Brian Gu

Vice Chairman and President, Xpeng Motors

Brian Gu is Vice Chairman and President of Xpeng Motors, a leading electric vehicle company in China. He is responsible for Xpeng's strategy, finance, fundraising, investments and globalization efforts. 

Prior to joining Xpeng, Dr. Gu was a Managing Director, Chairman of Asia Pacific Investment Banking and a member of J.P. Morgan’s Global Strategic Advisory Council, and was instrumental in building J.P. Morgan’s franchise in the Asia Pacific region. Between 1998 and 2004, Dr. Gu also served as an M&A banker at Lehman Brothers in New York.

Dr. Gu has advised numerous global leading companies on their strategy and landmark transactions totaling over $200 billion volume. He currently serves as a Co-Chairman of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Council.  He is a member of the Greater China Advisory Committee of Yale School of Management, as well as a trustee of Yale China Association. 

Dr. Gu holds an MBA from Yale University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington Medical School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.