Simon has been educated in China, the USA and Germany. He completed a Rotary Peace Fellowship as a Bhichai Rattakul Fellow and Study of US Institutes on Religious Pluralism in Philadelphia.

Simon has engaged in a wide range of interreligious activities and introduced literature on interfaith dialogue into China. His major interest is to foster interreligious dialogue for social entrepreneurship.

His motto is, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."