"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back" – (Confucius) 欲知前方事,且问过来人 —— 孔子

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Meet Our Team

Paul Parkinson

Managing Director

Senior Visiting Fellow of Lincoln Business School and Guest Lecturer.

Our Team of educational professionals is headed up by Paul Parkinson a Senior Visiting Fellow of Lincoln Business School and Guest Lecturer. Paul has worked and lived in China & Hong Kong and has experience of doing business in China since 1999.

As well as managing this business Paul is a highly regarded business consultant who has managed projects for UK government and also global companies such as IBM and Huawei Technologies in China.

Paul has been instrumental in helping several businesses launch and grow in China. He has developed an extensive and enviable personal network (Guanxi) in China which he utilises to develop Linkren Limited and its UK university partners.

Karen (Ruoyun Zhao)

Graduated from Ulster University (Ireland) – MSc. in International Business.
Karen has extensive experience managing an international student recruitment and support organisation. In addition, she has vast experience in both advising and counselling students considering study in the UK.
Karen has experience of developing relationships between UK and Chinese educational institutions. She also has extensive experience working in the education industry including representing the company throughout the UK and overseas to organisations working in the education industry.

Indigo (Chen Pei-Ying)

Graduated from the University of Leeds – MSc. in Management.
Indigo is leading Linkren’s business development in Asia as she speaks Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese.
An excellent project manager, Indigo has a breadth of experience within the education industry across events, exhibitions, student exchange initiatives and counselling.

Lori (Luolian Wei)

Graduated from the University of Manchester – MSc. in Management.

A former student ambassador Lori was also previously employed as a Post Graduate Degree Consultant/Counsellor helping Chinese post graduates make the right academic choices.

Lori has a thorough understanding of UK Immigration and Visa matters as she once was employed by the University of Manchester’s International office.

Our additional team members include several business and educational professionals who are supported by bright Chinese student interns and volunteers who understand the issues and experiences of Chinese students leaving home to study abroad.

Li Cheng

Currently studying at University of Lincoln. MSc. Marketing

A keen student ambassador and connector of people Li is an active individual with a keen interest in International Marketing and an enthusiast about health and fitness.

Li is currently working as a Business Development Executive (China) within Linkren and helping to develop the Chinese market.