Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation appoints inaugural CEO

Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation, Inc., the New York-based charitable organization established by the founders of HNA Group in 2016, has announced the appointment of Dr. Philipp Rösler as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, the company said.

Dr. Roesler served as Vice Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Chairman of Germany´s Free Democratic Party from 2011 to 2013. During his time as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Roesler led efforts to expand vocational training and foster entrepreneurship, particularly in the German start-up community.

In his new executive leadership role at the Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation, Roesler is tasked with spearheading the development of a world-class charitable organization, consistent with the Foundation´s mission and vision to give back to society and make the world a better place for all humankind.

Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation is a New York-based not-for-profit corporation with a global focus on empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and health. Building on a philanthropic legacy established by the founders of HNA Group across a range of causes aimed at making a positive difference in lives everywhere, the Foundation aims to become one of the world´s private, charitable organizations. The Foundation has already begun efforts toward making over USD 30 million in donations to education and health causes and plans to contribute up to USD 200 million over the next five years.