Julia Huang is chairwoman of ChinaEdu Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company (Ticker: CEDU). ChinaEdu is a leading and the largest online education services provider in China in terms of the number of higher education institutions served and the number of students enrolled in the online degree programs. Ms. Huang holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentrations in finance and international business and master’s degrees in chemical engineering and microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is also a member of the board of trustees of Renmin University of China.
Ms. Huang came back to China from her management consulting career in New York and founded the company with the team in 1999. As of December, 2013, ChinaEdu has 12 joint venture partnerships and over 30 service partnerships with leading universities in China and has serviced more than 1.7 million for-degree students for decades. In K12 after-school programs, its 101 Online School (www.chinaedu.com) serviced more than 6 million students and 3000 schools in the past 15 years.
Ms. Huang was honored with many awards, including Top 10 Education Industry Leader’s Award and Women’s Leadership Award in China. Her long-term mission is to change the fundamentals of learning in China and facilitate interactive learning where students are engaged and able to experience the joys of learning.
Yang Lan is a household name in China, as a leading broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur. She is the cofounder and chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. The Sun Media Group is one of the leading private media companies in China with businesses ranging from TV production and integrated communications, to events and more. The Sun Culture Foundation is a non-profit organization aiming to improve education and promote philanthropy.
Ms. Yang graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. She became a rising star by hosting CCTV’s “Zhengda Variety Show”, which earned her the “Golden Microphone Award” in 1994. She followed her experience hosting her television show by attending Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she earned a master’s degree in International Affairs. Upon returning to China, she created her signature show “Yang Lan Studio”, now named “Yang Lan One on One”, for the Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV. “Yang Lan One on One” has become China’s longest-running in-depth talk show, accumulating more than 700 interviews with leaders from around the world. In 2000, Ms. Yang and her husband Dr. Bruno Wu launched Sun TV, Greater China's first documentary satellite channel. In 2005, she created “Her Village”, a TV talk show geared towards China's urban female audience, which was developed into a multimedia community to empower women. She has been firmly committed to promoting cross-cultural communications. She was chosen to represent China as the ambassador for Beijing’s bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, and was named as Goodwill Ambassador for 2010 Shanghai Expo. Currently she is the Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics Movement and the first Chinese UNICEF Ambassador, the Co-Chair of Lincoln Center China Advisory Council, and the Vice-Chairman of China Charity Alliance. Ms Yang was honored with many awards, including Columbia University SIPA’s “Global Leadership Award,” the “National Philanthropy Award,” China’s “Women’s Achievement Award,” the Paley Center For Media “Makers” award, and she’s ranked #100 in World’s Most Powerful Women in Forbes.
As one of China’s leading media executives, Scarlett has been the general manager of StarTV’s Channel [V] (a News Corporation Company) music channel in China where she launched the first-ever Channel [V] Chinese Music Awards (CMA). In 2007, she became the founder and CEO of Zebra Media, China’s largest multi-media music platform, promoting music on Satellite channels, digital cable channels, concerts, internet and mobile networks. Zebra Media organizes more than 100 music events every year, and Zebra Music Festival (ZMF) is the largest music festival in China, attracting more than 300,000 people every year at the venue and an audience of 100 million on TV and internet.
Scarlett obtained her bachelor degree in Australia, majoring in Information Technology and Business Management and her EMBA from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is a Henry Crown fellow with the Aspen Institute, a NAL of the World Economic Forum and an Asia21 fellow of the Asia Society.
Li Yuan is the editor-in-chief of cn.wsj.com, the Chinese online edition of The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Yuan is part of the new senior leadership team looking to position the Chinese Journal for growth with even more focus on Chinese language content. Launched in January 2002 and redesigned in December 2008, Chinese.WSJ.com draws on the editorial resources of Dow Jones’ global news network, while addressing the needs of local readers through the efforts of a dedicated bilingual team.
Ms. Yuan joined the Journal in New York in 2004, working as a reporter covering the U.S. telecom industry and then as a columnist with WSJ.com. She moved back to Beijing to head the Chinese WSJ website in 2008. Before joining the Journal, Ms. Yuan was a reporter with Xinhua News Agency, covering events in Thailand, Laos and Afghanistan, and an international news editor with Xinhua in Beijing. A native of Ningxia, China, she holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master's in international policy and practice from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Yunli Lou is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Milestone Capital Partners Limited (“Milestone Capital”), where she is responsible for the firm’s overall management and investor relations. Founded in 2002, Milestone Capital is a leading China-focused private equity firm, investing in and supporting entrepreneurs in China’s consumer and healthcare industries. Milestone Capital has invested and taken portfolio companies public on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Yunli was named by Forbes China Best Venture Capitalists from 2006 to 2012. Milestone Capital currently manages three US dollar funds and one RMB fund through the firm’s two offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
Prior to founding Milestone Capital, Yunli worked for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in New York and Hong Kong. Yunli received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College, where she was the recipient of the John Harvard Scholarship. Yunli is married with four children.
Wu Qing is a well-known Professor, teaching at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She is co-founder of the Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women and an active leader of women’s rights and human rights in China.
Since the mid-1980s, she has actively promoted human rights and women’s rights. She is a board member of many national and international women's NGOs. She is a co-founder of the Changping Practical Skills Training Center for Rural Women, which was founded in 1998 and started to recruit women and girls from 1999. The mission of the school is to empower and engender women and girls and change their mindsets so that they will be responsible citizens with skills. It has changed the lives of over 13,000 women and girls from rural areas.
In recognizing her contribution in the fields of Chinese women’s rights and rule of law in China, the Philippine government awarded her the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 2001. She was nominated by the Schwab Foundation Network as one of the World’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs of 2003. She was chosen by the public as one of the twenty people who cared about the rights of peasants in China in 2003. She received the 2011 Sias Women’s Leadership Award. She received the Canadian Governor General’s Medallion for the dedication to women’s rights in China in Oct. 2013.
Bing is Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific Executive Office and general manager and legal representative of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua. She serves on the Goldman Sachs’ management committee for China business and the Asia Diversity Committee. Between 2005 and 2012, Bing served in several other capacities at Goldman Sachs, including General Counsel for Goldman Sachs China and co-COO of Beijing Gao Hua Securities. She was named Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in 2007. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bing worked as a transaction lawyer for another international bank and two U.S. law firms.
Earlier in her career, Bing worked on public policy and public interest law projects relating to the training of Chinese judges and Chinese judicial reforms, and has authored a number of articles on China’s judicial reforms and Chinese commercial laws. She also edited two volumes on comparative law and judicial processes.
In recent years, Bing has developed a keen interest in the revival of Confucian values in contemporary China. In 2014, Bing co-founded a Confucian teaching institute focusing on training of teachers and instructors of Confucian classics. Bing is also a part of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Tracey Trench is head of all creative content for Oriental Dreamworks which includes film, television, and internet/mobile divisions. Tracey has produced fifteen feature films including “The Pink Panther” starring Steve Martin, “Herbie Fully Loaded” (Lindsay Lohan), “Yours, Mine and Ours” (Dennis Quaid), "Ever After" (Drew Barrymore/Angelica Huston) and “Just Married” (Ashton Kutcher). Her films have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. She has worked as a studio executive for Twentieth Century Fox where she developed the original "Power Rangers." She also produced the Sundance Award-winning documentary “Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary,” which also won the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award and was named by the Rockefeller Foundation one of the 'ten best films on American racism.' Tracey has created television programming for Bravo Networks, Lifetime and PBS, and was on the production team for the Broadway run of “Grey Gardens” which won three Tony's. She has lectured at Harvard Business School and is currently an advisor for UCLA's Producers Program. She is also a liaison between the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hollywood. The daughter of two schoolteachers from Indiana, Tracey graduated from Harvard University with honors in Social Anthropology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She currently resides in Shanghai, China.
Xing Danwen was born in Xi'an, China. As a teenager in the 80s, she took a 4-year professional study in painting at the primary art school affiliated with the Xi'an Academy of Fine Art. From 1989-1992, she continued painting and did her BFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
In the late 80s, coincidentally she discovered photography and was immediately drawn into this medium. As a self-taught photographer she was the one of a few artists in late 80s and 90s in China who was exploring the boundaries of photography and using photography as an art form. Through the camera, she observed and challenged the questions on Chinese society, humanity, female identity and the generation that were born in the 60s. In 1998, she went to New York with a grant and fellowship from Asian Cultural Council. From 1998-2001, she did her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York with the chairman grant from SVA. This New York period challenged and enriched her artistic experience. In her current art practice she works, besides photography, in the fields of mixed media, video and multi-media installations.
Xing Danwen exhibits domestically and internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Pompidou Center, International Center for Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1st Yokohama Triennale and Sydney Biennale 2004, etc. Her works are also collected widely by museums and privately, including the Whitney Museum, Pompidou, ICP, SF MoMA, FNAC, the Progressive, Groupe Lhoist, etc.
Her artistic practice is both rich and varied and her subjects include: dislocation between cultural status, conflicts between globalization and traditions, problematic environmental issues created by the development, and the urban drama between desire and reality. Fiction, truth and illusion often play an important role in her works. She currently lives and works in Beijing.