Christina Schönleber Director (Policy & Programs)Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)Ms. Christina Schönleber comes from the international operations leadership of the Royal College of Art and the University of Kent. As Head of Knowledge Exchange at the RCA, she developed and established Knowledge Exchange as a key strategic pillar for the College and was responsible for developing strategic alliances with government, higher education and major international corporations such as Tata Consultancy Services and Visa. Prior to this, she was Assistant Director of Kent Innovation and Enterprise, where she led the University’s Knowledge Exchange development in key areas of science and social science. Before joining the HE sector, Christina held senior business development roles with international media corporations addressing key IP and licensing challenges while growing new income streams. She also worked as a graphic designer in Germany. Born in Germany, Christina Schönleber was educated in Germany, the USA, the UK and Hong Kong. She holds an MBA from the University of Kingston, London, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Media and studied Mandarin for non-Chinese speakers at the Chinese University Hong Kong.