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

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

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

The 20 participants are:




Haibin Zeng
Founder and Director General,
Guangzhou Tianhe District Wherrie Promotion Centre for Art

Anika Sina Laudien           
Project Manager 
Bertelsmann Stiftung



Kai Wang
Director of Child Care and Development Department
One Foundation

Dan Cao               
Programme Officer            
Oak Philanthropy Limited



Lihui Wang
Secretary General
Beijing West Sunshine Rural Development Foundation

Dea Vidovic        
Kultura Nova Foundation



Qian Wang
Deputy Director, Business Development Department
Beijing Normal University Education Foundation

Doriana Basamakova
Chief of Staff       
Trust for Social Achievement Foundation



Qinghong Liang

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

Elsa Özmen        
Senior Associate, Governance programme 
European Climate Foundation



Shuqing Liu
Senior Executive
China-Xavier International Foundation

Ilaria Peano         
Senior Project Manager    
Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT



Weiming Wu
Senior Program Manager and Legal Officer
Beijing Wahi Public Welfare Foundation

Jasmin Jahanshahi
Director of Programmes   
Aga Khan Foundation



Xin Chen
Director, Curriculum Development
Shanghai true love dream public welfare foundation

Neil van der Meer              
Operations Director            
Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Netherlands



Xi Zhao
Executive Director
United Family Healthcare

Rana Kotan 
Director of Programmes and International Relations
Sabanci Foundation



Yangxuan Liu
Senior Project Manager and Research Manager
Sany Foundation

Spyros Alexopoulos         
Program Officer  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation