Zhou Fei joined TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, in September 2014 as Head of the China Program. Zhou is a primary representative of TRAFFIC, a collaboration between the World Wildlife Federation and the International Union for the Conversation of Nature, in its work throughout China. He is responsible for implementation in China and also contributes to the strategic development of TRAFFIC’s global conservation program, with particular emphasis on China.

Before joining TRAFFIC, Zhou worked for the British Standards Institution (BSI) as Director of Strategy & Government Affairs, and he was responsible for the strategic planning of BSI China as well as for exchange and cooperation with government departments. Before BSI, he was responsible for government and public affairs at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), leading the work of sustainable development in the organization.

Before 2003, Zhou served as a diplomat for 14 years, working in the Asian and International departments of China’s Foreign Ministry, in the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka, and in the Chinese Mission to the United Nations. He also was seconded by the Foreign Ministry to work as a political officer in the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and as Chinese Commissioner in the U.N. Special Commission on Iraq.

Given his government background, Zhou has a deep understanding of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of China and he has established close working relationships with relevant government departments.

Zhou graduated in 1984 from the Institute of International Relations in Beijing, where he majored in English and International Relations.

Last Updated: January 12, 2017



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