11 July 2018

20 participants from China and Europe selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018

20 participants from China and Europe have been selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018, a unique initiative that aims to improve the leadership capability of emerging philanthropic leaders connecting philanthropists in Europe and China.   The selection process was extremely competitive due to the high standard and quality of all applications. The group of 20 represent the diversity, strength and spirit of the philanthropic sector across Europe and China.

We look forward to welcoming them all to Philanthropy House in Brussels from 10 to 16 September as they dive into this intensive, seven-day leadership development programme and enhance their leadership skills by sharing with each other their knowledge, experience, creativity and concerns.

Philanthropic organisations across the globe are grappling with the same fundamental questions around impact, effecting change, and understanding their role in taking on societal challenges. This programme, which was born from the firm belief that learning from each other is key to tackling such questions, is funded by Stiftung Mercator and led by the EFC in partnership with the China Global Philanthropy Institute. Learn more about the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018

The 20 participants are:

Haibin Zeng
Founder and Director General,
Guangzhou Tianhe District Wherrie Promotion Centre for Art
Anika Sina Laudien
Project Manager
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Kai Wang
Director of Child Care and Development Department
One Foundation
Dan Cao
Programme Officer
Oak Philanthropy Limited
Lihui Wang
Secretary General
Beijing West Sunshine Rural Development Foundation
Dea Vidovic
Kultura Nova Foundation
Qian Wang
Deputy Director, Business Development Department
Beijing Normal University Education Foundation
Doriana Basamakova
Chief of Staff
Trust for Social Achievement Foundation
Qinghong Liang

Deputy Secretary-general/Board Chair
Public Advancement Foundation/ Shanghai VLeaders Volunteers Empowerment Center

Elsa Özmen
Senior Associate, Governance programme
European Climate Foundation
Shuqing Liu
Senior Executive
China-Xavier International Foundation
Ilaria Peano
Senior Project Manager
Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT
Weiming Wu
Senior Program Manager and Legal Officer
Beijing Wahi Public Welfare Foundation
Jasmin Jahanshahi
Director of Programmes
Aga Khan Foundation
Xin Chen
Director, Curriculum Development
Shanghai true love dream public welfare foundation
Neil van der Meer
Operations Director
Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Netherlands
Xi Zhao
Executive Director
United Family Healthcare
Rana Kotan
Director of Programmes and International Relations
Sabanci Foundation
Yangxuan Liu
Senior Project Manager and Research Manager
Sany Foundation
Spyros Alexopoulos
Program Officer
Stavros Niarchos Foundation