Members List of Evaluation & Judge Committee for the “International Young Leadership Award”


Dr.  Linda J. Stillman

Dr. Linda J. Stillman is a global mentor of the millennial generation and the visionary, founder/chair of the Young Global Leadership Foundation ( YGLF promotes effective, efficient and ethical leadership through the human dimension for young aspiring leaders.

YGLF was granted the United Nations ECOSOC Special Consultative Status in July 2018, and Dr. Linda serves as the Main Representative. YGLF is also a member the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women Committee (NGO CSW), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) focused on higher education, and NGO Committee on Education: Learning and Literacy (CELL). Dr. Linda has recently established Royal Global Mentoring to guide young people, across the spectrum of society, worldwide, with their academic ~ professional ~ UN civic engagement choices and involvement.For decades, Dr. Linda contributed to diplomatic and intercultural relations and resided in Morocco, former Yugoslavia, Iceland, Germany, and China. She was president of the International Women’s Association, Rabat, president of the American Women’s Club, Belgrade, creator/chair of the International Women’s Association, Reykjavik, and Vice President of the International Women’s Association, Bonn. [more]


Dr.  Hong LI

Founder of China-US Leadership Development Foundation (CULDF)
Founder of China-U.S. Youth Leadership Summit
Founder of China New Media International Center (CNMIC)
Former Partner of Zhisland & Principal of Zhisland Global Leadership
Chief Editor of [Chinese Entrepreneurship] book series

Dr. Hong LI has won high public praise in Chines media industry for many years, and successfully organized many multiple international events like Zhisland-Buffett Visit, Global Business Leaders Conference in 2014 Boao Forum For Asia, and Zhisland Investment & Cooperation Roundtable in Sino-European Entrepreneur Summit. She got her Ph.D. degree from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was a visiting Research Scholar of University of California, Berkeley during 2008- 2010. She is also a former Chief Director of PR, Guest Booker and VIP Interview Leader in DIALOGUE program and WIN IN CHINA program of China Central Television (CCTV-2).

Based on the past achievements, Dr. Hong LI won the “Award of Outstanding Contribution” from CCTV in 2006, “Mass Media Excellent Management Contribution Award” from the International Management Institute (IMI) in 2008, “Award for Chinese Businesswoman with Greatest Potential” from China Association of Women Entrepreneurs in 2010, as well as the “Most Influential Chinese New Media Woman” from NewMedia Federation in January, 2016. In September, 2016, she approved by the EB1-A from USCIS. She was awarded as the “Top 30 Influential Asian Female CEO”. [more]


Dr. John Rutledge

Dr. John Rutledge is Chief Investment Officer of Safanad, a global principal investment house, and a member of its Investment Committee, directing investments in marketable securities, private equity and real estate. Dr. Rutledge is also an Economics Contributor to CNBC, wrote the Business Strategy column for Forbes magazine for more than a decade and was a regular cast member of Forbes on Fox for many years. He is Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University where he teaches Complexity economics and finance and chairs dissertations. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee member of Jason Corp., a NASDAQ listed company. He is also a member of the board of directors of a number of privately-owned companies including Trident USA Healthcare, FC Compassus LLC., Pace Health Companies, Pansophic, Early Learning Academies, and Element Critical. [more]




Dr. Daqing Mao

Dr. Mao Daqing is a pioneer in co-working space sector in China, with a wealth of experience and know-how in both business management of blue-chip companies and project delivery in real-estate sector across the diverse regions in Asia. He started the career in 2008 with Temasek Holding, where he led the China operation at the company’s headquarters in Singapore.

During his 14-year tenure in senior roles with CapitaLand, Asia’s largest real-estate investment company, Dr. Mao led the development and operation of Beijing Raffles City, a large commercial complex and Raffles City China Fund. He also spearheaded the rapid expansion of Ascott service apartment, establishing a solid foothold and reputation of the brand in China. During 2009-2015 at Vanke, Mao led the Chinese real-estate conglomerate headquartered in Shenzhen through exponential growth, achieving an unprecedented sales record in excess of US$3 billion.

Dr. Mao founded his first venture Ucommune in 2015, combining his expertise in both commercial and residential property to deliver premium experiences for small medium enterprises and a connected business community that serves the need of increasingly mobile entrepreneurs. Backed by renowned institutional investors such as Sequoia Capital, Zhen Fund and Noah Wealth Management, Ucommune is inarguably a unicorn with a market valuation exceeding US$1.4 billion. His primary focus is to grow the business-servicing capacity and integration of the platform, and to continuously increase the footprints in China and beyond. His vision is to create a connected community infused with creativity and dynamism where those from the parallel world can meet.

Mao has a Bachelor of Architecture at Southeast University China, and a PhD of Regional Economics at Peking University. He is a Visiting Professor of a number of leading academic institutes in China, among which Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsing Hua University. In the meanwhile, he is an honorary member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a registered architect. [more]


Dr. Maureen L. Mackenzie-Ruppel

Dr. Maureen L. Mackenzie-Ruppel, PHR, Ph.D
Inter-generational Council Member, Young Global Leadership Foundation (
Professor of Business
Former Founding Dean, School of Business at Molloy College
Board Member, Northeast Business and Economics Association (

Maureen’s twenty year + corporate management career and experience, partners extremely well with her eighteen years of academic experience as a Full Professor of Business, Management, and Leadership. Maureen served as the President of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. She has served as a member of its Board of Directors for fifteen years +. She was recently elevated to a level of honor as an Executive Director. Her role as an Academic Dean allowed her to use her knowledge, skills, and her disposition toward social good, to create meaningful and transformative student experiences. Her development of the Capstone Consulting experience for the MBA and B.S. programs caused a meaningful shift in how students see their role as business professionals and their responsibility to society. Maureen also led a full transition, both technically and culturally, toward online education. Maureen’s publications cover areas such as Ethics, Leadership, HR Management, Workplace Trust, Business Graduate Education, Undergraduate General Education, Entrepreneurship, Managers′ Information-seeking Behaviors, and Change Management. She has demonstrated ability to lead process improvement initiatives; particular expertise is revealed in training and developing people and organizations to reach full potential. She demonstrates advanced communication and human relations skills and problem solving abilities. She was honored Twice as a member of the “50 Most Influential Women in Business,” by the Long Island Business News. [more]