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Ken Wilcox
ken wilcox 魏高思
Chairman/ 主席
Silicon Valley Bank/ 硅谷银行
Ken Wilcox is Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank. He will head SVB’s creation of a joint banking venture with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd. Previously, Wilcox was CEO of SVB Financial Group. In that role, he successfully pursued a strategy of expansion and diversification, while remaining focused on the company’s core niches of technology, life sciences, venture capital and premium wineries.

Wilcox joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1990 when he co-founded the company’s East Coast Technology Division. In this role, Wilcox managed the first regional office of Silicon Valley Bank and was responsible for all lending activity east of the Mississippi River. Upon promotion to chief banking officer in 1997, Wilcox moved from Massachusetts to California and became president and CEO within four years.

Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Wilcox spent two years as a member of the Technology Lending Group with the Bank of New England and five years at Shawmut Bank in Boston. Prior to his banking career, Wilcox was a professor of German at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilcox received a bachelor’s degree in German studies from Oakland University and a Ph.D. in German Studies from The Ohio State University. He also earned a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School.

Since the opening of SVB Financial Group’s first location in Shanghai in 2005, SVB has become an important part of the local technology and venture capital ecosystem in China, has added locations in Shanghai and Beijing, and has brought more of its banking and entrepreneurial services to local entrepreneurs.

Wilcox is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Asia Society, the Equilibrium Capital Group, the Bessemer Venture Partners, and the Young Adult and Family Center at UCSF. He is also an executive committee and board member of the Bay Area Council. Wilcox is an adjunct professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. In 2008, Wilcox was named Banker of the Year by American Banker. He earned the distinction of Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2009 and in 2010, the Yangpu District of Shanghai honored Wilcox with an innovation contributor award.


魏高思现任职硅谷银行主席并将领导由硅谷银行与上海浦东发展银行共同成立的合资银行。在此之前,擔任硅谷银行金融集团執行長。在任内,魏高思启动了企业的战略拓展与多元化,同时始终专注于公司各项核心行业,包括科技、生命科学、风险投资和高档葡萄酒。

魏高思于1990年加入硅谷银行,并着手成立了硅谷银行的东海岸技术分区。供职期间,魏高思管理了硅谷银行的首个地区办公室,并负责密西西比河以东的所有银行信贷业务。他于1997年被提升为首席银行官,之后从马萨诸塞州移居加利福尼亚州,并在四年内上任为硅谷银行金融集团总裁兼首席执行官。

在加盟硅谷银行之前,魏高思曾于新英格兰银行科技信贷部供职两年,并于波士顿Shawmut银行任职五年。在投身银行业务之前,魏高思曾执教于北卡罗莱纳大学教堂山分校,担任该校德语教授。魏高思获得奥克兰大学德国研究学士学位以及俄亥俄州州立大学德国研究博士学位。他还获得哈佛商学院工商管理硕士学位。

自硅谷银行金融集团第一个上海办公室于2005年成立以来,硅谷银行一直在中国本地的科技创新和创业投资基金生态系统中扮演着重要的角色。随着之后上海和北京办公室的成立,硅谷银行为中国本地的创业家带来了更多独特的银行和企业家多方位服务。

魏高思同时是旧金山联邦储备银行、亚洲协会,硅谷教育基金会,柏尚(Bessemer Venture Partners)投资,加州大学旧金山分校青年家庭中心协会的董事会成员。魏高思还是湾区委员会的执行委员及董事会成员。魏高斯还担任上海复旦大学的兼职教授。魏高斯在2008年被美国银行家杂志评为年度最佳银行家,2009和2010年连续两年被安永会计事务所评为年度最佳企业家,并获得上海杨浦区政府颁发的创新贡献者奖。
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