Hongxia Liu is a member of the Heidrick & Struggles Education & Social Enterprise Practice, providing executive search and leadership consulting widely for K-12 schools and colleges, philanthropic and humanitarian organizations, trade and industry associations, governments and inter-governmental organizations, and cultural and arts institutions. She is also a member of the Legal, Regulatory, Risks, Compliance, & Governmental Affairs Practice.
Hongxia has accumulated more than 15 years’ management experience in various non-profit organizations including the World Justice Project, a 501c3 organization, as the executive director; the Law Library of Congress in the United States as the director of legal research; the International Development Law Organization, an inter-governmental organization, as its director of Asia Pacific; the American Bar Association, the largest professional organization in the world, as its founding director for the International Legal Resource Center for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Hongxia was elected to serve on the board of advisors for the International Development Law Organization for a four-year term 2011 to 2015. She also holds a guest professorship at the China University of Political Science and Law. She served as president of the Washington Foreign Law Society during 2005 through 2006.
She was active in various community activities including the Parents Association of Sidwell Friends School and Peking University Alumni Association.
Hongxia holds an LL.B. comparative governments and international relations from Peking University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from New York University. She was honored as an “Outstanding Alumna” of Peking University in 2010.