Bob Theleen joined the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation in 2001. He is chairman and founder of ChinaVest, Inc., the oldest American venture capital firm in Greater China which was started in 1983. In 1980, he founded the Dallas Pacific Group in Beijing (predecessor to ChinaVest) to provide corporate finance advisory and investment services to U.S. and European clients seeking entry into the Greater China market. He also serves as a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Hong Kong Forum (an advisory body to the Hong Kong government).