Meaningful Ageing Roundtable: Dongsheng Chen

Chen Dongsheng, founder of China Guardian Auctions and Taikang Life Insurance, currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Taikang Insurance Group, a global Fortune 500 and one of China’s largest insurance and financial services institutions. 

Mr. Chen is also President of China Association of Actuaries, President of Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum, President of Global Chushang Association, and Founding President of Wuhan University Alumni Entrepreneurs Association. He is a leading figure of “Class of 92” (business elites who left the government or official research institutes in 1992 to start their own business), and is recognized as “Top 100 Outstanding Entrepreneurs during 40 years of reform and opening up.” He received his PhD in Economics from Wuhan University and is recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus by his alma mater and also serves as a doctoral supervisor. 

In 1993, he founded China Guardian Auctions, China’s first international auction house, where he was Chairman of the Board and General Manager. In 1996, he founded Taikang Life Insurance (currently known as Taikang Insurance Group), where he is Chairman and CEO to this day.

*This biography was provided by Taikang Health Insurance for use in conjunction with the China Health Partnership’s Meaningful Ageing Roundtable held on June 21 and June 22, 2021. Requests for reproduction and questions about content should be directed to Taikang Health Insurance.