Founders

Fanping Ltd was incorporated in February 2015 by Mr. Keith Johanns, Prof. Galal Walker, and Dr. Minru Li. The company was incorporated on intellectual property (IP) created by Prof. Walker under his leadership of the Chinese Flagship Program at The Ohio State University. Fanping Ltd is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

Mr. Keith Johanns

Keith serves as the President and a Board Member of the company. He has more than 20 years experience dealing with intellectual property (IP) management and technology commercialization for both domestic and international organizations. Keith is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Dayton, where he received chemical engineering degrees at both universities. He has traveled to many cities throughout China for IP business development activities and enjoys working within the academic community in China.

Prof. Galal Walker

Galal serves as an Advisor and a Board Member for company. He is also a Professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, in addition to being the Director of the National East Asian Languages Resource Center, the Critical Language Scholarship Program, and the Midwest US–China Flagship Program at The Ohio State University. In 2003, Galal was the first U.S. recipient of the “China Language and Culture Friendship Award,” presented by the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Education.

Dr. Minru Li

Minru serves as an Advisor and a Board Member for the company. He is also the Assistant Director of the National East Asian Languages Resource Center at The Ohio State University. Minru is an enthusiastic promoter of Chinese language, culture, and educational exchange as a volunteer at many Asian festivals and events.