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Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

Alan Beebe

President at AmCham China

Alan Beebe was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China in March 2016. He has more than twenty years of industry and management consulting experience in Asia, including the past fourteen years in mainland China.

Prior to joining AmCham China in Beijing, Alan held various senior executive positions 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, including global private equity firms, U.S. high technology companies and major Chinese enterprises such as China Telecom and China Mobile.

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.

Nimo Firooz (Senior Director of Career International (Hong Kong) Limited)

Nimo Firooz

Senior Director of Career International (Hong Kong) Limited

Nimo’s focus is to understand Career International’s client business strategy and expansion plans in order to be an asset to our client’s future growth and recruiting needs. In particular Fortune 500 and MNCs across all industries. Supporting the client to fully realize their localization and internationalization strategies.
Nimo has a Bachelor Degree in Marketing obtained from Hawaii Pacific University, U.S.A. and Master in Business Administration (MBA) in University of Phoenix, California, U.S.A.
Prior to joining Career International, Nimo has held various managerial positions in publicly traded Technology companies as well as nationwide financial services company in the United States, Europe , Middle East and South America.
Nimo has the ability to communicate fluently in 4 languages

Lin Gao (CEO of Message Coach)

Lin Gao

CEO of Message Coach

Lin has over 20 years’ experience with Fortune 500 companies both in China and the U.S. across the areas of government affairs, IT, supply chain and marketing. Prior to setting up her own consulting, coaching and training business, Lin held the position of senior director of Global Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions China, and was responsible for managing relationship with various government bodies and trade associations for business advocacy. She was also responsible for corporate governance as well as CSR programs in Asia Pacific and Middle East region. Prior to this role, Lin had held multiple senior positions in Motorola including CIO for Asia Pacific.
Lin has served on the board since 2013 and has frequently met with senior officials from both Chinese and U.S. government to advance American businesses’ interests in China.

Lydia Guo (Consultant at Egon Zehnder)

Lydia Guo

Consultant at Egon Zehnder

Lydia Guo, is the co-practice leader of Egon Zehnder Health in Asia Pacific and acts as a trusted advisor in executive search, leadership assessment and development engagements for companies devoted to improving health and well-being. This includes companies in the health and wellness sector, biopharmaceutical organizations, in addition to technology and communications companies. Lydia works with clients seeking to recruit, retain, and develop best-in-class executives both to and from China. She is also an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Lydia was Global Knowledge Manager and Asia Practice Manager at McKinsey Global Institute, a think tank within McKinsey & Company. Previously, she was a McKinsey Consultant advising clients on strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, and post-merger integration. Lydia started her career as a Consultant with Bain & Company.

Lydia earned Bachelor and Master degrees of Economics, Finance and Accounting from Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management, as well as an MBA from Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Xin Guo (President & CEO of Career International)

Xin Guo

President & CEO of Career International

Prior to joining Career International, Mr. Guo was the Managing Director for Mercer Greater China and a global senior partner at Mercer. He was also the Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) in China. MMC is the parent company of Mercer. During his 10 year tenure at Mercer, Mr. Guo Xin had held a variety of leadership positions, including Asia Pacific Human Capital business leader and Deputy Head for Asia Pacific with responsibilities of leading Asia.
In the past 20 years, he has held various management positions in consulting industry both in the US and China. His consulting expertise is mostly in working with clients on developing strategic organization structures, business processes, and human resource systems. His clients include local private and listed companies, state-owned enterprises and multinational companies in and outside of China.
Mr. Guo graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautic with the bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and the master‘s degree in Systems Engineering. He also received an MBA degree from University of San Francisco in the United States. Mr. Guo Xin is a member of World at Work Global Advisory Board.

Yue Guo (Head of HR at Taikang Asset Management)

Yue Guo

Head of HR at Taikang Asset Management

Yue Guo leads HR in Taikang Asset Management where she dedicates her efforts in upgrading HR capacity in order to support the great business growth momentum.

Yue joined Taikang from Motorola Mobility, where she had played roles of HR director of Greater China, Talent Management in Asia Pacific and HR business partner of Go-To-Market group in China.

Yue was a Principal at Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Management Consulting arm and consultant at McKinsey & Company’s, Asia House Frankfurt office and Beijing office.
Yue holds a master and bachelor degree from School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University and a master degree from Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University.

Prof. Anil Gupta (Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization & Entrepreneurship Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland)

Prof. Anil Gupta

Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization & Entrepreneurship Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and emerging markets. Economist magazine named him as one of the world’s “rising superstars” in a 2010 cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his academic peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.
Anil’s other honors include the 2010 “Best Professor in Strategic Management” award from CMO Asia, recognition by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, induction into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and listing by Management International Review as a “North American Superstar” for research in strategy and organization. He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum summits including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is also a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.
Anil’s newest book - Global Strategies for Emerging Asia – was published by Wiley in July 2012. His earlier book - Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009) coauthored with Haiyan Wang - received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business and was short-listed for the Asia Society’s Annual Bernard Schwartz Book Award. Anil is also the author, coauthor, or coeditor of The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003) as well as over 70 papers in leading academic journals.

Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executive magazine, and as a contributor to His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets. He has been interviewed by Harvard Business Review, Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters TV, New Delhi TV, CCTV China as well as other top-tier global media.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa – including the World Economic Forum, Economist conferences, the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, Chief Executive magazine’s CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world including GE, Wal-Mart, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, H-P, SAP, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, TOTAL, PPG Industries, MTN Group (South Africa), Accenture, Astra Zeneca, Marriott, First Data, Jacobs, Monsanto, ABB, Lockheed Martin, McGraw-Hill, Indian Oil, Steel Authority of India, Huawei Technologies (China), TeliaSonera, Metso, UPM-Kymmene, Finnair, Cemex, and Penoles.
Anil is an elected member of the board of directors of Origene Technologies (a gene cloning company). He has earlier served on the boards of directors of Omega Worldwide (NASDAQ), Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE), NeoMagic Corporation (NASDAQ), and TiE-DC, the premier organization of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. He also serves on the advisory boards of Asia Silicon Valley Connection and India Globalization Capital. He has also served as an advisor to the US-India Business Council.

Jessie Hu (Director, GCG Client Facing HR Partner of IBM)

Jessie Hu

Director, GCG Client Facing HR Partner of IBM

Jessie Hu is currently the HR Director of IBM Greater China Group Area HR Partners and Transformation. Jessie started the role in July 2015, prior which she was HR Director of IBM GCG North Region. During 2012 to 2014, Jessie was under international assignment from China to IBM HR CHQ, as BU HR leader for IBM Inside Sales organization and carried the responsibility for Inside Sales global HR strategy design & implementation worldwide. Before the US assignment, she was IBM China HR executive and was responsible for HR overall operation and HR strategy execution in China, with particular focus in 2008 to 2011 on the HR initiatives supporting IBM China Geo Expansion. Prior to that role, Jessie was IBM Great China Group Total Compensation & Benefit and Sales Incentive Plan leader for 5 years. Jessie’s experience in IBM stretches back 20 years ago, starting with IT engineer and then client sales representative, Travel & Transportation Industry sales leader and Distribution Sector sales operation & marketing leader.

Chris Huang (CHO and Head of Community Development at Genesis Property)

Chris Huang

CHO and Head of Community Development at Genesis Property

Dr. Chris Huang is currently the CHO and Head of Community Development of Genesis Property. He has 20 years of working experiences, and his career cuts across central government, MNCs, research institute and private enterprises. He started his career in HR by working with global consulting firms such as PDI and Mercer. He then moved to in-house HR roles with global company (Swiss Reinsurance) and local ones. His areas of experiences include: overseeing the development and execution of human resource and talent management strategies, developing senior leadership team, identifying and developing high potential talents, driving organizational cultural transformation, coaching, and conducting talent review and managing succession plan.

Chris is ICF certified coach (ACC). He earned his PhD in I/O psychology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ying Huang (Deputy Director of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park Administration Committee)

Ying Huang

Deputy Director of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park Administration Committee

Ying Huang is currently the Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park, Chief of international Cooperation Division. She is in charge of international cooperation, brand marketing, new energy and energy conservation industry.
During 2008 Beijing Olympic Game, as deputy director of food supply department OCOG, Ying Huang was in charge of food VIK.
In 1991-2007, Ying Huang worked in Bureau of Culture, Tourism Administration, and Sub-district Office. After worked in these different positions, she gained experience in teaching, planning, advocacy and management.
Known as China’s Silicon Valley ,Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park (HSP), is the cradle for China’s first high-tech industrial park, and also the Core Area of Zhongguancun National Innovation Demonstration Zone (Z-Park) and National Science and Technology Innovation Center. It sticks on international strategy, encourages enterprises going abroad, and promotes international brand marketing. Haidian Science Park also focuses on attracting oversea talents. It keeps improving its policies to facilitate oversea talents coming back home. Haidian has built 21 Overseas students pioneer parks. Haidian is home to 927 personnel of “Thousand Talents Program”, 267 personnel of “Beijing Overseas Talent Aggregation Project”, 184 personnel of “High-Level Talent Aggregation Project”, and 518 personnel of “Haidian Talent Program”. Entrepreneurs who have studied abroad account for 1/4 of the nationwide total..

Rishi Jha (HR Transformation and Cloud Solutions Lead at Aon Hewitt)

Rishi Jha

HR Transformation and Cloud Solutions Lead at Aon Hewitt

Rishi leads the India practice for HR Transformation and Cloud Deployment Solutions at Aon Hewitt. He has worked in varied roles ranging from Sales to HR Technology advisory during his 10+ years with Aon Hewitt.

Rishi has spent a large amount of time with Aon Hewitt’s HR BPO business and has helped several organizations in outsourcing HR processes and implementing HR technology in the Asia Pacific region. In his last role, he was leading the HR BPO business for Aon Hewitt in Greater China and was based in Shanghai.

Rishi has spent a large amount of time with Aon Hewitt’s HR BPO business and has helped several organizations in outsourcing HR processes and implementing HR technology in the Asia Pacific region. In his last role, he was leading the HR BPO business for Aon Hewitt in Greater China and was based in Shanghai.

Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, Rishi was working with Saville and Holdsworth (SHL Group), India and was involved in providing consulting and assessment solution for leadership development.

Rishi holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and a MBA in Marketing and Information Systems. He is a Workday certified Engagement Manager and Functional Consultant for HCM.

Isabella Jin (Enterprises Oversea Recruitment Head at LinkedIn China)

Isabella Jin

Enterprises Oversea Recruitment Head at LinkedIn China

Isabella Jin is Head of Enterprises Oversea Recruitment from LinkedIn China. She is responsible for the service delivery to construct a solid bridge between China leading companies and global talents. Through customized service and professional consulting suggestions from LinkedIn Oversea Recruitment Team, Isabella helps clients to build the Globally Talent Strategy, extend the promotion of Employer Branding, and enhance the enterprises’ attractiveness worldwide. Isabella has a Master Degree in Human Resource Management from Cardiff University, UK. She has rich experiences in Oversea Recruitment, both of campus and experienced talents. Her previous career is in ChinaHR, focusing on recruitment project execution of International Business.

Sharif Khan (GEO HR GM at Great China Region at Microsoft)

Sharif Khan

GEO HR GM at Great China Region at Microsoft

Sharif Khan is the HR General Manager for Microsoft, Great China Region. Previously, he was HR Director for Middle East Africa, Microsoft Canada and prior to that Senior HR Manager in the EMEA region. He joined Microsoft Corp. in 1998 as Human Resources Manager for the Gulf.

Mr Khan has lived and worked in four continents. He brings in-depth knowledge of international HR practices to his current role where he is responsible for developing and implementing a business aligned people strategy across Microsoft China. In partnership with his colleagues on the executive team, he ensures Microsoft China continues to be an employer of choice by creating the right environment to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry.

Prior to working at Microsoft, Mr Khan worked as an HR professional with the HSBC as well as other financial services and retail organizations. Mr Khan holds a degree in Economics and Human Resource Management from the University of Toronto. He is the father of two children and enjoys running and ice hockey

Charise LE (HR Senior Vice President, Global HR Service & Transformation at Schneider Electric)

Charise LE

HR Senior Vice President, Global HR Service & Transformation at Schneider Electric

Charise LE is appointed as SVP for HR Services & Transformation since April 2015, She is
dedicated to bring HR Transformation through enhancement of employee digital experience,
increasing efficiency and effectiveness to HR operation and breakthrough in talent acquisition.
Before this role, she has been the Human Resources Head of China for Schneider Electric since
September 2009, Charise LE has delivered impressive results in Translating business strategy
and priority into HR action plan based on business understanding, and providing HR professional
solutions to business challenges and needs to China Country President. She is also dedicated to
build up talent pipeline for leaders and experts to develop company competencies to cope with
business requirements.

Since joining Schneider Electric in 2005, she served successively as HR Manager of Clipsal
China(Installation System & Control BU) and Head of Human Resources of Installation System &
Control (ISC) Business Unit, Asia Pacific & Hong Kong HR Shared Service Center. She well
developed HR strategies for the Hong Kong Shared services Centre, and played a key role in
reinforcing the ISC APOD business in terms of retention and developing quality of people.

Chairse started to work in 1994, prior to joining Schneider Electric, she worked in Trane China,
GE Plastic, Pillsbury China and Siemens Industrial Automation, and has been involved in HR
domain for 20 years, acquired solid HR expertise and experiences of difference company culture
throughout her career life.

Chairse received Bachelor degree of Engineering and Scientific English from East China University of Science & Technology, she also has acquired Global Remuneration Professional Certification. She is now working on EMBA at CEIBS.

Carmen Law (SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at New H3C Group)

Carmen Law

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at New H3C Group

As the Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for New H3C Group, Carmen is responsible for the people and talent strategies for this newly formed joint venture between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Unisplendor Group.

Prior to joining New H3C, Carmen has spent more than 20 years in China and regional HR practice in a number of multinational corporations such as Jardine Group, Ciba-Geigy, Novartis, Exxon Chemical and Intel.

Carmen first came to work in Beijing, China in 1996 where she witnessed the growth of MNCs in China through joint ventures and WOFEs. She returned to Beijing, China again in 2013 to lead the Intel China HR organization and has experienced a different facet of MNC growth in China. As she continues to embrace change and challenges, she bid farewell to MCN life and embarks upon a new adventure by joining New H3C Group in 2015.

Mengjuan Li (Vice President of Human Resources at Janssen Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson)

Mengjuan Li

Vice President of Human Resources at Janssen Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson

Mengjuan Li is the Vice President of Human Resources of Janssen Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson. In this role, she is directly responsible for leading the development and implementation of HR and talent strategy across Janssen AP.

Mengjuan has been working with J&J for more than 18 years. Prior to the current role, she was the Global Talent Management Director leading the talent agenda for the Medical Devices Sector in J&J. Mengjuan joined J&J from Janssen China and has held different roles of increased responsibility in the HR function. She served as HR Director for Xian-Janssen from 2007 to 2011.

MengJuan holds a bachelor degree of arts from Nankai University in China and a Master Degree in Human resources Management from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

Elisa Mallis (Head of Executive Coaching at Management Development Services Ltd.)

Elisa Mallis

Head of Executive Coaching at Management Development Services Ltd.

Elisa Mallis is an experienced Executive Coach and Human Capital Consultant with a passion for developing people and their global mindset. She is known for her ability to successfully blend a focus on values, purpose and meaning with practical actions and results. Elisa is the China Country Director and Head of Executive Development for MDS and has spent the last 5 years leading a team of highly qualified Senior Consultants and Executive Coaches to deliver world class leadership development solutions for numerous multi-national and government organization in Asia. She is also Senior Fellow and the Director of Executive Development Programs for the Robert H. Smith School of Business in Asia Pacific.

In addition to many multi-national and government organization, Elisa and her team are also the Executive Coaching partner for members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows Program in Asia.

Prior to MDS, Elisa spent over 10 years at Accenture, working as a Management Consultant in the areas of human capital strategy, talent management, coaching and leadership effectiveness.
As an executive within Accenture, Elisa developed the Human Capital Strategy for nine countries in the Asia Pacific region, including China, and led the development of the Culture Change portion of Accenture’s Global Human Capital Strategy from 2008 to 2010. Prior to working in Asia, Elisa provided consulting and coaching to numerous Accenture Fortune 500 clients across the United States and Europe. She led teams of up to 35 people on multi-million dollar transformation projects and also led the development of several large coaching initiatives within Accenture. Before joining Accenture, Elisa worked as a therapist for several years, supporting and developing programs for community mental health centers in the New York City Bronx.

Elisa has earned a Masters in Organizational Development and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology both from Columbia University in New York City. She holds and ACC credential from the International Coach Federation and is also an accredited practitioner for the Global Mindset Inventory™ (GMI), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™ (LEA) 360 and the IDI (Individual Directions Inventory).

Elisa is currently a Vice Chair for the American Chamber’s HR Forum in Beijing. She was the Chair of the European Chamber of Commerce in China’s HR Forum from 2011 to 2013, leading two Human Capital Conferences with over 150 participants. From 2005 to 2009 Elisa served as the Selection Committee Chair for the International Spirit at Work Awards. Elisa has also been a frequent speaker and workshop leader at a number of Human Capital, Leadership and Coaching Conferences in the US, Europe and China. Elisa has also authored research articles, articles and book chapters on topics related to global leadership and has been quoted in related media articles (CNN, China Daily, Forbes). For the last ten years Elisa has been based in Beijing with her husband and their two boys.

Sylvia Pan (General Manager at Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU))

Sylvia Pan

General Manager at Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU)

Sylvia has been with Beijing United Family Hopital since 1996. Her career has advanced over the past 21 years due to her dedication, commitment to excellence, loyalty, and desire to constantly learn and change. Sylvia has held positions as project assistant, government relations and accreditation coordinator, assistant to General Manager, assistant General Manager and acting General Manager of Shanghai United Family Hospital.

Sylvia holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Business Administration from the University of Colorado, a Master’s degree from Peking University’s Guanghua Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. Sylvia became one of the first JCI( Joint Commission International) consultants from Mainland China in 2016.

Sunny Sang (Director of Admin and Finance at BECKETT ASIA PACIFIC)

Sunny Sang

Director of Admin and Finance at BECKETT ASIA PACIFIC

Sunny Sang served for 6 years as Coca Cola’s Management Accounting Manager both at their headquarters and bottling factory. Afterwards, she assumed responsibility as Cofco Agri’s Chief Finance Representative to a Chilean winery, gaining strong cross-culture management experience. Sunny achieved her MBA from Capital University of Economics and Businesses HR Management with experience in Performance Management design and evaluation. In 2015, Sunny joined Beckett Asia Pacific in Beijing, currently with Director level responsibility for HR, Finance, IT, Admin., and Facilities.

Stephen Shih (Partner at Bain & Company, Beijing Office)

Stephen Shih

Partner at Bain & Company, Beijing Office

Stephen Shih is a partner in Bain’s Beijing office. He has also worked in our Hong Kong and Boston offices.

Stephen leads Bain’s Organization practice in China advising clients on areas such as operating model design, organization simplification, decision effectiveness, and talent management.

He also has substantial experience helping companies with growth strategies, digital strategies and acquisitions and partnerships. He serves clients across a range of sectors including agribusiness, chemicals, consumer durables, services, and technology.

In addition to his work advising clients, Stephen has led Bain’s partnership with AmCham China’s Business Climate Survey and with LinkedIn China for the China Leadership Report. His research has been published in Harvard Business Review (China), Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Human Resources. He is regularly interviewed by media such as CNBC, The Economist and The New York Times.

Outside of Bain, Stephen served two years at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as Head of MBA Career Services and Corporate Relations. He is currently a frequent guest speaker at business schools in Asia.

Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Sammie Shum (Director, Human Capital Advisory of Deloitte China)

Sammie Shum

Director, Human Capital Advisory of Deloitte China

Sammie has over 14 years of industry and management consulting experience in Deloitte, IBM, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and General Electric (GE). Throughout the years, she has consulted a number of global iconic brands in the financial services, retail, consumer goods, healthcare, transportation, property, government, utility & energy industries across Asia Pacific.

Sammie is currently the Human Capital Lead for the Merger & Acquisition and Consumer Industry practices within Deloitte Consulting in China, and the Asia Pacific Lead for the Culture Change Centre of Excellence. Throughout her tenure at Deloitte, Sammie has been working with Josh Bersin and his team at Bersin by Deloitte to bring the latest thought leadership into the China market. In addition to her practice leadership role, Sammie is one of the founders of the Deloitte Women Leadership Initiative in China.

Selina Teng (President at Ogilvy & Mather Beijing)

Selina Teng

President at Ogilvy & Mather Beijing

Selina Teng is the President of Ogilvy & Mather Beijing.

Selina joined Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing as an Associate in 1999. In every position during her 18-year Ogilvy career, Selina has maintained close relationships with clients by providing direct strategic counsel to solve complex communications challenges. Her commitment to hands-on client service continues to this day.

Selina assumed her first leadership position in 2003. Under her stewardship the team grew every year for more than a decade, even achieving its targets in 2009 - 2010 when the global financial crisis affected the industry. She expanded the team's skillset - adding brand consultancy, social marketing and creative services to traditional PR - to offer clients a wider service scope. Her team's excellent reputation among B2B, technology and automotive clients has generated numerous long-term Ogilvy PR clients.

In 2013 Selina was appointed the Co-Managing Director of Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing with responsibilities for business growth, enriching company culture and developing staff. Beijing is now the biggest office in Ogilvy PR's global network.

At the heart of Selina's business philosophy is cultivating and retaining talent. Six employees working under her rose to the position of Vice President or higher after serving the company for more than ten years and developing specific areas of expertise. Her exceptional ability to retain talent in a high-turnover industry saw her named one of the Top 10 Women to Watch in 2014 by Advertising Age (or Ad Age).

Selina is now leading the company’s re-founding towards the client-centric “Next Chapter” in Beijing.

Annie Wang (HR VP at Bayer Pharmaceuticals China)

Annie Wang

HR VP at Bayer Pharmaceuticals China

Annie Wang has been the HRVP, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Division in China since 2012. She is a seasoned HR practitioner in different industries. Over the past 20+ years, Annie had held different HR management positions with multinational companies, such as DHL, Nortel Networks, Edelman, and Schneider Electric. Her study and work experience in China as well as in Canada has enabled her to appreciate different cultural environment and adopt the appropriate approach to tackle the cross-cultural issues.

Annie got her bachelor degree in Beijing University of Chemical Technology, majored in Business Administration. She further obtained her post graduate education in the field of Human Resources Management, and acquired her CHRP(Certified Human Resources Professional) designation in Canada. She also received her MBA Diploma from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

One of Annie’s favorite sports is softball. She used to play the pitcher at school. The most fun part of the game Annie thinks is to smack the ball as hard as you can and then watch it fly. In the short period of time, you need to make a lot of judgment. It is also exciting to race around the bases.

In her leisure time, Annie enjoys reading, swimming and traveling around the world. Being a career woman, a wife and a mother, Annie believes that you will only enjoy if you cherish the happiness in your life.

John Yang (Co-Dean at BiMBA at National School of Development, Peking University)

John Yang

Co-Dean at BiMBA at National School of Development, Peking University

Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbia University, New York in 1991, majoring in management. He got his M.A. in Sociology from the same institution in 1985. He was also granted an MPA degree in International and Public Affairs from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University in 1984. He graduated from the English Language and Literature Department of Peking University, China.
Dr. Yang’s main teaching and research interests involve Fundamentals of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Organizational Innovation and Cultural Change, MNC Operation and Management, International Leadership, etc. He has published a large number of articles and columns in leading academic journals and business press in China and the United States.
Research Area
Fundamentals of Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Organizational Innovation and Cultural Change, MNC Operation and Management, International Leadership

Michelle Zhang (Senior HR Director of Pfizer China)

Michelle Zhang

Senior HR Director of Pfizer China

Michelle is the Senior HR Director of Pfizer China. Prior joining Pfizer in year 2010, she was working for Shell China Limited and used to take up finance, sales and HR positions with increasing management responsibilities. Michelle has been the HR lead for many country level business transformation programs, and also represented China to participate APAC/global level’s change projects. As a well rounded HR, Michelle demonstrates deep expertise in M&A, OD, HR operations and business partner areas. She graduated from South China University of Technology and obtained both B.S and B.A degree of Chemical Engineering and International Trade. She also studied in Peking University for the EMBA program for 18 months

Cathy Yu (HR Director of Talent and Development at General Motors China)

Cathy Yu

HR Director of Talent and Development at General Motors China

Cathy Yu is the HR Director of Talent and Development for General Motors China, she is also responsible for strategic HR support to General Motors’ Joint Ventures at China.

Cathy has more than 20 years of deep knowledge and solid experience in major HR aspects including Mergers & Acquisitions, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Labor Relations with multinational Fortune-500 corporations & their Joint Ventures.

She held a Bachelor of Engineering from Beijing University of Aviation and Aerospace, and a Master of Economics from RenMin University of China.

Fang Zou (Deputy Director of Investment Promotion Executive Office at Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area)

Fang Zou

Deputy Director of Investment Promotion Executive Office at Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area

In the year of 2001, Ms. Zou Fang graduated from Tianjin University, with dual-degree of Technical English and Economy. Since then, she worked for TEDA Administrative Commission, as the specialist of project promoting and investment attracting. Within these 16 years, her major clients are leading companies in various industries, including Akzo Nobel, BHP, Volkswagen, HP, Vestas, Tencent, DiDi, Mobike etc.
Tianjin Economic – Technological Development Area (hereinafter referred as “TEDA”), as one of the first national-level development zones approved by the State Council in December 1984, has become one of the most rapidly developed economic areas with most favorable overall strength and investment environment. TEDA is capable of undertaking various investment projects, domestic or abroad.
By the end of 2016, TEDA has already attracted 5613 foreign investment projects from 55 countries and areas, with 56.4 billion USD actual foreign capital. There are 91 Fortune 500 companies investing 282 projects in TEDA. Major foreign investors include John Deere, OTIS, Volkswagen, Toyota, Samsung etc.