XU Yongguang, Chairman of the Narada Foundation, Chairman of China Foundation Center and Vice Chairman of the China Youth Development Foundation. He is also member of the Ninth and Tenth National Committees of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Mr. Xu resigned from head of the Organization Department under the Central Committee of the China Communist Youth League in 1988. Then he founded the China Youth Development Foundation. There he founded and facilitated the Project Hope, a most prominent philanthropic program in China. In 2007, he co-founded the Narada Foundation with a mission to foster civil society and dedicated to facilitate development and social innovation of the philanthropic sector.
Mr. Xu is also a renowned NGO academic who has been researching and developing the NGO industry for 20 years. He has contributed tremendously within the NGO industry and has been the Chief Editor of two renowned books on that area: China’s Third Sector Study Series and Inquiry of the world—Project Hope in Xu Yongguang’s eyes.