Linli X.

Master's DegreeThe University of Cambridge



Linli Xie (Lily) has over 10 years' experiences in corporate communications, external affairs, branding and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with a demonstrated history of working for global businesses in cross cultural environments. She is skilled in Crisis Management, Negotiation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, Public Relations, Investor and Media Relations. Lily currently serves as Group Brand and CSR Manager for GKN PLC. Before her current role, she was appointed Interim Head of External Communications and moved to UK in 2015. She joined GKN being appointed Communications and CSR Manager of GKN China in 2012. Prior to GKN, Lily held various marketing and general management positions at ThyssenKrupp Aerospace based in Shanghai, China. Her early career focused on helping western companies set up businesses in China, including working with Chinese partners, establishing local teams and leading marketing and branding activities. She also facilitated the negotiations and managed public relationships during the business acquisition, the joint venture’s shareholding transfer and opening of new facilities across China. Lily holds a BS in Business and a postgraduate degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications from University of Hong Kong and is currently completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business focused in Sustinability Leadership from University of Cambridge. Outside work, you’ll usually find her enjoying yoga, tennis, volunteering in community and spending time with family and friends in different parts of the world


  • market research
  • development
  • tertiary education
  • private sector development
  • sustainable development
  • china
  • hong kong
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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