Andre Koo, Jr.
Shareholding Family Member at Chailease Group, Taiwan
Andre Koo Jr. is a fifth generation member of the Koo family in Taiwan. The genesis of the Koo family dates back to the late 19th century with investments in camphor, salt, sugar, and land. Today, the modern Koo family business empire includes various multi-national conglomerates that encompass interests in cement, financial services, leasing, real estate, petrochemicals, telecommunications, hospitality, transportation, etc. In addition to their business successes, members of the Koo Family, such as Andre Koo Jr.’s grandfather, Dr. Jeffrey Koo, is well recognized as an Eisenhower Fellowship awardee. Politically, he was a trusted advisor to Taiwan’s presidents, entitled as ambassador-at-large representing Taiwan’s diplomatic engagements with China and other countries. Andre Koo Jr.’s father, Andre Koo, is the Chairman of Chailease Group, which is comprised of over 45 subsidiaries present in 13 countries with more than 100 office locations and 6,000 employees. In 2018, Andre Koo Jr. became the third-generation NYU legacy alum, obtaining a B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Currently, he is over-seeing his family PE investment portfolio - focusing on cross-over project & business development efforts in the Tech space. Beforehand, he tenured at Colony Capital focusing on Investment Management in New York, a global leading REIT with over $60 billion in AUM. Previously, he spent summers working for Morgan Stanley and Baring Private Equity Asia.