People that make us BETTER:


Preston Kuo

Speaker/Thought Leader/ Coach

President of China Foundations and Powerful Human partner, Preston has dedicated his career to bridging the gap of understanding between China and the West. His model for creating organizations based in trust and DNA for development are being used in multinational and private Chinese companies.

Some of his most recent international trust projects include the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy, Wework Asia Pacific team development, China e Capitals global team development.

He hosts the Made in China Podcast, and represents some of today’s most relevant international thought leaders in China. Preston was a founding member of the US Chamber of Commerce in Northeast China, founding member and Co-chair of US State Department OSAC Northeast China, and was asked to participate in US Ambassador Locke’s first “Invest USA” campaign. He has worked with global and local companies in over 25 Chinese cities, including Ningbo, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Shenyang, and Beijing.


Allen Yang

President, eFire-Asia

Allen Yang graduated from the Astronautical school of Beijing University of Technology and studied at Tsinghua University and the University of Illinois for further education. He has worked in aerospace, real estate and US Pacific Resources and he has brought in about $ 100 million for China. He is addressed as “Chinese wolf ” by the American Press. In 1990, he finished the study and work from the United States and  returned home, to start his innovation and entrepreneurship, and established Beijing Hang Tian Chang Xing Technology Development Co., Ltd… The company focuses on developing the world’s only sophisticated electrical fire monitoring system, and brings in technologies such as intelligent electrical fire prevention, forecasting, fire fighting equipments, with Internet+ technology, it aims to using integrated services for smart city. Allen was interviewed recently by Chinese Entrepreneurs Joint Growth Plan, CCTV “Chinese business discussion”. In January 28, 2016, Hang Tian Chang Xing was successfully listed on the New Three Board, the total share capital values 3350 shares, stock code: 835697.

Allen’s story of meeting Prime Minister Li Keqiang: Read now 



Ira Cohen

President, Universal Ideas Consultants Corp

With 32 years of China related experience. Ira really knows how to add value to your business and successfully market and manage training service projects in China.

Ira is a key thought leader in China’s education and training sector with more than 30 year’s of experience as a management consultant, certified executive coach, entrepreneur, well versed in start ups and development projects strengthening the international capacity of organizations and institutions.

Current Activities:

A strong advocate for the community of ‘action learning’. Solving business challenges and strenghtening executive competencies through the process of enquiry and reflection. Promote & facilitate Action Learning Projects for companies with operations in China.

Create opportunities for training companies to be sponsors in the annual ‘UI Training Services in China Directory'; share on a complimentary basis valued research and showcase the best training service suppliers in China;

Specialties: Market, manage & coordinate training and education programs; solve business challenges and develop high potential leadership teams through the practice of Business Driven Action Learning. Thought leader & publisher of market research and promotion of training service suppliers in China.


Ed Sun

Owner, Sun Plus Ventures LLC


Hillary Han

Hillary Han is native Chinese with over 8 years’ experience coaching global employees working between China and Western countries, across various industries and regions in China. She serves as CF’s Program Manager, and has created the Chinese Global Leader program as well as the Trust to Transaction program largely used in the corporative, retail and service industry trainings in China. Customers from the US State Department to private multinationals consistently praise her ability to articulate the Chinese perspective to bring necessary understanding and empathy to the workplace.


Jim Lee
Jim is a Chinese local with 7 years training in cross-cultural services across various industries. Some of these industries include IT, Aerospace, Automotive, Financial services, Government, Education, Oil & Gas, Advertising, PR, Industrial, Relocation, Beauty & Cosmetics, Energy, Mining.  He is currently CF’s illustrator who turns the training concepts into images and share with the clients.