Edgar Hotard is a Venture Partner with ARCH devoting a substantial amount of his time to developing relationships in Asia and particularly in China for ARCH portfolio companies. Mr. Hotard also serves as Senior Advisor to the Monitor Group, a strategy-consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, MA and as Senior Advisor to MPM Capital regarding China investments.
In 1990 Mr. Hotard was elected President of Praxair a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Carbide Corporation where he also served as Corporate Vice President. In 1992, he co-led the spin off of Praxair from Union Carbide. He retired in 1999 from Praxair as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hotard is a member of the board of directors of Global Industries, Inc., as well as a board member for two privately invested companies. He is a co-founder of the China Economic and Technology Alliance and the founding sponsor of a joint M.B.A. program between Renmin University in Beijing, China and the School of Management of the State University of Buffalo, NY.
He is also a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the U.S. China Business Council. Mr. Hotard was the year 2000 recipient of the Great Wall Award from the municipality of Beijing, China. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.