Rocco A Fiato
Rocco A Fiato Back to top

Dr. Fiato currently serves as Vice President, General Manager of Business Development & Planning, Accelergy Corporation, San Jose, California and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Fiato brings over 25 years of experience in strategic planning and intellectual property management from the Oil and Gas industries to Accelergy. Before joining Accelergy, Dr. Fiato held various senior positions at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company including Technical Advisor to ExxonMobil Law Department, Head of Competitive Assessment in Gas Process Division of Process Engineering Department at ExxonMobil, and was most recently the Intellectual Property Coordinator / IP Manager of the Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Technology Division. In his latest role, Dr. Fiato was a key architect in the development of IP strategy and licensing program with ExxonMobil’s 3500+ patent portfolio on GTL Technology.

Dr. Fiato served as 2005 - 2006 Chairman of Energy Frontier International (EFI) and is a member of the executive committee on the Natural Gas Conversion Board since 2004. He is also a member of American Chemical Society, a corresponding member of SAE and has been actively involved in programs for DOE, NSF and the National Research Council.

Dr. Fiato is a named inventor on more than 76 US and 265 foreign patents and has published over 42 industry publications on various aspects of synthesis gas chemistry and conversion to fuels and petrochemicals.

Dr. Fiato received his Ph.D. Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Rochester and BS in Physical Organic Chemistry for Clarkson College.

Mike Ashburn
Mike Ashburn Back to top Non-Executive Chairman Camco

Mike Ashburn is one of the founders of ClearWorld Energy and also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Camco International in China. Camco is one of the world’s leading carbon asset developers and currently manages one of the world’s largest portfolios of carbon credits, with the majority arising from projects in China. Camco also has a thriving consultancy business, advising government and businesses on low carbon strategies and action plans.

Mike has lived in Asia since 1986 and in Beijing since 1999, focused throughout on the energy and infrastructure sectors. In 1996, he co-founded Peak Pacific Investment Company, one of the most successful foreign investors in China’s electric power sector, and served as COO of the company, developing and managing ten Chinese joint venture power companies. Prior to this he was VP of Business Development for the Ipco Group, Singapore’s leading developer, EPC contractor and investor in infrastructure. Within Asia and specifically China, his career has comprised: General management, Infrastructure project development, Electric power technology, M&A in China, Construction contracting, Fund raising.

Xiaomin Bai
Xiaomin Bai Back to top Deputy Chief Engineer China EPRI Graduated from EE Dept. in Tsinghua University, China in 1977, Received M.S and Ph.D. degree from Graduate School, EPRI, China (1982, and 1988 respectively). He is a deputy chief Engineer of China EPRI, senior member of CSEE, vice director of power system control of CSEE, and vice director of electrical and mathematics of CSEE, member of power system and power plant control of IFAC. His main research interest includes power system analysis and control, power market, EMS and DMS.
James H. Boettcher
James H. Boettcher Back to top General Partner Focus Ventures Jim is a founding Partner of Focus Ventures. While at Focus, he has led successful investments in Cosine Communications, Starent Networks, Telera (Alcatel) and Netscaler (Citrix). He is currently responsible for Focus’ investments in Infoblox, Miradia, MuDynamics, PA Semi, PCH International, Pure Digital and Teknovus.

In addition to his investment work, Jim spearheads Focus’ efforts in Asia, to which he brings to bear his 30 years experience in the region. Jim has initiated customer and partner relationships for numerous Focus portfolio companies including inCode Telecom, NetScaler, PixelWorks, PureDigital and Silicon Optix. Jim is frequently tapped to speak about his experiences at events hosted by organizations such as Asian Venture Capital Journal and International Business Forum.

Jim was a cofounder in 1986 and a Managing Director of the successful merchant banking boutique, Amsterdam Pacific Corportation, which was purchased by a large European bank in 1994. Prior to forming Amsterdam Pacific Corporation, he was Vice President in the Telecommunications Section of the Bank of America's Investment Banking Group where he led media and high technology assignments in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East. Outside of his work at Focus, Jim has successful investments in companies such as ONI, Alteon, Prism Radio Partners, Deeptech, Hello Direct, US Filter and USA Waste (Waste Management Inc.).

Jim has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin and MBA (as an Arjay Miller Scholar) and MA degrees from Stanford University. Prior to attending business school, he worked for four years as a telecommunications engineer in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in analog/digital voice systems and digital networking.

James Scott Brew
James Scott Brew Back to top Principal Architect RMI Built Environment Team James Scott Brew, FCSI, AIA, LEED AP is a Principal Architect with the RMI Built Environment Team and leads their design and planning studio. He has over 28 years of sustainable design experience in historic, commercial, institutional, and residential architecture. James is a mentor and frequent speaker at regional, national and international conferences on high-performance buildings and emerging trends and solutions in sustainable community design. As a regular contributor for broadcast and print media, James provides insight on topics of energy, healthy building design, and sustainable communities. With many regional and national awards for his work, James has consistently been a champion and leader for the advancement of high-performance design — moving toward sustainable and regenerative buildings and communities.
Rich Brubaker
Rich Brubaker Back to top Founder and Managing Partner China Strategic Development Partners Rich is the Founder and Managing Partner of China Strategic Development Partners. Based in Shanghai, he assists his clients (both Fortune 500 companies and SMEs) in understanding the China market, determining their own China platform and implementing effective strategies.

In addition to his consulting, Rich has also been a active member of China's CSR community. He established the charitable organizations Hands On Shanghai and Hands on Chengdu to promote, develop, and manage volunteerism in China. He was a founding member of Crossroads (, an organization devoted to developing CSR and civil society, and has recently launched Cleaner Greener China to highlight the environmental challenges that China faces and the people, products, and companies who are developing solutions.

Rich has a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Economics, from the University of Missouri.

Raoul Bunschoten
Raoul Bunschoten Back to top Director CHORA architecture and urbanism Raoul Bunschoten, architect specialised in urban planning. He studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA, at the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, New York, USA and at ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule), Zurich. He lives in London.

Bunschoten is founding director of CHORA. Founded in 1993, CHORA investigates and practises architectural and urban design. This includes the development of methods for emergent planning techniques as well as the formulation of policies pertaining to the growth of cities. In particular, CHORA has experience in urban environments that have undergone radical changes in political, economic, social or cultural conditions that have propelled them towards new forms of urbanity.

Josh Carmody
Josh Carmody Back to top Fund Manager Asia Pacific Carbon Fund Josh Carmody is the Fund Manager of the Asia Pacific Carbon Fund which is managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and has interests in CDM and clean energy projects in over 16 developing countries in Asia. He is also Senior Project Specialist for Clean Energy and Climate Change projects within ADB. Prior to joining AD, Josh was a partner of the International law firm, Baker & McKenzie and a senior member of that firm's Global Climate Change & Clean Energy Practice Group. He has been active in the carbon and clean energy markets for over ten years.
ML Chan
ML Chan Back to top China Executive Director JUCCCE Smart Grid Cooperative Dr. ML Chan, Vice President of Asian Development, Quanta Technology, LLC, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has expertise in Smart Grid and the utilization of computer and communications system technologies to deliver power system reliability, performance improvement, and optimal asset management for utilities. He combines his power system planning and operations expertise to integrate renewable, distributed energy resources, demand responses and load management, AMI/AMR systems, Home Automation Network (HAN), feeder automation, substation automation, SCADA, asset condition monitoring, condition-based maintenance (CBM), phasor measurement unit, wide area protection and FACTS technologies into a Smart Grid vision for utilities. The full realization of that vision is made possible when Dr. Chan guides utilities in developing and implementing enterprise IT system architecture to provide business intelligence for utility operations. His environmental resources background since the 70's also provides with significant insight to integrate renewable resources, demand side management and efficient energy building technologies into utility operations and planning. For more than 30 years, Dr. Chan has provided consulting services to over 70 utilities in the United States and around the world. He has published over 60 technical papers in the open literature, and has given many presentations and speeches in seminars and tutorials. He is the Chair of IEEE Power System Planning and Implementation Committee, and a member of Executive Advisory Committee for DistrbuTECH Conferences. He is also on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Dr. Chan has SB, SM and Electrical Engineer's degrees from MIT, and PhD from Cornell University. Prior to joining Quanta Technology, he worked with Energy Resources Company, Tetra Tech, Systems Control, Inc., Energy Management Associates, ECC, Inc., ML Consulting Group, SchlumbergerSema, and KEMA, Inc.
Chiping Chen
Chiping Chen Back to top GEM Practice Specialist McKinsey&Company 2007-present, GEM Practice Specialist, McKinsey&Company

2004-2006, Vice President, Capgemini China, Head of Energy Utilities & Chemicals (EUC)

1998-2003, co-Founder, Bexcel

1995-1997, Research Coordinator, McKinsey&Company, Inc. China Education

MBA in Finance Track, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Master of Science, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Bachelor of Science, National University of Defense Technology

Jianghua Chen
Jianghua Chen Back to top Deputy Director DSM office in State Grid Chen Jianghua has experience working in the Electric Research Institute of Jiangsu Province, conducting analyses and experiments of electric control systems. He also held a management position in the Jiangsu Electric Power Company, specializing in generation and technology. Currently, Jianghua is the deputy director of the DSM office in State Grid in charge of DSM and DSM technology.
Sophie Chou
Sophie Chou Back to top Senior Project Manager Camco China Sophie Chou is senior project manager in Camco China from beginning of 2007. Sophie is developing some of Camco’s most innovative projects, looking at how carbon financing could be used to deploy small scale energy efficiency technology applications. She is also responsible for tracking key policy developments in the US and internationally. Prior to joining Camco Sophie worked at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change as a senior international fellow. In this role Sophie contributed to the design and operationalization of the Center’s international program as well as tracking Kyoto Protocol implementation measures. Sophie has a BA in Environmental Studies fron Indiana University and an MSc in Foreign Service (specializing in International Development) from Georgetown University.
Peter L. Corsell
Peter L. Corsell Back to top CEO GridPoint Peter L. Corsell is Chief Executive Officer for GridPoint and is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the company. GridPoint is the pioneer of an innovative software platform to address today's energy challenges while aligning the interests of electric utilities, consumers and the environment. MIT's Technology Review magazine has recognized Mr. Corsell as one of the world's top innovators under age 35 for developing a practical solution to advance the development of a Smart Grid.

In 2003, Mr. Corsell founded GridPoint to create a technology that would fuel the mass adoption of renewable energy sources and increase energy efficiency. Today, GridPoint is working with electric utilities nationwide to create a clean and efficient 21st century grid. GridPoint applies information technology to the grid, enabling utilities with a single interface for managing a variety of distributed resources including electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, and advanced storage technologies as well as residential and commercial devices such as thermostats and water heaters. With GridPoint's platform, utilities efficiently balance supply and demand in an economical, scaleable and environmentally beneficial manner. To date, GridPoint has raised over $220 million in equity capital, including a large investment by the Goldman Sachs Group. The World Economic Forum selected the company as a Technology Pioneer in 2008.

Mr. Corsell's commitment to protect the environment and benefit society is also evident in his background and work outside of GridPoint. He is Chairman of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Alternative Energies and a member of Newsweek's Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee. In addition, he serves on Xcel Energy's Smart Grid Advisory Board, the Environmental Media Association's Corporate Board and the board of directors of Standard Renewable Energy, a leading provider of integrated renewable energy solutions. Previously, Mr. Corsell served with the U.S. State Department in Cuba and as a political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Corsell holds a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Mark  Cotter
Mark Cotter Back to top Operations Director Haworth Asia Pacific, Middle East & Latin America Mark Cotter is based in the Haworth Shanghai factory, which is located in the Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao, Pudong.

Mark is responsible for the development and execution of the Operations strategy throughout the region. The factory in Shanghai manufactures the core products of seating, workplace systems and storage, with the other regional factory in Pune, India manufacturing a range of seating.

Mark has implemented and led Lean Manufacturing in a number of factories since the early 1990’s to deliver continuous improvement in customer service, quality and delivery. This focus on best practice has now expanded to include

Sustainability and has helped Haworth become a leader in this area throughout the region.

Lean practices such as elimination of waste and non-value added activities, have an overlap with Sustainability and the demonstrated benefits in cost reduction will ensure that this remains a core focus for Haworth. Mark believes that stakeholder engagement throughout Haworth and across the supply chain is key to driving change.

Previously Mark worked with Avery Dennison, a global leader in self adhesive materials and office products, in Operations and Supply Chain management roles based in the U.K. and Australia from 1989 to 2003. Prior to joining Haworth, Mark was Managing Director of Gerhardt Australia Pty Ltd with responsibility for the AP region.

Brian Curtis
Brian Curtis Back to top Venture Partner Qiming Ventures

Brian is an Entrepreneur in Residence with Qiming Ventures in Shanghai and its sister fund Ignition Partners in Seattle, focusing on clean energy. He also acts as an industry adviser to the US Department of Energy and an independent consultant to energy, environment and resource related start-ups.

Previously, Brian was on the founding team of several technology companies including environmental/chemical companies in China and an IT company in California. Brian began his career as an alternative fuels plant design engineer for Chevron.

Brian holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and currently sits on the board of the MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and the Executive Judging Committee for the MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize. Brian holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.

Michael Ding
Michael Ding Back to top Senior Executive Accenture's Greater China Mr. Ding is a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Greater China leading the utility industry practice. He has extensive expertise in corporate strategy, business operation, corporate governance, business optimization and performance management, etc. He also leads ASNA (Accenture solution for Network Asset) team in APAC which include High performance asset management, smart grid.

Mr. Ding mainly devotes to services of business optimization, performance management and change management for power companies, including investment environment evaluation, management diagnosis and business process reengineering, etc.

Prior to Accenture, Mr. Ding used to work for a famous electric power group company. He has rich operational and managerial experience in power generation, power grid and power market. He also served as the power industry lead in a famous international consulting firm.

In 2001, Mr. Ding got his MBA from Antai School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

David has been traveling to China since 1989, and has been leading environmental technology programs in China for ICF since 1994. He has a Masters degree in Public Policy from London School of Economics and Political Science, and graduated from the Hopkins Nanjing Program (Class of 1992). He is currently based in Beijing, China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Ruth Dobson
Ruth Dobson Back to top Partner, Advisory Services Pricewaterhousecoopers Ruth is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers China (PwC), based in Beijing. Ruth leads PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change group in China, part of PwC’s global sustainability network. Ruth is also PwC’s Greentech Industry leader in China, focused on bringing a broad range of assurance, tax and advisory services to clients operating in greentech or cleantech markets. Ruth has been based in China continuously since 2001 when she moved to Shanghai with PwC. She transferred to Beijing in 2005. Prior to moving to China, Ruth was with PwC UK in London, where she provided M&A services to corporate and private equity clients in Europe and the US, and began her career in the banking and financial services team. Ruth was recently a key contributor to the “China Greentech Report 2009,” a comprehensive study of greentech markets in China created by the China Greentech Initiative, a collaboration of over 80 organisations, of which PwC was a founding partner. Ruth is a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England and Wales.
Ira Ehrenpreis
Ira Ehrenpreis Back to top General Partner, Technology Partners

Ira Ehrenpreis is a General Partner with Technology Partners. He has been with the firm since 1996. Ira leads Technology Partners’ Cleantech investment practice, investing in Energy Technology, Water Technology, and Materials Science opportunities. Ira is a recognized leader in both the venture capital industry and the Cleantech sector, and in 2007, was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Men Under 45” by Details Magazine. In the venture community, Ira serves on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and on the Board of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC). He is also the Co-Chairman of both the VCNetwork and the YVCA, two non-profit organizations comprising more than 1,000 venture capitalists. In the Cleantech sector, Ira has served on several industry Boards, including the Clean-Tech Investor Summit (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Conference Chairman), Cleantech Venture Network (Past Chairman), Energy Investors Forum (2004 Conference Chairman), Energy Venture Fair, and California Climate Change Advisory Board. Recently, Ira was featured as the Keynote speaker at both the Cleantech Venture Forum VI and the Cleantech Venture Forum V. He has also served on the Advisory Boards of the Southern California Tech Coast Alliance, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), and the Comerica Venture Capital Advisory Board. Ira is also an active leader at Stanford University, where his contributions have included teaching the course on Venture Capital and serving on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School. Ira is also a Contributor to Nimmer on Copyright, the leading copyright treatise. Ira received his JD/MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of Stanford Law Review. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude.

Technology Partners is a 24 year venture capital firm that has managed more than $750 million of investment capital with current investments being made from Technology Partners Fund VIII. Technology Partners has invested in more than 100 companies in a variety of industries serving principally as a lead investor. The majority of investments are in early stage companies. The firm invests approximately half of its capital into Cleantech (Energy Technology, Water Technology and Advanced Materials) companies and the other half into companies focused on the Life Sciences. For more information on Technology Partners, go to

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Sieren Ernst
Sieren Ernst Back to top President Environmental Markets Advisory Sieren Ernst is an independent consultant who advises funds, technology providers, and developers on their investments and business strategy in environmental markets. She has extensive experience along the value chain environmental markets, from the technical evaluation to the commercial feasibility of projects. She has worked on coal-mine methane, industrial efficiency(steel, cement, and oil and gas), landfill, waste-to-energy, small and large-scale renewable energy(biomass, wind, solar, geothermal), and transportation projects for eligibility in voluntary, Kyoto, EU-ETS, and AB-32. Sieren has worked in environmental markets for nearly ten years, her experience ranges from the UNDP-GEF to European Carbon funds investing in carbon-reducing power projects in China. Sieren has bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Northwestern University, and speaks Mandarin and Spanish.
Chunlu Fei
Chunlu Fei Back to top Executive Director Shanghai Jahwa Real Estate Co., Ltd

2001 to present, Executive Director, Shanghai Jahwa Real Estate Co., Ltd

2001 to 2005, Managing Director, Shanghai International Automobile City Real Estate Co., Ltd

1999 to 2001, Visiting Scholar, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

Tutor to doctors, Economics & Management School of Tsinghua Universtiy

Professor, Sichuan University

Director & Economist, Chinese Medicine Association

Scot Frank
Scot Frank Back to top CEO One Earth Designs
Terry Fry
Terry Fry Back to top Vice President Nexant’s Energy & Carbon Management Group Mr. Fry is a Sr. Vice President in Nexant’s Energy & Carbon Management group in San Francisco and has been an active proponent of efficient energy production and use for more than 25 years. He has focused on energy industry restructuring policies and regulations that encourage energy efficiency—with particular emphasis on demand-side management (DSM), environmentally friendly technologies, and private sector services. Working with the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance and counterparts in the Jiangsu DSM Center, he directed the development of the DSM Program Manual for Industrial Energy Efficiency. The manual provides a focal point for a series of NDRC-led training activities that were initiated in Beijing in October 2008. Terry holds an M.Phil in Economics from Cambridge University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been active in China energy projects and issues since 1984, when he was resident in Xi’an.
Alan Gagnet
Alan Gagnet Back to top Advisor US Department of Energy's Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation Since early 2007, he has been the Advisor to the US Department of Energy's industrial energy efficiency cooperation with the Chinese government to provide direct technical assistance to industry. Prior to that, he designed and managed a successful Greening of the Supply Chain Project for GM in China that saved its Tier 1 suppliers money, energy and reduced emissions. He also managed a similar effort for Tier 1 suppliers of other multi-nationals worldwide. For 20 years, he has scouted and audited factories worldwide to implement energy efficiency, water savings and emissions reductions improvements. He began his technical career in the offshore drilling and exploration industry specializing in high-pressure well control systems. Alan is a mechanical engineer.
Jifan Gao
Jifan Gao Back to top CEO Trina Solar Energy

Mr. Gao established Trina Solar in December 1997. His success in developing Trina Solar over the past ten years originated from his experience with his prior two companies. Prior to founding Trina Solar, Mr. Gao established and managed Wujin Xiehe Fine Chemical Factory for five years. Earlier, Mr. Gao spent four years establishing and managing his first company, Guangdong Shunde Fuyou Detergent Plant. Mr. Gao currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the China Renewable Energy Society Solar Power Construction Committee and the standing Vice Chairman of New Energy Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He graduated from Jilin University with a MS degree in Physical Chemistry in 1988. He received his BS in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985.

Zhi Wen Gao
Zhi Wen Gao Back to top Deputy General Manager, Party Committee Member Lan Zhou Branch, Petro China
Miguel Garat
Miguel Garat Back to top Managing Director Haworth Greater China and North Asia Based in the Haworth's headquarters in Shanghai, Miguel has full P&L responsibility for Haworth throughout the region. With over 10 years of experience in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Mr. Garat has been a driving force behind a number of initiatives in Haworth. Previously he held senior management roles in the UK, Ireland and China. Mr. Garat holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Marshall School of Business / University of Southern California. He speaks French, Spanish, English and Catalan.
Mark Ginsberg
Mark Ginsberg Back to top Board of Directors US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Mr. Mark Ginsberg was appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to serve on the EERE Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2002. In that capacity, Mr. Ginsberg and the Board direct EERE policy, strategies, and budgets and serve as "ambassadors" for the organization. He has great expertise in Asia Pacific energy futures and policy.

From July 1997 through June 2002, Mark Ginsberg served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for EERE's Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS). In that position, Mr. Ginsberg oversaw a comprehensive set of programs to make buildings, equipment, and appliances more energy efficient; support state, community and low income energy programs; and pave the way for a healthy and prosperous future through high efficiency research and development, building codes, and appliance standards.

From December 1991 until July 1997, Mark directed the Federal Energy Management Program and, prior to joining DOE in 1991, Mr. Ginsberg served as Director of the Arizona Energy Office.

Sheeraz  Haji
Sheeraz Haji Back to top President Cleantech Group
David Hathaway
David Hathaway Back to top Managing Director ICFI China David Hathaway is Managing Director of ICF International (Beijing). He currently oversees work in China that spans US-China bilateral climate change programs, corporate supply chain sustainability solutions, carbon market support, and low carbon development planning through a range of partnerships with Chinese and international organizations. David has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Program for Chinese and American Studies (Class of 1991-92), and first studied in China at Peking University (1990). He is based in Beijing.
Brendan Herron
Brendan Herron Back to top Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy of CURRENT Group, LLC. Brendan Herron is the Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy of CURRENT Group, LLC. In his role, Mr. Herron spends a significant amount of time working with utility executives, government officials and regulators around the world on Smart Grid related topics. Prior to joining CURRENT in 2005, Mr. Herron focused on private equity investments in technology infrastructure and enterprise software for Hannon Armstrong, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Herron has also served as a VP, Corporate Development & Strategy for Aggregate Industries Plc, (a multinational building materials company) and with Ernst & Young as a strategic consultant. He has completed approximately 30 M&A transactions, holds a B.S. in accounting and computer science and an M.B.A. from Loyola College of Maryland and has passed the CPA and CMA examinations.

CURRENT is a leader in enabling electric utilities worldwide to deploy and manage a Smart Grid benefiting utilities, consumers and the environment. CURRENT provides sensing technology, high speed communications and analytic software and related services in integrated Smart Grid solutions. CURRENT is operating several of the world's largest Smart Grids including for Oncor Electric Delivery Company in Dallas, Texas which presently passes 125,000 homes and for Xcel Energy in its Smart Grid City project in Boulder, Colorado. CURRENT is also an active participant with some of the world's largest utilities in a series of European Commission funded Smart Grid projects. CURRENT, a private company, was founded in 2000 and has been recognized by several awards including being one of the 10 most innovative Clean Tech companies in Europe in 2008 by Dow Jones, the 2006 Platts' "Global Energy Commercial Technology of the Year" for its technology in relation to emissions reduction, practicality, reliability and overall commercial success, and Red Herring's 2006 "Top 100 North America."

Jack Hidary
Jack Hidary Back to top Global EV Leader Hertz
Thomas Houlihan
Thomas Houlihan Back to top Senior Research Engineer Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) Incorporated.

Dr. Thomas Houlihan has been with Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) since it was incorporated in 2005. He started his career as a Professor of Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. After 10 years, he left a tenured post in academia to enter industry and serve as the Senior Vice-President of Propulsion Dynamics Incorporated (PDI). At PDI he developed shipboard monitoring and control systems for US Navy gas turbine ships. At his next station, Dr. Houlihan served as Chief Engineer of the Jonathan Corporation in the US Navy Phased Maintenance (PM) Program in Norfolk, VA. Over his 12-year career in the PM Program, he was responsible for the timely delivery of design engineering services for over 15 ship modernizations valued cumulatively at $100M. Dr. Houlihan next served as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow in the Environmental Directorate of the White House Science Office in Washington, DC. He left this post to become Vice-President of Engineering at Clean Fuels Technology (CFT) in 1998. CFT assets were acquired by EES in July 2005. Dr. Houlihan presently serves as a Senior Research Engineer at Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) Incorporated.

Jason Hu
Jason Hu Back to top Vice General Manager China Merchants Property Development Co., LTD Mr. Jason Hu, professorate senior engineer, is the Vice General Manager of China Merchants Property Development Co., LTD and the General Manager of the management headquarters in Guangzhou. He is a part-time professor of South China University of Technology and a guest professor at The University of New South Wales. Also, he is a member of the Green Building Professional Committee of Architectural Society of China and a standing director of the Civil Building Society of Guangdong and the Guangdong Real Estate Association. In 1992, he was recognized as one of the middle-aged and young experts with outstanding contributions by the Ministry of Personnel of the People's Republic of China and began to enjoy the special allowance offered by the State Council. He has long devoted himself to researching and practicing the idea of green real estate.
Ming Huang
Ming Huang Back to top Board Chairman Himin Solar Energy Group Huang is sometimes referred to as the pioneer of China's clean energy industry. In his capacity as 10th National People's Congress (NPC) deputy, he proposed the Law on Renewable Energy. The law came into effect on January 1, 2006, and lays a legal foundation for the country's strategy of solving its energy crisis. "G (green) Energy Substitute", a strategy developed by Huang, provides for the use of renewable energy in industry, agriculture, building development, and everyday living.
Timothy Hui
Timothy Hui Back to top Chief Representative NRDC China Timothy Hui is the Chief Representative of NRDC China in Beijing. His overall responsibilities include program strategy, government relations, project development & implementation, etc. He started working with NRDC 12 years ago and got NRDC Beijing Office registered in 2006. Timothy has been focusing on project areas such as green buildings and energy efficiency at policy level. He has also been providing strategic facilitation to other project areas such as Responsible Sourcing Initiative and environment law. Timothy was a co-founder of a Chinese environment NGO which has been a strategic partner of NRDC for many years. He also worked with government media in China.
Ken Jarrett
Ken Jarrett Back to top Chairman, Greater China APCO
Ru Qing Jia
Ru Qing Jia Back to top Deputy Director National Academy for Mayors of China
Martin Joerss
Martin Joerss Back to top Principal McKinsey & Company Dr. Martin Joerss is a Principal in the Beijing Office of McKinsey & Company. Since joining the Firm in 1996 he has been working in our 6 offices in Hamburg and Chicago, and since 004 in Beijing. He specializes in strategy, organizational, and operational work in the industrial sector and leads McKinsey’s Travel Infrastructure and Logistics practice in Greater China. He also leads McKinsey’s climate change activities in China such as developing carbon abatement cost curve for China and working with one of the largest financial institutions globally to identify climate-change related investments in China among many other important projects. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Martin Joerss served as a member of parliament in the state of Hamburg on the committees for finance and science. Martin Joerss holds a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the University of Hamburg and a diploma in physics from the Free University of Berlin.
O Koo
O Koo Back to top Managing Director, Carbon Markets JUCCCE

Most recently, O was General Manager of GE's Lamps Asia Pacific, where he had direct P&L responsibility. He was instrumental in restructuring the organization, and drove profitable growth, for the first time in 10 years. Previously, O was the Six Sigma Quality Leader for GE's Asia Pacific Industrial System, driving Six Sigma and Lean strategies across five industrial manufacturing operations, on key initiatives to support operating targets, manufacturing productivity, and global fulfillment. O's career at GE started in GE's Information Management Leadership Program, and then joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff; performing audits across various GE's Industrial and Capital businesses worldwide. O's other work experience includes Merrill Lynch. Originally from Shanghai, China, O has also lived in South America, Europe and the USA. O obtained a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisville.

Steffen  Lehmann
Steffen Lehmann Back to top UNESCO Chairman Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific German-born Professor Steffen Lehmann, PhD, holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific, the Professorial Chair in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle (NSW), and is Founding Director of the s_Lab Space Laboratory for Architectural Research and Design (Sydney-Berlin).

Steffen’s expertise is in sustainable cities and ‘Green Urbanism’. Since 1991, he has presented his work at more than 180 conferences in 12 countries. He has researched, built and taught on informal urban design, urban renewal and energy-efficient cities since the early 1990s. He is the editor of the US based Journal of Green Building (2006 – to date) and an advisor to government, city councils and industry in Europe, Asia and Australia. He holds three post-graduate degrees; after graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (1989) he worked with James Stirling in London and with Arata Isozaki in Tokyo. Before being appointed to a Professorial Chair in December 2002 in Australia, he ran his own ideas-driven practice in Berlin, for more than 10 years, where he designed numerous award-winning buildings.

During the 1990s, he was instrumental in the urban re-development of Berlin’s city centre and has built large-scale buildings in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, Hackescher Markt and Pariser Platz. In recognition of the international significance of his work, he has been invited as Visiting Professor to lead design studios at leading universities in six countries.

in 2008, Steffen received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Mard D. Levine
Mard D. Levine Back to top Group Leader China Energy Group Mark D. Levine was director of the Environmental Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1996-2006, a division of 400 people working on energy efficiency, both R&D and policy analysis. Previously he led the Energy Analysis Department (1983-1996). His major passion in the past two decades has involved analyzing and promoting energy efficiency in China. In 1988, he created and has since led the China Energy Group at LBNL. Today he spends the majority of his time working with collaborators in China on energy efficiency policy in that country. Dr. Levine is a board member of four leading non-profits in the United States (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Center for Clean Air Policy, Center for Resource Solutions, and the U.S. China Green Energy Council). He is a member of the Energy Advisory Board of Dow Chemical Company, the Board of Directors of an energy venture capital firm (California Clean Energy Fund), and of the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) in Tokyo. In 1999, he was elected a fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, California’s counterpart to the U.S. National Academies. In 2008, he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Obayashi Prize for his contributions to sustainable development, especially in urban areas, an award given to one individual every two years. Also in 2008, he received the Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) Public Service award, an recognition that has chosen to make for only four people over the past decade. In addition to authoring numerous technical publications, Dr. Levine has led a series of high-profile energy analysis activities: reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (that in the past year received the Nobel Peace Prize), co-leader of major scenario studies of the United States, China, and the global energy system for such organizations as the World Energy Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program, and others. He is on the editorial board of four international journals: Energy Policy (United States) Building Research & Information (United Kingdom), and a journal in Japan and Switzerland. Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, earned a PhD from the University of California, and has been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
Mark Levine
Mark Levine Back to top Senior Staff Scientist and Founder of China Energy Group Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Mark D. Levine was director of the Energy Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1996-2006, a division of 400 people performing research on energy efficiency. In 1988, he created and has since led the China Energy Group at LBNL. Dr. Levine is a board member of three leading non-profits in the United States and one in China. He is on the advisory board of four major organizations. In recent years he has been the recipient two awards from Japan: the Obayashi Prize and the Appreciation Prize, the highest award of the Japanese Institute of Architects ever given to a foreigner. He has also been awarded the Public Service Award of the Federation of American Scientists for his groundbreaking work on energy efficiency in China. Dr. Levine was the leader of the chapter on CO2 emissions from energy use in buildings for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (that won the Nobel Peace Prize). Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Levine
Mark Levine Back to top Founder, China Energy Group Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Junfeng Li
Junfeng Li Back to top Deputy Director Energy Research Institute, NDRC Mr. Li Junfeng is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission. He also holds the professional and academic positions as a Professor and the Chair of the Academic Committee of ERI, and the General Secretary of Chinese Renewable Industrial Association, Vice-Chairman of Global Wind Energy Council, Vice-Chairman of REN 21, etc. He was graduated from Shandong Mining Institute in 1982. Mr. Li is the focal point of REEEP program for the Region of East Asia. He engaged himself of the projects development for GEF and World Bank, UNDP and other program for renewable energy development in China. Recent years, he also involved in Climate Change issue, especially in technology transfer, CDM and carbon trade issues, and has been heading the development of the first CDM project in China. He chaired the Sustainable Energy Task Force of the Chinese High Technology 863 Programme under the tenth national five-year plan, and the member of the Hydrogen Task Force of National High Technology 973 Programme. He facilitated the implementation of the national high technology programme for Wind and Solar PV within the tenth five-year plan. Meanwhile, he is also the chief leader author for the development of Chinese Renewable Energy Law. The main literatures are listed as Issues and Options of Green House Gas Emission and Control in China, Renewable Technology Assessment in China, Renewable Energy Planning and Development Strategy, Potential Analysis of Carbon Trade in China, Wind 12 in China, Explanation of Chinese Renewable Energy Law, and Market Analysis of Solar PV Technology in China, China Wind Power Report 2007, China Solar PV Report 2007, China Renewable Energy Industry Development Report 2007, China Wind Power Report 2008, and so on.
Shou Xu Li
Shou Xu Li Back to top Chief Designer Design Consulting Department, China Aeronautical Project and Design Institute
Kenneth Lieberthal
Kenneth Lieberthal Back to top Ross School of Business University of Michigan

Dr. Lieberthal holds several positions at the University of Michigan: William Davidson Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, Distinguished Fellow and Director for China at the William Davidson Institute, and Research Associate of the Center for Chinese Studies. He has been on the Michigan faculty since 1983. He earlier taught at Swarthmore College for 1972-83. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and two M.A.'s and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Dr. Lieberthal is also Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution, where he was a Visiting Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies for November-December 2000 and again for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Dr. Lieberthal served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asia on the National Security Council from August 1998 to October 2000. His government responsibilities encompassed American policy toward all issues involving Northeast, East, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Lieberthal has written and edited nearly a dozen books and authored more than five dozen published articles. His books include: Governing China: From Revolution Through Reform (W.W. Norton, second revised edition 2004); Policy Making in China: Leaders, Structures, and Processes (Princeton University Press, 1988) and Policy Making in China's Energy Sector (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1986), both co-authored with Michel Oksenberg; Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post‑Mao China (U.C. Berkeley Press. 1991), co-editor with David Lampton; Revolution and Tradition in Tientsin (Stanford University Press, 1980); Paths to Sino‑US Cooperation in the Automotive Sector (US Trade Development Program, 1989), with Michael Flynn and others; and Central Documents and Politburo Politics in China (University of Michigan, 1978). His recent articles include: “Scorched Earth: Will Environmental Risks in China Overwhelm its Opportunities?” (with Elizabeth Economy) Harvard Business Review (June 2007), pp. 88-96; “Smooth Sailing: The Myths and Realities of Sea Lane Security” (with Dennis Blair) Foreign Affairs (May/June 2007), pp. 1-6; "China's Strategies and Goals toward Northeast Asia," Asia Policy 3 (January 2007), pp. 65-70; “Completing WTO Reforms,” China Business Review (September – October 2006), pp. 50-56; (with Mikkal Herberg) China's Search for Energy Security: Implications for US Policy (NBR Analysis: Seattle, April 2006); “Bridging the Gap,” Asia Policy (January 2006), pp. 7-15; “Why the US Malaise Over China?” YaleGlobal Online (January 19, 2006); “US-China Relations”(in Chinese), Caijing (December 2005); “Preventing a War Over Taiwan,” Foreign Affairs (March-April 2005); “The Coming Crisis Over Intellectual Property Rights,” Harvard Business Review (February 2005); “China Tomorrow: The Great Transition,” Harvard Business Review (October 2003), “China in 2033,” China Business Review (March-April 2003), along with several book chapters and also articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post and other newspapers.

Guozhong Liu
Guozhong Liu Back to top Chairman of the board Redbud Greening Factories 1997: Elected as the deputy member to the 11th NPC of Changshu.

1998 to 2001: Be named the outstanding director of Changshu.

1999: Elected as one of the 10 young leaders of Jiangsu Province, one of the 100 greatest individuals of the Communist Youth League, vice president of the Suzhou Township Entrepreneurs Association.

2001: Model worker of Jiangsu Province, one of the 10 greatest young entrepreneurs of Changshu.

2002: Elected as the deputy member to the 12th NPC of Changshu.

2003: Elected as the deputy member of Suzhou.

2004: Named as excellent private entrepreneurs in science and technology in China.

2005: Named as one of the 10 greatest figures in the news.

2006: Entitled as the outstanding innovation talent during the "Five-Year Plan" period.

Peggy Liu
Peggy Liu Back to top Chairperson JUCCCE Peggy Liu, Chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognized expert on China's energy landscape. She was named a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, the Hillary Institute Laureate of 2010, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008. Prior to JUCCCE she has been a venture capitalist, an Internet pioneer, a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager, computer programmer, and organic gardener. She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has extensive non-profit management experience in a wide range of sectors and has a passion for making the world a better place.
Ya Wei Long
Ya Wei Long Back to top Assistant Governor Xiqing District, Tianjin
Wen Bo Lu
Wen Bo Lu Back to top General Manager CNNOC infrastructure Management Co.
Fiona Ma
Fiona Ma Back to top Majority Whip California State Assembly

Ms. Ma is the California State Assembly Majority Whip and a San Francisco politician, and a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing district four, the Sunset District from 2002 to 2006, when she took her seat in the Assembly. Prior to her election to this position, she was a part-time district representative to a state senator. Her campaign for this position focused on improving services for her constituents. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Ma is a CPA. She received an MBA from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During her time in Sacramento, her major pieces of legislation have primarily focused on banning toxic chemicals in products for babies and small children, the creation of a state-wide high-speed rail bullet train, and giving equal rights to men and women to change their last names when they are married or become domestic partners. She is also a co-author of SB 840, a bill that creates a single payer universal health care system throughout California.

Han Cheng Ma
Han Cheng Ma Back to top Deputy Mayor, Municipal Party Committee Member, Shi Zui Shan, Ning Xia Hui Autonomous Region
Xuelu Ma
Xuelu Ma Back to top Executive Member Renewable Energy Association Xuelu Ma currently serves as the executive director of the China Renewable Energy, vice chairman of the China Wind Energy Association. He is also an economist with a professor title. He used to be the director of the enterprise and the Policy Research Office of Baoding Municipal Party Committee, the vice secretary of the municipal city and the city party secretary of the Economic and Trade Commission as well as the director of the Baoding National High-tech Zone director. He established the Baoding National High-tech Zone, which was named by the Ministry of Science and Technology as “the only national renewable energy industry base”. It has become one of the most successful Renewable Energy-intensive industry base in China. With the great contribution to the Baoding National High-tech Zone, Ma has been awarded many national awards.
Chris  Marnay
Chris Marnay Back to top Leader Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab Chris Marnay leads the Technology Evaluation, Modeling, and Assessment group within the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab. He models restructured electricity markets, especially related to problems concerning likely future adoption patterns of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER). He was a member of the Consortium of Electric Reliability Solutions (CERTS) that proposed the CERTS Microgrid concept, and his group has since developed methods for the economic evaluation of microgrids. Work has led to development of the DER Customer Adoption Model that finds optimum technology neutral combinations of equipment and operating schedules, given prevailing economic circumstances and available equipment descriptions. His other responsibilities primarily involve maintaining and enhancing the latest version of the Energy Information Administration's National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), which is used for most national level energy policy analysis. Other work in progress includes the development of a national scale uncertainty based national building energy demand and supply module for the planned Stochastic Energy Deployment System. He chairs the annual Micrgrids Symposiums, which have been held in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Greece. He has an A.B. in Development Studies, an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, all from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Hawaii, and has worked at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2006 he was a visiting professor at The University of Kitakyushu under a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Roger Martella
Roger Martella Back to top Former General Counsel US EPA

Roger Martella is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Sidley Austin LLP. He recently rejoined Sidley Austin after serving as the General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of handling complex environmental matters at the Department of Justice and EPA. Roger’s practice focuses on three primary areas. First, Roger advises companies on developing strategic approaches to achieve their goals in light of rapidly developing demands to promote sustainability, address climate change, and utilize clean energy. Second, Roger advises multinational companies on compliance with environmental laws in the United States, China, the European Union, and other nations. Third, Roger handles a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation.

As EPA General Counsel, Roger served as the chief legal advisor supervising an office of 350 attorneys in staff in Washington and 10 regional offices. In particular, Roger served as the chief advisor on legal options and frameworks for climate change regulation in response to the landmark Supreme Court decision Massachusetts v. EPA. Further, recognizing deficiencies in the China environmental law framework and the challenges for multinational organizations in understanding the laws on the books, Roger created the China Environmental Law Initiative in 2007. As part of the initiative, Roger created the only known website devoted to China environmental laws and organized with the State Environmental Protection Agency (now the Ministry of Environmental Protection) two separate symposia in China. A respected expert on the China framework in the United States and China, Roger has testified as an expert on this issue before the United States Congress, worked with numerous government officials at the national and provincial level in China, and has lectured with academics and students at leading universities and think tanks in both nations. Prior to joining EPA, Roger most recently served as the Principal Counsel for Complex Litigation at the Justice Department’s Natural Resources Section, where he focused on defending federal decisions relating to public lands, national forests, minerals, and Native American reservations.

Roger graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Cornell University, where he studied environmental science. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. David M. Ebel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tom McCawley
Tom McCawley Back to top General Manager Owens Corning Tom has been with Owens Corning (OC) for 9 years (4.5 in Asia ) – and is currently accountable to transform existing and develop new building material markets in Asia Pacific by leveraging OC's 70 years of innovation and leadership experience in Energy Productivity and Building Science.

Before joining OC, Tom worked in the steel industry for six years with Qualitech Steel and Nucor Steel (Trinidad Iron Carbide Operations), and started his career spending six years in the Nuclear Industry with both Westinghouse and General Electric.

Tom graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. Chemical Engineering and spent six years in the US Army Reserve.

Xiangwei  Meng
Xiangwei Meng Back to top Deputy mayor of Baoding Meng Xiangwei, Deputy Mayor of Baoding. Xiangwei is in charge of international cooperation, service industry development, and market monitoring in the areas of commerce, food, pricing, culture, cultural relics, tourism, business administration, customs, inspection and quarantine, etc. He co-manages the Baoding Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Baoding Municipal Bureau of Commerce, the Baoding Quality Control and Inspection Bureau, the Baoding Food and Drug Administration, the Baoding Administration of Grain, the Baoding Press Office, the Baiyangdian Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Baoding Technology Park, the Tunzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Baoding Petrol, as well as the Baoding rep office in Beijing and Tianjin. Meng Xianwei also works closely with the Youth League and communicates regularly with industries and commerce.
David  Mohler
David Mohler Back to top Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Duke Energy

David Mohler is vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy. Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 3.9 million customers in the Carolinas and the Midwest. Mohler is responsible for the development and application of technologies in support of Duke Energy’s strategic objectives. He was named to his current position in October 2006.

Most recently, Mohler served as vice president of strategic planning for Duke Energy. Prior to the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy, he served in the same role for Cinergy. Mohler has operational experience in both nuclear and fossil power generation, as well as experience in corporate marketing, human resources and business development. While at Cinergy, he led the assessment and redesign of capital allocation and processes. Prior to that, he served as general manager of human resources and established the MBA rotational program. Before joining Cinergy, Mohler was employed by Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G). He served on the executive team that developed PSE&G’s first deregulated retail subsidiary.

Mohler earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University, a bachelor of science degree from the University of the State of New York, a master of arts degree from Xavier University of Cincinnati, and a master of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Columbia University Marketing Management Program and Penn State University Executive Development Program.

John Mortensen
John Mortensen Back to top Regional Director, China & North Asia Jones Lang LaSalle John Mortensen is Regional Director of Project and Development Services, North Asia for the global property company, Jones Lang LaSalle. John comes from an architectural background he joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2003 and works with numerous global clients including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, ABNAmro, Microsoft, BMW.

John has worked on the design and construction of critical environments for several financial and internet related organizations including:

  • -MCIWorldCom
  • -Level(3) Communications
  • -Concert
  • -Pihana (Equinix)
  • -Global Crossing
  • -Merrill Lynch

2005 – Current: Regional Director China, North Asia, Jones Lang La Salle

2003 – 2005: National Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

1995 – 2003: Director of SL&A International Architectural and Interior Design Practice

Chris Mulcare
Chris Mulcare Back to top Investment Manager, Clean Technology Investment New Zealand Chris Mulcare is Investment Manager in Clean Technology for Investment New Zealand. Investment NZ is a division of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise which is New Zealand’s national economic development agency. Chris helps to introduce offshore investors and strategic partners to New Zealand companies that are developing clean technologies or projects as well as to attract greenfield cleantech ventures to New Zealand. Chris is a chemical engineer and has over 20 years experience in engineering, project management and commercial/marketing roles within industry as well as experience in technology commercialisation. After a period managing a tech start-up, Chris joined Investment NZ in December 2007 to undertake an investigation into cleantech activity and capability within New Zealand. In addition to supporting cleantech investment, Chris has been investigating the wider issues and opportunities in New Zealand to develop and deploy clean technology to enable a pathway to a sustainable low carbon economy.
Stefano Negri
Stefano Negri Back to top Senior Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company

Stefano Negri joined McKinsey & Company’s Italian office in 2001 and is currently an Engagement Manager in McKinsey’s Shanghai office. He relocated there in June 2007 after becoming a McKinsey Global Institute Fellow. In this capacity, he has led a study to understand urbanization in China over the next 20 years and its implications for both businesses and policy makers. He is currently working with McKinsey’s India office to study the future evolution of urbanization in India.

During his career at McKinsey, Stefano has worked mainly with European clients in the public sector, the airline industry, and the telecom industry. In 2007, Stefano worked in Africa as a volunteer for Technoserve, an international NGO, to help them set up an entrepreneurship development plan for Tanzania.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Stefano worked as a Land Planning Engineer on the northern coast of Colombia for Ricerca e Cooperazione, an Italian NGO, and as an environmental consultant for city councils in Italy.

Stefano holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, where he was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to spend a year at the National University of Ireland. He also holds a MBA from INSEAD (France and Singapore).

Stefano’s mother tongue is Italian and he speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Anne Arquit Neiderberger
Anne Arquit Neiderberger Back to top JUCCCE Strategic Advisor for Carbon Markets and Energy Efficiency Policy Solutions

Anne Arquit Neiderberger has been working in the field of climate change and energy research, policy, capacity building, and consulting since 1989, shifting her focus from science to government policy and, since 2001, to strategic consulting. An expert on carbon markets, Anne was recently quoted in The Economist on the subject and conceived the innovative Swiss Climate Cent fund (, under which oil importers voluntarily contribute 1.5 Swiss cents to a climate mitigation fund for each liter of gasoline/diesel sold, thereby ensuring Swiss compliance with its Kyoto Protocol commitments and saving the Swiss economy hundreds of millions of dollars in lost motor fuel tax revenues annually. A dual Swiss-American citizen, Anne represented the Government of Switzerland in the UN climate negotiations from 1991-2000, serving as lead negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol market mechanisms, and has consulted on a number of energy efficiency and climate projects in China. She holds an A.B. degree with High Honors in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 2003-04 and has published extensively on sustainable development, climate change and clean energy issues.

David Nieh
David Nieh Back to top General Manager Planning/Development of Shui On Land

David Nieh serves as General Manager of Planning and Development for Shui On Land. He formerly directed the studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Shanghai office. He is a registered architect and certified planner, as well as a Leadership in Energy Efficient Design Accredited Professional. He was chief architect for the City of San Jose and Redevelopment Agency, and has taught architecture, urban design and urban studies at Stanford University. Mr. Nieh has served on boards ranging from strategic economics, creative communities, campus development, education, social innovation, biotech and public art. This past year, he was Co-Chair of the Global Leadership Forum for Economic and Cultural Development in Silicon Valley, hosting 15 international city-regions in conjunction with the ISEA 2006 Biennale (International Society for the Electronic Arts) and Pacific Rim New Media Summit (PRNMS).

His work has won numerous awards and he has been a guest speaker in Asia, North America and Europe. With social consciousness and energy sustainability as key principles, his projects are large-scale and urban in nature, focusing on the translation of strategic planning initiatives into the implementation of infrastructure, architecture and built form.

Mr. Nieh holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Gary.A Nieman
Gary.A Nieman Back to top Vice President and Managing Director Building Materials, Asia Pacific Gary A. Nieman was named Vice President and Managing Director, Building Materials, Asia Pacific in October of 2006. In this role, Nieman is responsible for the growth and profitability of OC’s Building Material’s Business throughout the region.

Prior to moving to China, he served VP, OC Automotive and Global Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for the global growth and profitability of OC’s Automotive business, and for OC’s Composite Solutions Business Product Management and Market Development activities.

He has extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region, having previously served as Managing Director of Owens Corning (India) Ltd. and as Executive VP of OC Korea.

With Owens Corning since 1977, Nieman has also held a variety of positions in manufacturing, sales and sales management, product management, and supply chain. Nieman earned a degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 company for 54 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $5 billion in 2007 and 18,000 employees in 26 countries on five continents.

Dr. R.K. Pachauri
Dr. R.K. Pachauri Back to top Chair (IPCC), Director General (TERI), Director (Yale CEI) IPCC, The Energy and Resources Institute, Yale Climate and Energy Institute Dr. R.K. Pachauri has been the Chief Executive of TERI since 1981, designated initially as Director and since April 2001 as Director-General. In April 2002 he was elected as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988. IPCC along with former Vice President Al Gore has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2007. Dr. Pachauri has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics. He has been President of the Asian Energy Institute since 1992. In April 1999, he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan and continues to hold this appointment. Dr. Pachauri was awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 2001 by the President of India and he was also bestowed the “Officier De La Légion D’Honneur” by the Government of France in 2006. He was conferred with the “Padma Vibhushan”, second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in January 2008 by the President of India. He has been appointed as Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute from July 2009.
Steve Papermaster
Steve Papermaster Back to top Former Energy Committee Co-Chair US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) for the Bush Administration Steve Papermaster, co-founder, is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in the private sector as well as an active leader in a number of key public sector roles. As Chairman of Powershift Ventures he focuses on investments in technology companies, including software and internet, bio and nanotech, and clean energy. Steve served as the energy committee co-chair on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 2001 to 2009, which he was appointed by President George W. Bush. He also serves as chairman of Technology Network Texas (TechNet). He is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and has served as a national judge and represented the United States as the judge for the World Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Huei Peng
Huei Peng Back to top US Director Clean Energy Research Center -- Clean Vehicle Consortium Huei Peng received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle active safety systems. He is currently the US Director of the Clean Energy Research Center—Clean Vehicle Consortium. He is a primary researcher at the University of Michigan Automotive Research Center, and was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, and Super-HUMMWV. He also leads an education project funded by DOE to develop 10 undergraduate and graduate courses including three laboratories courses focusing on transportation electrification. He has more than 200 technical publications, including 80 in referred journals and transactions. Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the ASME Dynamic System and Control Division (DSCD). He served as the chair of the ASME DSCD Transportation Panel from 1995 to 1997, and is a member of the Executive Committee of ASME DSCD. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics from 1998-2004 and for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control from 2004-2009. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career award in 1998. He is an ASME Fellow.
Arjun Polhuijs
Arjun Polhuijs Back to top ?WhatIf! The Innovation Company

A true Dutchman, Arjan started trading early on, selling promotional premiums to fast movers. Realizing his heart lay in marketing, he joined Sara Lee to work on some of their European brands. Three years later he joined Philips where he developed new electric shavers for Asia. His bi-monthly Asian visits did little to slake his thirst for all things China related, so he moved in with a Shanghainese family for six months. Feeling like he’d finally learned something about Chinese consumers, he joined ?What If! Shanghai as an inventor. Arjan is crazy about historic novels, cooking, photography and generally has too much energy.

 Marc Porat
Marc Porat Back to top CEO GreenCube

Chairman Dr. Porat is founder and Chairman of Quiet Solution, a world-class soundproofing building materials company for residential and commercial construction. He works closely with strategic accounts in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and public sectors. Marc graduated from Columbia in 1972, earned a double Masters (economics and communication) from Stanford, and a Ph.D. (awarded with distinction) in 1976.

Marc joined the Department of Commerce as a senior staff economist and was nominated for a Silver Star by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce. He was recruited to the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies as Director. While there, he wrote, hosted and produced a 60-minute PBS documentary, "The Information Society", featuring luminaries such as Walter Wriston, Henry Kissinger, J. Kenneth Galbraith and Dan Yankelovich. In 1983, Dr. Porat founded Private Satellite Network, building and operating business television networks for Fortune 500 companies such as GM, Ford, AT&T and for DoD (U.S. Army). In 1988, Marc went to Apple Computer Advanced Technology Group and spun out in 1991 with key members of the Macintosh team to co-found General Magic, a communication and software company, serving as its Chairman & CEO.

Marc also founded Perfect Commerce, Inc, a leading enterprise supply management company providing e-sourcing and e-procurement software, consulting and expertise to G2500 companies. Marc established Quiet Solution in March 2002.

Bill Powell
Bill Powell Back to top Senior Writer TIME Magazine/Shanghai

2004 to present: Senior Writer TIME Magazine/Shanghai
2002-2004: Chief International Correspondent FORTUNE Magazine/New York
2000-2002: Asia Editor FORTUNE Magazine/Beijing
1996-2000: Moscow Bureau Chief Newsweek Magazine
1994-1996: Berlin Bureau Chief Newsweek Magazine
1989-1994: Tokyo Bureau Chief Newsweek Magazine
1985-1989: Senior Writer Newsweek Magazine New York
1979-1985: staff writer Business Week Magazine

Awards: Overseas Press Club award for Best Foreign reporting (twice). Gerald Loeb award for best magazine piece. Various others.

Graduate, 1979, Northwestern University, BA history Lives in Shanghai with wife Junling Cui and daughter Abby.

Mark Prain
Mark Prain Back to top Executive Director Hillary Institute A graduate of Toi Whakaari (Wellington - 1978), New Zealand’s premier Theatre Arts academy, Mark spent 15 years as a professional actor, director, playwright and opera singer. He then spent much of the next 15 working in NZ and the USA on Sustainable Leadership. After five years with Greenpeace (1990-94), he became Executive Director of not for profit Sustainable Cities (1995-2000) and then of the “Redesigning Resources Business Leadership Group” (2000-04). He is the author of two books on sustainable best practice (2002 & 2004), and wrote a national column on the subject for the Business Monthly from 1996-2005. Beyond his current international role as Executive Director of the Hillary Institute of International Leadership (2006-), Mark is Director of Maven Ltd., a strategic consultancy focused on social entrepreneurship based in NZ. He is also an associate director of Professional Arts Services and NEXT Carbon and the ED of Untouched World’s Charitable Foundation. Mark is widely regarded as an independent thinker and partnership-broker.
Lynn Price
Lynn Price Back to top Research Scientist China Energy Group, Energy Analysis Department Lynn Price is a Research Scientist in the China Energy Group of the Energy Analysis Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ms. Price has a MS in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked at LBNL since 1990. Ms. Price has been a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, since 1994 and was an author on the industrial sector chapter of IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report on Mitigation of Climate Change. Since 1999, Ms. Price has provided technical assistance to the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program related to international experience with industrial sector energy efficiency policies. Ms. Price led an effort to introduce Chinese experts and policymakers to international experience with industrial energy efficiency target-setting through development of a pilot program with two steel mills in Shandong Province. Following the pilot program, China’s National Development and Reform Commission established the Top-1000 Energy-Consuming Enterprises Program in which China’s largest energy-consuming industrial facilities were given energy-saving targets for 2010 in support of the national goal to reduce energy use per unit of GDP by 20% between 2005 and 2010. Ms. Price is currently providing technical assistance for the Top-1000 Enterprise Program through the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program as well as for a number of projects focused on improvement of energy efficiency and emissions reductions in China’s industrial sector for the U.S. EPA, World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate.
Jonathan R. Woetzel
Jonathan R. Woetzel Back to top Director McKinsey & Co. Greater China's Energy Practice and Corporate Finance Practice

Jonathan Woetzel is a Director in McKinsey & Company's Shanghai Office and the leader of its Energy and Materials practice in Asia. Dr. Woetzel has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategy, particularly for industrial and consumer companies in China. He has also worked in the Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, and Zurich offices. Dr. Woetzel holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California, where his work focused on China's political economy. He has published three books on China: China's Economic Opening to the Outside World (Praeger, 1989), Capitalist China: Strategies for a Revolutionized Economy (John Wiley, 2003), and Operation China: From Strategy to Execution (Harvard Business, 2008). Dr. Woetzel, a U.S. citizen, is proficient in Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

Frank Rexach
Frank Rexach Back to top Vice President and General Manager Haworth Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Latin America

Frank Rexach is Vice President and General Manager of Haworth Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Latin America. Based in the company’s regional headquarters in Shanghai, China, Frank oversees operations for Haworth throughout the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Latin America region, including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia & Dubai. Frank is responsible for the development of Haworth Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Latin America’s overall strategy, including product portfolio development, global and regional sourcing strategies, manufacturing and supply chain initiatives, new business development, global account management and brand marketing.

Since joining Haworth in 2002, Frank has directed and achieved several key objectives to support Haworth’s business expansion in Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Latin America including: relocating the regional headquarters from Hong Kong to Shanghai, growing sales over fifty percent each year, establishing the company’s first new product development center in Shanghai, and more.

Previously, Frank worked with Avery Dennison, a global leader in self adhesive materials and office products, in senior management regional roles based in France, Hong Kong and Australia.

Frank has an M.B.A. from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and B.A. from the University of Southern California. He speaks German, Mandarin, French and Spanish.

Gary Rieschel
Gary Rieschel Back to top Managing Director Qiming Ventures

Gary Rieschel has over 25 years of operating and investing experience in the information technology industry. Most recently, Gary was the founder of SOFTBANK Venture Capital/Mobius Venture Capital in the U.S. (1996), a firm with nearly $2 billion USD under management. In this role, Gary invested in over 50 technology companies leading to successful IPO exits at UTStarcom, Concentric Networks, Verisign, USWeb, Net2Phone, Puma Technology (through acquisitions), Digimarc, Intertrust, and Critical Path, and successful M&A transactions for GeoCities (Yahoo!), (Getty Images), and Datapower (IBM). Gary has led investments in Chinese companies TopSec, Accelergy, Bokee (Blog China), and Yeelion. Gary has also sponsored the creation of several other top venture firms, including Ignition Partners (partners in Qiming), Grandbanks Capital, and Arrowpath in the U.S., and SOFTBANK Asia Infrastructure Fund I/II (SAIF Partners) in China. Prior to his 10 years as a venture capitalist, Gary held senior executive positions at nCUBE (Sr. VP), Cisco Systems (Director, Worldwide Channels/Programs), Sequent Computer Systems (General Manager Asia Pacific), and Intel Corporation (Quality Assurance Manager). Gary holds a B.A. from Reed College where he serves on the board of trustees, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Gary is also known for his love of wine and sports of all kinds. He and his family moved to Shanghai in January, 2005.

Martin Schoenbauer
Martin Schoenbauer Back to top Executive Director China Office, US Department of Energy Marty Schoenbauer assumed the Executive Directorship of the DOE China Office at the U.S. Embassy to the People’s Republic of China on March 1, 2009. The DOE China Office serves all DOE Program Offices and interfaces with China Government and industry officials as well as other U.S. Agencies at the Embassy. He has over 30 years of government service in leadership positions. He most recently served as the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In that capacity Mr. Schoenbauer assisted the Deputy Administrator (DA) for Defense Programs in directing the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) and acted in that Assistant Secretary role for most of 2007. The SSP is responsible for maintaining the safety, security, and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Mr. Schoenbauer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a BS and completed his MBA at George Washington University in 1982.
Martin  Schoenbauer
Martin Schoenbauer Back to top Head of China US Department of Energy
Roland Schoettle
Roland Schoettle Back to top CEO Optimal Technologies International Inc Roland Schoettle is Founder and CEO of Optimal Technologies International Inc. (, a privately held company financed by Goldman Sachs International. In early 2000, Mr. Schoettle founded Optimal to develop advanced solutions to help power utilities, businesses and consumers maximize their energy usage. The company's mission is to enable a more efficient, reliable and environmentally responsible electric power grid from end-to-end. Optimal's unique products and services have the potential to create unprecedented industry, economic, environmental and consumer benefits worldwide. In 2007, Optimal was awarded Deloitte's Technology Green 15, and it was previously nominated for a World Technology Network Award in the field of Environment.

Mr. Schoettle's current leadership role at Optimal is supported by his background in technology and engineering along with over 35 years of business development experience. Prior to launching Optimal Technologies, he founded and successfully led several technology-based companies -- one of which received the prestigious position of Canada's number one re-seller of Sun workstations, and one for which he received an entrepreneurial award. An accomplished speaker and industry recognized expert, Mr. Schoettle's past engagements include guest lecturing at the University of Calgary and California Maritime University along with presenting at such distinguished venues as the Commonwealth Club of California, National Academy of Sciences, the Center for Smart Energy, CleanTech Venture Forums, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Sha Sha
Sha Sha Back to top Partner McKinsey & Company Sha Sha is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Shanghai office. Over her decade-long career with the firm, she has advised leading multinational companies and state-owned enterprises. Ms. Sha has led client engagements on product development, growth strategy, and cross-border M&A and integration in several industries, including the automotive, consumer, and energy sectors. She has worked in McKinsey’s Beijing and New York offices, and has worked in Korea, Singapore, Australia, and the U.S. Ms. Sha has also appeared on China’s top business television channels, including CNBC and CBN.

Sha Sha graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor’s degree in international economics. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah Back to top CEO SunEdison

Jigar Shah, a renowned visionary committed to renewable energy, launched the company in 2003 based upon a business plan originally developed in 1999 for a university class. This plan became the basis for the SunEdison business model: to simplify solar as a service at long-term predictable pricing, rather than leaving it to organizations to incur significant capital costs through ownership and operation of solar energy systems. Under his guidance, SunEdison was the first to pioneer a solar power services agreement (SPSA), which served as the foundation for much of the growth of the solar industry in the past five years.

Warren Smith
Warren Smith Back to top Director of Facilities Macau Cotai Strip

Warren Smith is the Director of Cotai Facilities for Venetian Macau Ltd and is responsible for the management of facilities for all the development in Cotai Strip and consults for Venetian Macau Ltds other interests. He provides the technical expertise for the energy management program to continuously improve efficiencies and develop green initiatives

Throughout his engineering career he has been passionate about educating major corporations on clean energy alternatives and reduction of wasteful practices. In 1995 he was a founding committee member of Environmental Hotels of Auckland and in 1997 he received a Green Ribbon Award from the New Zealand Minister for the Environment.

His experience in the geothermal fields of the Philippines led to several technical publications on various subjects in the field of Geothermal Energy. In the last several years he has lived in South East Asia and China where he has provided expertise to major hotel companies.

He is a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.

Taryn Sullivan
Taryn Sullivan Back to top Founder, CEO Efficiency Alliance Experienced in worldwide sourcing, manufacturing processes, and conducting day-to-day business in Mandarin Chinese, Taryn has first-hand knowledge of how factories work, think, and conduct business. Starting out as a customer- facing team member for a sourcing agent headquartered in Taiwan, Taryn was soon recruited by their fastest growing customer as an internal sourcing team leader. In this capacity, she worked side by side with the President of Improvements Catalog, a subsidiary of Home Shopping Network. Taryn spent the next several years travelling throughout Asia and South America, managing all overseas sourcing agents and working with factories to develop new products. During this period, she drove direct import items from 0% to 60% of total revenues - a little over $100 million - and profit margins from 40% to over 60%. Taryn went on to work for a large US wholesale company, Pacific Trade International. As Manager of the International Sourcing team, Taryn was responsible for all sourcing, product development, quality control, purchasing, and vendor management for sourced items. She led the effort to replace the wasteful manual sourcing process with a web-based product development system and database to allow better collaboration between the international teams and their factories. On top of her sourcing role, she designed the requirements and directly managed the development and deployment of the system. She went on to work directly for factories, then a sourcing agent, and later worked as an independent sourcing agent to make products for large wholesalers and retailers such as Restoration Hardware. After extensive experience working with factories to solve problems, Taryn wanted to partner more closely with them to improve efficiency and cut costs. Through her experience she recognized energy efficiency as a big opportunity in factories to achieve this goal. In 2009, Taryn decided to devote herself to this effort. She partnered with a long-time friend with deep expertise in energy efficiency, and together they founded Efficiency Exchange. Her experience on all sides of the retail supply chain gives her a unique advantage in bringing together stakeholders to implement energy saving practices in their supply chain and achieve their sustainability goals.
Ray  Sun
Ray Sun Back to top Managing Director Business Development and Venture Investment – Great China Ray Sun is the Managing Director for Business Development and Venture Investment, Great China, in the Corporate Business Development group of Applied Materials since November 2007. Mr. Sun is responsible for identifying, recommending and managing new business opportunities and venture capital investments in the great China region. He also serves as the head of China Regional Marketing for Applied Materials China.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Sun was the General Manager of a strategic semiconductor account in China for Applied Materials. He was instrumental in establishing an account team and achieved several key accomplishments in this role, including a record year of revenue in 2004. He was also a Board Director and Auditing Board member of AFOP since 2001, a NASDAQ listed fiber optical component company based in Sunnyvale, CA.

Prior to joining Applied Materials, Mr. Sun was a Managing Partner and Representative of North America for Global Investment Management Co. LTD. (GIM), a Venture Capital firm from Taiwan. Before joining GIM, he ran his own consulting partnership since 1998 for raising capital and helping the development of start-up companies. From 1996 to 1998, he was a founding member, Board Director and VP of Business Development at Storm Technology Inc at Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he served as one of the early founding members of Primax, a listed company at Taiwan, as VP of Computer Business Group, later as the US subsidiary President and a Board Director.

Mr. Sun received his Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University at Taiwan and his Masters in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas.

Yu Sun
Yu Sun Back to top Deputy Mayor Ri Zhao, Shan Dong province
Ming Sung
Ming Sung Back to top Chief Representative Asia Pacific for Clean Air Task Force Ming is currently the Chief Representative for Asia Pacific for Clean Air Task Force. His professional experience expends over 30 years in the energy and IT industries. He has worked for many leading companies such as AspenTech, BASF, Monsanto, Shell, US DOE, and XinAo/ENN Group. He was with Shell for 25 years. His experience covers management, engineering, operations, marketing, etc. in the coal, oil, chemicals and related areas. Ming is also very active in the community in the private and public sector. He has served on many boards and has developed a very broad network in the US and Greater China. He earned his BS and MS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He did his Ph.D. research in rheology at University of Florida.
Matthew Targett
Matthew Targett Back to top INVISTA Asia Pacific Technology Director INVISTA

Matthew is the Asia Pacific Technology Director for INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated chemicals and polymers businesses with a global presence.

Matthew has 11 years business experience in China.

He is based in Shanghai and has led a variety of growth initiatives in the region, including set-up of new research & development, technical marketing, technology transfers and successful set-up of manufacturing technology organizations supporting investments in excess of $750 million.

A focus continues to be one of innovation in areas of quality, new breakthrough technology platforms, project execution, intellectual property protection, government approval processes, external technology origination and strategic planning.

Matthew currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and has served as the Chair of the Science & Innovation Committee.

Matthew has designed a number of high tech manufacturing symposia in collaboration with industry experts covering China’s evolving National Innovation policy, intellectual property risk assessments and developing technology talent in China.

Matthew has championed efforts within the Chamber to develop position papers on the topics of innovation, energy and the environment.

Matthew also serves as a strategic advisor for the Joint US China Cooperation on Clean Energy with a focus on renewables, especially emerging second generation non-food routes to renewable energy and materials.

Matthew is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. in chemical engineering). He began his career at DuPont Central Research, in chemical reaction engineering.He has held a variety of R&D and manufacturing technology leadership positions for DuPont in Delaware, Texas, Singapore, North Carolina and China.

Marshall Towe
Marshall Towe Back to top Better Place Marshall Towe joined Better Place soon after its launch to lead the company’s efforts throughout Asia. In this role, Towe works directly with governments, financial institutions, automobile manufacturers and others to create local joint venture operating companies. Once established, these operating companies will build and operate electric recharge grids to enable the mass deployment of electric vehicles and greatly reduce a country’s dependence on oil and the pollution associated with tailpipe emissions. Before joining Better Place, Towe retired from a 25-year career in the technology industry in order to develop his family’s charitable foundation and work with other non-profit organizations in the U.S. Towe spent the last 15 years of his career as a senior executive with VeriSign and QUALCOMM, where he was responsible for building the businesses and brands of these companies throughout Asia. Towe began his career as a systems engineer at GTE Network Systems and held various senior marketing and business development positions at MCI Communications, Nortel Networks and Motorola. His career includes the successful building and management of organizations in the U.S., Middle East, Africa and throughout Asia. He has lived in Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and Sri Lanka. Towe has published over 50 articles and is a frequent speaker at industry forums. Towe continues his non-profit work through his family’s charitable foundation, and volunteers with the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention, Chicago’s 2016 Olympic effort and the Taproot Foundation. Towe is also a board advisor to the Java Jazz Festival held annually in Jakarta;, a web portal that develops and aggregates information focused on environmental and dietary effects on children’s health; and Statmon, a publicly-traded software company.
John Trew
John Trew Back to top Business Strategy Advisor Asia Pacific John Trew -Business Strategy Advisor to Current (USA) for Asia Pacific.Managing Director & CEO of 'Treleaven Capital Management Ltd', an infrastructure development and funding company with offices in Singapore and Beijing. Mr.Trew has worked in the infrastructure and energy sectors for over 15 years at President, CEO & MD levels and has successfully concluded contracts and funding deals in the environmental, water, transportation and oil and gas sectors worth over US$2.5 billion. Additionally he has worked on major M&A transactions and has extensive experience managing JV's. He has served as CEO and Managing Director of several market leaders within the region including RWE-Thames, Veolia and United Utilities. He has lived in several countries in SE Asia and Australia and was living in China until April this year, based in Beijing. Previously he was the elected Chairman for two years of the UNESCAP sponsored Asian Infrastructure Development Association (AIDA) based in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr.Trew now lives in Singapore.
Kevin Tu
Kevin Tu Back to top Senior Associate, China Energy & Climate Policy Carnegie Endowment
David Turnbull
David Turnbull Back to top Director ATOPIA -design<>communication<>urbanism (LLC) David TURNBULL is a director of ATOPIA -design<>communication<>urbanism (LLC), and a founder of ATOPIA_RESEARCH (inc), He has worked extensively in the UK, Japan, SEAsia, the Middle East, Europe and the USA, and has specific expertise in the area of new lifestyles and the way that individual buildings and new patterns of development take advantage from advances in telecommunications and digital media. His academic appointments include the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professorship in Architecture at Yale University, USA, and Visiting Professorships at the University of Toronto (sponsored by CITY-TV), Canada, and Columbia University in New York, USA. He is currently Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath in the UK, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, New York, and The Ellen and Sidney Feltman Chair of Architecture at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in London.
Frits  Verheij
Frits Verheij Back to top Product Group Manager KEMA Frits Verheij has been working in the field of renewable energy, mainly wind energy, since 1987. He studied on both the Delft and the Eindhoven Technical Universities, and started his carreer in 1987 at TNO, a research organisation. In 1997 he joined the Energy Agency Novem as a Senior Programme Manager responsible for the technical issues related to wind energy. At the same time he started his own one-man consultancy business on Industrial Safety & Organization (part-time).

Frits is working with KEMA since 2001 as Product Group Manager Wind Energy. In 2006 he has been appointed as Managing Principal Future Energy Systems. He is one of the authors of the White Paper “Smart Grids of the Future”, has been advisor of utilities and governments on renewable energy strategies, and is Project Manager of the study on the Energy Island, an innovative concept for large-scale energy storage. Besides, he is Programme Manager of We@Sea, a research programme for offshore wind energy.

Frits has been a member of several Committees and Advisory Boards amongst others for the Energy Research Centre in The Netherlands and Delft Technical University.

Alvin Wang
Alvin Wang Back to top CEO and Co-founder Minfo Mr. Graylin is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and business leader with over 15 years of management experience, seven of which are in Greater China. Mr. Graylin co-founded mInfo in early 2005. He is intimately knowledgeable about the wireless search and mobile marketing space in China. Mr. Graylin has rich entrepreneurial experiences prior to mInfo, having also been the founder and CEO of two other technology start-ups in the US, one in personalized e-marketing and the other in online financial tools for consumers. In the mid-90's Mr. Graylin helped establish the Intel organization in Shanghai, and grew Intel's consumer business in China from $50M to $300M over a three year period. He also led Asia Pacific marketing for Intel Online Services in the late'90s. Additionally, Mr. Graylin ran the global Enterprise and Consumer business units at Trend Micro in 2001-2003 (while based in Taipei), and security products/services business at WatchGuard Technologies (based in Seattle), with respective yearly revenues in excess of US$200M, US$100M and US$80M. He delivered sizable double digit revenue growth for all three businesses units. Mr. Graylin began his career at IBM designing next generation processors for the AS/400 mini-computer family.Mr. Graylin earned an MS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School. He graduated top of his department with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. Mr. Graylin was born in China, educated in the US, and honed his professional skills in the global marketplace. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Arthur Wang
Arthur Wang Back to top Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company Arthur Wang is an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Shanghai Office. He joined McKinsey in 2004 and has worked in the firm’s Frankfurt and Shanghai offices. He has extensive experience in growth strategy, marketing & sales strategy, and M&A. Throughout his McKinsey career, he has advised leading multinational and Chinese companies across the pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer goods industries.

Before joining McKinsey, Arthur worked for P&G. He received a Master’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Science & Technology of China. He is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, is fluent in English and speaks conversational Cantonese.

Robert Watson
Robert Watson Back to top Chairman and CEO EcoTech International Group

Robert Watson is a global leader in the green building movement, having founded the LEED Green Building Rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council where he is a Director. Rob launched the EcoTech International Group in 2007 to deliver integrated green building solutions to China, India and the U.S.

Rob is the only foreigner honored with a Green Building Innovation Award from the Chinese Ministry of Construction and received the 2006 International Association of Energy Engineers Professional Development award. Rob’s work has been featured in The World is Flat 3.0 and several columns by Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times columnist. Rob appeared in the PBS Special “Design e2” and the Sundance Channel’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet”. Rob received his MBA from Columbia University in 2006. He also has an M.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he was a Senior Fellow. He is married to architect Margaret Howard Watson and has a 9-year-old teacher and raison d’etre, Max.

Alex Westlake
Alex Westlake Back to top Managing Director ClearWorld Energy, Co-founder Camco Dr. Alex Westlake is Managing Director of ClearWorld Energy and one of the founders of Camco. Alex is based permanently in Beijing, where he has worked since 1998. Alex has ten year’s experience in renewable energy technology development and the utility sector both in UK and Asia, with firms PowerGen (UK, now E.On) and IT Power (UK). Alex has a PhD in Wind Energy and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Alex is considered to be a leading expert on the Clean Development Mechanism in China. Alex was integral to the development of China’s first CDM project – the Huitengxile Windfarm Project, which is also the first wind project to be registered globally and has developed new CDM methodologies for energy efficiency and coal bed methane utilisation.

As part of ClearWorld Energy’s role in co-founding Camco, Alex served as Director and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Managing Director of the China business unit. Alex was a member of the management team which achieved a public listing for Camco in 2006.

Julian Wong
Julian Wong Back to top

Julian Wong is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing where he is writing extensively on China’s renewable energy sector. Mr. Wong is the author of two blogs, The Green Leap Forward (, which focuses on sustainability efforts in China, and The Solar Coaster dedicated to solar energy policy and technology. Until recently, Mr. Wong was a private equity mergers & acquisitions attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and Hong Kong and a member of the New York City Bar Association Energy Committee. He has also previously worked in Singapore as a equities research analyst at Phillip Securities. Mr. Wong holds a B.A in Biology from Pomona College, a M.A. in Environmental & Energy Policy from Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, and a J.D. from Duke Law School.

Yimei Wong
Yimei Wong Back to top Manager of the North America Operations Trina Solar Yimei Wong heads the North America operations for Trina Solar, a vertically integrated NYSE-listed solar company near Shanghai. Prior to her current role, she was the Manager of Global Procurement negotiating the company's multimillion dollar product purchasing. She is an advocate of cleantech initiatives. Most recently, under the leadership of CEO of Nanosolar, a silicon-valley based CIGS thin film solar start-up, she shifted from traditional energy to clean energy and was key in driving the company's initial global supply chain efforts. Prior to that, Yimei was responsible for Fortune 50 companies' operations such as ChevronTexaco to centralize procurement globally; and helped plan deployment of Safeway's localized sourcing center in Asia.

Originally from China, in 2002 she obtained her MBA from Mills College which crossed with UC Haas Berkeley. Her interests remain in China regional development, marathons, and hosting cleantech dinners. Yimei frequently uses her multi-lingual abilities (Chinese, French, Spanish, German) in the 40+ countries visited. Most notably this year: volunteer in the Sichuan earthquake, and summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

Bao Lin Wu
Bao Lin Wu Back to top Head & General Manager Research Institute of China's Aerospace and Architectural Design
Rong Xiao
Rong Xiao Back to top China Program Director China office of Give2Asia

Xiao Rong is the China Program Director at China office of Give2Asia, a U.S. based, not-for-profit organization promoting philanthropy to Asia. Xiao Rong plays crucial leadership role in G2A China Office. Her conscientious and well-organized approach ensures that G2A’s China team provide excellent and individualized service to G2A grantees and donors by running successful programs in China.

Prior to joining Give2Asia, Rong served as the Research Fellow and Assistant to Director of Institute of American Studies, China Academy of Social Sciences, she conduced academic and policy-oriented research on Sino-US relations, as well she managed external/international exchange and cooperation programs of that institute. She also severed as Assistant to China Program Director of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office, assisting China Program Director on programming and in charge of office daily program and administration work; she also served as journalist, magazine editor, and translator on a part-time basis.

Rong received her master’s degree in law and bachelor’s degree in law from Peking University; and she received the training of management of public affairs from George Washington University as Ford Fellow.

Calvin Xu
Calvin Xu Back to top Senior Industrial Specialist – Energy & Climate Change International Finance Corporation, Global Financial Markets Department

Mr. Calvin Xu was appointed Senior Industrial Specialist for Energy and Climate Change in May of 2008. Based in Hong Kong but traveling extensively in the East Asia & Pacific Region, Calvin leads the business development and implementation of IFC’s financing mobilization programs in the region for climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean production. Previously, he served as the head of the innovative China Energy Efficiency Finance Program in Beijing, under which he led the team to successfully build up an energy efficiency loan portfolio of more than $450 million with three Chinese commercial banks. Projects financed with the loan portfolio directly contribute to the total emissions reduction of more than 4.5 million tons of carbon dioxides per annum.

Calvin brings to IFC more than fifteen years of unique experience in the energy and financing businesses. He has worked on projects that cover the whole value chain of energy production, transportation, distribution, trading and consumption, and in the capacity of a business developer, financial adviser or consultant. While Calvin has worked extensively on projects of conventional energy such as coal, oil and gas, his most recent involvements have been in coal liquefaction & gasification, renewable energy and energy efficiency in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Calvin has a bachelor degree of economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and an MBA from Georgetown University. His former employers include Pace Global Energy Services, Enron Corporation, BHP Billiton, and the Chinese Government.

Ellis Yan
Ellis Yan Back to top CEO Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP)

Ellis Yan’s journey to becoming a successful innovator, founder and CEO of the world’s leading energy efficient lighting manufacturer has been filled with obstacles that have challenged his determination and fortitude, but also fueled his entrepreneurial spirit.

At 20 years old, he came to America from China to study at Cleveland State University, where he earned a degree in Accounting. His foray into lighting began in 1986, when he bought used equipment, exported it to China and began manufacturing halogen lighting products. In 1993, Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) was founded.

As the business grew, Ellis turned his focus to energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While the major lighting manufacturers decided to abandon energy efficient lighting technology, Ellis persevered, believing that TCP could create a better light source to rival the incandescent light bulb. In 1996, TCP was the first company to introduce the “SpringLamp Inside”, rather than a straight tube in a CFL, revolutionizing the residential lighting industry for the first time since Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb.

Under Ellis’ leadership, TCP now controls a majority of the U.S. CFL market through a variety of name brand, private label and other lighting manufacturers. The company has more than tripled its sales since 2002, reaching $319 million in 2007 while doubling employees at its global headquarters to more than 200 people in just one year. In addition, Ellis is credited with tripling the company's manufacturing capacity within the same year, producing 1.4 million CFLs every day. This translates into an annual reduction of more than 118 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Education is a passion for Ellis that extends into the company’s business philosophy. He has been instrumental in establishing consumer and school education programs to share the energy efficient and environmental benefits of using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). He is also dedicated to health and wellness and has developed incentive programs encouraging employees to make decisions that are good for their health and the environment.

Ellis has built relationships with a variety of industry partners and associations including ENERGY STAR, the American National Standards Institute, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Lighting Association, among others. His commitments extend beyond the lighting industry, including several local and national organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the National Make-A-Difference Day Campaign, The City Mission, NASA Lewis Research Center, the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, and the National Arbor Foundation. Ellis has received numerous awards for his business leadership and contributions to energy efficient lighting. He was named the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Science and Technology and received Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

James Yan
James Yan Back to top National Sales Manager, Greater China Dow Building Solutions James joined Dow in August 2005 as Senior Account Manager for the Global Chlorinated Organics business in Greater China. In July, 2007, James was promoted to National Sales Manager, Greater China for Dow Building Solutions. James has a proven record in leadership and achieved outstanding results at Dow. He led the sales team to dedicate to providing innovative materials, technologies and solutions for energy efficiency buildings. The product line covers the reliable XPS/EPS external wall insulation finishing system and roofing system. Before joining Dow, James worked for E Chang Trading Co., Ltd. for fourteen years, in both sales and sales management positions. E Chang Trading Co., Ltd. is a distributor of plastic and elastomer products, including Dow’s Nordel and Engage products. James studied English of Science and Technology and Administrative Management at Eastern China University of Science and Technology as well as receiving a graduate diploma in Decision Making. He finished Dow’s Marketing Academy Course in 2007.
Fuqiang Yang
Fuqiang Yang Back to top Vice President and Chief Representative The Energy Foundation Beijing Representative Office

Fuqiang Yang has been involved in energy and environmental issues for near 3 decades. Fuqiang Yang had worked with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on China's energy and environmental issues, and published a number of reports in this field. In 1984, Fuqiang Yang worked on regional energy planning at the Cornell University as a fellow of the World Bank. Before he moved to the United States in 1984, Fuqiang Yang worked with Energy Research institute, State Development Planning Commission, on renewable and rural energy policy, energy modeling and forecasting, project evaluation and long term planning after he graduated from Jilin University. Fuqiang Yang got his Ph. D in Industrial Engineering at West Virginia University in the United States in 1991 and his B. S in Physics at Jilin University in China in 1977.

Qi  Ye
Qi Ye Back to top Professor, Environmental Policy and Management Tsinghua University Dr. Ye Qi is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Policy and Management at Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management since 2004.Dr. Qi’s research areas include climate change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, global and regional carbon cycling, environmental and resource policy for sustainable development, and ecosystem management. He publishes extensively on and serves as reviewers for a number of international journals including Science, Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Landscape Ecology, Climate Research, Critical Review in Plant Science, Global Change Biology, Global Biogeochemical Cycle, Tree Physiology, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Geographic Information Sciences, and Science in China.

Dr. Qi lead numerous research projects with awards in research grants from NSF, NASA, DOE, NOAA, USDA, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Ministry of Education of China. His public services include those in academic community through societies and associations such as American Association for Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, and through academic journals. He also serves as consultant and adviser to governments, NGO’s and international organizations. He provided services to NSF as panelist, USDA, USDOE, California Energy Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Development and Reform Commission of China, the World Bank, European Union 6th and 7th Framework, Winrock International, and the Nature Conservancy.

Stanley Yip
Stanley Yip Back to top Director of Planning/ Development ARUP China

Stanley Yip is an experienced urban planner, land economist and urban designer with extensive professional expertise in economic planning, travel & tourism, urban planning and urban design. With more than 25 years of professional and senior management experience around the world, he has led, studied and implemented many major tourism, urban development and infrastructure projects for public and private clients.

Mr. Yip is currently the Director, Planning & Development with ARUP China and is responsible for the development and implementation of the planning practices in Mainland China. He has recently led a number of pioneering planning projects driven by sustainable development principles in China, and undertaken studies into the economics, design and implementation issues related to the planning of eco-communities.

He is past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, and has been appointed as the Planning Advisor to the Department of Construction of Jiangsu Province, Senior Advisor to the Planning Committee of the City of Harbin, Senior Advisor to the City of Zhuzhou, and also Special Honorary Professor of the Zhejiang Tourism College. Stanley receives interviews by press and regular invitations to speak on major conferences on sustainable development, tourism planning and development issues in China.

Henry Yu
Henry Yu Back to top Business Development Executive Energy & Utilities, IBM Global Services (China) Company Ltd. Henry Yu, Business Development Executive for Energy & Utilities, IBM Global Services (China) Company Ltd. a B.Sc. in Hydraulic Structure of Civil Eng., 1982, Zhejiang University, PRC, and MBA, 1996, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK; Senior Engineer in Hydraulic Machinery in 1995, Engineer in Hydraulic Structure in 1988, Mid-South Design Institute, Ministry of Electric Power, PRC.

Before 1998, Henry’s career held roles and capacities as Sales Vice President – Northern China, AREVA T&D as his last work position; and Vice President - Nuclear Business, Key Account, Global Power Sales, ALSTOM China Ltd. New Projects Manager - Asia, Waste Management NZ Ltd (WAM); ALSTOM Regional Director - South China; Project Manager of Three Gorges Project, Beijing ALSTOM Engineering Consultancy Services Co. Ltd.

Between Jan. 1982 and Nov. 1998: Henry was Senior Engineer and Deputy Manager of Equipment Dept., Guangdong Storage Power JVC, British Chevening Scholar, Coordinator and Site Manager of French Consortium, and a principal designer/team leader of task force at Mid-South Design Institute under Ministry of Electric Power and Water Resource.

Boxun Zhang
Boxun Zhang Back to top Director of Business Analysis Suntech Mr. Boxun Zhang is Suntech's Director of Business Analysis. Mr. Zhang is involved in Suntech's strategic development and business analysis team and leads many key Suntech initiatives including domestic and cross border M&A. Mr. Zhang previously worked for Credit Suisse on Suntech's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2005 and joined Suntech three months later. Earlier, Mr. Zhang served as a Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Zhang received an MBA degree from Cass Business School in London, UK.
Ruiying Zhang
Ruiying Zhang Back to top Program Director for Buildings China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) Ms. Ruiying Zhang is the Program Director for Buildings of China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), a partnership of David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Energy Foundation.The mission of CSEP program is to assist in China’s transition to a sustainable energy future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. As the senior program officer, Ruiying Zhang is in charge of CSEP’s building energy efficiency program, which supports Chinese government to develop and implement appliance standards & labels, building codes, and green building initiatives.

Ruiying Zhang received her bachelor in Energy and Power Engineering, and Master in Economics. She was a senior engineer in electric power sector and has more than 20 years working experience in energy technology, energy and energy efficiency policy, and foreign investment policy. Before joining the Energy Foundation, Ruiying Zhang had been working at Power Economic Research Institute of former Ministry of Electric Power Industry, the former State Planning Commission and China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation.

Shu Mei Zhao
Shu Mei Zhao Back to top Deputy Mayor Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province
Tori  Zwisler
Tori Zwisler Back to top Director The Jane Goodall Institute-Shanghai Roots & Shoots Program

Tori Zwisler, the founding Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute – Shanghai (JGI-S), first met Jane Goodall at an international teachers’ conference in Shanghai in 1998. Upon short acquaintance, Dr. Goodall asked Ms. Zwisler to start JGI-S, and the organization was formed in 1999. JGI-S focuses primarily on the Roots & Shoots program, promoting environmental concern, care for animals and care for people among Shanghai’s youth. Formed as a foreign-affiliated NPO (Not-for-Profit Organization), JGI-S is the first such organization to be registered in China. Ms. Zwisler is currently the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of JGI-S. Under Ms. Zwisler’s leadership, JGI-S’s Roots & Shoots program works with 170 schools in Shanghai, using a curriculum approach to project management and creative problem-solving in after-school activity groups that are directed to “save the world” – one successful project at a time. The Roots & Shoots organization is committed to planting one million trees in Inner Mongolia to fight desertification, works with offices to reduce carbon footprints, promotes poverty alleviation through education in Anhui province, has coordinated the largest recycling program in Shanghai with Shanghai Yellow Pages, has renovated the primate area of the Shanghai Zoo and works with migrant schools.