Meet the staff

ICLEI East Asia consists staff with good command of English, Mandarin and Korean,
and equipped with knowledge on urban sustainability.

Shu Zhu
Regional Director & China Representative
Shu Zhu
Regional Director & China Representative

Shu has extensive experience in sustainable development and regional cooperation. Previously, he held leadership position at the UNDP Secretariat for Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI), an intergovernmental economic cooperation mechanism between China, Mongolia, Korea and Russian Federation. He was also a journalist and editor at the People’s Daily and a senior manager at Telstra.


Areas of Expertise / regional economic cooperation; sustainable development; media and communications


Languages / Chinese; English


Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Senior Advisor and Founding Director
Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Senior Advisor and Founding Director

Konrad is the former Secretary General of ICLEI (2002-2012), and has guided the development and implementation of ICLEI’s 8 agendas globally. Prior to this he held leading positions at ICLEI Europe, the City of Freiburg, Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency in Berlin, Germany, and the "Black Forest" Environmental Management Project


Areas of Expertise / Urban sustainability and resilience; ecological building; EcoMobility; international organizations management


Languages / German; English


Merlin Lao
Program Manager
Merlin Lao
Program Manager

Before joining ICLEI, Merlin had 4 years experience working for the Environmental Protection Bureau of Macau SAR, during which he was dedicated in the first ten-year environmental planning of the city and its compliance on international environmental conventions. He has also developed his expertise on GHG accounting and management by working with RESET Carbon Hong Kong, and with other institutes in the UK.


Areas of Expertise / Urban environmental planning; international environmental conventions; GHG accounting; project management; policy research


Languages / Cantonese; Chinese; English


Ge Liu
Senior Program Officer
Ge Liu
Senior Program Officer

Ge is taking the lead for China relations and partnership development, and supporting the implementation of various ICLEI projects. She is also facilitating the operation and development of the ICLEI Beijing Office.


Areas of Expertise / East Asia regional cooperation; external relations and partnership building; strategy development; sustainable development


Languages / Chinese; English; Korean


Kyounggil Park
Regional Administrator
Kyounggil Park
Regional Administrator

Kyounggil is a first dispatched from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and is responsible for office management, governance and human resources. She has 25 years experience working with the Seoul MNetropolitan Government and has been involved in various fields of the city government.


Areas of Expertise / Public administration; international relations; welfare


Languages / Korean; English


Hyung Lim Suh
Senior Program Officer
Hyung Lim Suh
Senior Program Officer

Suh is responsible for project cooperation with the host city, and supports global and regional activities. She has cross-sector experience gained from working at an international environmental NGO, for the Korean government, and in the private sector. Her focus areas are mainly energy policies in North East Asia and climate finance. Suh's current interests are strategising sustainable development models and implementing sustainable development projects partnering with local and regional governments.


Areas of Expertise /Energy policies; climate finance


Languages / Korean; English


Minkyeong Yeo
Financial Officer
Minkyeong Yeo
Financial Officer

Minkyeong is a secondee dispatched from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and is responsible for the financial management of ICLEI East Asia. Before joinning ICLEI, Minkyeong had 2 years’ experience working for the Budget and Account Division of the city government, and had worked in the Economy Division of the government for a year, where she was in charge of R&D and Market support.


Areas of Expertise / Budget; accounting


Languages / Korean; English


Yun (Yvonne) Yang
Program Officer
Yun (Yvonne) Yang
Program Officer

Yvonne is responsible for low-carbon and greenhouse gases mitigation activities.Before joining ICLEI, Yvonne took an internship at the Renewable UK Cardiff Office and UNESCAP Incheon Office, and has a four-year experience working with a policy think-tank in Taiwan. Her previous work assignments touched on offshore wind policy analysis, low-carbon city indicators, circular economy, GHGs mitigation policy analysis, and cost and benefit analysis on soil pollution remediation.


Areas of Expertise / Public administration; international relations; welfare


Languages / Chinese; English


Miaojie Sun
Program Officer
Miaojie Sun
Program Officer

Miaojie focuses on resilient cities and air quality. She has experiences in grant and network management, research, and project design, execution, monitoring and evaluation with engagement of various stakeholders. She has work experience with research institute, as well as in the hospitality industry. Her focus areas include water resources management, climate change adaptation, and sustainable production and consumption.


Areas of Expertise / Environmental science; sustainability, climate change, project coordination; data analysis; networking and partnership


Languages / Chinese; English


Yuting Chang
Communication Officer
Yuting Chang
Communication Officer

Yu-Ting is responsible for ICLEI East Asia's corporate communications, urban research and knowledge management. She manages various online platforms and social media channels, designs and creates communication products to promote ICLEI's work regionally and globally. She also manages the research and development of ICLEI case studies. Before joining ICLEI East Asia, she worked for a local non-governmental organization in Taipei.


Areas of Expertise / Journalism and communication; web and social media management; publication management


Languages / Chinese; English


Qian Hui
Program Assistant
Qian Hui
Program Assistant

Hui supports ICLEI's program development. She has academic background in sustainability sciences and material flow management. Before joining ICLEI, she had experiences working in multicultural environment with multidisciplinary cooperation on different projects. Her research interests include GHG Inventories, Circular Economy, Renewable Energies and Urban Resilience. She has a great passion to contribute to making the world a better place.


Areas of Expertise / GHGs emission inventory compilation; circular economy; energy conservation; and emission reduction techniques


Languages / Chinese; English


Jingning Liu
Program Officer & Assistant to Chief Representative
Jingning Liu
Program Officer & Assistant to Chief Representative

Before joining ICLEI, Jingning worked as Project Officer in the government of Shenzhen Guangming Dist. and Nanning Liangqing Dist, where she eveloped expertise in policy research and analysis related to energy, technology and climate change mitigation. She also has experience in governmental investment projects management and administration.


Areas of Expertise / Energy, technology and climate policies; policy research and analysis; project management; administrative management


Languages / Chinese; English


Hao Xue
Program Officer
Hao Xue
Program Officer

Hao focuses on Nature-Based Solutions. Previously, she has 3 years’ experience as an urban planner and designer at TURENSCAPE, a local urban planning and design company in Beijing, where she was engaged in various ecological planning and ecological design projects and management. Her focus areas include low-impact development, nature-based solutions, urban-rural development and community planning.


Areas of Expertise / Urban Planning; Ecological planning; Landscape Planning


Languages / Chinese; English


Huiling Zhu
Program Officer
Huiling Zhu
Program Officer

Huiling is responsible for the sustainable transportation activities in ICLEI. With the academic background in urban sustainability and sustainable transportation, Huiling has completed internship with Solar for Schools in the UK, where she has gained insights on devising business models for renewable energy and electric vehicle evolution. Her background has allowed her to develop expertise on fundraising and analysis related to energy, transportation and climate change.


Areas of Expertise / Urban Sustainability; Sustainable Transportation; Climate Change.


Languages / Chinese; English


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