Sannam S4 Group Appoints New Non-Executive Board Members

International market entry and expansion services company Sannam S4 Group today appointed two new Non-Executive Directors, Ms. Hongxia Liu and Mr. Stephen Harvey to its Group Board of Directors.

Ms. Hongxia Liu was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations at New York University (NYU) Shanghai for three years and also served as the Associate Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of NYU Shanghai during its first two academic years. Hongxia joined NYU Shanghai from the Beijing office of the global leadership consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles as its Partner-in-Charge. At Heidrick & Struggles she established the firm’s C-suite practice in the education, non-profit and social enterprise sectors and also expanded the firm’s practice in the legal and regulatory compliance area for industries in China.

Hongxia served earlier in executive roles at the World Justice Project, International Development Law organisation, Law Library of Congress, American Bar Association, and Academy for Educational Development. In addition to China and the United States, she has worked and lived in Italy, and in Australia and the Republic of Georgia for over two years – both on diplomatic status for inter-governmental organisations. She also served as President of the Washington Foreign Law Society and was a Trustee of the Meridian International Centre in Washington DC. She is the Vice-Chair for the Board of Advisors for the International Development Law organisation and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Law Institute.

Hongxia received an LLB in International Politics from Peking University and an MA in Public Policy from NYU.

“Institutions, corporations and non-profit organisations, face more challenges than ever towards an open, inclusive, and fair exchange of knowledge across borders. I am thrilled to work with the energetic, enterprising and exceptionally talented management team at Sannam S4 Group in bringing international organisations together to truly make an impact on creating a better future” says Ms. Liu.

Mr. Stephen Harvey has forty years of successful teaching, research, policy, governance & senior management experience in the global secondary, tertiary and commercial education sectors.

Stephen has held the positions of: Founder and Global Managing Director of Cambridge Education Group’s (CEG) ONCAMPUS Higher Education Pathways Division; Head of Higher Education Advisory Services at KPMG UK; Project Manager, Her Majesty’s Government Department for Education Strategy & Innovation Unit and U.K. Managing Director of Study Group.

Stephen has also held the positions of: joint Director of a Business School, Principal Lecturer, Head of Department in Accounting & Finance and Director of the International Office at two U.K. Universities.

Stephen was educated at the Universities of Kent, Bristol, and Sunderland; holds qualified teacher status in the UK; is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

“I am honoured, proud and excited to be joining the Board of Sannam S4 Group. It has already achieved great success and is well on course to build substantially on its considerable achievements to date” says Stephen Harvey.

In making the Board appointments, Adrian Mutton, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sannam S4 Group said “I am excited to be welcoming Hongxia Liu and Stephen Harvey to our Group Board. They both bring the highest levels of experience, expertise and proven track records in areas core to Sannam S4 Group’s current and future agenda. They will be tremendous assets to the company, our clients and stakeholders supporting our very ambitious plans. Through further expansion of our global footprint and new service lines, our headcount is set to grow from 225 currently to well over 500 within three years. With key strategic partners we have some incredibly exciting initiatives in the pipeline which Hongxia and Stephen will play leading roles in supporting” says Sannam S4 Group’s founder and CEO.

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