As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albert Bourla leads Pfizer in its purpose, Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health.
During his more than 30 years at Pfizer, Albert has built a diverse and successful career, holding several senior positions across a range of markets and disciplines. The global nature of his work –
having lived and worked in nine different cities and led teams across five continents – has informed his understanding of the needs of patients and healthcare systems around the world and deepened his commitment to helping ensure equitable access to medicines and vaccines.
When he took the reins as CEO in January 2019, Albert accelerated Pfizer’s transformation to become a more science-driven, innovative company – divesting its non-science-based businesses and dramatically increasing its R&D and digital innovation budgets.
A powerful example of Pfizer’s capabilities and culture was seen in the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refusing to accept public funding and instead investing more than $2 billion dollars at-risk, Albert inspired colleagues to deliver a safe and effective vaccine in just eight months – a process that typically take 8-10 years – without compromising quality or integrity. A year later, continuing to move at the speed of science, Pfizer delivered the first FDA-authorized oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 by implementing the same sense of urgency and new ways of working that had made the vaccine program so successful.
Albert is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University.
Albert is chairman of The Pfizer Foundation and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for New York City. He is President of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, a director on multiple boards—Pfizer Inc., PhRMA and Catalyst—and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. In addition, Albert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the New York City Mayor’s Corporate Council.
Robert Aspell is CASC Asia Pacific Group Leader and the President of Cargill Asia Pacific since June, 2018.
Aspell joined Cargill as a grain trader in Montréal, Quebec, Canada right after he graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 1983 with majors in Marketing and Finance. He moved to Winnipeg as a Feed and Foodgrains Trading Manager in 1987. Aspell then worked in CARGILL INTERNATIONAL S.A. Geneva, Switzerland from 1989 to 1993 where he led Cargill’s global corn trading activities. He was transferred to Egypt in 1993 as the country manager. He founded Cargill Egypt and was responsible for establishing Cargill’s strategy for trading and investments in the country. In 1997 he moved to Mexico to develop the grain and oilseeds business. In 2001 he was promoted as Leader of the new Grain and Oilseeds Mexico Business Unit and later named President of Cargill Mexico. In 2005 he moved to Shanghai to set up the new CASC Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain Business Unit in Greater China and Korea. In December 2009, Aspell was appointed as the new President of Cargill China. In 2017, he assumed the office of Managing Director of Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North Asia. In 2018, he moved to his current role.
Aspell actively promotes Cargill corporate social responsibilities. With his support, Cargill China established systematic community outreach program and a variety of volunteer programs with more than 33 Cargill China Care Councils running over 40+ cities in the country. Aspell himself is a volunteer ice hockey coach in Shanghai, and founder of the youth hockey program in the city.
Cao Hui, male, born in Hubei in 1978, graduated with a doctoral degree from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. He has received honors such as the 2009 Shanghai Youth Science and Technology Rising Star Program (Class A), the 2014 Shanghai Space Administration's Top Ten Outstanding Youth, the 2015 Shanghai May Fourth Youth Honorary Title, the third prize of the 2015 Shanghai Science and Technology Invention Award, the 2017 Shanghai Excellent Technology Leader, and the 2019 Wenzhou Outstanding Talent.
I have been engaged in the research and development of battery materials for over 20 years, leading 2 projects of the 863 Program, applying for 80 patents, granting more than 50 patents, publishing over 20 papers, and collecting 5 SCI papers. In 2017, he served as the Chairman of Ruipu Lanjun Energy Co., Ltd., engaged in the research and development, production, and sales of power and energy storage lithium-ion batteries and system applications, focusing on providing high-quality solutions for new energy vehicle power and smart power energy storage. He is the largest investment project and major investment construction project in the research and production of large capacity lithium-ion batteries in Zhejiang Province. The project plans to invest over 6.5 billion yuan to build an intelligent factory with an annual production capacity of 26GWh. By January 2022, the annual production capacity will reach 14GWh, with an expected annual output value of 6 billion yuan and a total output value of over 10 billion yuan after production.
The "High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Entrepreneurship Team" led by myself was successfully selected as the leading entrepreneurial team in Zhejiang Province in 2020, and is the only provincial-level leading entrepreneurial team since the establishment of Longwan District. At present, Ruipu Lanjun Wenzhou R&D Center has obtained CNAS laboratory certification in 2021, reaching the standard level of provincial research institutes. It has a research and development team of hundreds of people, with over 60% of personnel holding master's degrees or above. Currently, it has applied for 3 international patents, 221 domestic patents, 11 invention patents, 114 utility model patents, and more than 20 software patents.
Clay Chandler is Fortune’s Asia editor. Based in Hong Kong, Clay oversees Fortune’s editorial operations throughout the region, contributes feature articles, commentary, and news analysis to the magazine and Fortune.com, and leads the Asia- and China-based conferences. Clay writes Eastworld, a twice-weekly newsletter with analysis of developments in Asian business, finance, and technology.
Clay returned to Fortune after a six-year stint at McKinsey & Company. He worked previously for Fortune as Asia Editor in Beijing, and before that covered business, economics, and technology in the U.S. and Asia as senior staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Clay has lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo, and reported from every major Asian capital. He speaks Mandarin and Japanese, is a graduate of Harvard University and a former fellow of Harvard’s John King Fairbank program on Chinese studies.
Ms. Siyuan Chen has been Vice President, General Manager of Bristol Myers Squibb for China & Asia Cluster, President of China since January 2023, to take on responsibilities to oversee Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia markets.
Siyuan is a true leader, full of passion for people and patients. Since joining Bristol Myers Squibb as the President & General Manger for China in December 2019, Siyuan has demonstrated strong leadership which was pivotal in strengthening the local talents and organization in China. In 2020, Siyuan has led Bristol Myers Squibb China team to successfully formulate and launch the “China 2030 Strategy” and achieved a series of impressive milestones.
As a leader committed to shaping the industry environment in China, Siyuan is currently the Vice Chairman of the 6th Council of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI), a member of the 2022-2023 Executive Committee of CAEFI’s R&D-based Pharmaceutical Association Committee (RDPAC), and the Vice Chairman of the China Association of Pharmaceutical Commerce (CAPC).
Prior to Bristol Myers Squibb, Siyuan held several senior management roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis. She also worked for the Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Siyuan received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Fudan University, an MBA degree from the Columbia Business School, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.
He graduated from Fudan University in 1998, majoring in International Economic Law, and later attended the Young Cadres Class (MPA) at the National School of Administration.
He now holds the position of Representative of Foxconn Technology Group in China, as well as Chairman of Foxconn Technology Group Ltd and Chairman of Foxconn New Business Development Group Ltd, among other roles. He is the primary person responsible for Foxconn Technology Group's comprehensive affairs in mainland China and the highest-ranking administrative executive. He is fully responsible for the comprehensive management of the mainland industrial parks, external communications, comprehensive utilization of land and plant assets, and the promotion of emerging industries, leading the group's future industrial planning and new industrial development in the mainland.
Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Commerce for 15 years, serving in various roles in the International Trade Negotiation Representative Office and the Anti-Monopoly Bureau. Later, he joined the Fosun Group, holding the positions of Vice President and Managing Director (MD) of the Infrastructure Industry Development Group.
Professor of Economics, Peking University （PHBS）and the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) ， Chairman, China Development Institute, and Director, National Economic Research Institute. He received his Ph.D in Economics from CASS on 1988. His publications include over 100 academic papers published in Chinese and English academic journals; and 12 books on Macroeconomics and Economics of transition. He is also an advisor to various departments of Chinese Central government and provincial governments; as academic member of China Monetary Policy Committee during 2006-2010 and 2015- 2018 again. He was listed as one of “World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals” jointly by Foreign Policy and Prospect, in 2005 and 2008 consecutively；and listed as one of “100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy in 2010.
Larry Feng is a seasoned leader with regional management experience in diversified industries. He currently serves as the President of Mars Wrigley China.
In 2013, Larry joined Mars Royal Canin as Asia Pacific CFO, where he made significant contributions to the rapid business growth in this region. In late 2016, he became the CFO of Mars Wrigley China, where he played a critical role in the business integration for Mars Wrigley and category turnaround. In late 2020, Larry was promoted to the position of Mars Wrigley China President, leading the company’s development towards the reinvention of the future of treating and snacking.
Before joining Mars, Larry served as the CFO of Metro China, overseeing finance operations, supply chain, IT, legal, Business Development, and Dcom. He also spent a 15-year tenure in Kohler US, a world-leading American sanitaryware manufacturer, where he co-led the massive growth in China, expanded the business to India, and spearheaded many M&A transactions and system implementations.
Feng Xingya, born in 1969, holds a master degree of business administration. Currently, he serves as President of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.(GAC). Mr. Feng Xingya was titled as “Excellent Individual in GAC ’s 10-Year Development” by CPC Guangzhou Committee and Guangzhou Municipal Government in March 2008, and also won the award of “National Excellent Model Worker of China’s Machinery Industry” by China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and China Machinery Industry Federation in 2009. He won the title of “Entrepreneur for Safety and Health” by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions in May 2018. In August 2022, he was awarded as 2022 China’s Best CEO by Forbes China.
Alex Gu serves as Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic Greater China. Based in Shanghai, he is a member of Medtronic Executive Committee since January 2018.
Previously Alex held the role of Vice president of Regional Growth Initiatives and was business leader for Greater China Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG). He joined Medtronic in 2015 upon the close of the Covidien acquisition. At Covidien, he was President of China region and had overseen all the businesses and functions since 2009.
Before Covidien, Alex was in various leadership positions at McKinsey & Company, General Electric, and Sabic, both in the United States and China. He started his career as a member of the GE Edison Leadership Program (ELP), then served several roles with increasing responsibilities within GE Healthcare in the U.S.
As one of AdvaMed China Council's founding members, Alex was elected Chairman of the AdvaMed China Board in January 2023. He holds the role of Independent Non-Executive Director of a Hong Kong-listed pharmaceutical company.
Alex's contributions to healthcare industry earned him the prestigious Shanghai Magnolia Award in 2021. The 14th Health China Forum named him one of the Top 10 Healthcare Leaders in 2022.
Alex holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Forest Hou is a Partner at McKinsey & Company, and a leader of digital operation business at McKinsey Greater China. Joined McKinsey in 2011, he has been focusing on digital transformation strategy/diagnosis / design / implementation, IoT ecosystem building, and digital talent capability building.
Prior to McKinsey, Forest worked for 17 years of senior operations management experience in Automotive, Semiconductor, Machining Industries. He has worked, served or cooperated with more than 300 MNC, SOE and private companies at different scale size, industries, and processes. His major clients include Automotive, High-tech, Machinery, Basic Material industry, etc. Forest is the invited expert of The World Economic Forum (WEF) to certify more than 50 lighthouses worldwide. He is the founder of Tsinghua McKinsey Digital Capability Center, and a guest professor at MBA school in Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Hu Weixing is Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and UMDF Distinguished Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Macau. He graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor of Law in 1983. He received an Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1987, and a Ph.D degree in Political Science from University of Maryland, College Park in 1992. Professor Hu was a John M. Olin Fellow in National Security Studies at Harvard University, an IGCC Postdoc Fellow and lecturer at University of California, San Diego, and a CNAPS Fellow at Brookings Institution. Before joining UM, he was Professor and Head, Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Hong Kong. His public service positions include the President of Hong Kong Political Science Association, a member of the CUP Committee on Pearl River Delta of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Council Member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, Counsellor of China-US Exchange Foundation, Chairman of the Civil Servant Salary Review Committee of the Macao SAR Government, and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Association of Overseas Returned Scholars.
Ms. Huang joined New World China Land Limited as the deputy chief executive officer in October 2015, promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2020. In May of the same year, she is appointed as Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, having served in a consulting capacity for large-scale urban infrastructures, urban planning and urban renewal in mainland China for extensive periods, providing the Government of the People’s Republic of China with professional recommendations on property development and urban planning.
In 2021, Ms. Huang facilitated the relocation of New World China’s headquarters from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. This further reinforced the strength of the Greater Bay Area in terms of corporate headquarters and also drived progress of mainland China in urban development, culture & education, technology & healthcare, talent exchange, etc. Ms. Huang strongly advocated the launch of new projects in the mainland, including the construction of landmarks Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre and Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre. She also brought renowned brands such as K11 and Rosewood Hotels to mainland China.
Ms. Huang is a member of Guangdong Province Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In 2021, she was awarded as the only female representative of the 17th batch of Guangzhou "Honorary Citizens".
Jing Guangjun, Male, Han nationality, was born in June 1972 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.
He is the Doctor of Engineering and Associate Professor, currently working as General Manager, vice chairman and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.. He has been engaged in the research of integrated artificial intelligence applications for a long time, and is committed to collaborative innovation in the fields of intelligent manufacturing and industrial Internet applications.
He has presided over and completed more than 10 national, ministerial (provincial) and municipal scientific research projects, presided over and completed more than 30 "digital city" and "smart city" application research and development projects, and won the national, provincial and municipal scientific and technological progress awards for many times.
Dr. Keyu Jin is a professor of economics at the LSE, where she researches and teaches International Macroeconomics, technology competition and the Chinese Economy. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book The New China Playbook: Beyond Socialism and Capitalism. She is also a board member of Richemont, Ainnovation, a member of China Finance 40. She has contributed op-eds to the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall street Journal, Time magazine and many others. She has taught at Yale and Berkeley in the past, and has a BA, MA, PhD from Harvard University. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014, and also served on the board of Credit Suisse.
Li Yang: Vice President of Haier Smart-home and General Manager of Integrated Supply Chain. He has worked with various positions including General Manager of Haier Smart-home Qingdao Washing Machine Interconnected Factory and Shunde Washing Machine Interconnected Factory, General Manager of Internet of Clothes Platform, and General Manager of Integrated Supply Chain.
Adhers to the "innovation and entrepreneurship" spirit of Haier Group to implement RenDanHeYi model of Haier
1、Build the world's first smart clothing washing and care ecosystem Internet of Clothes Platform：
From providing users with one washing machine to providing a full life time solution for clothing, through the exploration and practice of the Haier Internet of Clothes ecological platform model, we have driven the transformation and upgrading of over 5300 industrial chain ecological resources such as clothing and home textiles, marketing stores, and laundry product suppliers, achieving ecological win-win. Haier Internet of Clothes Ecological Platform won the first prize of the 2019 "National Light Industry Enterprise Management Modernization Innovation Achievement" award.
2、Adhere to the practice of intelligent manufacturing transformation and contribute to the global manufacturing industry Chinese leading sample：
Taking the lead in promoting the successful selection of six Haier factories as lighthouse factories in the World Economic Forum, among which the Tianjin Washing Machine Interconnected Factory has become the first sustainable lighthouse factory in China with its leading digital dual carbon innovation application, and the Qingdao smart park has become the first 5G+intelligent manufacturing fully connected industrial park, which has been incorporated into the IIoT Pilot Demonstration Park of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.
3、Driving end-to-end process transformation of Haier Smart-home integrated supply chain through digital transformation：
Transform the integrated supply chain resource elements and business processes, build a supply chain data operation brain, improve end-to-end operation efficiency and reduce full chain cost through transparent data operation, Haier Smart-home was selected as the "2023 Digital Intelligence Supply Chain Case" by the IIIoT Industry Alliance.
Mr.Lin Chuanhui, the chairman, executive director and general manager of GF Securities Co., Ltd..
His concurrently working experience includes: the vice president of the Securities Association of China, director of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, director of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and vice president of the China Association for Public Companies.
Mr.Lin Chuanhui has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, asset management and corporate management. His primary working experiences include: vice chairman and general manager of GF Fund Management Co., Ltd, Chairman of GF International Asset Management Management Co., Ltd, and Chairman and General Manager of Ruiyuan Capital Asset Management Management Co., Ltd.
Alan Murray is CEO of Fortune Media. He oversees the business and editorial operations of the independent media company and is known for expanding its digital and conference franchises. Murray also writes a closely-read daily newsletter for Fortune, CEO Daily. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Murray led the rapid expansion of the Pew Research Center’s digital footprint as president of that organization. Before that, Murray was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as deputy managing editor, executive editor online, Washington bureau chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns. He served for several years as Washington bureau chief for CNBC, and cohost of the nightly show Capital Report. He is the author of multiple books, including Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform.
Alyson Shontell joined Fortune in October, 2021, as its new editor-in-chief. She previously served as editor-in-chief of Business Insider. She joined Business Insider in 2008 as the company's sixth employee. She started as a sales planner before joining the editorial team in 2010, where she became a startup reporter and was first to cover some of today's largest tech companies, including Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber, and Snap. She rose to become a senior correspondent, then executive editor. She was appointed editor-in-chief in 2016 and became the youngest and only woman to run a global business publication. Under her leadership, the business division grew to hundreds of millions of monthly readers. Ms. Shontell was the host of Business Insider's conferences and launched a podcast, Success: How I Did It, where she interviewed influencers about their career paths. She has appeared on the major media and has interviewed media personalities, technology leaders, politicos, and sports star LeBron James. She is a judge for the prestigious Gerald Loeb awards in business journalism and has been named one of Min's Rising Stars in Media and Folio's 2017 Top Women in Media. Ms. Shontell graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she majored in psychology and advertising.
Dr. Jiqiang Song is the managing director of Intel Labs China (ILC) and has led the ILC team to deliver a series of impactful research results that directly support Intel’s growth areas of AI, RISC-V, Intelligent Edge, 5G, Autonomous Systems and Robotics. The results include direct technology transfers to Intel business units, as well as patents, reference platforms and industry standards.
Jiqiang joined Intel in 2008 as the application research manager of Tsinghua-Intel Advanced Mobile Computing Center, a core member of creating Intel Edison prototype, which was announced on CES 2014 as Intel’s innovative product for maker community. Recently, he leads the ILC research teams to work on RISC-V architecture design and agile tool development; algorithms and applications for AI; system, software and hardware platforms for intelligent edge.
Jiqiang holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.
Prior to Intel, he served as Postdoctoral Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Principal Engineer of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, R&D Director of Beijing Simplnano Electronics Co., Ltd. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Distinguished Member of China Computer Federation. He has published 40+ research papers in international journals and conferences and filed 30+ patents. Jiqiang is well respected in China academia and industry community, sitting in the executive committees of China Association of Automation and China Computer Federation. He is the leading technical spokesperson for Intel China, and the advisor of Intel China PE Community.
Will Song is the first home-grown China Chairman of Johnson & Johnson in its over 130-year history. He leads the China Presidents’ Council to advance the company’s journey of innovation in China across MedTech and Innovative Medicine businesses.
Johnson & Johnson was among the earliest multinational companies to enter the China market in 1985. Since then, the company’s businesses have achieved strong and stable growth as leaders in their respective sectors. Through the years, China has grown into one of the most important strategic markets for Johnson & Johnson. Under Will’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson was the first Fortune Global 500 company to position China as an innovation powerhouse for the company’s global business in 2019. In December 2021, Johnson & Johnson became the first international healthcare company to announce its strategies and actions to support China’s pursuit of Common Prosperity.
A healthcare veteran with more than two decades of experiences, Will is a revered thought leader in the industry, being Vice Chairman of the China Association of Medical Equipment, Vice President of the China Association for Medical Devices Industry, and Vice President of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.
A highly regarded industry influencer, he is frequently quoted by mainstream media and often speaks at industry forums on a variety of topics.
Having a PhD in Management Engineering, Song Zhiping is the Chairman of China Association for Public Companies, Chairman of China Enterprise Reform and Development Society, and former Chairman of China National Building Material Group Corp. Ltd (CNBM) and Sinopharm. Mr. Song has received a number of awards for his management and entrepreneurial skills, including Golden Globe Award for China’s Outstanding Entrepreneur, Yuan Baohua Business Management Award, China Economic Figure of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution Entrepreneur for the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC, etc.
Mr. Song is an outstanding entrepreneur, reformer and corporate thinker. Devoted himself at the forefront of enterprise reform for four decades, he has created many practical management and reform experiences. He is the former chairmen of CNBM and Sinopharm at the same time and both groups were included in the Fortune Global 500 list under his leadership. He has made huge contribution to promoting SOEs reforms, improvement of public company quality, etc. His farsighted vision is widely recognized and respected by the business community.
Sun Dalu, Assistant President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC). Born in October 1968, obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geophysics Well Logging from Exploration Department of China University of Petroleum (Huadong), a Master degree in Business Administration from University of International Business and Economics, and a Senior Economist.
In August 1990, Mr. Sun joined CNOOC and served in multiple positions, including Acting General Manager and General Manager of China Offshore Oil (Singapore) International Pte Ltd., General Manager of Marketing Department and General Manager of Oil and Gas Marketing Department of CNOOC, and General Manager of CNOOC Petrochemicals Import & Export Co., Ltd.
From December 2013 to January 2017, he successively served as General Manager of CNOOC Marketing Company and Vice General Manager of CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. From January 2017 to March 2020, he served as the General Manager of the Planning Department of CNOOC. Since November 2017, he served as the General Manager Assistant of CNOOC. Concurrently, he served as the Chairman of CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. from March 2020 to February 2022 and started to serve as the General Manager of the Planning Department of CNOOC since June 2022.
DR. SUN used to be a head of over 370 staff, with research programs reporting to Chinese government for supporting energy policy decision making. He was deeply involved in the Chinese energy five-year plan and many other major policies. During his tenure as president of CNPC ETRI, the institute was selected as a National Energy Administration research and consulting base and as a pilot institution in the first round Chinese national advanced think-tank selection. With more than 30 years of oil & gas industry working experience, he accumulated practical industry experience in oil and gas production, trading and pipeline construction. He once worked as Chairman of CNPC subsidiary company in Sudan, South Sudan and the countries in Central Asia. He had participated in the involvement of cooperation with OPEC, the International Energy Agency Ministerial Conference and G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting for times. He also worked a chief negotiater into the negotiation and cooperation in several CNPC foreign cooperation projects. He is frequently invited as a speaker or moderator in international important events, and has published many academic papers.
Dowson Tong joined Tencent in 2005 and currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent，and CEO of the Cloud and Smart Industries Group.
Since 2018, Dowson has led Tencent's Cloud and Smart Industries Group (CSIG, hereafter), promoting the company's strategic planning and development in cloud and industrial internet, as well as jointly overseeing advertising and marketing services. Dowson previously served as President of Tencent's Social Network Group, overseeing the development strategies of QQ communication, social networking platforms, value-added services, and open platforms.
With a vision and mission of "Value for Users, Tech for Good" , Dowson leads the CSIG to create innovative solutions. With forward-looking technologies and professional capabilities, the CSIG continues to focus on sectors such as transportation, retail, healthcare, education, finance, and industry, helping various sectors accelerate digital transformation and upgrading.
Before joining Tencent, he worked at Sendmail Inc., where he led the development of operator-scale email and messaging systems. He also worked at Oracle, where he managed the development and testing of its servers and applications.
Dowson earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Chun Wu is the Managing Partner of BCG Greater China, leading the business in this region.
Since 2021, she has led BCG's expert team in Greater China to provide consulting service for hundreds of leading multinational companies and large local Chinese enterprises, help clients tailor solutions to meet their business objectives, empower organizational growth, and actively drive corporate transformation and sustainability.
Dr. Chun Wu is also a senior expert in healthcare industry. She has served various multinational and local healthcare clients on strategic and operational topics, covering healthcare reform impact and growth strategy; R&D, especially new technology platforms; go- to-market and business excellence; commercial excellence and digital transformation; and organization change.
In addition, Dr. Wu Chun is a frequent guest speaker at various top business forums. Recently, she has been invited to attend high-end forums and conferences such as the China Development Forum, Boao Forum for Asia, Summer Davos, Fortune Global 500 Summit, and World Artificial Intelligence Conference, leading industry trends on cutting-edge topics such as business innovation, digital economy, and sustainable development.
Dr. Chun Wu holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Peking University and a PhD in genetics from Yale University.
Dr. Xu Daquan graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree in Thermal Energy Engineering in 1985. After that, he studied at Chiba University in Japan, where he received a master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and a doctor degree in Production Science & Technology in 1992. He also received an MBA degree from Simon Business School of University of Rochester in USA in 2000.
From 1992 to 1999, he worked as Sr. Engineer in Engineering Department of Powertrain in General Motors, located in Technical Centres in Tokyo and New York. From 2000, he worked as Project Manager for a major global automotive supplier in New York Technical Centre. Dr. Xu Daquan returned back to China in 2005. Since then, he served as Engineering Manager, Quality Director, plant General Manager as well as Regional President of Powertrain Division in the same company in China.
Since September 2010, Dr. Xu Daquan has been the Executive Vice President of Bosch (China) Investment Ltd., responsible for Automotive Technology business sector of Bosch in China.
Professor Xiaojun Yan is the leading scientist of marine biology from Zhejiang Ocean University. He is in the ranking list of Elsevier Scopus highly cited Chinese researchers continuously from 2014 to 2022. He is the awardee of numerous scientific prizes including the National Science Progress Award. In recent years, he is working on the innovative technology for marine fishery sustainable development.
William Yu is appointed as President of Honeywell China in February 2022, and is responsible for driving Honeywell’s organic growth in China and building the best talent pool across the board to support Honeywell’s East-for-East (E4E) and East-to-Rest (E2R) strategies. William will work closely with the businesses to drive Key Strategic Accounts initiative at the C-Suite level to bring One-Honeywell solutions addressing their most critical needs. He will also focus on establishing new growth vectors, including Sustainability, Life Science, Logistics, Digitalization, and explore other potential new vectors and expand the MMS strategy to serve China’s booming middle-class population.
William returns to the Honeywell China team from his most recent global role of Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Smart Energy business, Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). Before that, William led Honeywell China and PMT APAC businesses, and was the first Chairman of Huosheng business. William joined Honeywell in 2017 as the Vice President and General Manager of PMT Asia Pacific.
William is a well-known Lean Six Sigma expert, Guest Researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Guest Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, Lecturer at Schools of Management of Shanghai Fudan University and East China University of Science and Technology, Fellow of Shanghai Institute of Management Science, and Senior Member of American Society for Quality.
Mr.Xiao Zhiping holds a master's degree in economics from Jinan University and is a senior economist. He now serves as the Director and General Manager of Guangdong Guangxin Holding Group Ltd. Mr.Xiao holds the position of Vice President at the Guangdong Enterprise Confederation. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Provincial Enterprises dispatched by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Guangdong Province. Mr.Xiao was the Deputy General Manager of Guangdong Silk Textile Group Co., Ltd., as well as the Deputy General Manager of Guangdong Guangxin Holding Group Co., Ltd. Additionally, he concurrently served as the Chairman of Guangdong Silk Textile Group Co., Ltd. Mr.Xiao has extensive experience in state-owned capital investment and operation management. During his tenure, he led the mergers and acquisitions of multiple listed companies, facilitated the implementation of numerous major investment projects, and possesses a wealth of experience in state-owned enterprise reform and capital investment management.
Weiming Xiang is the Vice President of GE and President of GE China. In his role, Weiming is responsible for strengthening stakeholders’ relationships in the region, supporting the development and execution of business strategy and risk management in China market, and aligning GE’s business strategies with China’s overall development goals. Weiming focuses on leveraging GE's global scale and leading technologies to enable the company to sustain long-term business growth in China, the single-largest country market outside the U.S.
Weiming also serves as the President of GE Aviation Greater China. Under his leadership, the GE Aviation Greater China team work collectively, and have driven the region’s overall revenue and orders to achieve more than threefold growth over the past 10 years.
Joining GE in 1992, Weiming has held leadership positions and been involved various roles including market development, sales, service, product project management and business development strategy, in GE Aviation, GE Transportation and other business units, across China and the U.S. Since 2010, Weiming has been appointed as the President of GE Aviation Greater China and was promoted to Global Vice President of GE in 2014.
Weiming graduated from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China with a bachelor’s degree in aircraft engine design. He is also a graduate of the GE Technical Leadership Program (TLP) and GE Global Marketing & Sales Program (GMS) and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
David Zhang was appointed Executive Vice President and Executive Board Member of Nestlé Group, and CEO of Zone Greater China, effective from January 01, 2022. Zone Greater China is one of the five geographic zones of Nestlé Group, with 22 factories, 3 R&D centers, 5 product innovation centers and over 23,000 employees, represents CHF 5.4 billion in annual sales as of 2022.
David has worked in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industry for nearly 30 years, which has afforded him with extensive experience in finance, operation, sales, and management.
David started his career in 1995 as an Accounting Manager at Carrier Air-conditioner from 1995 to 1997, and then joined Yusai Cosmetics Ltd. in 1998 as Finance Manager. In 2000, he joined Wyeth as Finance Director of China Mainland & Hong Kong. Since 2009, he was appointed Finance Director of China Mainland & Hong Kong of Pfizer.
In 2012, David jointed Nestlé as Senior Operation Director of Wyeth Nutrition China of Nestlé Group. He was then promoted to Vice President of Grocery Retail Sales of Nestlé Greater China Region in 2015. Since 2017, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Totole Food Ltd. and Business Executive Officer for Food in Nestlé Greater China.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Shanghai Science and Technology and a master degree of Business Administration at the School of Management, Fudan (Hong Kong) University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of China and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
David is married and has one son.
Mr. Li Zhong joined Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) in 2008 and held a diverse range of roles across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He currently holds the position of President of Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he served as the Group's Vice President of Global M&A and Development based at the global headquarters in the U.S.
In addition, Mr. Zhong is the Vice Chairman of Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores, the leading pharmacy chain in China with over 10,000 stores. He served previously on the board of numerous healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe, and China. Prior to joining WBA, he held a number of managerial roles at Procter & Gamble Europe.
Mr. Zhong received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Cambridge University, where he majored in Mathematics with Computer Science.
Zhang joined FORTUNE China in 2009, and was promoted to Executive Editor in 2013. Zhang currently have more than 2.9 million followers on LinkedIn. Before joining FORTUNE China, Zhang was Managing Editor of InformationWeek China. In 2004, he was admitted by Cambridge, Oxford and Carnegie Mellon University and chose to pursue MSc of Computer Science in Oxford. In 2005, he graduated with straight “A”s from Oxford University, gave up an early offer from a sub company of News Corporation in West London and came back home to continue his career in China’s media business.
Zhang has a BA in English & American Studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University and joined China Daily to work as a reporter and editor. In his earlier days, Zhang won the “best story award” from China Daily twice and played a key role in creating the ELT weeklies for the group. Zhang also got the Certificates of "Building a Business" course from Said Business School, Oxford University, and Finance Media EMBA Fellowship Program from PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.
Michael Zhong spearheads the China Office of SP International (SPI), the international business subsidiary of SP Group. He is responsible for exploring business development and investment opportunities within China.
Michael has more than 25 years of experience in the energy business with extensive knowledge of the Chinese energy infrastructure markets and policies. He was previously the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd, a joint venture between State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and SP Group in Victoria, Australia.
Prior to that, Michael held key leadership positions in SGCC, ranging from business development, tariff regulation and finance. He was the Head of Business Development of State Grid Overseas Investment Ltd, where he was responsible for the cornerstone investment in HK Electric Investments and established SGCC’s overseas funding platform through issuances of bonds. He was also the Deputy Head of Tariff Regulation Division in SGCC where he was closely involved in the electricity market reform and renewable energy incentive scheme with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) and provincial regulators.
Michael has a Master of Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China.
Cherry Zhu is currently president of Dow Greater China. She leads the strategic business growth, market development and financial performance for the region. She also plays a key role enhancing company’s employee experience in Greater China and advancing a culture of inclusion and diversity.
Previously, Cherry was global product director for Dow Consumer Solutions responsible for leading Engineered Materials and Elastomers growth and managing business Profit & Loss.
Zhu joined Dow in 2001 as technical service & development engineer for Engineering Plastics in China. Since 2004, she had taken on various leadership roles, including product manager for glass bonding adhesives in Europe, Asia Pacific commercial director for Dow Automotive Systems, and Asia Pacific product director for Dow Elastomers.
Cherry earned her master’s degree in Polymer Science & Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2000 and her MBA from Northwood University, USA in 2010. She stays with her family in Shanghai.