Magali came to China in 2001 and started exploring the country’s environmental efforts: back then, she surveyed opportunities in the nascent wind energy sector for a French manufacturer, visiting the very first wind farms in Xinjiang.
She later spent close to 10 years at the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, in charge of developing the cooperation between Germany and China on sustainability. With her team at the time, she co-initiated and lead an industry consortium (30+ partners), econet china, aimed to promote concepts and practices for ecological buildings and sustainable cities, along with other greentech know-how and solutions. It involved designing and implementing awareness campaigns, capacity building activities as well as pilot projects in cooperation with local decision makers (Chinese municipalities, developers, design institutes).
An entrepreneur for more than 10 years, her company CONSTELLATIONS International has been involved in facilitating numerous international dialogues projects between Europe and China on those issues, in the frame of city-to-city learning networks and bilateral development cooperation programs. Magali also accompanies corporates in the frame of their sustainability and innovation agendas, curating learning and change management programs, designing processes to engage collaborators internally in the co-design of strategies and shaping collaborations with stakeholders externally. Magali has experience in building partnerships and developing initiatives in multi-stakeholder, cross sectors and transdisciplinary settings (e.g. Citymakers China-Europe, More than a Market, Shanghai Flaneur). She has solid understanding of sustainability trends, related actors as well as the institutional landscape between China and Germany/ Europe.
Magali has a background in International Relations (MA, Free University Berlin) and in International Business (BA, Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur). She completed a short course on Urban Governance, Planning and Design (LSE) and has a strong interest in urban governance and sustainability issues.
She is trained on facilitation methodologies (incl. Collaborative Workshops, Art of Hosting, SPOT On, Theory U, Designing Thinking, Future Search) and is certified by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF since 2017). She has experience facilitating workshops invlving various levels of leadership (including ExCom, ManCom in the private sector) as well as diverse backgrounds (government (representatives of municipal or national agencies), NGOs and academia).
She speaks English, German, Chinese, Polish and French.