While AmCham China represents the largest foreign business community in China, our Human Resources Forum is the only one amongst our 30+ forums and committees that has successfully carried on a strong membership with professional mindshare activities for over 20 years!

We would like to invite all of our members, whether or not you are an HR professional, to join us for a Cocktail Reception to recognize the 20 years of success of our HR Forum building a professional community at the 20th AmCham China Annual HR Conference. The reception is open to all members, and will be held 4:30-6:30pm, this Friday, June 28 at the Kempinski Hotel. The reception will take place immediately following the whole-day HR Conference.

In addition to networking with our members who are corporate HR leaders, services and education professionals, we would like to welcome all of our member business leaders from all different industries, especially those who are our Forum and Committee leaders, to join and learn from our HR Forum about their paths to success and experience as a working group at AmCham China and recognize their contribution to the foreign business community.

Look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Note: HR Conference attendees will get in the cocktail reception for no additional cost. For those who are not able to participate in the HR Conference, there will be a cost-cover charge to join the reception.


4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Opening Remarks
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Award Ceremony
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Luck Draw
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Colm Rafferty (Vice Chairman at AmCham China Board of Governors)

    Colm Rafferty

    Vice Chairman at AmCham China Board of Governors

    Colm Rafferty serves as Vice Chairman of AmCham China's Board of Governors, and is Vice President, Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China.

    Vermeer is a global manufacturer of innovative solutions used to help connect people to the necessities of life, to help manage precious natural resources, and to help feed and fuel the world. Vermeer products are used in a variety of applications from underground utility infrastructure development, to non-blast surface mining, solar field installation, waste material processing, and agricultural mechanization.

    Colm started his career in China 18 years ago in the internet space, as Director for Business Development and employee #120 at Alibaba (NYSE: BABA). He also serves as a member of the International Advisory Board for VIPKID, an Internet education company which empowers over 60,000 U.S. teachers to provide high quality ESL instruction to children across China.

    Colm is Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

    Colm received an MBA from the Yale School of Management, is member of the Yale School of Management Greater China Advisory Board, and the Yale Asia Development Council.

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  • Michelle Zhang (Head of HR at Pfizer Investment)

    Michelle Zhang

    Head of HR at Pfizer Investment

    Michelle is Head of HR at 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

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  • Charise Le (HR Senior VP, Global HR Service & Transformation at Schneider Electric (China))

    Charise Le

    HR Senior VP, Global HR Service & Transformation at Schneider Electric (China)

    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 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.
    With more than 20 years’ experience in HR domain, she acquired solid HR expertise and experiences of difference company culture throughout her career life, prior to joining Schneider Electric, she worked in Trane China, GE Plastic, Pillsbury China and Siemens Industrial Automation, Clipsal China.
    Charise received Bachelor degree of Engineering and Scientific English from East China University of Science & Technology, she also has acquired Global Remuneration Professional Certification and graduated from CEIBS on her EMBA in 2016.

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  • Annie Wang (VP, Human Resources at Bayer Pharmaceuticals (China))

    Annie Wang

    VP, Human Resources 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.

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  • Charles Shao (Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry)

    Charles Shao

    Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry

    Mr. Shao is Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry based in Beijing Office and leads Industrial Market advisory business in Asia Pacific, helping multinational and local companies to drive and sustain superior business performance through talent and organizational interventions.

    Mr. Shao brings near 20 years global experience in both corporate and consulting to clients and the Firm. He used to be the Global Head of Leadership Development and Learning & Development at Caterpillar Inc, a US Fortune 100 industrial company. Prior to that, he was Practice Leader at Hewitt Associates, advising clients from various industries, such as: industrial, real estate, pharmaceutical, financials, Hi-Tech and etc.

    Mr. Shao focuses on helping Chinese companies going global and multinational companies to succeed in China through leadership assessment and development, talent management, succession management, org design, HR transformation, executive coaching, M&A and etc.

    Mr. Shao holds Master of Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, the Netherlands and Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is accredited for several leadership assessment instruments and trained for executive coaching.

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Cocktail Reception Ticket

Reception Only

Standard Price RMB 100
HR Conference All Day Ticket - AmCham Member Price

the All Day Ticket includes cocktail reception

Standard Price RMB 900
HR Conference All Day Ticket - non-member
Standard Price RMB 1,500

The 20th AmCham China Annual HR Conference


Kempinski Hotel, Kaifeng Ballroom

50 Liangmaqiao Rd. 100125

If you have any questions please contact Tingting Liu

Contact Organizer

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