EXCLUSIVE: Edinburgh carbon innovation centre appoints chief executive to head its new operation in Hong Kong

Dr Shelley Zhou
Dr Shelley Zhou

EXCLUSIVE by Scottish Energy News

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) has recruited the former head of sustainability at the Hong Kong Jockey Club to head up the new Scotland Hong Kong Carbon Innovation Centre in Asia.

Dr Shelley Zhou has more than 10 years of experience in environmental and carbon management consultancy, new energy and biotechnology in Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

She joins from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, where she led on corporate sustainability performance for seven years.

The Hong Kong centre was formally opened by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on her Far East visit last year.

Dr. Zhou said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the chief executive of the Scotland Hong Kong Carbon Innovation Centre.

“I relish the opportunity to engage Hong Kong businesses in the important work of the centre and in establishing strong, on-going relationships and partnerships with innovative Scottish businesses and the University of Edinburgh.

“We will be working with business leaders to support and deliver much-needed, low-carbon solutions for our future.”

The Hong Kong Carbon Innovation Centre Centre is led by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and is funded by Edinburgh and Napier universities and BRE Scotland.

The centre shares and develops best practice with the Hong Kong government agencies, academic and business partners for the future of low-carbon technologies in Hong Kong.

Low carbon experts will focus on projects including sustainable buildings, mobility, pollution and waste issues, energy efficiency and carbon monitoring and management.

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation will provide a conduit for Scottish and other international organisations aiming to create local partnerships and introduce low carbon products and services to displace the use of higher carbon products and services in Hong Kong.

ECCI also has a growing global network and is considering establishing bases in Asia, South America and Central America and has a significant European network through its membership with Climate KIC.

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