Co-founder & CEO, Airizu
Adrian Li is a serial internet entrepreneur & exercise fanatic based in China.
Adrian is currently CEO of Airizu.com; China's first and leading service enabling travelers to book highly affordable private accommodation for daily and short term stays. In less than a year the service already has over 80,000 apartments in 70 cities in China for travelers to choose from and over 200,000 nights booked.
Adrian was formerly GM for Eleutian China where he was responsible for Eleutian’s sales and operations in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Previously, Adrian was CEO of Idapted where he led the overall strategy and business development for the company. Adrian co-founded Idapted in 2006, completed 2 rounds of venture financing and led the company to be the largest provider of live 1:1 online IELTS English instruction in China. The company was acquired by Eleutian in 2011.
Prior to business school Adrian worked in London. This included helping to start up Globalegacy, a social enterprise incubator assisting with project management and strategy development for a new class of SRI investment. Before Globalegacy Adrian was worked at JPMorgan in the Financial Institutions Group, Advisory.
Adrian is heavily involved non-profit work. He chairs a UK Charity called CNYTrust (www.CNYTrust.org) which raises funds to support children in rural China continue schooling. The organisation has built a school in Da Miao in Hebei province and now focuses on providing scholarships to teachers. Adrian was also President of the Beijing chapter of Entrepreneurs Organsiation (“EO”), a global network of over 8,000 entrepreneurs he currently chairs the regional communication committee for EO.
Adrian graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and MA in Economics and was elected a Hawk in recognition of his contributions to University and National level Judo. Adrian obtained his MBA from Stanford while studying in the dual degree MBA & Education MA program.
Adrian is an experienced endurance athlete. He has completed several marathons in New York, London, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong and triathlons including Ironman 70.3 events.
Brought up in Hong Kong and the UK; Adrian speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.