Priscilla joined Deutsche Bank in January 2014 as Managing Director Sustainable Investments Alternatives and Real Assets based in Asia. She heads up the Clean Energy & Environment Fund in China between Deutsche Bank and the Tianjin Government. She is also on the Green Finance Committee organized by the People’s Bank of China.
Formerly she was the Founder and Managing Partner of Cathaya Capital, as a cross border fund investing in Healthcare and Clean Tech in China. She has over ten years of experience investing in technologies in China with experience from venture capital out of Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Lu was a China investment advisor to Mayfield Fund, a leading venture capital firm based in Silicon-Valley, with over US$2.8 billion in assets under management. While at Mayfield Fund, Dr. Lu helped found the GSR Fund, a venture capital fund in China overseeing more than $1.0 billion in assets.
In 1994, Dr. Lu founded interWAVE Communications, a provider of mobile GSM and CDMA networks for rural and developing countries and built over 100 GSM networks for rural and mobile portable networks in Africa and South East Asia. Dr. Lu served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for more than ten years until 2003, launching interWAVE’s successful IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Prior to founding interWAVE, Dr. Lu was at AT&T Bell Laboratories for many years, where she led efforts in digital switching and research in networking and pioneered the early technologies in CMOS VLSI in microprocessors. Dr. Lu holds over numerous key patents in wireless telecommunications & networking technologies and designs from when she was at Bell Labs and interWAVE.