she graduated with a co-major in math and finance from New York University. Furthering her studies in finance as one of the youngest females enrolled in Columbia’s Executive MBA Program, she received her MBA in 1992.
During her professional years in Manhattan, Ms. Hsu worked on Wall Street and then joined Texcomm, a local media and event production company founded by the late New York City icon John “Tex” Reagan McCrary. After her studies at Columbia, Ms. Hsu established her own firm, TRM, which managed US and global real estate assets. She also served on multiple international corporate boards in England, Hong Kong, and South Africa. These tenures were at both publicly listed and private corporations in such diverse industries as mining, aerospace, real estate development, and advertising.
Presently, Ms. Hsu is based in the Greater China region as an entrepreneur with her husband and two children. Since the late 1990s, she has ambitiously founded several growth companies. She chairs both Merald International Holdings, Ltd., in real estate investments, and Alex & Wright, overseeing the sourcing, in-house design, manufacturing, sale, and trade of unique high-end luxury goods throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. She established her proven market niches by implementing efficient systematic operations and vertical integration of the production process and incorporating a “one stop shopping” service concept new to the markets. This created not only a competitive advantage in pricing, design, and productivity but also a strong loyal following of trusted clients.
Ms. Hsu’s motivation and passion, nonetheless, are more philanthropic: She has committed and successfully delivered her goodwill and vision to several globally recognized New York based nonprofit organizations, such as Orbis, toward their mission and activities in China. Such active involvement not only allows her to reconnect to her original Chinese roots, but, more importantly, to continue to build upon, support, and bridge the interests of esteemed US nonprofit institutions and foundations with their nascent counterparts in China and beyond. She hopes that such multilateral interfaces will inspire all to recognize the fundamental wisdom, strengths, and validity of global nonprofit institutions in their pivotal role as catalysts promoting and substantiating the future of global public-private partnerships.