Xiaojian You

Senior Manager of China Programs

Xiaojian YouXiaojian You is Senior Manager of China Programs at the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise of the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He manages China related activities and has played a key role in Green Leap activities in China.  He facilitated the establishment of a new Tsinghua Center for Green Leap Research, which built a private-public partnership for Green Leap activities in China.

Xiaojian is the Co-founder and Chairman of China Social Innovation Foundation, which promotes new, enterprise-based strategies to address the daunting social and environmental challenges facing China and the world.  He also co-founded a US-China university alliance, the China Entrepreneur Network, aligning its mission to serve a sustainable future through social innovation. Xiaojian launched the China Entrepreneur Forum and was a co-organizer of its 1st and 2nd events held at the University of Michigan in 2009 and 2010, and will be the co-organizer for the 3rd event at Cornell University.

Xiaojian has delivered speeches on the topic of social innovation and commercialization of clean technologies at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Guizhou University, among others. He also gave an executive training lecture to Chinese government officials and business executives by the invitation jointly from the Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) China and the National Center for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction at NDRC.

Previously, Xiaojian led several complex industrial projects and was a Certified Quality Engineer with expertise in operations and manufacturing. He also has extensive work experience in China in industries from transportation to financial consulting.  He published several articles on sustainable agriculture and economic development, and participated in academic research related to these fields. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, and has masters degrees in both Manufacturing Engineering and Agricultural Economics. He also received an MBA degree from the University of Michigan.

Contact Information:
Xiaojian You
142 Sage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 1485
Phone: 607-255-0276