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Li Li

Ms. Li Li has developed a very successful career in business development and marketing. In addition to serving as the Managing Director of the Chinese American Business Development Center (CABDC), Ms. Li Li also serves as a council-member representing Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) of American Enterprises in China. Throughout her career, Ms. Li Li has showcased extensive experience in business planning, strategic business transactions and negotiating and finalizing business proposals. For clients looking to explore both investment opportunities in China and Chinese marketing opportunities in the United States, Ms. Li Li brings an unparalleled expertise to counseling these clients. Ms. Li Li also specializes in Sports & Entertainment marketing and consulting for professional sports teams and performance groups. She has been successful in bridging the gap between the American and Chinese markets as is evident in her success planning and coordinating "An Evening of Chinese Culture" for the past three years. She firmly believes that "Language may be a barrier, but great cultural performances, art, sports and music have a way of breaking down those barriers, and connecting every one around the world."

Ms. Li Li currently serves as the President of the Sino-American Culture & Arts Foundation ( and is the Executive Vice President of the Sino-American Friendship Association ( She has spent years advocating and promoting Chinese culture to the world through professional sports, cultural activities, and various music and arts performances. In conjunction with the Sino-American Culture & Arts Foundation, Ms. Li Li has developed and spearheaded a devoted team of individuals all with the ultimate goal of using cultural activities to promote communication and cooperation between the U.S. and China.

Additionally, Ms. Li Li has made significant contributions in the field of education. She has helped to establish over 10 partner and sister relationships between schools in the U.S. and China. In 2009, Ms. Li participated in "Principal for a day" as honorable partner principal at the "Global Learning Collaborative School" and she continues to work diligently to promote Chinese culture in American schools and around the community.

Prior to joining CABDC, Ms. Li Li spent four years working for the City of New York, the Office of the Mayor, and the Office of Management and Budget. She earned her MBA in Financial Management from Pace University in New York City.