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Special Assistant to President

Dr. Lijin ZHONG is the Special Assistant to President, providing research and analysis, grant and project management, and executive support. 

Prior to joining Energy Foundation China in January 2018, Dr. Zhong served as China Water Lead and Senior Associate at the China office of the World Resources Institute for eight years, building up its Water Team and overseeing water-energy nexus, water risk assessment, water quality, and low carbon cities projects in China. Before that, she was Postdoctoral Scholar at Tsinghua University, as well as Deputy Director of the university’s Water Policy Research Center, Deputy Secretary General of the China Environmental Industrial Association, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of China WaterNet. She has over 17 years of experience in the fields of environmental engineering, environmental planning and management, environmental impact assessment, and environmental policy.

Lijin holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, an M.Eng. and a B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University.



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