Board of Directors

Jenny Bowen

Founder and CEO, Half the Sky Foundation

“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.

Dong Qi

Founder, FINUP

Dong Qi graduated from Zhejiang University with a BA in accounting and has over 17 years of experience in financial investment management and business operation. In 1999, he joined the world's largest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble, as the Greater China sales director; in 2009, he joined the country's largest private equity fund--CITIC Private Equity Funds as the vice president, and was responsible for the investment and operation of a number of financial and consumer goods companies. he has rich experience in the field of financial investment and the projects he has managed have accumulated value of more than 5 billion yuan. He also helped withdraw the listing of many invested enterprises. In 2013, he and other partners co-founded FINUP.

FINUP is a finance technology company dedicated to leveraging proprietary big data technologies to drive financial technology innovation. It strives to make financial service more efficient, more intelligent and more accessible. It aims to bring financial service to ordinary people, hence their vision--“Warm Finance Up”. It is their belief that “Data Drives Business, Technology Transforms Finance”. The company’s mission is to “provide everyone the opportunity to enjoy accessible internet financial services,” providing internet financial information services to ordinary people who are seeking loan, installment purchasing, wealth management or investment services. FINUP provides different types of online financial services under brands such as IQIANJIN, Money Station, FINUP Credit, RenMai and Benew, etc.

Ken Zhang

President of Shanghai Yiweixin Commerce Company

Ken Zhang graduated from Donghua University with a BA in product design, Tongji Universtiy-École des Ponts ParisTech with a MBA and Shanghai Jiaotong University with a EMBA. He has more than twenty years' experience of textiles and home supply chain management. He served multi-national clothing brands, mail order and e-commerce groups and focused on offline global procurement, and e-commerce flexible procurement process design and implementation. He drew investment from Shing Kwan Group and co-founded the trading consulting company, providing Asia's procurement consulting and supply chain management services for the overseas apparel and home furnishing brands. The second venture led the team to create annual sales of more than RMB200 million for four consecutive years. By ODM export and cross-border supply chain management services, they have established strategic cooperation with many domestic clothing and leading home furnishing enterprises as well as European retail groups and e-commerce brands. In the past two years, they have achieved the breakthrough of direct sales and cross-border and become a number of European brands' Greater China exclusive sales agent by setting up their own brand, photography, studios and distribution silos and relying on the free trade zone, the third party's platform and offline experience shops.

Wang Zhenyao

Director of China Philanthropy Research Institute and China Global Philanthropy Institute

“I hope Chunhui Children will play a role in advocating and disseminating child care knowledge to 1.3 billion people and will promote Beijing's as well as the country's welfare services with their professional and skillful techniques, especially their care system.”

Emma Chen

Chief Finance Officer OneSky for all children

“After 17 years in the corporate world, I moved from a career at Dell to OneSky. Though OneSky was just ‘one subway station away,’ for me it was like a dream come true to join an organization devoted to helping orphaned children.”

Emma began her career in China at an American venture capital firm. She then went to the US, received her MBA from the University of Southern California in 2000 and worked at the Silicon Valley Bank. Five years later, she returned to China to join Dell, where she built her controllership capabilities.

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!’”

 

Zhang Zili

Founder and Manager Director, Summitview

Chunhui Children’s Foundation and its mission in spreading love to the darkest corners for children who need it the most has been warming my heart ever since I attended their 2014 charity gala, at which I uncharacteristically jumped on stage after been deeply inspired by its founder Jenny Bowen. In the past three years, the more I come to understand its approach the more I have grown to appreciate its 20 years of experiences and proven systematic curriculum. I have also learned and witnessed first-hand the challenges that its operating team has on its shoulders to deliver world class solutions while fundraising to support its programs with mind-bugling demand. Hence, I sincerely hope to nurture the souls and spirits of friends and families around me with one after another life-changing stories from Chunhui, and strive to reach as many as possible orphans and left-behind children in China.

Rose Zhu

Vice Chairmen, 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.”

Rachel Xing

General Secretary, Chunhui Children
Chief Operations Officer, Half the Sky

“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.”

Ms. 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.

Chen Fangfang

Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, State Street Bank and 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 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 passing the love forward? Join us!”

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

Cindy Lin

Board member, 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.

Zhang Zhirong

Honorary Chairman, Chunhui Children
Senior Executive Consultant, Half the Sky

“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.

Lu Ting

Head of Research, Head of Institutional Sales & Training
Chief Economist at 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.”

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.”