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 GHGs mitigation activities.Before joining ICLEI, she 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-benefit analysis on soil pollution remediation.


Areas of Expertise / Environmental economics; GHG mitigation; low-carbon city; circular economy; cost-benefit analysis 


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


Boyang Mao
Program Manager
Boyang Mao
Program Manager

Boyang has over 8 years of experiences related to sustainable urban development, ecological and environmental protection, and international cooperation. Before joining ICLEI, he worked at the Embassy of Kingdom of Denmark in Beijing, where he was in charge of project management and coordination of the collaboration between Chinese and Danish public authorities. He has also worked for the Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau.


Areas of Expertise / Sustainable Urban Development; International Environmental Cooperation 


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


Huiling Zhu
Program Officer
Huiling Zhu
Program Officer

With her academic background in urban sustainability and sustainble transportation, Huiling is responsible for the sustainable mobility topic in the ICLEI Beijing Office. Before joining in ICLEI, she has completed an internship with Solar for Schools in the UK, where she gained insight on devising business model for renewable energy and electric vehicle evolution, and developed skills on fundraising and analysis on energy, transportation and climate change.


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


Languages / Chinese; English


Chuntao Yang
Program Officer
Chuntao Yang
Program Officer

Chuntao comes from Yunnan and was based in the province before joining ICLEI. With 5 years' experience working as non-profit environmental program officer focusing on climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation, she has also accumulated various experiences in office opertaion and communication. In the ICLEI Beijing Office, Chuntao is responsible for facilitating Chinese cities’ sustainable development through nature-based solutions and promoting urban biodiversity.


Areas of Expertise / Wildlife Conservation; Low carbon Development; Project Management.


Languages / Chinese; English


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