Our People

Steering Committee Members

Michael C. Elkin

Jill Tucker

Zhang Ye 

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Team members

Asia Wang, Managing Director

Mr. Wang is a strategic and analytical corporate compliance expert with 25 years of experience. Asia is a proved team leader with professional experience in labor, environmental health and safety (EHS) and supply chain management. Asia is an expert in the establishment of labor, EHS systems and committees, hazard assessment and industrial engineering. Asia joined NEWAsia Solutions in March 2014 as the founding director of our business.

Prior to NEWAsia Solutions, Asia was employed at IBM as an EHS engineer and was responsible for the company's auditing and creation of EHS manuals, procedures and instructions. Asia also worked at Sears, Adidas, Reebok, Nike, BSR, ISC and other well-known brands in the labor and EHS field.

Asia holds a B.A. in Mining Engineering from China University of Mining & Technology.


Michael C. Elkin, Senior Vice President for Business Development

Mr. Elkin joined the NEWAsia Solutions Limited in March 2022.  Mr. Elkin is responsible for business development and customer relations globally to support large companies to improve the environmental and social compliance of their supply chains.

Prior to joining NEWAsia Solutions Limited, Mr. Elkin was the Chief Technical Advisor and Global Manager for the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme.  The SCORE Programme demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains. in Asia, Africa and Latin America by improving working conditions and productivity.

Mr. Elkin also worked for 20 years at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) most recently as an Assistant District Director for the San Francisco District of the where he was responsible for all management training and consulting programs in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley region.  He also coordinated the SBA’s export promotion programmes for the Western Pacific Region including Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.

Mr. Elkin has a Masters in Business Administration from California State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Economics from San Francisco State University.  Mr. Elkin lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Scott P Gill, VP - U.S. Operations

Dr. Scott P Gill is a globally recognized expert in Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH), Risk Control Engineering, and Organizational Development with 36 years of manufacturing operations leadership experience across a multi industry sector from shipbuilding to shoemaking. He has worked with Fortune 200 companies around the world providing: Executive coaching, strategy development, organizational design, team building, auditing, training, engineering support, and program implementation.

Scott was the consultant for U.S. Dept. of Labor-OSHA in the development of harmonized vertical standards for Process Safety Management and Asbestos Mitigation, and served as the Leader of the National Shipbuilders Council Standards Committee for 10 years.  While at Nike, he helped write Code Leadership Standards for ESH and Labor and was the primary author of the Nike Global ESH Handbook. Scott has conducted over 10,000 manufacturing site audits globally.

He holds a PhD in Psychology from Harvard University, and MS degrees in Psychology and Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Amanda Xu, Co-founder & Operations Director

Ms. Xu has engaged in supply chain management, business integration, and government relations for more than 23 years. Amanda focuses on policy recommendations to central and local PRC governments on the promotion of CSR; capacity building for companies implementing CSR; and partnership facilitation between Chinese and European organizations. She is credited with developing and implementing programs and protocols for domestic and international suppliers that achieved long-term compliance and capacity building.

Prior to co-founding NEWAsia®, Amanda was a Senior Project Manager at GIZ, where she was primarily responsible for Sino-German CSR project management, and the implementation of the EU-China Environmental Governance Program. She has previously worked for Chinese state-owned and multinational companies in CSR management.

Amanda holds an IMBA jointly from the Sun Yat-sen University Business School and the University of Cologne. Amanda is an expert trainer for Sustaning Competitive and Responsbile Enterprise (SCORE) Programme, expert for the Factory Improvement Toolsets Programme, and the certified trainer for BetterWork Supervisory Skills Training of International Labour Organization (ILO). 

Peter Pan, Project Director

Dr. Pan Tao has more than 10 years of practical, applied experience in urban sustainability planning and implementation, and has worked on successful environmental planning and management, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction initiatives in cities across China, filling the gap between policy and practice. He served as the China Urban Program Director in the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) for the US-China Partnership for Climate Action (PCA), a public-private partnership supported by numerous Chinese and U.S. government agencies, and by top multinational corporations.

Dr. Pan Tao is skilled in effectively leading energy efficiency programs with municipalities, government agencies, international organizations, and the private sector; assessing the challenges cities face in reducing GHG emissions while maintaining strong economic development; designing and coordinating leadership and technical training programs and events; and efficiently managing all aspects of planning, monitoring, communications, and operations for complex programs.

Judy Tian, ESG Compliance Manager

Ms. Judy Tian has more than 16-years’ extensive experience in supply chain management. Judy focuses on CSR auditing, C-TPAT audit, Technical audit and Environment audit; capacity building for companies implementing CSR. She is credited with developing and implementing programs for domestic suppliers that achieved long-term compliance and capacity building. Judy has sound technical knowledge in environment, health and safety, waste management and CSR solutions for supply chain. 

Prior to joining NEWAsia Solutions in 2019 as a Compliance Associate, Judy was an Assistant Manager in vendor compliance sustainability department in Li & Fung Trading Service Shanghai Company Qingdao branch office, where she was primarily responsible for factory evaluation, training, internal company project coordination and implementation, as well as Qingdao vendor compliance sustainability team management and coordination.

Judy holds bachelor degree from Shandong University major in English, and associated degree from Tongji University major in Water Supply and Discharge department. Judy is the certified trainer for SAC Higg Index 2.0 and 3.0 version, verifier for SAC Higg Index 2.0 version.

Amen Wang, ESG Project Manager

Amen has nearly 10 years of experience in ESG and has very rich experience in corporate safety operation, risk assessment, environmental protection and CSR management. He currently leads the operations in social responsibility assessments, electrical and fire audits, tailor-made compliance consulting, CITI/CATI/PRTR projects, FEM SLCP technical support, environmental compliance monitoring and remediation, global ESG regulations update, etc. In addition to his areas of responsibility, Amen has expertise in domestic labor, environmental health and safety laws, regulations, and standards, and he is skilled in GHG accounting, verification, trend analysis of energy consumption data, and compliance consulting services across the supply chain.

Amen graduated from Nanjing University and his majority is Human Resources Management.

Ben Zhou, Project Manager

Ben Zhou has more than 30 years of rich experience in the building design and inspection industry. He is familiar with relevant technical specifications, proficient in structural design management and optimization, and is well experienced in the professional technical management of construction and equipment. In addition, Ben has a deep scientific concept of the technical management of building assessment and can be fully responsible for the technical management of production building inspection projects. Prior to joining NEWAsia in 2022, Ben worked as a senior structural designer at a well-known architectural design company in Hong Kong.

Ben graduated with a major in building structures and holds first-class registered structural engineer, first-class registered constructor, first-class cost engineer and senior engineer qualifications.

Simon Xue, Project Manager

Simon Xue has nearly 20 years of experience in building structure design, structure inspection and appraisal. Simon is familiar with structural design codes and standards, frames, frame shear walls, shear walls, steel doors  and other structures. With in-class  experience from a design institute, Simon is proficient in using PKPM, YJK, CAD and other design software. Prior to joining NEWAsia in 2022, Simon had nearly 10 years of working experience in building structure safety inspection, appraisal and measurement at the Nanjing Building Safety Inspection and Appraisal Center.

Simon graduated with a major in civil engineering and holds secondary registered structural engineer, geotechnical engineer and intermediate engineer qualifications.

Alex Wang, Project Manager

Alex Wang has 10 years of experience in structural building design, structure inspection and appraisal. He is familiar with the current national common structural design codes, and is skilled in the manual and computer calculation methods of structures and various foundation forms. In addition, Alex is proficient in using PKPM, YKJ, CAD and other design software.

Alex graduated with a master's degree in the structural engineering and holds first-class structural engineer and intermediate engineer qualifications.

Edward Xiao, Project Manager

Mr. Edward Xiao, a strategic and practical project management expert in business fields with more than 15 years of experience. Edward has worked in the government department, NGO, and the supply chain. He has a wealth of experience in business operation, environmental protection, corporation social responsibility projects and risk control. In past years, he has participated in energy efficiency projects for domestic and foreign brands with dozens of factories to assist them on how to improve their compliance, competition advantages and brand images through management, technology, and methods. 

Jeff Che, Project Specialist

Jeff Che is mainly engaged in on-site building inspections at NEWAsia, conducting preliminary investigations on the project sites and drawings, formulating inspection plans, implementing on-site inspection, writing inspection and appraisal reports, etc. Jeff has been engaged in structural inspection at the Anhui Construction Engineering Quality Research Institute. 

Jeff graduated with a major of civil engineering.

Robert Wyzykowski, ESG Account Consultant

Rob Wyzykowski is a genuine multidisciplinary whose life path built him for sustainability. With experience ranging from the US Army to massage therapy to teaching, he has a range of experience that allows him to see connections that most ignore. Coupled with over 10 years of marketing experience and a burning passion for sustainability, Rob is equipped to approach any challenge and transform any institution to meet or surpass GRI standards.  

Rob holds an AA in Marketing from Union County College, a BA in Marketing with a minor in Sustainability form Point Loma Nazarene University, a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University, as well as numerous certifications from institutions including, but not limited to, Harvard Manage Mentor, Kean University and the University of Toronto.

Michelle Yin, Senior Quality Specialist

Ms. Michelle Yin has been working as a senior compliance auditor for over eight years in a famous American retailer. She has the profound knowledge of the relevant PRC laws, regulations and Code of Conduct for international corporations. Michelle has conducted audits of social compliance, EHS, C-TPAT. The audits were conducted in industries of apparel, tools, accessories, furniture, etc.

Michelle holds a B.A. in English Education from Nanjing Normal University, in Jiangsu Province, China.

Winnie Wu, Senior Compliance Specialist

Ms Wu has more than 15 years of experience in supply chain environmental health and safety (EHS) management. In the past five years in a leading American brand, she has successfully designed and implemented a wide range of supply-chain sustainability initiatives including environmental audit, chemical and restricted substance management, eco-footprint and energy/water saving. Winnie has rich experience in EHS management in large-scale manufacturing enterprises. She has also worked as processing and testing engineer in the sewage treatment plant of Zhejiang Hengdian Group.

Winnie holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Chemical Analysis from Changchun Institute of Technology, China, and also holds an ISO 14001 internal auditor's certificate.

Catherina Vu, Compliance Specialist

Ms. Catherina Vu has more than 8 years’ working experience in social & environmental compliance, C-TPAT assessment in Vietnam. Catherina also has practical experience in compliance about WRAP, Better Work, Sedex, SMETA audits, as well as knowledge of the client standards such as: adidas, Nike, Under Armour, PVH, etc.

Catherina holds a B.A. degree from Hai Phong Private University, in Vietnam.

Jeary Jiang, Compliance Specialist

Ms. Jiang has more than 8 years’ practical experience in social compliance (labor, health and safety, environment) and C-TPAT auditing for famous international corporations. She has an excellent working knowledge of relevant PRC laws and regulations, and standard U.S. and European CSR principles.

Jeary holds a B.A. in Materials Chemistry of Hunan University of Science and Technology, in Hunan Province, China.

Heidi Annala, ESG Project Assistant

Ms. Annala is a soon-to-be graduate of the master’s (M.Sc.) program in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability from the University of Helsinki in Finland. She has experience in social responsibility in the Nordic start-up space and has contributed to several academic publications in the sustainability field. Heidi specializes in sustainability communication and systems analysis.

Heidi holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Helsinki in Finland. 

Connie Sun, ESG Project Assistant

Ms. Sun is in the process of completing her Master’s degree of Environment Systems at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Her current thesis is about Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management (WEEE) management and circular economy in China. Previously, she led project with Canada VIA Rail in decreasing their environmental footprint of food-beverage services and had intern experience at Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences. She is very excited about ESG related work, and eager to learn more in this field.

She holds a B.Sc. in Environment at McGill University, Canada.

Anna Kambonde, ESG Project Assistant

Anna is majoring in Chemical Engineering & Process at Jiangsu University. She has working experience in client consultancy and administration. Together with NEWAsia, Jerricia has the opportunity to grow in skill and expertise in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) related works. Jerricia is a promising, enthusiastic and diligent member of the team.

Irene Qi, ESG Project Assistant

Ms. Qi is currently a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago. She has multiple experiences working in the financial industry and public policy spaces. Previously, she worked for a publicly listed company as a ESG specialist. Irene specializes in data analytics and is very excited about the idea of integrating real-world data with ESG practices and supply chain management.

Irene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong.

Lenzile Gumbi, ESG Project Assistant

Lenzile is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Structural Engineering at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. At NEWAsia, he is mainly engaged in on-site building inspections, conducting preliminary investigations on the project sites and drawings, formulating inspection plans, implementing on-site inspection, writing inspection and appraisal reports, etc.

Lenzile holds a B.A. degree in Civil Engineering.

Guo Wendeng, Industrial Expert

Mr. Guo Wendeng, Professorate Senior Engineer. With more than 40 years of experience working in the dyeing and finishing industry, Mr. Guo has been in charge of several key technology innovations and the development of many new products, crafts and technologies. As a state council expert for Special Allowance, Mr. Guo worked as an expert for the China Dyeing and Printing Association, Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of China National Textile and Apparel Council, and Zhejiang Dyeing and Printing Association, etc. As part of an expert team, Mr. Guo also participated in the implementation of 
SWITCH- Asia Programme, a European Union programme the printing and dyeing sector in China.

Bob Clifford, EHS consultant 

Bob is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and attorney with more than 25 years of professional industrial hygiene experience in consulting, academic and manufacturing environments. For the past 15 years, this has included work for the corporate responsibility groups of several corporations in the footwear and apparel industries involving worker exposure assessments and air quality testing, chemical management issues, product safety and regulatory compliance. Bob is a solo practitioner serving local and international clients.

Rachel Zhang, Finance Manager

Ms. Zhang has more than 20 years’ experience in Financial and Administrative management.

Our team is growing!