Zeng Lu manages the Charity Sector and Regional Cooperation programs that are aimed at strengthening the burgeoning culture of philanthropy in China and supporting the country’s global engagement. Projects include cultivating an environment for China’s charitable sector, encouraging effective grant-making from Chinese foundations, supporting work toward responsible practices for Chinese investors doing business abroad, and building the capacity of Chinese NGOs to respond to development challenges in Asia.
Lu joined the Foundation in 2016 after five years as a Program Officer with the Australian Embassy in Beijing. During that time, she oversaw the aid program’s environment and water portfolio in China, supported South-South Cooperation projects and contributed to Australia’s aid program in Southeast Asia. Previously, Lu worked at the World Bank in Beijing, dividing her time there between supporting the China and Mongolia Sustainable Development Unit and the External Affairs Unit.
Education: Zeng Lu holds a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, as well as a master’s degree in International Development from University of Bristol in the U.K. Additionally, she was an Asia Global Governance Forum Fellow in India.