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Welcome Remarks by AmCham China Leadership
Michael Hart
Keynote: International Remote: Rise of Distributed Global Workforce and Remote HR Platforms
Dr. Jian Lu
  • Dr. Jian Lu (Corporate VP LinkedIn; President at LinkedIn China)

    Dr. Jian Lu

    Corporate VP LinkedIn; President at LinkedIn China

    Dr. Jian Lu is Corporate Vice President of LinkedIn and President of LinkedIn China, leading R&D for the China markets and overseeing the entire business of LinkedIn in China.

    Prior to joining LinkedIn, Jian was a Partner at Hujiang EdTech and the CEO of CCtalk platform business. Previously, he was CTO of 360 Video and General Manager of 360 Live Video Cloud at Qihoo 360. He also served as VP of Multimedia Technologies and Managing Director at Shanda Innovations, Beijing, and CTO at Ku6 Media, an independent Shanda subsidiary. Earlier in his career, he worked at Apple in Silicon Valley as a Senior Scientist with the company’s Interactive Media Group and later as a Lead Principal Engineer in Apple’s ProVideo Engineering. He was also co-founder and CTO at Vobile, now a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Jian holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from China Academy of Railway Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

    Dr. Jian Lu’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jianlu/

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Keynote: Making actionable changes: HR’s Role in ESG
SHARON YANG
  • SHARON YANG (CHRO at SPD Silicon Valley Bank)

    SHARON YANG

    CHRO at SPD Silicon Valley Bank

    Sharon Yang is the Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer of SPD Silicon Valley Bank (“SSVB”). SSVB is the first technology and innovation bank in China serving as an independent legal entity, and it provides unique financial products and services to the technology and innovation industry in China.
    Over her past twenty-year career, Sharon’s experience spans a number of HR roles across a variety of industries and locations. Apart from being the China HR head for companies in Banking, Real Estate Consulting, and Renewable Energy industries, Sharon was also once based in HK and served as the global HR business partner for an international engineering firm. In the early stage of her career, Sharon took multiple roles in a Shanghai-based group before she went to Singapore in 1997 and worked years there.
    Sharon holds an MSc in Human Resource Strategy from the University of Sheffield, UK. Sharon is a proactive HR member in China HR society. She is the founding member of VHR, a Shanghai-based HR NGO, and a career mentor of three distinguished universities.

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Break
Panel Discussion: Challenges in attracting and retaining staff
Annie WangTin IpSonia WangSherry Li
  • Annie Wang (HRVP at Bayer Greater China and APAC)

    Annie Wang

    HRVP at Bayer Greater China and APAC
  • Tin Ip (Education Director of YCIS Beijing)

    Tin Ip

    Education Director of YCIS Beijing
  • Sonia Wang (Senior Client Partner China Market Leader, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry)

    Sonia Wang

    Senior Client Partner China Market Leader, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry
  • Sherry Li (Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Nestlé Zone Greater China)

    Sherry Li

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Nestlé Zone Greater China
Welcome Remarks by AmCham China Leadership
Michael Hart
Keynote: The Impact of China’s Personal Information Protection Law on Human Resources Management by MNCs in China
Kenneth Zhou
  • Kenneth Zhou (Partner at WilmerHale LLP)

    Kenneth Zhou

    Partner at WilmerHale LLP

    Kenneth Zhou is a partner in the firm's Asia Corporate Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2004.
    Mr. Zhou's practice focuses on foreign direct investment, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, joint ventures and strategic alliance, general corporate, anti-trust and regulatory matters, FCPA and investigations, and international dispute resolution. He has advised many foreign companies in high-tech, media and entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking and financial services, publishing, consumer product and services industries with respect to their strategic expansion, investments and business operations in China. Mr. Zhou has also advised leading Chinese companies on their outbound investments, M&A and strategic expansion in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, he is also experienced in capital market, foreign trade and WTO matters.
    Mr. Zhou is a former governor and General Counsel of AmCham China. He currently serves as Chair of the Outbound Investment Forum of AmCham China.
    Mr. Zhou is the author of the Business Organization Chapter published in Business Law in China: Trade, Investment, Operations and Finance. ICC Publ. No. 672, 2d rev. ed. He is also one of the authors of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law – The First Five Years, published by Wolters Kluwer in 2012. He has written articles in such periodicals as China Law & Practice, Asia Pacific Antitrust and Trade Review, Capital and others on a wide range of topics including M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity/venture capital investment, foreign direct investment in China, tax and regulatory matters.
    Mr. Zhou was interviewed and spoke at events organized by CNN, Bloomberg, CCTV, The American Lawyer, Cai Jin Magazine, South China Morning Post, American Chamber of Commerce China, 21st Century, Top Capital, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), Asia Risk, and others on a variety of topics including cross-border M&A, anti-monopoly filings in China, equity financing, outbound investments of Chinese companies, dispute resolution, PE/VC investments, Internet law, SOE restructuring, qualified foreign institutional investors (QFII), qualified foreign limited partnership (QFLP), VIE structures, anti-monopoly law and national security review.

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Executive Dialogue: HR Transformation: A dialogue with HRs, senior executives, and external observers
Janet ChenCharise LeRoan KangLaura WeiDaimler Qiao
  • Janet Chen (CHRO at Microsoft Greater China Region)

    Janet Chen

    CHRO at Microsoft Greater China Region
  • Charise Le (Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Schneider Electric)

    Charise Le

    Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Schneider Electric
  • Roan Kang (Vice President of Marketing and Operations; AI & Internet of Things Lead at Microsoft Greater China Region)

    Roan Kang

    Vice President of Marketing and Operations; AI & Internet of Things Lead at Microsoft Greater China Region
  • Laura Wei (HRVP at TAL Education Group)

    Laura Wei

    HRVP at TAL Education Group
  • Daimler Qiao (Vice President of China at Mercer)

    Daimler Qiao

    Vice President of China at Mercer
Break
Panel Discussion: Upskilling & reskilling in the changing workplace
Michelle ZhangRich QiuMelody XuLin Gao
  • Michelle Zhang (Head of HR at Pfizer Investment)

    Michelle Zhang

    Head of HR at Pfizer Investment
  • Rich Qiu (President of New Ventures at Udemy)

    Rich Qiu

    President of New Ventures at Udemy
  • Melody Xu (Head of People Organization at HP Inc. Greater China)

    Melody Xu

    Head of People Organization at HP Inc. Greater China
  • Lin Gao (Executive Coach/ Trainer/ Author/ Speaker at Message Coach)

    Lin Gao

    Executive Coach/ Trainer/ Author/ Speaker at Message Coach