Shanghai, China


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Shanghai, China

UVA and Darden's field office is located at the heart of Shanghai, a growth engine of Asia.

Darden’s engagement in China and East Asia runs deep, with support on the ground from the UVA China Office in Shanghai's Xuhui District, regular student programming, an active alumni network, events, and thought leadership led by the Asia Initiative.  

Students from China enrolled in full-time MBA Classes of 2019 and 2020
Activities and engagements in China each year
Darden students travel to China each year for courses and residencies

Shanghai Snapshot

Doris Cao

Meet the Shanghai Team

Meet Darden's representatives based in Shanghai, including Doris Cao, director of China initiatives, who leads Darden's efforts out of the UVA China Office to advance its impact in China and East Asia.

Get to know us.

Shanghai Summit Pedro Matos

Darden Partners in East Asia

Darden partners with nine different institutions in Asia, including four in China, to foster student exchange opportunities, collaborative programming and faculty engagement and research.  

Meet our partners.

Asia Initiative


The Asia Initiative provides a leading platform for pioneering research and ideas and serves as a hub of global activities to connect Darden to this critical region of the world. Here are some ideas we're thinking about. 

For more actionable insights, visit Darden Ideas to Action. For a deeper look at Darden's impact in East Asia, visit Darden's Center for Global Initiatives.

The Network

A Shortlist of Darden Alumni in China

Wei Jin (MBA ’99)  Darden China Alumni Chapter Leader
Managing Director, Prudential Financial

Shaojian Zhang (MBA ’99) — Darden China Alumni Chapter Leader
CEO, Haier Intelligent Equipment Business 

Sabine Yu Wu (MBA ’05)
Vice General Manager of Strategy, Tencent

Ye Hai (MBA ’04)
Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Vivian Jin Yu (MBA ’03)
Mobility Service Director, SAIC General Motors

Allen Feng (MBA ’16)
Partner, MetroDataTech, named to Forbes' Asia 2018 "30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology" list

Jimmy Wei (MBA ’02)
Managing Partner, Pivotal Bioventure China

Adam Cui (MBA ’04)
Managing Director, AB Agri China

Leon Qiang (MBA ’16)
Principal Strategy & Insights Manager, Gaming & Apps, Google

Follow Us on WeChat

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Darden alumni and friends in China and around the world engage in spirited conversation and learn the latest Darden news on Darden's WeChat channel. To join the conversation, download the WeChat app, scan the QR code and follow us at: Darden MBA. 

Meet UVA's First Chinese Student

Narrated by Darden alumnus Jerry Peng (MBA '03), this video tells the story of UVA's first student from China, W.W. Yen of the Class of 1900, who went on to become China's president and one of the country's most influential statesmen throughout the first half of the 20th century.

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For recent and upcoming events in China and insights on East Asia, sign up for the China e-newsletter by sending us your email address.