Ms. CAI, Jinqing has been President of Kering Greater China since 2018. She is committed to enhancing the visibility of Kering in Greater China, strengthening the Group’s ties with its partners, propelling the long-term development of the Group’s Maisons in the local market, and promoting the increasingly significant role of Greater China in the global marketplace.
From 2012 to 2018, Ms. Cai worked for Christie's, the world’s leading art auction house, contributing to making it the first international auction house obtained an independent auction license and authorized to hold sales in mainland China. During her tenure at Christie's, Ms. Cai was appointed the first Managing Director of Christie's China, going on to become President and Chairman respectively. Ms. Cai retains her role as Chairwoman of Christie's Asia Advisory Board.
From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Cai was the founding partner of Brunswick Beijing, a world-renowned public relations consulting firm, where she played a central role in cross-border transactions for the firm’s high-profile multinational clients. Prior to that, Ms. Cai founded New Alliance Consulting International and managed the annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia as an exclusive public relations consultant of the forum, building a communication platform for important political and business leaders.
Ms. Cai has joined the Board of Mandarin Oriental International Limited as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st December 2021. Ms. Cai also serves as the Vice President of Teach for China, one of the leading charities in China, a non-profit organization focusing on educational inequality throughout the country.
Ms. Chen is the Managing Director of the Data and Analytics business of the London Stock Exchange Group, overlooking Greater China and North Asia markets, with more than 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, business development and sales management across the financial services and technology sectors.
Since joining the data and analytics business in 2006, Ms. Chen has been responsible for the restructuring and transformation of the company over the past 17 years, and has been committed to client servicing, working with partners to promote the development of China’s financial market, including strategic partnerships with China’s four major state-owned banks, various financial institutions, listed companies and government agencies. She was named Fortune's Most Powerful Woman in Business in China in 2021 and 2022.
Ms. Chen now focuses on the provision of industry data and solutions services for Greater China and North Asia markets, by leading the team to provide customers with financial information and data services from around the world, including financial and risk management software, workflow solutions, content, analysis and business insights.
Previously, Ms. Chen worked at IBM, where she participated in numerous customer partnership and business consulting projects.
Ms. Chen holds a double degree in finance and law. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her family. She is the mother of two boys.
Hui joined the leading home furnishing brand IKEA in 2010, and with 14 years of experience in IKEA, Hui has acted as Global Category Leader in IKEA of Sweden, New Business Manager in IKEA Purchasing Operation Area East Asia, Platform Development Leader in IKEA of Sweden and now she is the President of IKEA Supply Area East Asia, based in Shanghai.
She is a leader with excellent leadership, international view, and innovative thinking. Over the past decade, she successfully introduced Chinese office chair manufacturers into IKEA comprehensive product development system, through a global sourcing strategy. Starting from scratch, she built a new business team in East Asia and led the team to successfully introduce new materials such as recycled cotton, PET, and renewable plastic PLA to IKEA. Led the development of modular platform for IKEA's table and chair series, which accounted for 10% of IKEA global business volume. This platform innovation significantly reduced product development time while enhancing efficiency and quality. And now, Hui's leadership elevated her supply region to the top position in IKEA's global rankings, to develop and support the supply business for IKEA products in East Asia. Her series of achievements have not only made an indelible contribution to IKEA global business growth but have also made a positive impact on the optimization, upgrading, and development of the furniture industry in China, as well as the circular economy development.
Graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Industrial Design and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden with a Master’s Degree of Production and Operation Management.
In October 2023, Hui was ranked in "Fortune" China Most Power Women Future List for 2023.
Annie Chen graduated from a key domestic university with many years of experience in market development and management. She has worked for many Fortune 500 listed companies and was responsible for the overall market development and brand product promotion of the company's mainland R&D center. While working at a large financial system service provider, she was responsible for formulating market strategies in East China and building a sales team to achieve sales performance, and successfully promoted the company's acquisition by a listed company. She has senior experience in the field of communications and information security. In recent years, she has mainly assisted enterprises in planning strategic directions and formulated corresponding strategic plans for business expansion, marketing and brand planning. She has been responsible for formulating strategic plans and implementation strategies for Silicon Intelligence innovative businesses, and has been fully responsible for the planning of the bank's cloud ecosystem and leadership. The team conducts various explorations and attempts to implement artificial intelligence products, and is committed to achieving the strategic goal of a world-class Silicon Intelligence AI research and scenario application company.
Dr. Cheng holds a PhD degree in Toxicology at University of Kentucky and is an adjunct professor at University of the Pacific. She has published 21 papers and got 161 patent applications. Dr Cheng has been named to Fortune China 2023 Most Powerful Women (Future). With 13 Years of entrepreneurial experience in both China and the U.S., Dr. Cheng founded Triastek in 2015, and she has been the CEO of the company since then. As a global leader in 3D printing pharmaceuticals, Triastek is pioneering the implementation of digital pharmaceutical solutions. Its vision is to become the most influential intelligent pharmaceutical enterprise worldwide.
Dr. Jasmine Cui is the Co-founder, Chairwoman & CEO of InnoCare Pharma. InnoCare is a biopharmaceutical company rooted in China with the global vision to discover and develop novel treatment for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Cui has over 25 years of drug research & development experience.
Prior to founding InnoCare, Dr. Cui was the General Manager of BioDuro, responsible for BioDuro’s overall scientific and operational management, as well as business & resource management. Before BioDuro, Dr. Cui worked at Merck Research Laboratories for 14 years serving as the Chair of Early Development Team for development of drug candidates from preclinical to phase IIa.
Dr. Cui received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from Purdue University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Howard Hughes Medical Institute affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Cui was the 17th SAPA President and the first female president for SAPA. She was included Fortune China Most Powerful Women in Business List for three times.
Ms. Cui Li joined ZTE in 1999. She currently serves as Chief Development Officer and Chief of Staff, focusing on strategic business expansion, and the exploration and development of industry insights. Ms. Cui has extensive work experience in ICT technologies and markets. She has been working as Vice President of ZTE Corporation since 2005, successively in charge of the global strategic planning and marketing of CDMA products and wireless networks, integrated commercial and technical solutions, and corporate branding.
Ms. Cui has a wealth of technical expertise and managerial experience in the global telecom industry. She was named to Fortune China's Most Powerful Women in Business - Future List in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Ms. Cui Li holds a master's degree in engineering from Southeast University and an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University.
Tammy has over 23 years' experience in the China real estate market, working in both developers, occupiers and brokerage sides. She has worked in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, Chengdu and Xi'an. Her expertise includes site selection, acquisition, disposition and portfolio strategy for occupiers, as well as development consulting, portfolio strategy, investment, project lease and sales for
developers and investors. Because of her diverse experience in the industry, she has indepth knowledge in real estate policy and market dynamics in the China market, providing real insight and value to her clients.
Tammy started her career in residential and retail brokerage. Then start focusing on Industrial properties since 2006. In 2017, she was responsible for Colliers' West China business, covering Chengdu, Xi'an and Chongqing. In 2019, Tammy was promoted as the Managing Director of China for Colliers, responsible for the full scope of businesses all over China.
Tammy focus on leading the growth of Colliers China as the leader in the industry.
She continues to attract the best talents. Colliers China is awarded by HR Asia as the Best Company to work for in 3 consecutive years. She leads change by innovation by starting Culture and Leisure Operations services in 2020 while the China focuses on the growth of domestic consumption.
At a personal level, Tammy act as an advisor to mayors and authorities on city development, economic development and investment promotions. She is also active in training young talents in the real estate industry, helping the growth of the industry as a whole.
Dr. Jielin Dong is a research fellow of the Chelion Institite for Strategic Research on Carbon-Neutral Industry, and a part-time research fellow of the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. In addition, she serves as a board member of several technological companies, and a columnist for a few international journals. Her recent work is titled “A brief history of human innovation: the power of desires”.
Dr. Dong served as a part-time professor and Academic Committee Member at the Research Center for Technological Innovation of Tsinghua University. She was a distinguished professor of Soochow University, and the director of the Center for Enterprise Innovation and Development of Soochow University. Through her career, she has worked for Fortune 500 technology companies such as Lucent and Cisco, as well as financial companies and scientific institutes.
Dr. Dong finished her Ph.D. degree in physics in Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 and B.S. in Zhongshan University in 1982.
Gina Huang joined S&P Global (China) Ratings as Chief Executive Officer in January 2022, steering the company’s strategy planning and business development. In July 2022, Gina expanded her role to assume the position of China Chair for S&P Global, responsible for shaping its strategy and driving growth in the Chinese market.
Gina has an extensive background in, and a keen understanding of, China’s capital markets, having worked for different international financial institutions and Chinese financial regulators.
Before joining S&P Global, Gina was the Head of China for Natixis Investment Managers, where she was responsible for its business development in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to that, she worked at JPMorgan Chase for two years as the Chairman of JPMorgan Asia Consulting (China), overseeing its operations and daily management, and led the China Government Affairs team. From 2014 to 2018, Gina worked at Bank of New York Mellon as Managing director of Global Client Management, overseeing the daily operations and business development of its Beijing branch.
Gina worked for China’s financial regulatory authorities from 2009 to 2014. She served as Deputy Director and Head of Securitization and Derivative Supervision Division for China Banking Regulatory Commission, supervising the derivatives trading business and leading the pilot program of bank loan asset securitization for banking institutions. During her tenure at the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, Gina was Managing Director, Head of Dept. of Market Innovation & Dept. of Secondary Market, where she played a key part in innovating fixed-income products in the inter-bank bond market and overseeing issuance registration of issuers, including non-financial enterprises.
Previously, Gina worked in New York from 2004 to 2009 for Lehman Brothers and Citibank, responsible for fixed-income research and structured finance products, respectively.
Gina holds a PhD from Columbia University in operations research and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from China’s University of Science & Technology.
In 1984, LAN ZhenZhen graduated from Sichuan Foreign Language University with master diploma in French Language and Literature.
1993, LAN Zhenzhen joined L’Oréal Hong Kong and worked in the Task Force Team to prepare L’Oréal’s entering in Mainland China.
From 1996, as one of the pioneer, LAN ZhenZhen participated in the creation of L’Oréal subsidiary in China. In 2005, LAN ZhenZhen was nominated as the Vice President of L’Oréal China in charge of Communication and Corporate Affairs. During years, LAN ZhenZhen planned numerous CSR projects in the fields of science, education, solidarity, and environmental protection, etc. for L’Oréal China, and contributed a lot to establish the excellent corporate citizen image of L’Oréal in China.
In October 2006, LAN ZhenZhen won “The Top 100 China Women Entrepreneurs Award” by China Women Entrepreneurs Association.
In March 2007, LAN Zhenzhen was awarded as “The Most Influential Senior Public Relations Manager” among Fortune 500 in The Power of PR.
In November 2008, LAN ZhenZhen was awarded as “The National Business Women-Best International Multi-company Manager” by China Women’s Federation.
In January 2009, Named as “2008 Network Public Figures” by Sina.com.
In May 2011, LAN ZhenZhen won the “Chevalier de L'Ordre National du Mérite” award by French Government.
In September 2019, LAN Zhenzhen was awarded the Shanghai Magnolia Award by Shanghai Government.
In October 2019, LAN Zhenzhen was honored Citizen of Suzhou by Suzhou Government.
In September 2020, LAN Zhenzhen was awarded “SABRE” Award for the outstanding Achievement in Brand and Reputation management which was known as the Nobel of PR.
Ms LIU Chang (Isabel), Co-founder and VP of GalaxySpace, is responsible for GalaxySpace external affairs, including the company's core strategy development, government-related business, public affairs and international business development.
Prior to GalaxySpace, Isabel was responsible for branding and marketing at Sina, MSN, Tencent and other leading Internet companies. During her tenure at Tencent, she served as Group Vice President and founded Tencent's public affairs department, which established Tencent's brand influence and status as a leading company in China's Internet industry; she also founded China's first Internet industry research institute, the Tencent Internet and Society Research Institute, and served as its chairman. In 2019, Isabel joined GalaxySpace as a co-founder and served as vice president, and began to plough deeper into the satellite internet sector, leading the completion of the company's multiple rounds of strategic investment, jointly establishing an industry fund, and exploring the layout of innovative businesses represented by satellite constellations.
Ms. Jane Li is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chongho Bridge Group Limited. She is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive work experience in banks and accounting firms, and holds a Master’s Degree from Renmin University of China. Jane Li joined Chongho Bridge is 2008 and is responsible for financial management as well as investment and financing, serving the positions of Finance Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Directors successively. Jane Li played a leading role throughout Chongho Bridge’s development from a non-profit project to a commercial company, then to a comprehensive rural service platform.
Ms. Meng Liu is the Head of Liaison Office in China of the United Nations Global Compact. She joined the United Nations Headquarters in 2007 at the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), then the Executive Office of the Secretary General and the UN Global Compact. Previously, Ms. Liu worked for the Asia Foundation in San Francisco and World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. She was a fellow on Asian public policy with Harvard Kennedy School, and the book author of “Responsibility Changes the World-UN Global Compact Leading Business Revolution Worldwide”.
In 2015, Ms. Liu has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and nominated as the YGL Chair for China in 2021. She sits on Global Future Council on Frontier Risks along with a panel of leading global experts since 2020. Ms. Liu is highly committed to public welfare: besides her professional work, she also assumed the role of Industry Mentor at Tsinghua University Schwarzman College and China University of Political Science and Law.
Dr. Fanjing Meng, CTO of IBM China Systems Lab, has more than 20 years of cutting-edge technology research, development and management experience, including sustainable computing, intelligent operation and maintenance, cloud computing, software and solution engineering. Currently, she is committed to the research and development of sustainable computing technology, building a full-stack sustainable computing optimization and management platform based on IBM systems, software and services to accelerate the realization of sustainable computing and sustainable digital transformation of enterprises. She has published more than 30 academic papers in international conferences and journals, has more than 50 international patents and patent applications in many innovative fields, and has received more than 30 awards for technological innovation and contribution from IBM and IEEE. In addition, she is actively involved in the establishment and construction of technical and academic communities, serving as the General Chair(Co-Chair), Technical Program Committee Chair(Co-Chair), Technical Program Committee Member of International Conferences and reviewers of International Journals, as a founding member and project leader of the IEEE WIE (Women-in-Engineering) Beijing Affiliate, and as a member and invited speaker of IEEE Women in Services Computing (WISC).
Creative areas include: Film Music, World Music, Contemporary Experimental Music Performances
Film "Creation of the Gods I" Music Director / Source Music Composer
Film "Painted Skin: The Resurrection" Movie Score Composer
Music Album "Moon Rise" Music Composer/Arranger
Personal work participation including performances at various art festivals such as the New York Coil Festival, Bonn Beethoven Festival in Germany, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, and more.
As an improvisational musician, she collaborated with musicians from different backgrounds, engaging in numerous experimental live improvisational performances.
Lead team to establish a forward-thinking collecting format – Sotheby’s Buy Now in Greater China region.
Consistently drive local campaigns and activations to bring authentic art, culture and luxury collecting experience closer to Chinese collectors.
With her over 15 years of experience in business development and management across industries.
Before Sotheby’s , Jean was Vice President of Operations, China Region and APAC, at FARFETCH, a leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry.
Jean also spent over 10 years in management consulting, guiding multinational companies across technology, media and telecoms, luxury retail and financial services sectors, with extensive experience in cross-border business development in China.
Ms. Karen So, the Managing Director of Swire Coca-Cola Limited, is a driving force behind the growth of the company – the fifth largest Coca-Cola bottling partner in the world, serving over 882 million consumers across its franchise territories in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan region, Cambodia, Vietnam and the western USA.
As a seasoned professional with an impressive career of over 25 years in the Coca-Cola system serving in various management roles, Karen is a visionary leader to a global workforce of over 37,000 employees. Being the first woman to be at the helm of Swire Coca-Cola, Karen has been instrumental in driving commercial excellence, digitalising the company’s operations and steering the company towards its foray into South East Asia.
Dr. Aiying Wang as President & CEO, Greater China, SEA & India leads the team to focus on growth in China, HK, Singapore, Malaysia and India in the segments of eco-cities, hospitals, airports and buildings. Envac iscommitted to the mission of a better environment & desirable communities.
Prior to Envac, Aiying served as VP/GM of APAC Electrical Component Divisionat Eaton with full functions including JV acquisition and JV board management. Aiying was Executive Chair for Eaton APAC Diversity & Inclusion Chapter.
Aiying has extensive operationexperience & technical expertise in consumer industries for 20 years.
She was recognized for turningbusiness around for KEMET Electronicsin China as Business Operation VP/GMwhere she took great pride with the team for achieving worldwideperformance record while creating asustainable positive culture in Suzhou, China.
Seven years in one of the most influential automotive companies-Michelin, North America, Aiying was entrusted a critical quarantine leader role as Supply Chain Material TechnicalSourcing for North American tire plants.
As her first material scientist role, at BIC Corporation, she was the proud inventor of over a dozen US/Global patents.
In 2023, LinkedIn officially appointed Nancy Wang as Country Manager of LinkedIn China.
Nancy Wang joined LinkedIn in 2019 as Head of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn China. She led the team responsible for LinkedIn's talent solution strategy, sales, marketing, business development, and customer success. Over the past four years, she has achieved rapid growth while cultivating a team that is highly flexible, resilient, and competitive.
Nancy Wang has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and previously held key management positions at companies such as Microsoft and Oracle. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Nancy served as GM of Trax Greater China, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s market strategy.
As a managing executive, Nancy Wang has always been focused on crafting and delivering effective messages and creating impact among audiences from diverse cultural backgrounds. Drawing on her extensive management experience in multinational corporations, she has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and importance of cross-cultural communication. In 2023, Nancy's book "Leadership through Stories" was officially released and ranked No.1 of the general management list on dangdang.com.
Yuki Wei Xue is the Vice President & Chief of the ESG Office at TCL Technology Group Corporation. She is also the Chairperson of TCL Charity Foundation and the Founder of Huameng Foundation.
Ms. Wei established PRAP China Public Relations Consultants, Inc. in 1997 and served as its President. In 2004, she founded the Asian Association of Women's Development and assumed the role of Chairperson. Two years on, she was appointed General Brand Consultant at TCL Corporation, and later co-founded Huameng Foundation with her husband, Mr. Tomson Li Dongsheng.
In 2012, Ms. Wei became Executive Chairperson at TCL Charity Foundation, and in 2014, she took on the role of Chairperson at TCL Media & Entertainment Co. Ltd. She has also been Vice President at TCL Corporation and Deputy Chairperson of the TCL Brand Management Committee, overseeing the TCL Brand Management Center and TCL CSR Innovation Center. Leveraging her truly global perspective, Ms. Wei has made a significant contribution to TCL’s transformation from a local small-scale brand to a global player. In her current role as Chief of the ESG Office at TCL Technology Group, Ms. Wei promotes corporate social responsibility activities and sustainable development.
For over twenty years, she has been devoted to philanthropy and charitable endeavors, holding multiple roles. These include serving as a visiting researcher at the International Women's Issues Research Center of Peking University; Vice President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the WRSA Committee in 2005; and Director of WildAid, an international environmental organization. Her unwavering dedication to promoting gender equality and equitable education has earned her numerous awards and accolades.
Grace graduated from Peking University with dual degrees in Geology and Economics. After graduation, she worked for a renowned American IT company (Cisco Systems) for 8 years, holding positions in marketing and sales management. In 2015, she obtained MBA degree from INSEAD Business School. Upon graduation, she joined Chongqing New Era Lubricants Co., Ltd as CEO and led the company to become a leading lubricant solutions provider in the industry, serving top OEM manufacturing enterprises.
Aside from her professional life, Grace has a passion for literature and film. During the
pandemic, she completed various film-related courses at an art institution in Singapore and directed her first short film, "Salvation”. The short film, depicting the growth of a woman,travelled to multiple international film festivals and won "Best First Time Director (Female)" Silver Award at the Independent Short Awards in LA in September 2021. After that, Grace went on to write and direct her first feature film "Seven Days," which presents a family story set in Singapore from nuanced perspectives. "Seven Days" was chosen as the opening film for the 11th Singapore Chinese Film Festival in 2023, marking the first time in the festival's 10-year history that a locally produced film from Singapore was selected as the opening film. While narrating a family story, "Seven Days" also gives a voice to modern women, exploring challenges such as postpartum depression, midlife crisis, and work life balance. The film was warmly welcomed by audiences, receiving widespread acclaim. After opened in cinemas in Singapore, Malaysia, etc, "Seven Days" was acquired by one of the most prestigious streaming platform —Netflix and kept resonating with global audiences.
Grace is the founder of production company Tigon Pictures., Pte Ltd in Singapore and she isalso one of the executive producers of film “Orang Ikan” which got Singapore IMDA 2022 “Go Global” Grant. In addition to her roles as a female business leader, writer and director, Grace is actively involved in social and philanthropic activities. She serves as a member of the Fourth Youth Joint Committee of Ba'nan District, Chongqing, a standing committee member of the Ba'nan District Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the vice president of the Ba'nan Commerce, Trade, and Logistics Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is a sponsor of the "Yanxing in China" project by the China Social Welfare Foundation.
Ms. Xu Xuanming, Chairwoman of Beijing Phabuilder Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Phabuilder), has been consistently committed to introducing advanced management strategies, expanding global operations, and positioning Phabuilder as a foremost enterprise in the field of synthetic biology.
With nearly 20 years of leadership in multinational corporations, Ms. Xu Xuanming is deeply committed to low-carbon initiatives and sustainability. Having served in a significant role at the Fortune 500 company, Siemens, she has facilitated business digital transformations on a global scale. Ms. Xu has been instrumental in advancing ESG objectives, standardizing frameworks for China's low-carbon sectors, and realizing key projects. Her background includes pioneering innovative solutions and extensive knowledge in strategic global positioning, product development, market outreach, and industry integration.
Ms. Xu firmly believes in Phabuilder's capacity to shape a path ""from microbes to a green future."" Leveraging ""next-generation industrial biotechnology,"" her goal is for Phabuilder to craft top-tier materials that cater to a wide range of industries. Ms. Xu's vision centers on making the PHA Life concept a deeply rooted lifestyle choice, pushing humanity closer to an environmentally-conscious future.
Ms. Xu earned her bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University's Department of Thermal Engineering. She later secured a master's from Tsinghua's School of Economics and Management and MIT's Sloan School of Management. Following this, she furthered her insights into entrepreneurship and innovation at UCLA's Anderson School of Management and Stanford's Graduate School of Business in the U.S.
In late 2014,Alice Xu co-founded YQN, which has been the largest global logistics digital service provider in Asia. With her extensive entrepreneurial experience of industry internet, Alice Xu led the team in achieving digital transformation and innovation.
Symbiotic development of logistics and foreign trade. However, for a long time, the efficiency of global logistics in low level, with Information blockage at various sevice process ,slowing down the pace of industry development. YQN creates new service model for global logistics with information technology, to explore new opportunities in this billion-dollar market.
Xu Yang has led the team in accelerating the digital collaboration of global logistics, to commercialize the new service model. Starting from the customs affairs , shipping companies, trucking, ports, and other thousands of service links in the international logistics , Alice Xu and her team accelerate information flow of the industry , and standardize service workflow. Up to now, YQN has linked with more than 300 top shipping companies and mainstream airlines worldwide, becoming the largest global logistics digital service provider in Asia. It has accelerated industry collaboration and strengthen the platform's commercial development path.
Bessie Yuan is General Manager of Microsoft China. In this capacity, she is responsible for overall leadership Microsoft’s business in China, actively promoting the advantages of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud services and solutions across an extensive network of customers and partners. She leads the customer and partner solutions team to empower Chinese commercial customers to connect with global opportunities and help multinational companies expand their operations in China. Through the disciplines of constant learning and continuous transformation, ecosystem and community engagement, Bessie leads the China organization to develop deep industry expertise,centered on unleashing the enormous potential of the China market, driven by the benefits of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud.
Bessie has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including in technical roles, sales management and leadership roles in multinational companies including VMware, Oracle and Hyperion. She served as General Manager of Microsoft China’s Small, Medium and Corporate (SMC) business, and then led the Enterprise Commercial Group(EC) at Microsoft China from 2017 to 2021. In these roles, she excelled at serving enterprise customers in manufacturing, high-tech, financial service, retail, telecom and professional service industries, earning extensive experience leading critical projects across digital transformation, big data, AI and enterprise applications.
Under Bessie’s leadership, Microsoft China transformed it’s engagement model, to one of listening, learning and putting the needs of customers first, focusing on execution excellence to deliver the highest level of customer service. She led the transformation of Microsoft China’s businesses in smart retail, smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart finance, and other sectors by fusing innovative technologies and industry insights to advance customer capabilities and deliver double-digit growth for Microsoft.
Bessie’s leadership has not only been characterized by business performance, but also by her excellence as a role model and commitment to growing and developing inclusive, cohesive, collaborative and high-performing teams. She is a powerful advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion and passionate about giving back to the community. She especially committed to empowering women for leadership in the technology space and was a featured speaker at Microsoft China’s inaugural WDF event which aim of helping one million women in China improve their digital
skills. In 2020, she was listed as one of “China’s Most Influential Business Women of the Future” by Fortune (China).
Bessie holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in economics. She was a committee member of Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management-Hyperion BPM Research Institute.
Phyllis is the CEO of McDonald’s China. Phyllis leads over 5,600 restaurants and 200,000 employees for company strategy, store development, and business operations in the Chinese mainland, serving more than 1 billion customers every year.
Phyllis is the architect of McDonald’s China’s accelerated growth vision and plans, since becoming CEO in 2015. She led the team to start a new chapter of McDonald’s China under local ownership, known as “Jin Gong Men”. Under her leadership, the number of restaurants in the Chinese mainland has doubled and gained a bigger market share. China is now the second-largest market by store number in the McDonald’s system worldwide. Envisioning the digital future of consumer markets, Phyllis has transformed the company into a smarter organization with comprehensive data system, capacity, and culture. Phyllis is at the forefront of omnichannel digital platforms innovations to deliver better customer dining experience. Phyllis is also a champion of the “Green Growth Engine” of McDonald’s China. She initiated various sustainability programs covering regenerative agriculture, green restaurants, children’s welfare, and youth employment.
Phyllis joined McDonald’s in 2000 and has served as Managing Director of Singapore and Regional Manager of Malaysia. Prior to McDonald’s, Phyllis worked at top global advertising agencies, including J. Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett. She also had a start-up experience of brand consultancy in India.
For consecutive years, Phyllis has been selected as one of the Most Powerful Women by Fortune China. In 2022, Phyllis was elected to the Board of Directors of SGS (SWX: SGSN), the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company.
Phyllis holds an EMBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and its China Fellowship Network.
Zhang Weili is a Chinese professional mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current and two-time UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. A professional competitor since 2013, Zhang formerly competed for Kunlun Fight (KLF), where she was the KLF Women's Strawweight Champion. As of September 5, 2023, she is #2 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.
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.
Ms. Jerry Zhang is Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Standard Chartered China, and China & Japan Cluster CEO, Standard Chartered Bank.
Prior to this role, Jerry has held a variety of senior roles at Standard Chartered China. She was the Bank’s Deputy CEO, China and CEO, North China and General Manager, Beijing Branch. Her key focuses were strategic planning, business development and corporate governance of the Bank’s operations in North China. As the General Manager of Beijing Branch, she was also responsible for overall management of Beijing Branch.
Jerry enjoys a strong track record in setting up good relationship with clients and creating value both for the bank and the clients. In her position as Head of Financial Institutions (“FI”), Jerry has led to achieve frog leap developments of the Bank’s FI business, which has become the biggest FI business amongst all foreign banks in China in almost all aspects.
Jerry joined Standard Chartered in 1994, and has accumulated rich mplementation and management experiences in wholesale banking business. She has successfully established non-banking financial institutions business in China for the Bank. In 2009, she has left the Bank for a short duration, and taken the role as Chief Representative of Fidelity International Asset Management Co. Beijing Representative Office.
Jerry received her M.B.A. from Lancaster University in the UK.
Angela Zhao was the asset manager of the family office of LVMH Group‘s global headquarters (the only Asian employee in the world) and the deputy chief representative of Belgium’s sovereign fund in China. She has 15 years of experience in equity investment, cross- border mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise management. Angela has managed more than ten US dollar funds with a management scale of more than 50 billion US dollars. She has invested in more than 30 companies around the world, including Uber, Farfetch, Illumina, Terrafugia, Flexport, Wuxi Pharma, Canbridge, Montage Technology, Best Semiconductor, Horizon Robotics etc. Angela serves as the leader of HPR and oversees the overall funds management. She holds an MBA degree from INSEEC.
Samantha Zhu is Accenture's Chairperson and Market Unit Lead for Greater China. She leads a team of around 18,000 professionals that offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song to a wide variety of clients in the region including state-owned entities, private enterprises, and multinationals.
Prior to her current role, Samantha was the Client Group Lead of Communications Media & Technology for Accenture Greater China. She is responsible for strategic decisions, leading her team to provide professional services to clients in the communications, media and high-tech industries.
Before that, Samantha was the Lead of Operations, Accenture Greater China, leading transformational business process outsourcing and information technology infrastructure services, and providing end-to-end intelligent operations solutions for large foreign enterprises, private enterprises and state-owned enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation.
Samantha joined Accenture in 1997 and became a managing director in 2009. During her 20+ years with Accenture, Samantha has been specialized in designing, building and operating large-scale global, regional (APAC) and China transformational outsourcing projects, and delivering management consulting projects including business process re-engineering. ERP system implementation, organization and human performance management and change management for companies in High Tech and manufacturing industries.
Samantha took the Human Capital and Diversity Lead and the Corporate Citizenship Council Lead for Accenture Greater China from 2012 to 2016, passionately driving and leading Human Capital Strategy design, Leadership Development Program designand implementation, Inclusion and Diversity initiatives and Corporate Citizenship program and project implementation in Greater China.
Samantha has been a member of Accenture Greater China Geo Council since 2010.
She holds Bachelor of Arts from Shanghai Fudan University. She is currently based in Shanghai.
Zhu Sijie previously worked at Shanda Capital and founded Scheme Capital in 2015. In Scheme, Zhu is responsible for financing project transactions and investor relations(IR), and has led multiple rounds of financing for projects such as LandSpace Technology, Hairobotics, and Greater Bay Technology. She has built an IR system with over 8,500 investment institutions and more than 26,000 investors. Zhu advocates using the spirit of excellence to amplify and transmit the value of customer enterprises, and achieved a super high success rate of over 80% in overall transactions for Scheme Cpaital.
Zhu Sijie graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai with dual degrees in German language literature and international economics and trade.
Zhu Sijie was named Outstanding Young Financial Advisor by Qimingpian.