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Creative professionals leverage their creativity to excel in their profession. Creative professions can include writing, art, design, theatre, television, radio, motion pictures, related crafts, as well as marketing, strategy, scientific research and development, product development, engineering, some types of teaching and curriculum design, and more.
Interested in embarking on a creative career or project in China? You are in for a treat! BeHive Shanghai and RADII teamed up to bring you a special panel discussion to supercharge your creative career and ideas!
Professionals from RADII, an independent platform of artists, writers and creators dedicated to sharing stories from a rarely explored side of China, will be sharing their tips and insights with us!
Join us in person at WeWork, Shanghai or tune in for our online streaming!
Irina GoncharovaRecruitment Consultant | Career Coach
Irina works as a Recruitment Consultant in Talent Fishers – a boutique recruitment firm specializing in the needs of foreign companies across Asia. In her role, she leads projects for existing and newly developed clients and contributes to the entire process, including search, interviews, evaluation, preparation, and beyond. In her free time, she develops Shanghai’s BeHive Chapter as a community leader. Irina develops the Shanghai chapter by creating new partnerships, reaches out to speakers, manages and trains our super-diverse volunteer team, hosts events, and promotes the organization’s goals, values, and vision – make career support available to international students and young professionals in China. She is now a certified career coach (ICF ACSTH) and consultant to support professionals from Russia and CIS countries in their career journey abroad.
Irina在Talent Fishers担任招聘顾问，这是一家专门满足亚洲地区外国公司需求的精品招聘和猎头公司。在她的工作中，她为现有和新开发的客户的项目提供支持，包括搜索、面试、评估、准备以及其他方面。在空闲时间，她作为社区负责人发展上海的BeHive分会。Irina通过建立新的伙伴关系来发展上海分会，接触演讲者，管理和培训我们的超级多元化志愿者团队，举办活动，并促进该组织的目标、价值观和愿景–让中国的国际学生和年轻专业人士获得职业支持。她现在是一名经过认证的教练（ICF ACSTH）和顾问，为来自俄罗斯和独联体国家的专业人士在国外的职业旅程提供支持。
Li ZhangPresident of RADII China
Li was born in Luoyang, Henan, China, and she went on to complete a Master’s degree in Contemporary China studies from the University of Oxford with a focus on politics and international relations. After graduation, she moved to South Africa and conducted ethnographical research on China’s soft power influence across continental Africa. Li returned to Shanghai in 2015 to run Oxford Bright Scholars, a non-profit, which enabled international students to better understand China’s economic transformation and political governance structure. As Head of Partnerships, she went on to develop and design a new educational program initiative for Alibaba’s Global eCommerce Talent Program, from its inception to its recognition in 2019’s China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, where 62 universities are represented with partners across 22 countries. Under Li’s leadership, RADII is transforming into a new media organization that is an influential voice on key social media platforms and releases content that grabs attention and inspires action. RADII’s content has been featured in The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, TIME, Quartz, and Bloomberg, among other mainstream media platforms.
Roland WenBusiness Development Associate at RADII China
Born in Atlanta, GA, but having spent some of his childhood years in a rural Sichuan village as well as Shanghai, Roland has always had a global mindset growing up. He graduated with a B.S. in business administration and a minor in music industry from the University of Southern California in 2017. Before joining RADII, he worked in business development at a fintech startup in New York, and was a booking manager for an independent Asian American rapper in LA before that. A newcomer to the media industry, Roland now helps RADII build partnerships, generate leads, and develop traditional as well as alternative revenue streams for the company.
Thanakrit (Thana) GuCreative Producer at RADII China
Hailing from Thailand but having spent his formative years in Shanghai, Thanakrit (Thana) Gu is a Shanghai-based creative. He actually graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a degree in medicine, but has since pursued his passions and developed a career as a creative. He’s worked with brands such as Marriott, AirBnB, and Lego, and his photography has been featured on the likes of Quartz. He now works at RADII as a visual editor, directing the visual identity and branding of all of RADII’s visual assets, from logos to Powerpoint templates. He is also RADII’s resident photographer and videographer, capturing powerful footage and moments that help RADII explain modern China to the world.
Ying LiHR and Internal Communications Manager at RADII China
Ying has lived in Beijing, Taiwan, England, and the US, before settling down in Shanghai with RADII. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from East China Normal University, and completed her master’s degree in Human Resources Management & Consulting at the University of Bath in the UK. Throughout her 4 years of experience working within the media industry with people from different cultural backgrounds, she realized the significance of an organization’s internal and external communications. She now works to develop effective communications and HR frameworks for RADII, as well as attract and retain top talent through employer branding and effective internal communications.