Peggy Liu: Cultural Bridges – Service Jobs of the 21st Century

Peggy Liu, Chairperson and Founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognized expert on China’s energy landscape. In this talk, Peggy speaks about the emerging importance of cultural translators in an increasingly complex and globalized world.  Very inspiring insights from Peggy that many omitted.

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu  刘佩琪, Chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognized expert on China’s energy landscape. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is well known for its effectiveness in carrying out system changing programs and for fostering international collaboration with China. She is an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer on sustainable retailing.

Peggy was honored as a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, the Hillary Laureate of 2010 for climate change leadership, a Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia” in 2010, a Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day” in 2011, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture 2011.

In Chinese press, she has been recognized as a green leader on covers and in features such as Global Times (“Green Goddess”), Beijing Tatler (“Green Miracle”), Psychologies (“10 Green Handkerchiefs award”), L’Officiel (“Most Graceful Ladies” of China), Elle “Green Issue Icons”, Good Housekeeping, Rui Li, Southern People Weekly, Shanghai Daily, The Bund, 21st Century Herald, China Daily, QQ, Sohu.com.

Select speaking events include World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, Brookings Institution, Woodrow Wilson, UNIDO, Financial Times, Economist, New York Times, PWC, B4E, Oxford Union, Stanford, Harvard Business School, Hotchkiss, Exeter. Select television appearances include Discovery Channel “Powering the Future”, PBS “Earth the Operators Manual”, CNBC, and CBS Evening News.

In 2007, Peggy organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China from which JUCCCE was formed. This forum was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. Prior to JUCCCE she was a venture capitalist in Shanghai. In the 1990′s Peggy was on the cover of “Red Herring Hits” as an Internet pioneer heading Channel A, one of the earliest e-commerce companies in Silicon Valley. She was General Manager of Consumer Applications at Zaplet, a dynamic email communications platform (funded by KPCB and acquired by MetricStream). She was also VP of Marketing at SeeUthere.com (now owned by Starcite). Peggy also was a management consultant at McKinsey, and a product manager for Internet Chameleon, Symantec C++, and Norton OEM products. She is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Peggy is Chinese-American and resides in Shanghai with her husband and two sons. She has extensive non-profit management experience in a wide range of sectors and has a passion for making the world a better place.

Contact us today if you would like to engage Peggy on how to bridge the cultual gap.