Pei’s Story

Pei Su, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ACTAsia, an international NGO established in 2006.

Pei is a Chinese sociologist and has nearly 30 years’ international experience in the field of human well-being, animal welfare, veterinary education, wildlife legislation and environmental science. 

Pei is a recognised authority on issues relating to China, including political and social aspects, the exploitation of wildlife, the impact of fur farming and the implications for human and animal well-being. Pei is an international lecturer and has spoken at a number of United Nations conferences and also speaks at universities, forums and media events.

At the heart of her work is directing ACTAsia’s vision and mission through the award-winning Caring for Life Education (CFL) programme. Pei’s aim is to inspire people to understand and appreciate the world we share and to take responsibility for the protection and preservation of its inhabitants and resources.

Awards Pei has received

To date Pei has received numerous awards internationally and in China. 

  • 2023: Annual Public Welfare Personality Award at the 13th Philanthropy Festival in Beijing 
  • 2020: Best Charity Figure Award at the China Charity Festival for Pei’s contribution to charitable work in China
  • 2019: Best charitable Leadership in Beijing, by Jiemian News, Shanghai Media Group for Pei’s contribution to promote sustainable fur free fashion. She received this award alongside Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, who also received a leadership award
  • 2017: CEVA International Award recognising Pei’s personal contributions to humane education
  • 2007: Selected by Visible Chinese as one of the achievers in the UK’s Chinese Culture
  • 2004: Finalist for best charity figure of the UK Pearl Award

Awards ACTAsia has received

ACTAsia has won many international awards since 2006 including major recognition from the United Nations.

Pei’s Major Speaking Appearances

Pei’s Upcoming Biography

Pei is thrilled that her autobiography Life of Pei, The Battle for Compassion is due to be released in the USA in May 2024, and in the UK in June.

Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Launch of Life of Pei, The Battle for Compassion: 7th May 2024, at 12 p.m. NYC/9 a.m. LA/5 p.m. London. Click here to register
  • London in-person Launch Event: 27th June, Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, London 6.30-8.30pm. Click here to register
  • Please contact us for interviews and speaking engagements
  • The media kit for Life of Pei, The Battle for Compassion can be downloaded here