Founder and Managing Director
Ph.D. Candidate, the University of Tokyo (Japan)
Master of Science, London School of Economics (UK)
Bachelor of Arts, Yale University (US)
Having grown up in mainland China, Japan, and the US, Xiaochen Su spent his whole life living and studying abroad. While leading the creation of new microfinance and retail operations in rural Tanzania for the US-based nonprofit One Acre Fund, he saw face to face the need to provide better access to global education for talented local youths.
While running SARI, Xiaochen is also completing his Ph.D. research on the Chinese migrant community in the Russian Far East. He was also previously involved in international business development and market analyses for the multinational e-commerce firm Lazada Group in Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as for the internet conglomerate Rakuten in Japan.