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Anla Cheng – Founder and Chairman
Anla is the founder of SupChina. She has been a Senior Partner of Sino-Century, a cross-border PE firm, and has decades of experience in hedge funds and private equity in the U.S. and major Asian financial markets. Ms. Cheng is a trustee of the boards of the China Institute, Committee of 100, The Nature Conservancy, and MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America). She is also a member of the China Council of Brookings and the National Committee on United States–China Relations.

 

 

Soraya Darabi – Lead Adviser
Soraya is the co-founder of Zady.com, a company that Forbes magazine described as the Whole Foods of fashion. She has managed digital partnerships and social media for The New York Times, co-founded Foodspotting (acquired by OpenTable), and been featured on the cover of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue. Soraya was named an Inc. magazine “30 Under 30” and a Fortune magazine “40 Under 40.” She is a member of the World Economic Forum.

 

 

Jeremy Goldkorn – SupChina Editor in Chief and Sinica Podcast Co-Host
Jeremy is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. He lived in China from 1995 to 2015, where he founded and ran a number of print magazines and websites. He founded the groundbreaking website Danwei, which reported on and translated Chinese media and internet news and was acquired by the Financial Times in 2013.

 

 

 

Kaiser Kuo – Sinica Podcast Founder and Co-Host and SupChina Editor at Large
Kaiser is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast. In his more than 20 years in China, he co-founded Tang Dynasty, China’s first heavy metal band, worked for many years as a tech journalist, and served as director of international communications for leading Chinese search engine Baidu.

 

 

 

John Pomfret – Editor at Large
John was formerly the Beijing bureau chief of the Washington Post and recently became a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Beijing. His newest book is The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present. John has been a foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering conflicts in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, and northeastern Iran. During his career, he received several awards, including the Osborn Elliott Prize for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society in 2003 and the Shorenstein Prize for coverage of Asia in 2007.

 

Jason Kleinman – Head of Product and Sales
Jason has worked in digital media for more than twenty years at a number of premium content brands, including the New York Times, the Guardian and Hearst Digital Media. At the Times, Jason led product management and sales marketing efforts across digital platforms and launched the Idea Lab, a center for digital innovation. At the Guardian, he helped lead the expansion into the U.S. by forming Guardian Labs, the content studio and marketing operation, building it into a 25-person group comprised of sales, marketing strategy, design and branded content teams that created innovative marketing solutions for brand advertisers. Most recently, he oversaw branded content, research and analytics at Hearst, helping develop and monetize first-to-market brand solutions.

 

 

Jamie Lund – Growth Marketer
Jamie is the founder of Polyphonic & Co., at which he applies over 10 years of experience in growth marketing working with Fast Company’s top innovative brands, including TED, SupChina, Everlane, Zady, LXMI, and Samasource. Webby Awards include: TED and Zady (honoree).

 

 

 

Claire Whitman – Marketing Consultant
Claire is the chief strategist and social media manager at Polyphonic & Co., and manages all social media accounts and online advertising at SupChina. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in architecture and environmental studies.

 

 

 

Michael Yamashita – Photographer
Michael has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for over 30 years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. He has received numerous industry awards, including from Pictures of the Year, Photo District News, the Art Directors Club, and the Asian-American Journalists Association.

 

 

 

Sky Canaves – Editor
Sky reported for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. She has worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

Lucas Niewenhuis – Associate Editor
Lucas has researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. At SupChina, he helps curate daily news and produce the company’s newsletter, app, and website content.

 

 

 

Jia Guo – Associate Editor
Jia comes from Qingdao, a beautiful coastal city in northeast China. She received a B.A. in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and an M.A. in multimedia journalism at NYU in 2013. As a multimedia journalist, she produces video content for SupChina and helps with all aspects of web production. She previously worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.

 

 

 

Jiayun Feng – Associate Editor
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for the Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interests in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.

 

 

Daniel Xin – Associate Editor
Daniel was previously a reporter with The Wall Street Journal in New York, where he wrote about finance, technology, and veterans issues. He manages original content for SupChina and contributes his own reported stories.

 

 

 

Simone McCarthy – Freelance Reporter
Simone McCarthy is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and a student of Chinese language and culture. She is based in Shanghai, and has written pieces for SupChina on women’s issues, innovation in technology, and lifestyle trends.