Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and is the lead executive in China serving as PGA TOUR China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as an officer for four consecutive terms from 2011 – 2014.
Prior to the PGA TOUR Mr. Gilligan was the Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office. He joined APCO after serving as General Manager of Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s (China) Co., Ltd., where he developed and executed strategies to enhance McDonald's brand and corporate image among China’s regulatory bodies, consumers and other key stakeholders. Prior to that role he served as McDonald’s China’s General Manager for Southeast China.
Lipo Shan is the Director-General of the China Centre for Promotion of SME development of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Secretary-General of the China International Cooperation Association of SMEs. Since his graduation from Peking University, Mr. Shan worked at Tsinghua University, the State Information Center, the Information Technology Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission. After Shan spent three years in the “Aid-Tibet” program, he served as the deputy director-general of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of the Tibet Autonomous Region, deputy director general at the Bureau of Cybersecurity of the CAC, deputy director-general and Secretary-General of the Advisory Committee for State Informatization, and Deputy Director-General (DG level) of China National Tendering Center of Machinery and Electric Equipment (Government Procurement Center of MIIT). He has long participated in national informatization and cybersecurity planning, the research, formulation and specific promotion of relevant law and policy, with extensive research and practical experience in e-government, the digital transformation of enterprises, the development of the digital industry, global governance of the Internet, and the development of SMEs.
How can MSMEs cope with "black swan" events such as the Covid-19 outbreak? As an important element of the supply chain ecosystem of multinational corporations (MNCs), how can MNCs and industry leaders increase the resilience of MSMEs over the long-term?
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19, how can the government better formulate long-term policies to increase domestic demand and support MSMEs to overcome difficulties including a lack of demand and obtaining payment/collecting accounts?
What is (or should be) the role of MNCs and international organizations in emergency response during an international public health crisis?
How to leverage private sector resources to support government policy implementation (talent, technology, capital, expertise etc.)?
How to increase public awareness during the early stages of a public health emergency and improve mobilization from the “ground up” to enhance the society's ability to cope with uncertainty and risks?
How can stakeholders work together to promote healthy lifestyles that strengthen population health and contribute to the prevention and control of infectious diseases?
What’s the role of MNCs in providing guidance for societal health management (e.g., via digital health technologies,
How can stakeholders reduce the cost of healthcare and build a “community of common health for mankind” through innovative approaches?
How should industry leaders accelerate the transformation and upgrading of MSMEs in the value chain?
How should government departments cooperate with the private sector to provide practical services and support to MSMEs?
Alan Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Asia, including seventeen years in mainland China.
As President, Alan oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He leads major advocacy initiatives related to trade tariffs, market access, cybersecurity, Made in China 2025, China’s NGO law and structural imbalances in U.S. – China trade and investment.
In 2018, he launched AmCham China’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, focused on the business and policy implications of disruptive digital technologies - such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing – for U.S. companies in China.
Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions in China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.
Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China. His clients have included global private equity firms, high technology companies, energy related companies, and major state-owned and private Chinese enterprises.
He holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese. Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.