The Foundation has four Trustees: Dr Yan Huo, Dr Xue Fang, Mr Philip Michaels, and Dr Sam Lowe. The Trustees meet regularly to review the impact of existing grants and to consider potential new grants.


Dr Yan Huo

Yan Huo is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Capula Investment Management LLP. Prior to co-founding Capula in 2005, Yan spent most of his professional career at JPMorgan where he worked in its Derivatives Research and Proprietary Positioning business.

Yan is a Trustee of Fudan University and the Huo Family Foundation. He is also a member of the US Treasury’s Borrowing Advisory Committee. He holds a PhD and an MA in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a BS in Physics from Fudan University.


Dr Xue Fang

Xue Fang is a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Princeton University, serves as a director of the Beijing Lead Future Foundation, and is on the Board of Overseers of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Xue studied Biology at Beijing University before attending the Graduate School of Princeton University to study for a PhD in Neuroscience.

She also holds an MS in Biostatistics from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She has participated in several medical research projects and has worked as a biostatician in Schering-Plough, a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey.


Philip Michaels

Philip Michaels is a Partner in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, focusing on estate and tax planning. He provides advice on family succession, tax, and charitable planning matters to families, entrepreneurs, executives, and artists.

Since 2000 he has been an adjunct professor at New York Law School, teaching estate administration, business succession planning, and advanced wealth transfers.


Dr Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Capula Investment Management LLP. Prior to joining Capula in 2006, Sam spent 12 years working for AT&T Labs Research.

He holds a BA in Mathematics from Grinnell College, and an MA in statistics, an MBA and PhD in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.