Early-stage VC | Ex Google&ByteDance | TEDx Speaker | Ph.D. Student
Book on Amazon: Life Outside My Comfort Zone
2022 Australian Ambassador's Award for Women in Leadership Judges' commendation
About Me - those specific stuff
100% Made in China
Digital Nomad currently settled in the Down Under
Love reading books and feeding red squirrels in London Parks
Impulse traveller to European countries(and everywhere else)
I have a new address, I'm living outside my comfort zone.
What I up to? - those serious stuff
Hi, My name is Xiaochen Zhang (张小辰 ), Xiaochen in Chinese means 'little dragon', or call me Susan as most Aussies do. :) - I don't mind either!
During the day, I'm a proud Canvanaut heading up the product localisation teams to build the globally loved brand; after the sunset, I am researching on educational technology and its transformation from offline classrooms to online platforms as part of my PhD study.
Most recently, I was the Senior Country Development Manager at Amazon AU. I built and managed 5 global selling 'arcs' (North America, China, Europe (&UK), India and Korea) to Australia and grow the total international business by expanding into exciting new regions.
Previously, I was the Director of Global Sales, Global Public Policy for Corporate Development at ByteDance Inc - the most valuable startup in the world.
Previous roles at Google UK - London:
Technical Creative Specialist - Display, Professional Services, Ads EMEA, Global Business, DoubleClick
Mission: Data Drive Creatives in the programmatic world
10%: Language Ambassador, for simplified Chinese, quality and style guide contribution cross Adwords Next, Android 7.0 System Language, Google Web Designer, Google Photos, and many other marketing materials and campaigns.
10%: Campus London, community management & co-hosting monthly Women@Campus London event to feature female founder's journey and facilitate community and engaging members. Managing community members both online and offline, speakers recruitment & coordination.
Previous roles at Google Australia - Sydney:
Dynamic Display Campaign Manager, Audience Solutions & Innovation(ASI), Adwords
Business Development Manager, Google Arts & Culture
APAC Demand Management, G Suite
"I work/live 8 days a week"🤖☕
I delivered my first TEDx talk in Sydney on Nov 26th, 2015. Watch the recording here.
I founded Dragon Translating and Interpreting Services in 2012, which helps Australian businesses and government agencies to improve cultural understanding of China. I use these experiences to mentor young entrepreneurs in Australia, UK, Canada and China.
I love travel - 60+ countries across the 7 continents, including Antarctica.