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Gianna Guo is an art advisor, art appraiser, founder of Pegasus Art Advisory and Director of Asia Pacific at DAC Art Consulting. She has worked within the international art world for five years, providing fine art services for collectors, attorneys and financial advisors, advising and assisting clients on the establishment of art of solid investment value and sale of art, placed works by blue-chip artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Zhang Daqian, and Yayoi Kusama. Gianna is currently a member at Appraisers Association of America. She holds the highest professional standard USPAP, providing independent valuation of works of art. She also represents artists from China and United States whose works were featured at the Christie’s “first open” auctions and numerous art shows. Gianna serves the art consulting needs of international hospitality industry, residential and corporate sectors, clients include Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, The Peninsula Hotels. She specializes in dealing with real estate investors, developers, private equity firms and ultra-high-net-worth clients, develops inspired artistic solutions that combine function and design to make art as a brand statement.
Gianna has undertaken numerous curatorial projects. She worked as the operation director for “Hello Kongzi in New York” program in 2016, a cultural reconstruction project which took place at Grand Central and Times Square. This program featured various new media art installations, drew 100k visitors daily. Gianna organized a silent art auction for the China Arts Foundation 2015 Annual Gala with distinguished attendees including Nicholas Platt (former United Stated Ambassador), Stephen Schwarzman (CEO of the Blackstone Group), Steven Rockefeller, Qiyue Zhang (Chinese Consulate-General). She is a board member of COCA Art New York, a non-profit art organization committed to serving art collaboration. Gianna has been chosen as a Next Generation Leader by Committee of 100, a national nonpartisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. Prestigious members include I.M. Pei, Yo-Yo Ma, Shirley Young, Oscar Tang, Henry Tang. She is also serving as the Young Professionals Committee Co-President at CKGSB, advising on current and future CKGSB programs and developing CKGSB Knowledge Series events. CKGSB is a top Chinese business school with more than 5,000 alumni at CEO or Chairman level and, together, their companies accounted for one sixth of China’s GDP in 2015.
Si serves as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY)’s official Asian network (Asian Professional Network Alliance – APNA), which represents approximately 700 of the Bank’s Asian employees, or about 20% of the Bank’s total employee counts. Under Si’s leadership, the network has grown to be the Bank’s second largest employee resource network (only next to the WOMEN network) and has received the most membership subscriptions from the Bank’s top senior executives. Currently, almost half of the Bank’s management committee members are registered APNA members. Events hosted and organized by Si and his team for the APNA employee resource network have been frequently quoted among the Bank’s most impactful and successful diversity & inclusion programs, including Fireside chat with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Fireside chat with the President of the Minneapolis Fed Neel Kashkari, and more than twenty other events from communication workshop to summer ice cream social.
Si joined the FRBNY as a senior manager for its Research and Statistics Group in 2014 to lead a group of financial analysts to assist the FRBNY’s bank supervision function. He has skillfully managed the department’s summer internship program and has led a team which consisted of several other managers to review and improve the department’s operation. In addition, Si has served as an effective bank examiner to conduct onsite reviews of Stress Testing in a top U.S. bank, and a project manager of a high profile international project to assist the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) to collect the funding data from the largest U.S. banks, which he beat the expectation of senior management by successfully completing the project months ahead of the deadline, and received the Bank’s top executive’s recognition. Prior to the FRBNY, he worked for CQS Asset Management (London), a large international hedge fund, oversaw its multi-billion dollar trading portfolio, and before that he started his finance career in Wall Street through Deutsche Bank’s Graduated Analyst Program, witnessed and survived the 2007-08 financial crisis.
Si received his B.S. degree in Finance, Leadership & Consulting from State University of New York (SUNY Binghamton), and his Executive MBA degree from Columbia University. He was elected and served as the Vice President Binghamton University’s Student Association, and he chaired the Executive MBA Student Board of Columbia Business School’s Leadership & Ethics Center.
Si likes cycling, hiking, playing tennis, watching movies and reading science fictions.
杨思（Yang, Si），纽约联储银行的高级经理、兼银行内的亚洲协会会长。毕业于哥伦比亚大学商学院并获Executive MBA（高级工商管理）学位，本科就读于纽约州立大学宾汉顿（Binghamton) 分校。10多年前在大学毕业后进入一家大型投行的管培生计划、从其华尔街上的北美总部开始，后内部调配到其位于伦敦的欧洲总部的工作，再后转职于一家千亿级别的国际对冲基金。目前就职于毗邻华尔街的纽约联储，其管理的团队负责银行监管的事宜。