Carmen Chang joined NEA in 2012 and was promoted to General Partner, Chairman and Head, Asia in October 2016. In this role, she is focused on building NEA's global organization and portfolio in China and other emerging markets in Asia. Prior to joining NEA, Carmen was a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), where she specialized in corporate and securities law and led the firm's China practice. She has been involved with many of the seminal technology transactions and companies in China, including the first foreign investments in China Netcom; companies such as Lenovo, Foxconn, Google, Tencent, Netease, CEC, China Mobile and others; the IPOs of SMIC, Spreadtrum, and others; and numerous acquisitions and mergers.
In addition to her role with NEA, Ms. Chang is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and a fellow for the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors of AAC Technologies Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s foremost vertically integrated manufacturers of miniature components, Alien Technology Inc. a leading global RFID company, Availink, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest and the most advanced semiconductor foundry in mainland China and STX Entertainment, a fully integrated global media company.
Carmen holds an MA in Modern Chinese History from Stanford University, and a JD from Stanford Law School.