Chinese New Year Mixer
Angela ZhangJournalist at National News Agency
Angela Zhang combines the knowledge of community building and entrepreneurship to simulate cooperation between Latin American and Chinese innovators. She also empowers students from diverse backgrounds as social impact program director of BeHive, alongside a full-time job at a Chinese national news agency. Now she is dedicating herself to work in ESG to further the commitment to a more sustainable future for everyone.
Costas GeorgiouInternational Legal Counsel, Co-founder at BeHive
In his capacity as Chispo Attorneys at Law’s International Legal Counsel Costas helps international companies protect their Intellectual Property in China. His passion for education and personal development has led him to co-found BeHive, an organization that helps students and young professionals develop transferable care skills. Through his YouTube channel he shares concepts that are helping him better navigate the complexities of the modern world. As the recipient of PKU’s Social Welfare Pioneering Scholarship and QS World University Rankings’ MBA Community Scholarship he is now studying towards the UCL MBA at Peking University to develop his business skills and acumen.
Irina GoncharovaGrowth Manager at SONG, BeHive Shanghai Community Lead, Certified Coach
Irina has been studying and working in China for six years, obtaining her master’s degree in Tourism in a Chinese Taught Program at Shandong Normal University. Her experience in the B2B sector as an account manager for local and foreign companies led her to work for an international financial consultancy as a Growth Manager where she takes care of the execution and design of Marketing, BD, and Communication strategies. In January 2020, Irina initiated the BeHive Chapter in Shanghai. As BeHive Shanghai Community Leader, Irina has recruited and led a team of four and held 15+ events with 750+ participants. Irina is also a certified coach and supports expat professionals to overcome the challenges of landing a job in China.
Ossian HeulinClient Executive Diversification Businesses at Dassault Systemes
Ossian Heulin is an entrepreneur at heart, passionate about Business, Innovation, Community Building, and Education. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” is not just a quote, it is a mindset, and he is confident that by empowering the youth, we can create a sustainable future.
Victoria KhuCo-Founder at SCOLAR Network
Victoria Khu is a Russian born Chinese, Co-founder and President of SCOLAR Network (2017), a platform missioned to connect young leaders from the 18 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries and affiliated with the SCO Secretariat. Victoria is also a TEDx speaker and a member of Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. She is inspired by the energy generated through the cross-cultural connections between the young people, and strives to contribute to the regional development through building educated and empathetic communities. Victoria has received MA from Tsinghua University in Journalism and Communication.
Yixuan Heather LiPR & Communications Consultant
Yixuan Heather Li is a China-based PR & communications consultant focus on cross-border tech and China-Africa Relations. Originally from Beijing, she previously graduated from Penn State University with a dual degree in Public Relations and Political Science. She has worked on a number of Africa-focused projects for instituations like Development Reimagined, Standard Bank, and Peking University.
Happy Niu Year everyone!
Missing China? Want to reconnect with old friends and make new ones?
Don’t miss our Virtual Chinese New Year Mixer on February 17!
We have lots of fun activities prepared for you!
- Speed Networking Fun: We guarantee you’ll make at least one new friend!
- Chinese New Year Cultural Mythbusting Sharing: Learn about customs and traditions in northern and southern Chinese cities
- CNY Quiz: Win mentorship sessions with inspiring young professionals working in different industries in China
See you next Wednesday evening!
不见不散（Bùjiàn bú sàn）！
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19:30 – 21:00 (China, Singapore Time)
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11:30 – 13:00 (UK, Nigeria Time)