Lei Niu

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 11

Lei Niu
 Innovation Instructor
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Shanghai

I was born and grew up in Shanghai China. I moved to NYC in 2005, and then spent 8 years in NYC studying and working. I moved back to Shanghai in 2012 where I started Socialsway, an organization that provides consulting work for social enterprises and social programs. I then joined Shanghaitech University as an Innovation Instructor in 2015.

The goal and dream for my next life chapter will be to focus on the combination of innovation and alternative education. I want to bring maker skills, innovative thinking skills, and their extension to more teenagers in both the United States and China. In doing so I hope to find a better way to provide customized education to meet an individual’s very unique learning purpose.

I am also a big fan of basketball and soccer. Arsenal is his favorite club, and Michael Jordan is my lifelong idol. Family and friends are the centerpieces of my life. I have two lovely kids. I would love to spend more time with them to show them the world, as I believe that is one of the best ways to learn and grow.

I was nominated to become a THNKer by May Lee