China Institute Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Nov 30, 2015, 09:00 ET from China Institute

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Institute today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees: James Hexter, senior partner at Catterton Partners, and Ann Hu, independent producer, writer and director. Hexter and Hu have both served on the Institute's Board of Advisors for two years, and were appointed to the Board of Trustees by a unanimous vote.

Hu will join the development committee at China Institute and support the Institute's special events and fundraising efforts. As a producer, writer, director, financier and philanthropist, Hu will also help China Institute better connect with the financial and entertainment worlds.

As a former senior partner at McKinsey and Co. with extensive strategic planning experience, Hexter will support the Institute in this area, as well as with its Business Programs.

"The passion, commitment and support of Trustees is the very lifeblood of China Institute. I'm delighted to have the wisdom, expertise and guidance that James and Ann will bring to the Board," James Heimowitz, president of China Institute, said.

China Institute moved its headquarters to downtown Manhattan this summer, expanding its activities to advance cross-cultural understanding and become an even more dynamic "gateway to China" through programs in education, culture, business and art.

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China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art with the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community.

Founded in 1926 by a group of American and Chinese educators, China Institute in America is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. The organization promotes the appreciation of Chinese heritage, and provides the historical context for understanding contemporary China. Programs, activities, courses and seminars are offered on the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature for the general public, children and teachers, as well as for business.

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