Dr. Pavel Toropov

Senior Analyst, Xingzhi Group

Pavel Toropov is from Wimbledon in London, a biology graduate of Queen Mary and Westfield College and has a PhD in ecology from Liverpool University. He has been living in China since 2008 and is now Senior Analyst and Project Manager at Xingzhi Exploring Group in Beijing.

Formerly an elite, sponsored ultra-runner, who ran on the Chinese trail running circuit, Pavel has worked for several years as a translator for some of China’s leading outdoor and travel magazines and top national brands.

An expert on Chinese outdoor and running industry, a climber, skier and distance runner who speaks Chinese and understands Chinese mentality and culture, at Xingzhi Group, Pavel is involved in cross cultural communication with the company’s foreign partners, marketing of Xingzhi’s events abroad, cooperating with media, and organization of races in China.

Pavel also writes extensively for magazines in China and in Hong Kong on running, outdoor pursuits and travel.