Be true: to life, and to yourself.

Early-stage VC | Ex Google ByteDance | TEDx Speaker | PhD Student

Book on Amazon: Life Outside My Comfort Zone

2021 UOW Young Alumni Award

2019 Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

About Me - those specific stuff

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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 Aussie do. :) - I don't mind either!

During the day, I'm a proud Canvanaut leading a fast-growing team on product localisation as part of the go global strategy; after the sunset, I am researching education digitalisation from offline classrooms to online platforms as part of my PhD study.

Most recently, Senior Country Development Manager at Amazon AU, 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, 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.