Gale K. Caruso

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Gale Caruso is Chair of the Board of Trustees, and has served as a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2015. She has more than 30 years of financial services experience in the U.S. and Canada, including extensive credentials in the mutual fund business. Gale served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Kemper Life from 1999 to 2003, and was Chairwoman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Scudder Canada Investor Services, Ltd. and a Managing Director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. Prior to Scudder, she was a Vice President of PaineWebber, responsible for the launch and management of PaineWebber's proprietary family of mutual funds. Gale serves on the Governing Council of the Independent Directors Council (IDC) and on the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, and also serves as a Trustee of the Pacific Funds and the Pacific Select Funds. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College, where she graduated with honors.