Board of Directors

Wang Zhenyao

Chairman

My sincere wish is for Chunhui Children to play an advocating role in spreading the knowledge of child care and love to the Chinese population by contributing to its promotion and helping put in place a system and a network of skilled professionals in Beijing and all over China.

Dr. Wang holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Beijing University. Prior to his current position at the Beijing Normal University One Foundation Philanthropy Research Institute and director of the China Institute for Social Policy, Dr. Wang was the Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare at China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. Previously, he served as the Director of Disaster Relief, where he played a prominent role in directing the government’s response to the Sichuan earthquake and in encouraging private-sector partnerships with NGOs. During his career at the Ministry, he also served as the Deputy Director-General of Grassroots Governance and Construction. In this capacity, in 1994, he initiated China’s first village election, sparking a fundamental change in rural governance and democracy in China.

Lu Ting

Vice Chairman

Head of Research
Head of Institutional Sales and Trading
Chief Economist
Managing Director
Huatai Securities

I first learned about Half the Sky, Chunhui Children’s sister organization, when I was studying in the United States a decade ago. At that time, I was surprised and greatly moved by its endeavor to support and care for orphaned and disabled children in China. Today, Chunhui Children has inherited this cause in China. We share the spirit and managerial philosophy that has, and continues to bring care and love to orphans and disabled children in China.

 

Zhang Zhirong

Secretary-General

It has been nearly two decades since I teamed up with Half the Sky, our sister organization, to help Chinese orphans and disabled children. Chunhui Children is continuing this journey of love and support for more disadvantaged children. By giving generous Chinese citizens, foundations and companies the opportunity to support proven programs that have already transformed the lives of so many children, Chunhui Children is helping to ensure that every child—no matter how humble her beginnings—grows up with the love of family, and that every youth has the chance for a bright future.

Zhang Zhirong graduated from Beijing's University of Foreign Languages and then received her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. She is fluent in English and, early in her career, served as a translator for China International Travel Services. She has worked as a coordinator or project director for several UN-supported population projects in China and, for ten years, before joining Half the Sky and Chunhui Children, she worked for the China Population Welfare Foundation as Director of International Liaison and Assistant to the Secretary-General in Strategic Planning and Management.

Cindy S. Lin

Chief Executive Officer, Chunhui Children

I grew up in a family full of nurturing love. I also had the good fortune of growing up with role models committed to philanthropy, so I had the chance to see how lending a hand could change lives. In my career, I advocated for “Purpose-Driven Leadership” that helps people make the connection between their life’s purpose and their work. I am grateful that I have found the opportunity to do my life’s work at Chunhui. If all children grow up with nurturing love, they will spread that love as adults. To be able to make this my mission is my greatest blessing.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She has held various senior management roles at PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, and has served on the Board of Governors of AmCham Taipei and the Board of Advisors for the Dean Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Rachel Xing

Chief Operations Officer, Chunhui Children

Underprivileged children are our society’s most vulnerable group. As the mother of a beloved daughter, I feel for children deprived of the love of family. Only when children are loved do they learn to love others. My rich experience in program management enables me to identify children’s most important needs, make plans to provide support, and carry out those plans efficiently. In fact, Chunhui Children’s highly efficient and transparent operations are the main reason I joined the team. Every penny Chunhui Children raises helps make a difference in the lives of children. I know that I will grow along with the children and that Chunhui’s work will thrive.

Rachel Xing holds a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and a Master's Degree in Communications & Journalism from mainland China and Hong Kong respectively. She then moved to Canada where she received her second Bachelor’s Degree, a Bachelor of Computer Sciences, and worked at Shaw Cable Corp, the largest telecomm company in Western Canada. She also became a passionate volunteer for immigration associations, helping new immigrants settle in Canada.

Guy Russo

Managing Director, Kmart Australia

Half the Sky, Chunhui Children’s sister organization, has long known that the future of all its children ultimately rests with China. Chunhui Children is now making it possible for all Chinese to join in this cause, and we must do all we can to help. It is my honor and privilege to play a part in Chunhui’s success.

Guy joined McDonalds Australia in 1974 and worked his way up to the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2005, and President of McDonald's Greater China region from 2005 to 2007. He has held several Board positions including Advisory Director to the McDonalds Australia Board, Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, and Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Hong Kong. After leaving McDonald's in 2007, Guy advised private ventures in Asia, and in 2008 was engaged by Wesfarmers Ltd to lead its Kmart business in Australia and New Zealand. Between 2008 and 2014, as Managing Director, Guy led a corporate turnaround that transformed Kmart into the most profitable department store in Australia. Guy currently serves on the international Board of Half The Sky Foundation, as Deputy Chairman of Half the Sky Foundation Australia, and as a Director of Chunhui Bo'Ai Children's Foundation, where he is proud to be helping lead community efforts in China to support disadvantaged children throughout the country. Guy studied management at Macquarie University Graduate School.

Zhu Tong (Rose Zhu)

Vice Chairman, China, Deutsche Bank AG

In the past two decades, Half the Sky, founded by Jenny Bowen, has brought family love to nearly 100,000 Chinese orphans whose lives are now changed. As the sister foundation of Half the Sky, Chunhui Children has inherited Half the Sky’s mission and provides Chinese people the chance to help orphans. I am greatly moved and motivated by Jenny’s big love, and am more committed than ever to my responsibilities and obligations as a Chinese.

 

Rebecca Xu

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Alternatives

I admire the nearly two decades of exceptional work done by Half the Sky, our sister organization, in improving the lives of many orphaned children in China. I support Chunhui Children’s mission to build a domestic non-profit organization to continue the successful programs developed by Half the Sky, and growing Chunhui Children into an organization that is “of the Chinese, by the Chinese, for the Chinese”. I am also committed to helping develop a model non-profit organization that sets the standard for social enterprises in China.

 

Zhang Yunyun

Vice Chairman, Changzhou Political Consultative Committee

For nearly two decades, our sister organization Half the Sky established an Infant Nurture Program in the Children Welfare Institution I worked for. Our children’s lives changed from that day on and all these years, I’ve been touched by the work done by Half the Sky and Chunhui Children. With Chunhui, I will continue to follow my dream of helping vulnerable children. “Because of me, you are not alone”!

 

Sabrina Chao

Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited

 

Miss Sabrina Chao is the Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited. Miss Chao graduated from the Imperial College of University of London in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with management. She began her career in finance working for Jardine Fleming and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2001, she joined the shipping industry by gaining experience in various shipping sectors before starting to run the family business in 2002. As the Chairman, she reckons and emphasizes the importance of human capital resources and initiates the awareness and enthusiastic fulfillment of the corporate social responsibility of the group. As recognition and encouragement of the achievement, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service awarded the group the use of the Caring Company Logo for 2015/2016. Miss Chao is members of the Young Presidents’ Organization Hong Kong Chapter and the Young Global Leaders, class 2014. She is also members of the CPPCC of the PRC in both Wuxi and Jiangsu provinces. With regard to public services, Miss Chao is the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, a trustee of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, a member of Hong Kong Maritime Industrial Council and a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council-Logistics Advisory Committee.

Fangfang Chen

Chief Administrative Officer & Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, State Street Bank & Trust

Becoming a mother has changed the lenses through which I view the world. I suddenly realized that every person in this world, regardless his/her age, gender, ethnicity and economic standing, is a precious child to his/her mother (and father of course). While this is a common sense, it felt like a ground breaking discovery to me. Every child deserves to be loved, so they can grow up and love others. What is more meaningful than awakening the love in everyone and pass the love forward? Join us!

Fangfang holds an MBA from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of International Business & Economics in China. She has previously held strategy and management roles at Fidelity Investments and American International Group.

Jenny Bowen

Founder and CEO, Half the Sky

On a rainy day in 1997 when we met our little daughter, Maya, I began to learn what it means to a child to live a life without love. Just a year later, I looked out my window and saw our beloved toddler romping in the garden, so full of life and joy, looking for all the world like she’d always been adored. I suddenly understood just how resilient young children can be, and at that moment, I resolved to do whatever I could so that no more children should feel the hurt of being unwanted and alone. And now, I wake up each morning knowing without doubt I can help make a child’s life better today… and I smile at my good fortune.

A former screenwriter and independent filmmaker, Jenny Bowen founded Half the Sky, Chunhui Children's sister organization, in 1998 in order to give something back to her adopted daughters’ home country and to the many children then languishing behind institutional walls. In 2007 Jenny was awarded the American Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Influence Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Hong Kong, In 2008 she received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and she carried the Olympic Torch on Chinese soil. She serves on China’s National Committee for Orphans and Disabled Children and on the Expert Consultative Committee for Beijing Normal University’s Philanthropy Research Institute.