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Announcing our new Executive Directors 新任执行董事公告

After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce that we have two Executive Directors (ED) who will be joining the Shanghai Sunrise Board, beginning 17 June 2024. The role will be split into two, with Michael Zhang leading as ED of Operations and Jessica Zimmerle leading as ED of Outreach.


经过广泛地搜寻,我们很高兴地宣布,我们有两名执行董事(ED)将于2024年6月17日加入上海初阳董事会。该角色将一分为二,Michael Zhang担任运营总监,Jessica Zimmerle担任外联总监。


With significant consideration given to the skills, experiences and expertise needed to successfully guide Shanghai Sunrise in its next phase of growth, please join us in welcoming Michael Zhang and Jessica Zimmerle to the Shanghai Sunrise team.


考虑到带领上海初阳下一阶段发展所需的技能、经验和专业知识,请与我们一起欢迎Michael Zhang和Jessica Zimmerle加入上海初阳团队。


Getting to know the new Executive Directors: Michael Zhang and Jessica Zimmerle



As ED of Operations, Michael Zhang will be responsible for the daily operations of the organization. Michael starts this role with more than 20 years’ experience and success in both Chinese government and Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in China, including FMC, Heraeus, Harley-Davidson and Wacker. He is a professional public affairs, Environment, Health and Safety; and sustainability practitioner with deep knowledge and resources in such industries as chemicals, automobile, consumer, new energy and agriculture. Michael was awarded a Master’s Degree for the IMBA program at Spain IE Business School, in 2006.



As ED of Outreach, Jessica Zimmerle will be responsible for public relations, volunteer relations, fundraising and marketing. Join us in also welcoming Jessica, with over 13 years of experience in corporate (Panasonic Industrial Europe), hospitality industries (Le Meridien Hotels and Shangri-la Hotels) and non-profit organizations (Toastmasters International) in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. She obtained her Master of Science in International Business Management and Bachelor of Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University, UK, as well as higher education degree from Bournemouth University, UK, and IHTTI Switzerland in Hospitality Management.

Jessica Zimmerle作为外联总监,将负责公共关系、志愿者关系、筹款和营销。欢迎Jessica Zimmerle加入我们,她拥有超过13年的企业工作经验(松下工业欧洲),艾美,香格里拉酒店经验,以及服务于在德国、新加坡、马来西亚、印度尼西亚和澳大利亚的非营利组织(Toastmasters 国际)。她获得了英国爱丁堡纳皮尔大学国际商业管理理学硕士和商业管理学士学位,以及英国伯恩茅斯大学和瑞士IHTTI酒店管理高等教育学位。

Being a student ambassador to Japan through the AFS exchange student program has shown her the importance of supporting youth education. Jessica is passionate about intercultural management and communication, traditional dances, travelling and exploring various cultures.



We look forward to continuing our mission of creating access to education through scholarships for underprivileged Shanghai youth, with our new Executive Directors.





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