Zhou Chi

DHI appoints Zhou Chi as new Managing Director of DHI China

DHI has appointed Ms Zhou Chi as new Managing Director of DHI China. She will be taking over from Dr Qian-Ming Lu, who is retiring after playing a key role in the successful growth of DHI in the Chinese market.


DHI offers clients decades of domain expertise, advanced technologies and unique modelling software for water and the protection of water-related ecosystems. The countries of Denmark and China have strategic collaborations on groundwater management and wastewater management as part of a broader cooperation on green initiatives. DHI recently hosted the Chinese Vice Minister of Water Resources, H.E. Mr Wang Daoxi, who visited DHI headquarters in Denmark to learn more about digital twins and groundwater modelling for sustainable water management.


Zhou Chi holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Imperial College London and has nearly two decades of experience in the marine and environmental sectors. Zhou Chi has held several management positions, most recently as Deputy General Manager in Hengtong Group and as Operations Director for Hengtong’s national innovation platform in Marine science and technology, driving the collaboration with colleges, research institutes and the government to establish a marine industry ecosystem. Zhou Chi already knows DHI very well, as she spent 12 years with the company from 2006 to 2018, driving sales, marketing and the successful adoption of Danish technologies in China.


CEO of DHI, Mette Vestergaard, says:

‘Dr Lu has for the past 20 years been instrumental in establishing DHI in China, and he has played a key role in the water sector. On behalf of DHI, I would like to express my deep respect and admiration for his exceptional contributions over the years. At the same time, I am thrilled to welcome Zhou Chi as new Managing Director of DHI China. I am confident that, with her background and experience, she will be able to support our clients with innovative and sustainable water management. China has set very high ambitions for sustainable water consumption and management, and we are proud to collaborate with the Chinese authorities, scientific communities and businesses in bringing innovative solutions to the water sector.’


Zhou Chi herself adds:

‘There has always been a unique culture of innovation and collaboration at DHI, and I am happy to be part of that culture again. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues from all over the world on contributing to the positive development in protection of water resources and water environments in China, enabling a sustainable future for water.’


DHI China has offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Chengdu.

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