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Matthews Asia Funds Board of Trustees

Jonathan F. Zeschin

Jonathan Zeschin is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and has served as a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2007. He is a Founder and Partner of Essential Investment Partners, LLC, an investment counsel and wealth management firm based in Denver. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business and previously held senior executive positions with Founders Asset Management, INVESCO and Stein Roe & Farnham. He holds a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University. He also received a B.B.A in Accounting with distinction from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Financial Planner™.

Toshi Shibano

Toshi Shibano has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2003, and has been President and Founder of Strategic Financial Literacy, Inc., since 1995. Dr. Shibano has over 30 years of experience in business management, research and teaching. Since 2000, he has been on the faculty of the Advanced Financial Management Program at General Electric’s John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville, New York. He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business; the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received a B.A. from Brown University, an M.B.A from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rhoda Rossman

Rhoda Rossman has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2006. From 1997 until 2010 she was a Portfolio Manager for the PMI Group, Inc., most recently as Vice President and Corporate Investment Officer. She previously held portfolio management positions with Montgomery Asset Management, Wells Fargo Investment Management, RCM Capital Management and Benham Mutual Funds. She received a B.S. from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University.

Richard K. Lyons

Richard Lyons rejoined the Matthews Asia Funds Board of Trustees in 2010. He had previously served as a Trustee from the inception of the Fund family in 1994 through 2006, serving as the Funds’ independent Chairman for eight of those years. He is currently the Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to becoming Dean in 2008, he served as the Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs in New York. Dean Lyons has taught at both the Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School. He received his B.S. in Finance with highest honors from UC Berkeley and his PhD from MIT in Economics.

G. Paul Matthews

Founder and Director

Paul Matthews founded Matthews International Capital Management, LLC in 1991 as an independent investment management firm focused on Asia. He is currently a Director of Matthews and also serves as a Trustee of the Matthews Asia Funds. Paul began his investment career as a Portfolio Manager at G.T. Capital Management and held various positions over 10 years, including Managing Director, President and Director. He has been actively investing in the Asian markets since 1982 and was named Value Line Fund Manager of the Year for 2002. Paul received an M.A. in History and Law from Cambridge University.