Our Team

Marie-Anne Souloumiac

Founder

Marie-Anne is a development and communications specialist with a French, Dutch and Chinese background. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology. Marie-Anne was previously the China coordinator for the Dutch Design Fashion Architecture government programme and the general manager of Perfect Crossovers the Paris - Beijing arts consultancy. She is the founder of the Europe China Design Circle and regularly contributes to cultural events as a curator, moderator and speaker.

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Vivian Song

China Associate

Vivian combines her specialisms: research journalism, urban studies and ethnography to create meaningful content and activate social change. She facilitated numerous creative collaborations between institutions, corporations and policy makers in China and beyond. Vivian has contributed to highly successful campaigns for clients such as TEDxShanghai, Beijing Design Week, CAFA, Open Heart Design Alliance and Broad Group. Based between Beijing and New York, she is also an advisor to AMO’s Countryside, The Future, a global research project which is currently on show at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Laurence Souloumiac

Partner

Laurence has over 20 years of experience in developing strategic partnerships and fundraising. She started her career in promoting French craftsmanship and creativity in the international spheres. She has travelled across the globe to develop and lobby for innovative social projects in Asia and Africa. Laurence came back to Paris in 2015 to contribute to the internationalization of France’s most prestigious academic institution Sciences Po, as Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She then joined the Centre du Luxe et de la Création as director in 2019 to advance an exemplary and sustainable “luxury planet”.

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Izzy Wu Ramos

Project Manager

Izzy is a transdisciplinary artist and double BA student at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Willem de Kooning academy in The Netherlands. She is working on the production and management of the Europe China Design Circle a non profit-platform which promotes joint green and social design initiatives between Europe and China. 

Fin Zhao

Consultant

Fin has coordinated cultural, government, education and commercial exchanges between China and the West for the last decade. He has worked with key partners such as Nanjing City, Eindhoven City, UCCA, Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum, The Minsheng Art Museum, The Rockbund Art Museum for a wide array of clients which include Thonik, Gijs Bakker and Trapped in Suburbia. He is the founder and chairman of the DutChinese Foundation and the former CCO of Shanghai Traditionow Culture Development Social Enterprise.

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