Richard Hsu
Co-founder and creative director, Pan-Asia Network
Richard Hsu

Richard Hsu was born in Shanghai and is one of China’s most distinctive and visionary voices, advocating a balance between art, business and purpose, connecting the dots between various city stakeholders. His professional activities unfold within three main areas: education, urban/rural bridge, knowledge/innovation platforms and city/brand consultancy in China.

Richard Hsu is a co-founder of Pan-Asia Network, which promotes the implementation of ideas and concepts via a platform for knowledge and innovation collaboration, learning and the test of programmes dealing with anything from urbanism, innovation, quality of life, traditional values to new education and creativity across Asian cities. In less than three years, the network has managed to involve and engage more than 2,000 professionals and youths from more than 15 Asian cities in the project. Concurrently, Richard Hsu is founder, creative director and curator of TEDxShanghai, he is the TEDx Senior Ambassador to China, responsible for selecting and bringing together the most inspiring ‘movers and shakers’ from across China and around the world to impact communities around Shanghai.

Richard Hsu is an expert in branding design and has many years of international experience with creative leadership in companies such as the New York Times, Bank of America, Sotheby’s, Elizabeth Arden, MoMA, Madison Square Garden, L’Oreal, Boeing, Warner Music, Shiseido, Nike, IBM, Condé Nast. He founded his own agency h+ branding in 2006 specialising in Chinese brand studies, the intersections between culture and innovation, lifestyle and retail, education and learning.

Concurrent with these activities, Richard Hsu is a professor at Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation, SFC Sino-Finnish Center Shanghai. He has been an invited speaker at Strelka Institute Moscow, Harvard Berkman Center, Moscow Urban Forum, Krasnoyarsk Urban Forum, Tokyo Innovative City Forum, UNESCO Creative Cities Summit, G20 – Innovation 20.

Other Jury Members 2016
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Pil Bredahl
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Peter Hebin Bruun
Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Lars Thøgersen CEO and Founder, CPH ID
Lars Thøgersen
Lars Thøgersen CEO and Founder, CPH ID
Kigge Hvid CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Kigge Hvid
Kigge Hvid CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Jakob Wagner Designer and owner of Jakob Wagner Studio
Jakob Wagner
Jakob Wagner Designer and owner of Jakob Wagner Studio
Henrik Jeppesen Founding partner and director, Attention-Group
Henrik Jeppesen
Henrik Jeppesen Founding partner and director, Attention-Group
David Carlson Senior design strategist
David Carlson
David Carlson Senior design strategist
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Claus Skytte
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen Head of Design School Kolding
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen Head of Design School Kolding
David Asmussen Creative director
David Asmussen
David Asmussen Creative director
Jesper K. Thomsen Designer and owner of Studio Jesper K. Thomsen
Jesper K. Thomsen
Jesper K. Thomsen Designer and owner of Studio Jesper K. Thomsen
Simon Skafdrup CEO and partner of 3PART
Simon Skafdrup
Simon Skafdrup CEO and partner of 3PART
Jesper von Wieding Strategic Creative Director of 3X
Jesper von Wieding
Jesper von Wieding Strategic Creative Director of 3X
Tim Larcombe Founder of INTENT
Tim Larcombe
Tim Larcombe Founder of INTENT
Susanne Schenstrøm Project Manager at Danish Design Centre
Susanne Schenstrøm
Susanne Schenstrøm Project Manager at Danish Design Centre