MEET OUR TEAM

Alexander Schultz

Alexander SCHULTZ

Alexander holds a masters of Economics from Copenhagen University and University of Economics in Prague.

From 1999 to 2011 he was a career diplomat with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2007 to 2011 as senior commercial counsellor at the Danish Embassy in Beijing.

In 2011 he left diplomacy, moved to Shanghai and started Shanghai Jungle. Besides his wife and kids his passions are Liverpool FC, politics, American football and good literature.

Marek MATURA

A Czech in Shanghai, Marek is a Management Engineering graduate from University of Economics in Prague.

He came to Shanghai because of his passion for China and because he loves Shanghai Jungle's business idea of truly introducing European countries to Chinese tourists.

Marek is the country manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and also our IT wizard.
In his free time he claims to study Chinese very, very hard….

Marek Matura
Marek Matura

Pia HECKMANN

Our junior market manager, Pia Heckmann, is responsible for communication with clients and designing layouts.

She studied Art Theory and Media philosophy in Karlsruhe, Germany, and worked in several different art related institutions during her studies.

As a student of art theory she knows all about European museums and the historical valuable sites of European cities. Besides her interest in art, travelling is one of her other big passion, often combining those two. Her interest in foreign countries already brought her around most of Europe, the USA, South America and Southeast Asia. 

Emily

Emily is a senior student with a dual degree of Public Finance and Accounting in the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. She will continue her education with master studies at the University of Hong Kong in August 2018.

Accompanying to her studies she shows great talent as a musician, winning an award as one of the Grade Ten pianist at the age of 10 by Chinese Musician Association. She is also a violinist in her university symphony orchestra and an inheritor of Chinese traditional martial arts.

As a crazy fan of travelling, she has been to 28 provinces in China so she clearly knows what travelers are eager to know when they check the websites for relative information.

Max

Max has three years of work experience in both digital and media agency. She used to be part of Ogilvy, Qyer media and served many clients there like: Audi, IBM, American Express, Tourism South Australia. 

She has good digital marketing sense and solid project management skills. Her work attitude profits from her logical and strategic thinking capability and good communication ability. Curiosity and passion are factors that drive her to explore more.

Nina

Nina graduated from Hubei University in China with a major in advertising. Interested in Korean culture, she studied the language for a year at Seoul University. During her studies she found several part-time jobs in the field of writing and travelling. After graduation, she worked for a tourism website as a Chinese editor. She loves to travel and to write, both make her feel alive.

Yan RUOYU

Ruoyu holds a master of French linguistic and literature from Paris-Sorbonne University. She received her bachelor degree from Guangxi University for nationalities in 2014. From November 2016 to December 2017 she was a French translator and interpreter for a wine company in Guangzhou.

Since January she is a French teacher in a language centre of Xi’an, and a translator for a wine magazine. Beside her work, she is passionate about travelling, jogging, reading and watching movies.

Mia JIANG

Mia holds a master degree of Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. From 2016 to 2017 she was a exchange student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

She received her bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Amazed by the city she decided to start her career in Shanghai. Mia is now working for Shanghai Jungle as a copywriter.

Sherry ZHU

Sherry holds a master degree of Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School in France. From 2015 to 2016 she was an auditor in KPMG Accounting Firm. Since 2016 she is a senior financial analyst at Youpower communication firm in Shanghai.

She also has a great passion for the entertainment industry, such as music, live house and movies.

Yanxia LU

Yanxia Lu holds a master degree of English Translation and Interpreting from Dalian University of Technology, China. In 2014 and 2015 she volunteered in Camphill Communities Wales, UK and worked with locals with various learning disabilities. From 2015 to 2016 she worked as GM secretary and translator at an Italian investment company.

Following that position she became a teaching administrator at the international department, at Peking University Affiliated High School Tianjin. She is a passionate language lover and life long learner, extremely interested in cross-culture communication and exchange.

Cathy CHEN

Cathy is studying marketing at the University of Southampton in the UK. From 2013 to 2017 she studied Finance at Hubei University. In the meantime, as a double degree, she got a bachelor of Law in 2017.

During her time in the UK she is spending plenty of time visiting museums in Europe. Her favorite artists are Claude Monet and Van Gogh.

Clyde

Clyde is from Urumchi, the farthest city from the oceans in the world. Despite or maybe because of that he studied International Shipping Management in Shanghai Maritime University and has worked at a shipping company for three years.

After that, he worked for Shanghai Jungle. He enjoys reading, watching movies and doing sports in his spare time.

The new Chinese tourist is no different from the rest of us:
They crave authenticity and a great travel experience - and they are willing to pay for it, but not too much.
Our mission is to help them travel beyond expectations.