Dr. Ernest Chow

Board Member


About Ernest

Dr. Ernest Chow

Ernest Chow is a private impact investor and principal of Viridian Works LLC. He previously spent 24 years working in investment management. For over a decade he was Founder and Partner at Sensato Investors, a firm that managed Asia Pacific equity strategies for institutional clients. Prior to that he was Co-Head of Active Equities at Barclays Global Investors, where he spent a decade in research and investment leadership roles. He started his career in finance in the Investment Technology Group at County Investment Management, a division of the National Australia Bank. He is a CFA charterholder.

Before going into finance, Ernie worked as a Research Assistant and Lecturer at Monash University, in Australia. He is a Fellow of Monash University, from which he graduated with a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, and honors degrees in law and science. He has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the North American Board for Room to Read and as a Trustee at the Bay School of San Francisco. He was previously Board Chair and Trustee at the Chinese American International School and a Trustee at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. He is an amateur musician, has an A.Mus.A. in piano, has performed and recorded with various groups over the years and enjoys playing and writing music for fun. Ernie lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.