Xuefei Knoester-Cao (曹雪飞), Director of Groningen Confucius Institute and Senior Policy Advisor in the area of International Relations to the Board of the University of Groningen. She holds a Master's degree in International Business from the University of Groningen. She is also the Board member of the European Study Centre in Tsinghua (清华) University and Project leader of Dutch Studies Centre in Fudan (复旦) University, China. She has worked, among others, as a business consultant in Shanghai (上海) and as a researcher in economics in Netherlands Economic Institute. She has published both in China and internationally in international business.