Trained in Business Management, with a focus in Fashion Design and Luxury, and the Circular Economy.
I ran over 150 workshops and seminars in China alone, spoke at Tedx and appeared in over 15 media channels in the world, including but not limited to The New York Times, Elle China, CGTN, China Daily, Time Out and many more.
I am also a speaker at waste management and sustainability conferences, and one of the firsts to have founded a for-profit environmental startup in China.
When arriving to China and working in the corporate world, I saw a need for resources and discussions around sustainability. People were eager to find solutions they could apply to their everyday lives and their businesses. To meet this need, I began my entrepreneurial journey as founder and CEO of Zero Waste Shanghai. Since then, we have launched projects with dozens of companies (WeWork, Impact Hub, Imondi, H&M, and many more), engaged with countless people passionate about green business, and generated impact as far away as Nigeria and Brazil through our content and exposure.
2019 was our most successful year yet & I am incredibly proud of the team and all of our achievements. Following the New Waste Sorting Regulations, we were invited on 20 different media channels globally to comment on waste management in China and Chinese consumers’ waste mindset, purchasing habits and knowledge of sustainability. We were also featured in Elle Magazine, China Briefing, China Daily and the New York Times.
I am an expert in sustainability, environmental awareness and education and with a research focus on the Circular Economy. Deeply passionate about human and planet wellbeing, and the complexity of striving to a balanced bottom line People – Planet – Profits.
Besides susainability, I train for my first marathon, I am also a cyclist and avid adventurer.
Rex is the President of Europe-China Youth Leaders Forum, a forum focusing on Sino-European International Relations, Economics, and Youth Exchanges. He is an International Relations Expert on China Studies; he is also an alumnus of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations. He is now enrolled in two full-time Ph.D. programs at the Corvinus University of Budapest and National University of Public Service in Hungary, studying Geopolitics and State Governance. He is very experienced in NGO management, with previous experience at the Olympic Council of Asia and the World Economic Forum. He is the current Secretary-General of Belt and Road Foundation of Hungary and Vice-Curator at Global Shapers Budapest Hub of World Economic Forum. He has been invited to a number of International Youth Forums as a Guest Speaker, including the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students and G20 Youth Forum.
Entrepreneur and author with a focus on digital marketing and journalism, Robert is also the Founder and CEO of Times International, a digital media and blog company aimed at a millennial audience. Robert has a keen passion pursuing tech startups and providing pragmatic content through his writing.
Royce is the Global Executive Recruiter and Global COE of Goodyear Tire. A campus recruiter at BCG, AT Kearney, and Samsung, Royce has had a plethora experience in evaluating qualities of candidates for varying positions as they transition from academia into the workforce.
William Zhengzheng Qiu
Renowned educator and expert in English language teaching, Zhengzheng is also the Dean of the Institute of Teacher Development and Director of the Department of English Studies at the Shanghai School. He is also the host of the TV column "ScreenTalk" on ICS, and has experience as the Chief English Trainer for the China National Women's Waterpolo Team.