IAESTE in China main office is in the center of Shanghai operated by a foreign and Chinese professional team who manage the core business of IAESTE program in China and its participants (Chinese and foreign students; Universities, Employers and Embassies). Most of our IAESTE employers have an IAESTE coordinator responsible within their HR department. IAESTE China team establish working relation with each of their partners with monthly meetings and daily communication.
Board Of Directors
Dr. Richard Wu（Founder and Chairman of IAESTE China）
Chinese American, born in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Obtained a Bachelor degree from Shanghai Fudan University, Master and Ph.D. degree from Princeton University and Postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. Dr. Richard Wu had long engaged in Science, Technology, Product Research and Development in the U.S. companies and Research Institutes. In 2000, Dr. Richard Wu came back to China and set up and founded IAESTE program in CHINA as he concerns about the education in China. He has been the Chairman of IAESTE China since then and founder of the LePA program in 2014. Dr. Wu lives between US and China. While he is in China, he also delivers speeches about “Creativity & Values” to different Chinese companies.
Dr Peter Huo（Director of the Board 2012-today）
Chinese American. Bachelor degree from Beijing University, and Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S. Once worked for W.R. Grace, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Galt Lab Inc in U.S. Launched his own high-tech company in Silicon Valley in 1999. After back to China, Dr. Huo worked as the President of the Research Institute of Yantai Wanhua Chemical Co. Ltd., and the Marketing General Manager. Dr. Huo concerns about the university education and Chinese higher education reform. Since 2012, Dr. Huo has joined IAESTE China Board as Director.
Dr. Chachi Ou（Director of the Board 2008-2010）
Chinese American. Ph.D from Rutgers University, U.S. Obtained over 80 U.S. and world invention patents, and won several technological innovation special achievement awards. Dr. Ou has rich experience and deep understanding in both university education and human resources of company. To share the same conception towards young talents as IAESTE, Dr. Ou joined IAESTE China as the Director of the Board in 2008.
Mr. Shen Zhiqin（Director of the Board 2006-2007）
Bachelor and Master Degree from Fudan University in Industrial Economic Management, MBA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, U.S. Former consultant at Boston World Trade Center in U.S., and former Board Chairman of Shanghai Machinery Import & Export Corporation. Now a senior consulting expert for Shanghai municipal government. Mr. Shen became the director of Board of IAESTE China from 2006.