Jeff Towson is currently a Professor of Investments at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management in Beijing where he teaches global investing and private equity in developing economies. Peking University is often referred to as the "Harvard of China"
Jeff has a pretty unique background. Previously, he was Head of Direct Investments for MENA and Asia-Pacific for Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, nicknamed the "Prince of Deals" and the "". Prior to that he was a consultant at Booz and Co.-- he didn't have to go through investment banking-- and received his MBA from Columbia University. He was also a Fulbright scholar, and lastly, has an MD from Stanford University.
His new book, "The One Hour China Book", is co-authored with Jonathan Woetzel (one of the founding here.China). To sum up, this is a down-to-earth, speed-read style publication that focuses on what you need to actually need to know about what's happening in China. No one wants to read a 300 page book- his can be read in an hour, and can be found