Yvonne Li

International China Aging Industry Association (ICAIA)

Ms. Yvonne Li is the founder, Chairperson and CEO of International China Ageing Industry Association. Ms. Li launched ICAIA in 2014 to facilitate what she saw as the ample business opportunities in the Elderly Care industry as well as to address the many challenges the industry faces. She is passionate about promoting a vibrant Elderly Care ecosystem in China through introducing best practices that are suitable for the local context, and building high level cultural bridges between China and overseas countries, and amongst key stakeholders in cross-sector collaboration. Ms. Li is committed to improving the conditions of all those living in Asia through embedding the principles of sustainability, professionalism, applied research and creative market solutions by delivering long-term value that benefits all stakeholders.


Ms. Li’s views on China elderly care industry developments have been sought after at conferences and in various media. In media, she has been interviewed and featured in Financial Times and Channel News Asia’s Conversations program. She has also been invited to speak at numerous elderly care conferences including, Swiss RE, IMAPAAC, Ageing Asia and Terrapin Asia.

Ms. Li’s passion for elderly healthcare developments and ecosystem capacity building blossomed during her impact investing tenure at Avantage Ventures where she was also co-founder and CEO. Her other work experience spans structured equity derivatives at Lehman Brothers Asia, commercial banking at HSBC and hedge fund trading at Asia Financial Asset Management, all leading financial intermediaries in Asia.


Ms. Li is a graduate of Cheung Kong Business School EMBA program (Putonghua).  She has a Masters of Finance from RMIT University and Bachelors of Marketing from Monash University.


Ms. Li was named a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2014.