Christine Lu in a Chinese-American Entrepreneur and Investor. She is based in Los Angeles, California. She is recognized as a Digital Leader by the United Nations Foundation and named to Foreign Policy’s inaugural “Pacific Power Index” which recognizes 50 individuals shaping the future of U.S. and China ties.
Lu attended Boston University and graduated with a degree in International Relations.
After graduating college, Lu became the Marketing Director for Home Shopping Shanghai Limited and was based in Shanghai. Christine oversaw the company’s marketing and new business development and incubated its e-commerce and direct marketing businesses in China. In 2002, she launched the company’s mail order catalog division that later accounted for 51% of gross sales from a monthly circulation of almost 1 million customers. 
In 2004, Lu returned to the United States and produced a podcast show for Entrepreneur Magazine called “The China Business Show” which spun into a platform called The China Business Network.
Lu Co-Founded Affinity China in 2009, a luxury lifestyle network for affluent Chinese increasingly traveling and investing overseas, and served as CEO. In addition, she organizied the first GeeksOnAPlane Silicon Valley tech influencer tours with 500Startups' VC Dave McClure as well as organized the first TEDx event in China, TEDxShanghai. She has served as an advisor to Tudou pre-IPO and GMIC Silicon Valley. She also serves on the advisory board for cross border payments company NihaoPay.
In 2014, Lu Co-Founded America Innovates, an organization that aims to make it easier for investors and philanthropist to connect with social entrepreneurs and change makers.
Mental Health Advocacy
Christine is an advocate of mental health awareness since the loss of her sister to suicide in 2004. She was an active advisor and frequent speaker for the Lets Erase The Stigma foundation and is a supporter of various organizations and causes for suicide prevention.
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Bio of Christine Lu
Aug 12, 2022