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Country Representative, China

Jianxin (Jane) Zhang is the country representative for The Asia Foundation in China, overseeing all aspects of the Foundation’s work in the country. An experienced professional in international affairs and development, Jane joined the Foundation with a well-rounded background of experience in foreign affairs, the private sector, and not-for-profit space. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jane’s work was focused on supporting international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in policy, advocacy, and program implementation in the areas of agriculture and rural affairs, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WSH), climate change, environment, and sustainability. As principal for DaoHe Consulting, Jane supported INGOs with a China presence in understanding the country’s policy environment, engaging stakeholders, and implementing programs while also supporting efforts in advocating for China-for-the-world collaborations.

Jane began her career as a foreign service officer for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked for well-known multinational corporations, including Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

Education: Jane Zhang has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, a master’s degree from Xiamen University, and a bachelor’s degree from Hebei University.