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I am a tenured associate professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chinese Economy and Business, at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Meanwhile, I am also an Associate Dean at this school, responsible for Chinese Relations and Business Development, the founder and head of Erasmus China Business Center. I have been a visiting professor and research fellow at Harvard University, being a Harvard Business Review China Management Mentor, TEDx SpeakerAcademic Advisory Board Member of Amsterdam School of International Business, and a Senior Academic Advisor for the Steering Committee for Dutch National Framework of BBA International Business Program. I am a social and academic entrepreneur, have found a number of associations such as New Silk Road Institute, Identitat Global Forum, and Singularity Academy. I have cross-disciplinary training/education backgrounds incl. economics, business, medicine, industrial engineering, computer science. I am passionated in cross-disciplinary and multi-level research and education, studying the multi-level phenomena and puzzles across countries and sectors.

In the past, I was awarded as one of the 2019 Thinkers50 Radar of 30 next-generation business thinkers, as one of 2015 "best 40 business school professors under 40 years old" by Poets & Quants; Winner of 2021 the Case Center Awards and Competitions (The case method community’s annual ‘Oscars’ in 2021.


An Honorary Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University; a guest professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and a featured business school professor at NativeSociety (in the USA).


Besides teaching and research, I am also dedicated to Taichi, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Eastern Philosophy

I am Married, based in Zurich, a mother of three lovely children.