Matthew Carberry – Chair

Matthew’s professional career has been spent creating and expanding companies in retail distribution and real estate industries. Presently, he is Managing Director for China Horizon Investments Group and is leading a team, in partnership with China Post, to open 10,000 stores in rural China. He was previously a partner at Asia Property Services Group, Ltd., where he most recently represented Air China Real Estate to engineer a multi-million dollar landmark deal with the U.R. National Basketball Association (NBA) for a partnership with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena. Prior to that, Matthew spent 15 years building multi-unit retail and distribution businesses, including Hong Kong Wine Club Ltd., a Beijing-based wine import and distribution business. As president of Hong Kong Wine Club Ltd., he served clients in 14 provinces throughout China, including nearly all Intercontinental and Starwood family hotels, as well as Hilton, Marriott, and other 5-Star properties. In the U.S., Matthew was founder and BEO of Carberry’s Bakery and Myllan-Carberry’s, two bakery product companies located in Massachusetts. In early 2002, he sold the companies to a European venture fund before moving to China with his wife and two children. Matthew is also the Founder and CEO of Cambridge Development Group, a 15 year old, on-going real estate development company that owns and manages commercial sand multi-unit residential properties in the USA. A former All-American Athlete, Matthew serves on the boards of Sports Beijing, and is active in the community as a board member at Western Academy of Beijing and JUMP! International.