KI Alumni China Global Chapter

With formal recognition of KI Alumni China chapter in 2017, KI confirms the importance and value of keeping in contact with our alumni. Today the KI Alumni WeChat group has over 300 members throughout China.

Chapter Profile - KI Alumni China

Alumni Ambassador: Wenli "Claire" Ye

Number of members: 315

Official approval by KI Vice Chancellor: June 2017

Email address:

WeChat - our networking platform - Please send us a request via email to become a member.

Board Members

Wenli (Claire) Ye, Master's in Bioentrepreneurship, 2010

Current job: Senior Manager of Marketing, Product & Service at Jiahui Health, an integrated healthcare system based in Shanghai. My job is mainly to work closely with medical leaders and the management team to determine the positioning and strategy of different service lines across all our medical sites. I also work across various internal functions to implement the strategy from introducing new services, performing regular financial reviews and seeking improvement, as well as collaborating with external business partners/clients to promote the service.

Hobbies: Traveling: I have been to 39 countries and regions, I have been a guest speaker of travel sharing events/radio channels as well as a freelancer for travel magazines. The next destinations are Mexico and Cuba. I also enjoy horseback riding and reading.

Why I like to contribute time: China is under a great reform of its healthcare system and we see a rapid development in this industry in recent years across all sectors (service, pharmacy, devices, insurance, etc.) with government support and investment from the society. People are eager to learn new technologies, service models, and any kind of innovation within and outside of China. As KI is a university focused on healthcare and medical sciences, all our alumni are professionals with a passion in healthcare. Each of us is spread throughout different sectors and has unique expertise, insights, connections within healthcare. Thus, this is a very specialized alumni network, which - I believe - if we are able to connect our alumni well, it will create value not only for ourselves as individual but also for the industry in general.

Read a full profile of KI Alumni China Ambassador Claire Ye.

Can Chen, Master's in Health Economics and Promotion, 2010

After my graduation from KI, I returned to China and started my career in IMS consulting group. I am currently the director of Access & HEOR in an Artificial Intelligence company in Beijing. My experience at KI has really enriched my life and empowered me to pursue a career in this area.

I hope we can establish an influential and active alumni association in China - not only to expand our network, but to also create a communication platform to share our knowledge and explore future cooperation by gathering a number of experts in healthcare.

Jinzhi Hu, Master's thesis at MTC, 2009

Currently I am running my own company (HYH Medical Technology) in P.R.China with a focus on distributing medical devices and illumina sequencers. My goal is to discover and bring cutting-edge and high-quality products back to my homeland, mainly to local hospitals. Once my clients realize that I am a Karolinska Institutet alumnus, they are very curious - and may very well ask what brands of devices and sequencers are used at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska Hospital.

To be honest, one of my duties in China nowadays is to help people around me recognize that Sweden is not Switzerland. I started to play tennis in high school, and those who play with me now ask, where I got my overseas education. When I tell them Sweden they say "Wow, isn't that the homeland of Roger Federer?" and I say "No, it's the homeland of Björn Borg".

Past Events

China local receptions - October 2019

More than 100 alumni and friends gathered in 3 cities within China to reunite and reconnect at the local launch events of KI’s first global alumni chapter.

Since 2017, membership in the KI Alumni China WeChat network has grown from 30 to over 315 members.

China local receptions - October 2018

Read the news article at, recognition by the Embassy in Shanghai, and see event photos >

Campus Launch - January 2018

A launch event to celebrate KI Alumni China took place at Solna campus on 22 January 2018 at Aula Medica. Read more about the event here and at the KI News site.