Zhang Jianyu, Chief Representative of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Beijing Representative Office. He obtained his advanced degrees from Tsinghua University, Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University. He recently completed his Ph.D. studies in Finance from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Since 1999, Mr. Zhang has been working with EDF, a leading US environmental NGO and advocacy group, which focuses on the use of market based instruments (MBIs) in solving environmental problems in China. Mr. Zhang helped the foundation and management of China’s first professional Joint Venture environmental consulting firm ERM China. He served as China project manager for U.S. Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) implementing a Clean Production project on behalf of USEPA. He is an executive board director of China Association for International NGO Cooperation (CANGO), a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He has served as board directors of China-based publicly traded companies and advisory board members of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Zhang is a visiting fellow at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, a member of the Lead Expert Group (LEG) for China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the renowned expert body advising the Chinese government on environment and sustainability issues.
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences