Dr. Ping He is the founding president of the International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE). He has coordinated IFCE’s activities in public relation, fundraising and project development since 1996. He has developed cooperative relationship with international environmental and conservation organizations and programs, US and Chinese governmental agencies, NGOs and the private sectors. He developed numerous projects in environmental NGO support, technological exchanges, policy advising and public education in China.
In 2002, Dr, He helped to organize three Caucus meetings for Chinese NGOs at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. He launched the bi-annual NGO Forums on International Environmental Cooperation in China in 1999 and chaired the five forums since then. The Forum has become a major platform for Chinese NGOs for capacity building training, for information exchange and for developing partnerships with international NGOs and agencies. He also chaired the international conference on “China Environmental Reform and Strategic Alliance” in Beijing in 2000 and “New Environmental Technology International Conference 2001” in Hangzhou, China. He led a number of environmental technical and business delegations to visit China since 1999, including delegations on renewable energy in 2005 and 2006. He periodically provides advises and recommendation reports to Chinese governments regarding environmental/land/energy management strategies and policies. In 2003, he was invited by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the first Chinese alumni, to deliver a lecture on biodiversity conservation in western China. In 2007, as one of five representatives in US, he was invited to attend the annual meeting of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the highest advising body to Chinese government. In 2009, he was invited by Chinese government, as a honored guest, to attend China’s 60th anniversary national celebration. He has accepted interviews from a dozen of Chinese and international media, including China Central TV, Phoenix TV, Free Asia Radio and Geo Magazine of France, Time Magazine, Voice of America, etc. on environment, energy, conservation and climate issues since 2000. He is very familiar to international environmental treaties and protocols, along with procedures and requirements of international aids in environment and conservation.
Dr. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1995, and M.S. in Environmental Monitoring in 1988 in the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. in Surveying Engineering, Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping, China in 1982. He was a senior consultant of Engineering Systems from 1994 to 1997. He served as Land Management Director for Wisconsin Winnebago Business Committee from 1991-1994. Presently, he is also a guest professor at IES Abroad/Beijing Foreign Studies University and Southwest University of China.