MEET the team
Executive Profiles
Sophia Slingerland
Founder and GM
With a Master of architecture TU Kaiserslautern and gained a strong expertise over 25 years in sustainable and ecological architecture. She lived and worked in different countries.
In Geneva, Switzerland she opened her studio in 2009.
She managed her company and opened 2016 a subsidiary 上海柯拉茜耶建筑设计有限公司 in Shanghai, where she currently lives.
She developed independent closed loop systems for buildings and cities.
She is Co-Chair of the International Sustainable Salon series at Tsinghua university IICTUS and is a frequent speaker on sustainability related conferences. She is a lecturer at XJTLU, Suzhou for the architectural engineering faculty.

Richard Fu
Over 25 years of cross-cultural working experience from different industries, seeking a senior level. Positions in operations, marketing, or finance
He gained his expertise spanning from entertainment enterprise, an investment bank catering to emerging high-growth organizations, being the Corporate Vice President of BANK FINANCIAL GROUP and at present  working for a leading artificial intelligence and cloud computing company.

Natacha Extier
Marketing & Communication
Your Communication Expert; Trilingual in Chinese (level HSK5), English and French, Natacha has 10 years of Marketing and Communication Development experience in China.
With her specific expertise in Global Communication, which is including Marketing, PR development and Social Media ecosystem she ensures result oriented and effective communication solutions.

David Yang
PR, Academic & Business Development
Chairman of Health & Environmental Committee, Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club Chairman of Board, Tsing Shan Environmental Scientific Group David oversees the Environmental Committee for China environmental/ low carbon legislation influence, risk assessment and best practice implication. With a career spanning over 30 years working in the global 500 companies and industry-leading organizations in China, his extended experience covering environmental technology, energy conservation, water technology commercial applications and M&A transactions.

InfrastructureProcess Planning;
Decarbonization & Environmental Protection
2012 - 2019 Head of Planning Neckarsulm, China / CKD projects.
1993 - 2011 Different management positions in Audi: Head of Procurement Machine and Construction, Project Leader for New Engine Generation, Head of Engine Planning in Ingolstadt.
1992 - 1993 Head of Engine Manufacturing, Shanghai Volkswagen,working in the first western engine plant in China.
1987 - 1991 Trainee & Production engineer engine manufacturing, Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany.
1983 - 1987 Diploma, Mechanical engineering –University of appl. sciences Würzburg, Germany.

Franz Bohnlein
Executive Director of Planning, SAIC Volkswagen
Environmental research background
Bachelor of environmental technology, Federal University of technology, Oweri, Nigeria
Master of environmental management, Dalian University of technology, China.
PhD in environmental management, Fudan University, Shanghai
Research areas include: sustainable behavior of environmental sustainability, value based approach to environmental sustainability, and environmental leadership.
Chibuike Nduneseokwu
Sustainability Researcher - R&D
Bruna Linares
Product Manager

She is a Production Engineer with Master degree in Quality Engineering and Environmental Management & Sustainability.
For more than 15 years she was involved with printing companies and developed sustainable systems for management and production, also secured and managed environmental certifications for the companies.
As owner of her company in Brazil, she successfully developed a profitable business recognized with several regional, national and international printing quality awards.

Trilingual EU citizen with 13+ years work experience from USA and China. Diverse company and industry experience consistently focused on creating value and strategic improvements.

Fluent Mandarin speaker, 10 years in China, experienced in cross-cultural management leading multinational teams and managing international clients.
Senior Business Development professional, Tomas has extensive Business and local Government connections within China from his work at Baidu, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), and Shanghai Foreign Services Group (FSG). He also worked at the World Bank for 6 years at Washington DC which is at the forefront of the sustainability globally.

He holds MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Tomas builds trusting relationships and has extensive resources from his work for the World Bank Group in Washington DC, China work experience and USA and China alma meter.

Tomas Kucera Bio
Sales Manager Support
Grace Qin
Commercial and Finance Support

Currently a year 2 Economics and Finance student at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Winner of Academic Excellence Award in year one; She is dedicated to promote cultural exchange, sustainability and inclusion and make the world a better place.
Lucy Zhao
Head of Administration, Assistant to GM
Provides administrative and professional support to General Manager as well as the whole company.
Oversees the execution of the company's daily business
Looks at opportunities for continuous improvement
Jin Du
Digital and web specialist
Develop web pages for the company. Firmly believe that the use of the network can solve the problems encountered and improve work efficiency. Looking forward to doing better for sustainable development
Core Team
Room 401,550 Wuding Rd.,
Jing'an District.,Shanghai
phone:+86 18516172248
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