Dong Tao is a Managing Director and a Senior Advisor with Credit Suisse Private Banking Asia Pacific. In this role, Dong helps activate the Private Banking client franchise across Asia Pacific through participation in key client meetings and marketing events. His primary focus is to develop relationships with ultra-high-net-worth clients, bringing both his macro-economic expertise and the ability to develop client solutions. With a particular focus on Greater China, he is also an important market commentator, observing macro-economic trends and major developments. Before taking on this role, Dong was the Chief Regional Economist for non-Japan Asia at Credit Suisse Global Markets Asia Pacific, covering the Asia regional economy as a whole, with a focus on China. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in February 1998, he was with Schroders Securities Asia as Senior Regional Economist and Head of China research. Dong holds a PhD degree and an MSc degree from the University of Utah, and a BA degree from Beijing Foreign Language University. He has worked in China, the US and Japan. He has been based in Hong Kong since 1994.