ivian is from a family of musicians—her father is a pianist and her mother an accordionist—but she chose to pursue a career in finance rather than become a struggling artist herself.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in International Accounting at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science, she received a Senior Business Certificate through a program run by Syracuse University.
Her first job was in the Assurance and Taxation departments at BDO China SLP, an accounting firm. She then moved into the corporate world, joining Mattel to build the House of Barbie brand in Shanghai and later helping to set up the first California Pizza Kitchen in China.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Vivian loves traveling to foreign countries and understanding different cultures around the world.