欧阳杞浚 Evan Auyang (Group President at Animoca Brands)

欧阳杞浚 Evan Auyang

Group President at Animoca Brands

Evan Auyang is the Group President of Animoca Brands, a multi-national Hong Kong-based blockchain technology and investment company specializing in the digital property rights ecosystem, which focuses on play-to-earn games, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain marketplaces,.

He is the Chairman of the Board at Civic Exchange, a non-partisan public policy think tank and also serves as an Independent Non-executive Director on the boards of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd., Asia Financial Holdings Limited, and the Urban Renewal Authority. He is an Advisor for Our Hong Kong Foundation and contributes as a member of various influential committees, including the Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”).

With a rich professional background, Evan Auyang previously led GLG International, a technology-enabled expert insight platform, as its Mnagaing Director and Head, expanding its presence across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Prior to Animoca, he has had various stints which include Deputy Managing Director at Kowloon Motor Bus Co, Board Director of Transport International Holdings Limited and Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company.

Before management consultancy, Mr Auyang was at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

石博盟 Scott Beaumont (President at Google Asia Pacific)

石博盟 Scott Beaumont

President at Google Asia Pacific

Scott Beaumont has been with Google for over 14 years. Prior to taking up his current role as President in 2019, he was the President of Google Greater China and Korea. He was formerly the Managing Director of Partnerships in Northern and Central Europe.

He joined Google from his own mobile soware start-up, Refresh Mobile, which he founded in 2004. The start-up’s primary product was Mobizines, an award-winning downloadable app in the days before iPhone and Android made apps mainstream.

Before that, Scott Beaumont was Executive Vice President of Business Development for T-Mobile International, where he helped establish the T-Mobile Venture Fund and managed T-Mobile’s key international strategic relationships.

He spent the early years of his career as an Equity Analyst for Telecoms at HSBC James Capel, at a time that saw the advent of both the internet and mass-scale cellular technology.

钱科雷 Clay Chandler (EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ASIA at FORTUNE; Chair, Innovation Forum)

钱科雷 Clay Chandler

EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ASIA at FORTUNE; Chair, Innovation Forum

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.

赵 Raymund Chao (Asia Pacific and China Chairman at PwC China)

赵 Raymund Chao

Asia Pacific and China Chairman at PwC China

Raymund Chao is the Asia Pacific and China Chairman of PwC China, where he serves as the sole representative for Asia on the Global Network Leadership team, responsible for setting the overarching strategy for the PwC network.

Prior to this role, Raymund Chao served as PwC’s Assurance Leader in Asia Pacific. Spanning over 30 years of professional experience, he provides audit and business advisory services to both state-owned and private enterprises in China. Throughout his career, he has played a crucial role in numerous offshore and onshore initial public offerings (IPOs), debt financing, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also been heavily involved in promoting corporate governance and systems of internal control for enterprises.

Raymund Chao became PwC’s China Assurance Leader in 2005, Assurance Leader for Asia Pacific in 2011 and one of the five core members of the PwC’s Global Assurance Executive Team, responsible for shaping the strategy and direction of PwC’s Assurance business worldwide.

Raymund holds professional certifications as a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (practicing) in Hong Kong, underscoring his expertise and commitment to the highest standards of professional excellence.

陈芳 Nicole Chen (Managing Director, Data & Analytics, Greater China & North Asia of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG))

陈芳 Nicole Chen

Managing Director, Data & Analytics, Greater China & North Asia of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

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.

Anis Chenchah (Chief Executive Officer – APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa) at Wipro Limited)

Anis Chenchah

Chief Executive Officer – APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa) at Wipro Limited

Anis Chenchah is a member of the Wipro Executive Board and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the APMEA (Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, and Africa) Strategic Market Unit. With over two decades of experience spanning Consulting, IT, and Business Process Services, Anis Chenchah has demonstrated a successful track record of driving high growth in diverse industry contexts, navigating complex business transformations, forge strategic partnerships, and build high-performance teams.

Before assuming his current position at Wipro, Anis Chenchah served as the CEO of Capgemini Business Services and was a member of the Group Executive Committee. His tenure at Capgemini also saw him in various leadership roles within Capgemini Financial Services across Europe and the Middle East.

程鼎一 Dane Cheng (Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board)

程鼎一 Dane Cheng

Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Dane Cheng is the Executive Director at the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) since 2019, during which he has led the organisation to sustain Hong Kong as one of the world’s premier destinations for both business and leisure travelers.

In his capacity as Executive Director, Mr. Cheng is responsible for charting the strategic course of the HKTB in light of global developments and emerging tourism trends. He actively promotes Hong Kong as a top destination to visitors worldwide and collaborates closely with key partners and stakeholders to optimize the tourism sector's contribution to Hong Kong's economy.

Beyond his role at the HKTB, Mr. Cheng serves as a member of several influential committees, including the Advisory Committee on Cruise Industry, the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, and the Tourism Strategy Group. These roles underscore his commitment to shaping Hong Kong's tourism landscape and ensuring its continued growth and success.

With over three decades of experience in marketing and management, Mr. Cheng brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Prior to his tenure at the HKTB, he held senior managerial positions in both the tourism and commercial sectors, including notable roles at Cathay Pacific Airways, where he oversaw regional marketing strategies and worldwide passenger businesses. Before joining the HKTB, Mr. Cheng served as an executive director at Hang Lung Properties, where he led the company's service delivery and spearheaded digital transformation initiatives.

Emily Chiu (TBD, Co-founder and COO of Block, Inc.)

Emily Chiu

TBD, Co-founder and COO of Block, Inc.

Emily Chiu is the Chief Operating Officer of TBD and also serves on the “Core” executive team at Block (NYSE: SQ). She co-founded this business to build open financial protocols that connect the world’s fragmented financial systems. Its infrastructure platform uses decentralized technologies to create an open, interoperable system that can move value anywhere around the world in an efficient, inclusive, and trusted way.

Emily Chiu's journey at Block spans back to 2017, during which she has occupied executive leadership positions across various business verticals. Notably, she spearheaded the development and commercialization of new products at Cash App, including ventures into consumer lending, stock investing, and broker dealer operations. Additionally, she led Corporate Development at Square, where she crafted M&A strategies in bitcoin and artificial intelligence domains.

Emily Chiu was also an entrepreneur and operator, founding venture-backed startups in the education technology sector and launching accredited universities that garnered acclaim as "breakthrough models in college completion" from EDUCAUSE and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Emily Chiu’s influence extends beyond her operational roles. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Justworks, Inc., was on the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE: BNED), and the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Board of Governors at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

储瑞松 Robert Chu (Corporate Vice President and the President of Amazon Web Services Greater China Region at Amazon)

储瑞松 Robert Chu

Corporate Vice President and the President of Amazon Web Services Greater China Region at Amazon

Robert Chu joined Amazon Web Services in October 2023 as Amazon’s Corporate Vice President and the President of Amazon Web Services Greater China Region. He spearheads and leads the overall business strategy and development in the region. As the global pioneer and leader of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services empowers customers to reinvent through its industry-leading technology, services, and global infrastructure, cultivate local cloud talents, and enable sustainable development to drive positive societal impact.

Prior to his tenure at AWS, Robert held key leadership positions at prominent tech companies. At Baidu, he served as Corporate Vice President and played a pivotal role in steering Baidu's Apollo Self Driving Business. His contributions were instrumental in advancing Baidu's strategic initiatives and solidifying its position in the market.

Before his tenure at Baidu, Robert spent over two decades at SAP, where he held various leadership roles across engineering, strategy, and business development. Notably, he led SAP's S/4HANA development organization, overseeing a global team tasked with driving innovation and delivering value to customers worldwide.

Robert's academic background is equally impressive, with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Nanjing University and MBA degrees from the University of California Berkeley and Columbia Business School. His blend of technical expertise and business acumen positions him as a formidable leader in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Overall, Robert Chu's appointment underscores AWS's commitment to driving innovation and growth in the Greater China Region, leveraging his wealth of experience to propel the company's strategic objectives forward.

诸立力 Victor Chu (Chairman and CEO of First Eastern)

诸立力 Victor Chu

Chairman and CEO of First Eastern

Victor Chu is the Chairman and CEO of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan, as well as a Board Member of Airbus SE and Nomura Holdings.

With more than 30 years of experience, he held key roles such as Director and Council Member in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time Member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit.

Victor Chu has also served as a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015, and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He was also honored with the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Holding a law degree from University College London (UCL), he is allowed to practice law in England and Hong Kong and chairs UCL's governing council. Victor Chu specializes in corporate, commercial, and securities laws, having served as Former Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association.

Alexis Crowell (CTO and Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan at Intel)

Alexis Crowell

CTO and Vice President Asia Pacific and Japan at Intel

Alexis Crowell is a seasoned technology executive with nearly 20 years of industry experience. She currently holds the position of Vice President and General Manager for the Technology Solutions, Software and Services group in Asia Pacific at Intel Corporation. In this role, she spearheads the company's regional growth by innovating and delivering cutting-edge technology solutions across various industries.

Alexis Crowell has lived and worked on four continents, showcasing versatility in roles spanning software engineering in cloud & client technologies, artificial intelligence & deep learning frameworks, edge compute & digital transformation, product marketing and partnering with some of the industry’s largest entities to collectively build solutions for end users.

Renowned for her ability to drive innovation and solve complex challenges to deliver results, Alexis Crowell is a respected figure in the technology sector. A frequent speaker at industry events, she has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions. Beyond her tech prowess, Alexis is dedicated to mentorship in fostering the next generation of leadership, having had amazing mentors throughout her career.

董炜 Angela	Dong (Global Vice President and General Manager at Nike, Greater China)

董炜 Angela Dong

Global Vice President and General Manager at Nike, Greater China

Angela Dong is the Vice President of Nike Inc. and General Manager of Nike Greater China. she shapes the region's vision and growth strategy, continuing to elevate the Nike brand and fostering strong consumer connections.

Angela Dong has played a critical role in driving the Greater China business, delivering sustainable and profitable growth. Since assuming the role of General Manager in June 2015, Nike Greater China has achieved significant revenue growth. In FY21, revenue reached $8.29 billion, marking seven consecutive fiscal years of double-digit growth under her leadership.

Angela Dong's extensive business acumen and foresight in the digital landscape as well as Greater China have solidified her position as a crucial member of Nike's global leadership team. Prior to her current position, Angela acted as the VP, CFO & GM of Territories for Nike Greater China from January 2015 to June 2015, and served as the VP & CFO for Nike Greater China from September 2011 to December 2014.

Outside Nike, she is also a board member of Barry Callebaut AG, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and the company's Audit Committee.

Tony Fernandes (Chief Executive Officer at Airasia)

Tony Fernandes

Chief Executive Officer at Airasia

Tony Fernandes is widely recognized as one of Asia's foremost entrepreneurs, renowned for his pivotal role in co-founding AirAsia alongside Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, acquiring the struggling airline for a symbolic MYR1 (approximately USD0.25) and MYR40 million in debt. Under his leadership, AirAsia underwent a remarkable turnaround within two years, evolving into Asia's largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried.

Notably, he launched AirAsia's superapp (now airasia MOVE) in October 2020, a comprehensive travel platform offering flights, hotels, and e-hailing services. Currently, he serves as the CEO of Capital A, an investment holding company with a diverse portfolio encompassing AirAsia, aviation services, fintech through BigPay, and logistics with Teleport.

Tony Fernandes is also a qualified Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), earning this distinction in 1991, and subsequently becoming a Fellow Member in 1996. His career began in Richard Branson's Virgin Group before returning Malaysia as the Vice President for Southeast Asia at Warner Music Group before venturing into the airline industry.

Throughout his illustrious career, Tony Fernandes has received numerous honors and awards, including the Honour of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, and the Commander of the Legion d'Honneur, presented by the French government for his exceptional contributions to the aviation industry.

冯国经 Victor Fung (Chairman at Fung Investments)

冯国经 Victor Fung

Chairman at Fung Investments

Dr. Victor K. Fung is the Chairman of Fung Investments, a key component of the private investment arm linked to the families of Dr. Victor Fung and Dr. William Fung which operates in trading, logistics, distribution, and retailing. Additionally, Dr. Victor K. Fung serves as the Chairman of the Fung Group, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the supply chain infrastructure at its flagship, Li & Fung.

Dr. Victor K. Fung has over three decades of experience in advancing free and open trade His contributions extend to prominent roles such as serving on the vision-setting Eminent Persons Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), APEC's Business Advisory Council, and the WTO’s panel on Defining the Future of Trade. Notably, he was the first Chairman from Asia of the International Chamber of Commerce, co-chairing its Advisory Group on Trade Finance. Dr. Victor K. Fung is also the Founding Chairman of the Asia Global Institute, a think tank dedicated to researching and engaging on global issues from Asian perspectives.

Dr Victor K. Fung has also held distinguished public service appointments in Hong Kong across trade, aviation, education, and finance, as well as senior advisory postions in the Chinese Mainland.

Dipali Goenka (CEO and Managing Director of Welspun Living)

Dipali Goenka

CEO and Managing Director of Welspun Living
高名历 Nicholas Gordon (EDITOR, ASIA at FORTUNE; Co-chair, Innovation Forum)

高名历 Nicholas Gordon

EDITOR, ASIA at FORTUNE; Co-chair, Innovation Forum

Nicholas Gordon is a Hong Kong-based associate editor, where he assists with audience development and commentary coverage for the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Fortune, he worked as a content manager for a Hong Kong-based think tank working on regional economic development issues. He has a masters in international relations from Oxford University and a bachelors in social studies from Harvard College.

顾宏地 Brian Gu (Vice Chairman and President at XPENG)

顾宏地 Brian Gu

Vice Chairman and President at XPENG

顾宏地博士现任中国领先智能电动汽车公司小鹏汽车(NYSE: XPEV; HKEX: 9868)的副董事长兼总裁,主要责任包括公司战略布局、财务、法务、投资等工作。他还领导着小鹏汽车的全球化事业,包括国际市场开发、政策法规事务和企业品牌等工作,致力于为全球用户打造更智能、更可持续的出行体验。




Ben Harburg (Managing Partner at MSA Capital)

Ben Harburg

Managing Partner at MSA Capital

Ben Harburg is a Managing Partner at MSA Capital, a global investment firm with over $2 billion in assets under management. He splits his time between Beijing and Abu Dhabi and leads global investments. Ben Harburg was a Fulbright Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin and a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University. He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Asian Cultural Council.

Vishal Harnal (Managing Partner at 500 Global)

Vishal Harnal

Managing Partner at 500 Global

Vishal Harnal is a Managing Partner at multi-stage venture capital firm 500 Global and its 500 Southeast Asia funds. Under his leadership, the funds have made wise early investments in transformative companies that have eventually became successful. Notable investments include Grab (NASDAQ: GRAB), Bukalapak (IDX: BUKA), Prenetics (NASDAQ: PRE), Carousell, Carsome, Gilmour Space, Stockbit, eFishery and more, totaling over 300 companies.

Vishal Harnal is a distinguished Kauffman Fellow and taught programs on venture capital and entrepreneurship at renowned institutions such as Stanford, INSEAD, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance. He also serves on the expert panel of the Wealth Management Institute of Singapore and holds a position within the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA).

An articulate speaker, Vishal Harnal actively addresses emerging trends and intersections between technology and humanity. His insights have reached a wide audience through premier networks such as Bloomberg, BBC, and CNBC. He also hosts The Unreasonable Podcast, delving into the latest developments in venture, investing and global affairs.

Before joining 500, Vishal practiced law at a top-tier firm, specializing in resolving complex and high-stakes international investment, shareholder and political disputes.

Alicia García Herrero (Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Natixis)

Alicia García Herrero

Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Natixis

Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at French investment bank Natixis.

Her experience includes serving as a Senior Fellow at think-tank BRUEGEL, non-resident Senior Fellow at the East Asian Institute (EAI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She is also an advisor to the Spanish government on economic affairs, Member of the Board at the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI), Member of the Advisory Board at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and advisor to Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm (HKIMR).

Alicia García Herrero was also the Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain, Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund.

She is also highly visible in international media, frequently appearing on platforms such as BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, and CNN, while also maintaining an active presence on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. She has also received accolades including TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn and #6 Top Social Media leader by Refinitiv.

洪灝 Hao HONG (Partner, Chief Economist at GROW Investment Group)

洪灝 Hao HONG

Partner, Chief Economist at GROW Investment Group

Hao Hong is the Chief Economist of GROW Investment Group and a Director of the China Chief Economist Forum. He serves as a Graduate Advisor for Finance at Renmin University of China. Throughout his career, he has held various significant roles, including heading the Research Department at BOCOM International Holdings Company Limited and serving as the Chief Global Strategist at China International Capital Corporation (CICC). He also worked at international financial institutions like Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in their London, New York, and Sydney offices.

Hao Hong was recognized as the Best Economist of 2022 by "Asian Private Banker" and previously served as a brand spokesperson for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He was voted as the top macroeconomist and market strategist by institutional investors in "Asiamoney" magazine's poll. Bloomberg has lauded him as a "precise predictor of the entire 2015 market bubble" and as one of "China's most accurate strategists."

His book, titled Forecasting: Economics, Cycles, and Market Bubbles, received accolades including the 2020 FT Chinese website's Business Book of the Year, Yicai's Most Valuable Business Book of the Year, and Tencent Finance's Best Book of the Year. Hao HONG was also recognized as a "Tribute Author" by CITIC Press Group in 2021.

胡祖六 Fred Hu (Founder of Primavera Capital Group)

胡祖六 Fred Hu

Founder of Primavera Capital Group

Fred Hu is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Primavera Capital Group, overseeing the firm's strategy and talent development. He leads the establishment and maintenance of long-term partnerships with global investors and chairs Primavera’s Investment Committee. Notable transactions under his leadership include Alibaba Group, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Ant Group, Yum China, ByteDance, Xpeng Inc., Kuaishou Technology, SenseTime, and Mead Johnson Greater China.

Prior to forming Primavera Capital Group, Fred Hu was Partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs, and a Member of the firm's Partnership Committee. His diverse background includes roles as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund and serving on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee as well as the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is currently the Non-executive Chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and serves on the boards of ICBC and UBS Group AG.

Beyond finance, Fred Hu is actively involved in global organizations, serving on The Nature Conservancy’s global Board of Directors, co-chairing its Asia Pacific Council, and holding positions on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study, China Medical Board, HKEX Mainland China Advisory Group,the Global Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Leadership Council and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.

Tricoire	Jean-Pascal (Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric)

Tricoire Jean-Pascal

Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric

Jean-Pascal Tricoire is the Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric, having been in this position from 2011 to 2023. During his tenure, Schneider Electric underwent a significant transformation, evolving into a leading technology company at the forefront of software, sustainability, digitization, and electrification. As CEO, he redefined the company’s purpose and technology portfolio, achieving substantial growth with revenues quadrupling.

Joining Schneider Electric in 1986, Jean-Pascal held diverse roles across multiple countries, including France, Italy, China, South Africa, the United States, and Hong Kong. In 2001, he joined the Executive Committee to lead Schneider’s international division.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire also serves as an independent director on Qualcomm's board, a director of the worldwide board of the United Nations Global Compact, a United Nations #HeForShe Corporate IMPACT champion and a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum as well as the Asia Business Council, a member of the International Advisory Council of the Singapore Economic Development Board and a member of the advisory councils of Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong. In France, he holds the distinctions of being a Knight of the Legion of Honor and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.

景广军 Guangjun Jing (Chairman at Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holdings)

景广军 Guangjun Jing

Chairman at Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holdings

Jing Guangjun, Male, was born in June 1972 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.
He is the Doctor of Engineering and Associate Professor, currently Chairman 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.

Alicia Kao (Managing Director of KuCoin)

Alicia Kao

Managing Director of KuCoin

Alicia Kao is KuCoin's Managing Director. With more than ten years of digital marketing experience, she's a blockchain believer and an avid NFT collector. Alicia joins KuCoin in 2019. In her five-year tenure, she has been responsible for KuCoin's marketing and managing institutional and VIP client relationships. She's currently focused on long-term strategy development and fostering lasting partnerships to help build the crypto industry. She majored in sociology.

Jo Ling Kent (Senior Business and Tech Correspondent at CBS News)

Jo Ling Kent

Senior Business and Tech Correspondent at CBS News

Jo Ling Kent is CBS News' senior business and tech Correspondent, bringing 15 years of experience in journalism to her role. An award-winning Journalist, Anchor, and Host, she covers the intersection of business, tech, and the economy across all CBS News platforms. Prior to CBS, Jo Ling served as business and tech Correspondent at NBC News, appearing on the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and MSNBC for six years.

Her reporting at NBC spanned crucial topics, from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic to protests in Seattle following the death of George Floyd. She led NBC News' investigations into Amazon and Facebook and interviewed the CEOs of Twitter, Reddit, Etsy, Target, Best Buy, General Motors, eBay and many others. Jo Ling has sat down with whistleblowers from Facebook and Google, and questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the halls of Congress. Her reporting won an Edward R. Murrow Award and earned three Emmy nominations.

Jo Ling Kent's career includes roles at Fox Business Network, NBC Connecticut (WVIT), and coverage of the 2012 presidential race as an embed reporter for NBC News. She spent five years in China as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar focusing on women's rights, serves on the board of Libraries Without Borders US, was a Council on Foreign Relations term member, and is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Jesper Koll (Board Director of Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology)

Jesper Koll

Board Director of Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology

Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. Over the past decades, Jesper has been consistently recognized as one of the top Japan strategists/economists, having worked as Chief Strategist and Head of Research for U.S. investment banks J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. He currently serves as Expert Director for the Monex Group and the Japan Catalyst Fund (Japan’s 1st retail investor based corporate engagement/activist fund). His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government and corporate advisory committees. In 2022, he was appointed Global Ambassador for Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Tokyo Financial Center initiative. Jesper serves as Board Director of OIST, the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology and is a Founder and Board Director of the Asia Society Japan and heads their Policy Committee. He is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives; and serves on the board of several Japan-based start-ups. He has written three books in Japanese and, in 2021, created the acclaimed video/pod-cast series “Japan - Capitalism that works”.

Jesper is an economist, angel-investor, patron; and yes, a Japan Optimist.

Lennix Lai (Global Chief Commercial Officer at OKX)

Lennix Lai

Global Chief Commercial Officer at OKX

With 15 years of experience in the world of crypto and financial services, Lennix plays a key role in OKX’s transformation from a standard centralized exchange into the largest hub for DeFi services, NFTs and blockchain gaming, as well as crypto trading. Lennix is one of the earliest employees to join the company in 2017. Since day one, he has championed financial inclusion through the power of crypto and decentralized finance. He is responsible for driving OKX’s mission to remove the traditional barriers to wealth creation, empowering everyone to create and own their wealth in the most innovative, decentralized and secure ways possible. Before joining OKX, Lennix served at JP Morgan, AIG and CASH Financial Services Group.

林绍波 Ronald Lam (Chief Executive Officer at The Cathay Group)

林绍波 Ronald Lam

Chief Executive Officer at The Cathay Group

Ronald Lam is the Cathay Group’s Chief Executive Officer, leading the overall business direction of the Group. He is also an Executive Director on the Board of Cathay Pacific and Chair of the Group’s wholly owned low-cost subsidiary, HK Express. 

Prior to his appointment as CEO in January 2023, Ronald was Chief Customer and Commercial Officer. He has also previously held the position of Director Commercial and Cargo, Chief Executive Officer of HK Express, and Director and General Manager, Hong Kong Operations of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited.  

Ronald joined the Cathay Group as a management trainee in 1996 and has worked in a number of managerial positions in Hong Kong and overseas. His postings include Country Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives (based in Colombo), Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing, General Manager Sales & Distribution and General Manager Information Management. 

Ronald graduated with a Bachelor & Master of Arts, Major in Computer Science with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge in 1994. He completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Course in 2009 and Stanford University’s Executive Programme in 2015. 

Ronald is a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and also a Director of Asian Youth Orchestra Limited. He is married with two children.

李宏玮 Jenny Lee (Managing Partner at GGV Capital Asia)

李宏玮 Jenny Lee

Managing Partner at GGV Capital Asia

Jenny Lee is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital Asia, leading global investor relations and strategy. With 23 years of overseas experience as a self-starter, investor and entrepreneur, she spearheaded the establishment of GGV’s first China office and re-opened the Singapore office in 2019. Her portfolio includes 17 companies valued at more than $1 billion and has had nine IPOs on 5 different global exchanges in the last five years.

Born and raised in Singapore, Jenny Lee is highly esteemed in the local business community. She serves as a board member on the boards of Temasek and SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), governing board at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Duke-NUS Medical School. Additionally, she is a member of Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC), chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and a council member of the Asia Business Council.

李开复 Kai-Fu Lee (Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures)

李开复 Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and Presiddent of its Artificial Intelligence Institute. He spearheads seven AI startups, including 01.AI, a unicorn startup capitalizing on the generative AI opportunity.

Before founding 01.AI and Sinovation, he held key positions as the President of Google China and senior executive roles at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple.

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has significantly contributed to the field of artificial intelligence, having developed one of the first game-playing programs to defeat a world champion in 1988 and led the creation of the world’s first large-vocabulary, speaker-independent continuous speech recognition system.

He co-chaired the Artificial Intelligence Council for the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is recognized as one of the "TIME100 AI" Top 25 AI Leaders in the World, having been named the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine. While with Apple, he led AI projects in speech and natural language, which have been featured on Good Morning America on ABC Television and the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee's impactful work in in AI research, development, and investment spans more than 30 years. His bestselling book, "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order," discusses US-China co-leadership in the AI era and the societal impacts of the AI technology revolution.

梁瀚璟 King Leung (Head of Financial Services and Fintech at InvestHK)

梁瀚璟 King Leung

Head of Financial Services and Fintech at InvestHK

King Leung is the Head of Financial Services and Fintech at InvestHK, the department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment. His mission is to enrich the ecosystem and contribute to raising the long-term competitiveness and innovation of the financial services sector in Hong Kong, achieving this goal through collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders – regulators, financial institutions, investors, fintech companies, associations, etc. in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and other major international fintech hubs.

Prior to joining the government, King Leung had a diverse private sector background as a serial tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and fintech lecturer in Asia where his first data-related startup was established through seed investment from Credit Suisse.

His startup served numerous world-renowned financial institutions in wealth management, insurance and personal finance. King Leung was also a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton and KPMG in the US, as well as a venture capitalist at Innovate@, a technology fund jointly run by Booz Allen & Hamilton and Lehman Brothers.

李小加 Charles Li (Founder and Chairman of Micro Connect Group)

李小加 Charles Li

Founder and Chairman of Micro Connect Group

Charles Li is Founder and Chairman of the Micro Connect Group and Micro Connect Macao Financial Assets Exchange (MCEX). He was most recently Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) from January 2010 to December 2020. During this time, he orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX's history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect cross-border trading scheme in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, Bond Connect in 2017, and the Listing Reforms in 2018.

Prior to joining HKEX in 2009, Charles Li served as Chairman of JP Morgan China from 2003 to 2009 and worked at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 2003, where he served as President of Merrill Lynch China from 1999 to 2003. Earlier in his career, he practiced law at Brown & Wood and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, and also served on the Board of Trustees of Asia Business Council.

李东生 Dongsheng Li (Founder and Chairman of TCL)

李东生 Dongsheng Li

Founder and Chairman of TCL






刘月婷 Lucy Liu (Co-founder and President of Airwallex)

刘月婷 Lucy Liu

Co-founder and President of Airwallex

As the Co-Founder and President of Airwallex, Lucy Liu oversees the ongoing business operations of the company. In this capacity, she collaborates across departments to realize Airwallex's mission and vision of becoming the global economic infrastructure that empowers businesses of all sizes to grow beyond borders. Established in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex has evolved into a leading global financial platform, providing support to over 100,000 businesses worldwide.

Before co-founding Airwallex in 2015, Lucy Liu served as an investment consultant at CICC (China International Capital Corporation). She also held a board director position at a Hong Kong-based investment company.

Lucy Liu has garnered recognition for her leadership and entrepreneurial achievements, earning a spot on Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen List in 2020, Ernst & Young's "Top 22 Entrepreneurial Winning Women in APAC" in 2020, Finnies "Emerging Fintech Leader of the Year" award in the same year, and on Forbes' "30 Young Entrepreneurs in Asia" list in 2017. In 2021, Lucy Liu was honored with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics Rising Star for Young Alumni Award, acknowledging her exceptional leadership contributions.

Poman Lo (Vice Chairman at Century City International Holdings Limited)

Poman Lo

Vice Chairman at Century City International Holdings Limited

Poman Lo is the Vice Chairman of Century City International Holdings Limited and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Regal Hotels Group, overseeing a diverse portfolio of listed entities in Hong Kong, including those involved in property development, hotel operations, and real estate investments.

She is also the Founding Managing Partner of AlphaTrio Capital, a sustainable technology fund to empower green tech unicorns in providing solutions for environmental challenges, and teaches sustainable business management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.

She also founded the non-profit Institute of Sustainability and Technology to cultivate the next generation of sustainability leaders and promote sustainability initiatives globally through executive education and interdisciplinary research. As a global champion of sustainable development, she has taken on various advisory and leadership roles in governmental and academic institutions, contributing to policy development and education such as being a member of the Green Technology and Finance Development Committee, Council Member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Honorary President of Hong Kong Federation of Women, amongst others.

Poman Lo's achievements have earned her international recognition, including being the sole recipient in Hong Kong of both the prestigious "Outstanding Young Person of the World Award" and the “Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award”, the "Oslo Business for Peace Award," and the "Business Person of the Year Award".

陆恭蕙 Christine Loh (Chief Development Strategist at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

陆恭蕙 Christine Loh

Chief Development Strategist at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Christine Loh, SBS, JP, OBE, is the Chief Development Strategist at the Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Previously, she held the positions of Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government on the ecological civilization aspects of the Greater Bay Area Outline Development Plan (2019-2020); and Under Secretary for the Environment in the HKSAR Government (2012-2017). She was the CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent non-profit public policy think tank (2000-2012). Before that, Prof. Loh served as a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, first appointed in 1992 and later elected in 1995 and 1998. Earlier, she spent 14 years in the private commercial sector in commodities trading.

Currently, she is a Director of New Forests Pty Limited, Towngas Smart Energy Company Limited, CDP Worldwide, and Global Maritime Forum. She is also a founding Advisor to Hong Kong Green Finance Association.

Geoff Martha (Chief Executive Officer at Medtronic)

Geoff Martha

Chief Executive Officer at Medtronic

Geoff Martha serves as the Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the global leader in healthcare technology with a revenue of $31 billion and a workforce of 95,000 employees worldwide. Since assuming the role in 2020, he has led the company in fulfilling the Medtronic Mission of improving human welfare through innovative technology solutions.

Geoff Martha has been honored as a top CEO in healthcare technology by the Healthcare Technology Report and acknowledged as one of Modern Healthcare’s most influential figures. Medtronic, under his leadership, has embraced cutting-edge technology to transform healthcare and was ranked number one in Healthcare Technology Report’s Top 100 Health Tech Companies of the year in 2023.

He also played a pivotal role in the acquisition and integration of Covidien, the largest ever in the history of the medical technology industry. With a wealth of experience, including 19 years at GE Healthcare and GE Capital, Geoff Martha is an influential member of the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and the U.S.-China Business Council, where he serves as a board member.

Geoff Martha was also the Treasurer for AdvaMed, President of the Executive Committee of the board of directors for the Minnesota Business Partnership and co-chair of the Taskforce on Health and Life Sciences for B20, a G20 engagement group.

Kathy Matsui (General Partner at MPower Partners Fund L.P.)

Kathy Matsui

General Partner at MPower Partners Fund L.P.

Kathy Matsui was the former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and Chief Japan Equity Strategist. Her groundbreaking research on 'Womenomics' played a pivotal role in inspiring the Japanese government to advocate for gender diversity, and she has provided advice to corporations on governance and best practices on diversity.

Kathy Matsui has also earned an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an AB from Harvard University.

Alan May (Chief Integration Officer for Talent and Culture at Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Alan May

Chief Integration Officer for Talent and Culture at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alan May is the Executive Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), With extensive experience spanning HR, Strategic Planning, M&A, and Operations, Alan excels in building high-performance organizations, facilitating corporate restructuring, and driving productivity through digitization and cultural evolution. As the former Executive Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), he played a pivotal role in the $14B acquisition of Juniper Networks, overseeing talent, culture, and organization. During his tenure, HPE earned recognition as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work for three consecutive years and secured the #1 ranking in the JUST 100 for overall corporate performance. Alan's strategic leadership extends to M&A integration, succession planning, executive compensation, and corporate governance. With a background at Boeing (NYSE: BA), Cerberus Capital Management, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), and TRW, Inc., Alan brings a wealth of experience in driving organizational excellence across industries. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alan is also an avid hiker, recently completing the Haute Route in Switzerland.

Kathryn McLay (President and CEO of Walmart International)

Kathryn McLay

President and CEO of Walmart International

Kathryn McLay is the President and CEO of Walmart International where she leads a team of 500,000 associates serving 80 million customers weekly across 18 countries. She plays a pivotal role in Walmart International's contribution to the long-term growth of Walmart, fostering a commitment to helping people save money and live better.

Before her current position, Kathryn served as President and CEO of Sam’s Club, overseeing a members-only warehouse club with over 100,000 associates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. During her four-year tenure, Sam’s Club experienced a 43 per cent revenue growth to $84 billion in fiscal year 2023, and millions of new members.

Kathryn's journey at Walmart began in 2015 as Vice President of U.S. Finance & Strategy, where she led cross-functional and strategic initiatives, before moving to Supply Chain in 2016 and redesigned the way product moved from supplier to shelf, created an integrated end-to-end Walmart U.S. supply chain and led operations of the imports and reverse networks. As Executive Vice President of Neighborhood Markets in 2018, she managed nearly 700 small-format stores across the U.S.

Nicolas Nash (Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Asia Partners)

Nicolas Nash

Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Asia Partners

Nicholas A. Nash is he Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Asia Partners. Prior to this, his tenure included being the Group President of Sea, Greater Southeast Asia's premier internet company, from 2014 to 2023. During this period, he led Sea's landmark initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SE), raising a substantial $1 billion in primary capital, the largest ever undertaken by a Southeast Asian company in the U.S.

Before his pivotal role at Sea, Nicholas A. Nash spent over a decade with General Atlantic (GA), co-founding and leading GA’s Southeast Asia business. Notably, three of his investments at GA have evolved into multi-billion dollar publicly traded entities on the NYSE. His professional journey commenced as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York.

Beyond his corporate roles, Mr. Nash actively engages in global forums, having been a member of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group from 2017-2018. He is a distinguished member of the global Kauffman Society for leadership in venture capital, a member of the Young Presidents Organization and a board member of Endeavor Indonesia, U-Go University, and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

倪以理 Joe Ngai (Chairman at McKinsey and Company Greater China)

倪以理 Joe Ngai

Chairman at McKinsey and Company Greater China

Joe Ngai currently serves as the Chairman of McKinsey’s Greater China office, overseeing a team of 1000 consultants across offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Taipei. In his capacity as an advisor to chairmen and CEOs in the region, he has spearheaded numerous large-scale transformation efforts for both Chinese and multinational institutions. He is also the co-author of two editions of “Life Insurance in Asia,” a leading publication in the field.

Joe Ngai also sits on various government advisory committees, including the Education Commission, the University Grants Committee, and the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service. His previous roles include membership in the Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development for the Chief Executive, Board Director of the Financial Services Development Council and a member of the Financial Infrastructure Committee of the HK Monetary Authority.

Joe Ngai is deeply committed to social enterprise and education, evidenced by his role as Chairman of DiamondCab, an award-winning social enterprise. He serves as a director of Diocesan Boys’ School Foundation, a director of Phillips Exeter Academy General Alumni Association, and a former president of the Harvard Business School Association of HK.

太田宗克 Munekatsu Ota (CEO of Rakuten Travel Xchange)

太田宗克 Munekatsu Ota

CEO of Rakuten Travel Xchange

Munekatsu Ota is the CEO and Director of Rakuten Travel Xchange. The company is a wholesaler of hotel inventory for over 700,000 properties worldwide to online travel agencies in more than 80 countries.

He also serves as Representative Director of Rakuten STAY, a brand he launched in July 2017, which provides new accommodation experiences and operates approximately 40 properties throughout Japan.

In March 2017, he was appointed the General Manager of the Sharing Economy Business Department at Rakuten Group, where he pioneered the creation of a new sharing economy business in vacation rentals.

Prior to Munekatsu Ota’s tenure at Rakuten Travel Xchange, he served as Executive Officer and General Manager of the International Business Department of Rakuten Travel. He was also the Chairman and CEO of Rakuten Itsuko Information Technology in Beijing, China.

Jeff John Roberts (Finance & Crypto Editor at Fortune)

Jeff John Roberts

Finance & Crypto Editor at Fortune
Rajiv Sharma (Group Chief Executive at Coats)

Rajiv Sharma

Group Chief Executive at Coats

Rajiv Sharma has served as Group Chief Executive of Coats since January 2017, leading the company's position as the foremost manufacturer of thread and structural components for apparel and footwear, as well as its efforts in performance materials. Throughout his tenure, he has directed the business towards its strategic priorities of sustainability, innovation, digital transformation and acquisitions, while refining the company's purpose.

With over 30 years of global leadership experience across various industries, Rajiv Sharma brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He joined Coats in 2010 as Global CEO Industrial, where he made significant contributions to the company's growth and development. Prior to his tenure at Coats, he held positions on the boards of joint ventures at both GE and Shell as well as management positions at Saab, Honeywell, GE, and Shell.

His extensive international experience spans the United States, Europe, and Asia, providing him with a diverse perspective and a deep understanding of global markets and business dynamics. Rajiv Sharma is also a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc, a global engineering solutions provider listed on the FTSE 250.

沈建光 Jianguang Shen (Chief Economist at JD.com)

沈建光 Jianguang Shen

Chief Economist at JD.com



清水季子 Tokiko Shimizu (Assistant Governor at Bank of Japan)

清水季子 Tokiko Shimizu

Assistant Governor at Bank of Japan

Ms. Tokiko Shimizu has served as Assistant Governor since July 2020, and is in charge of International Department, and the Bank’s international affairs.

Since joining the Bank in 1987, she has accumulated experience mainly in the fields of financial markets and prudence policy. She was appointed to her first senior position as Head of the Foreign Exchange Division of the Financial Markets Department in 2006, and has held several senior positions including Head of Financial Institutions Surveillance Division and Principal Examiner of the Financial System and Bank Examination Department. She also served as General Manager for Europe, Takamatsu Branch and Nagoya Branch, where she frequently met with various executives in the private sector as a part of her mission to research on the current state of the areas’ economies.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in urban engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1987 and her Master’s degree in International Policy Studies at Stanford University in 1994.

尚艾俪 Alyson Shontell (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF at FORTUNE)

尚艾俪 Alyson Shontell


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.


王昉 Wang Fang


Wang Fang is Executive Editor, Shanghai, of Fortune China. Before joining Fortune in March 2021, she spent 18 years at the Financial Times, holding multiple roles including online news editor (New York City), multimedia producer (London), and senior duty editor of the FT’s Chinese website (Beijing). Fang graduated from New York University in 2003 with an MA degree in business and economic reporting. She received her BA degree in journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai in 1999. Between 1999 and 2001 she was a technology industry reporter at Shanghai Daily.

屈翠容 JOEY WAT (Chief Executive Officer at Yum China)


Chief Executive Officer at Yum China

Joey Wat serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YUMC; HKEX: 9987), a Fortune 500 Company, and has been a member of Yum China’s board of directors since July 2017. Her leadership journey within Yum China has been marked by significant milestones, including her tenure as the President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2017 to February 2018, and previously as the Chief Executive Officer of KFC China from August 2015 to February 2017.

Prior to her roles at Yum China, Joey Wat accumulated a wealth of experience in management and strategy positions at AS Watson, a subsidiary of Hutchison Group, an international health, beauty, and lifestyle retailer. Her tenure at AS Watson included serving as the Managing Director of Watson U.K., where she oversaw operations for retail chains specializing in health and beauty products. Before joining AS Watson, she spent seven years in management consulting with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong.

Joey Wat has won numerous accolades including Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women list from 2020 to 2023, Fortune World's Most Powerful Women List from 2018 to 2023, Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business Asia list, and Best CEO from Corporate Governance Asia at the 11th Asian Excellence Award in 2021.




Yvonne Xie is the new media executive editor of Fortune China. She previously served as the managing editor of the business department for China Daily’s website. Ms. Xie is the co-winner of the 20th China News Awards for Best Interview. She graduated from Nankai University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

杨敏德 Marjorie Yang (Chairwoman at Esquel Group)

杨敏德 Marjorie Yang

Chairwoman at Esquel Group

Marjorie Yang is the Chairwoman of Esquel Group, a knowledge-based innovation company at the forefront of positive transformation in the textile and apparel industry. Committed to sustainable development, she actively contributes to global initiatives, being a member of the High Level Steering Committee of the UN Global Compact Action Platform on “Sustainable Infrastructure for the Belt and Road Initiative to accelerate the SDGs” and the Advisory Council of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).

She is a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Economic Advancement and Sustainability, as Hong Kong, China’s representative on APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and Executive Board member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Marjorie Yang advocates for education and technology. She also co-chairs the advisory board of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Marjorie Yang also holds advisory positions in esteemed institutions, including Harvard University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Tsinghua University’s School of Economics & Management, the University of Hong Kong’s Innovation Academy of the Faculty of Engineering, and Guilin Tourism University.

With a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Marjorie Yang is a prominent figure contributing to the intersection of business, sustainability, and education.

Edith Yeung (General Partner at Race Capital)

Edith Yeung

General Partner at Race Capital

Edith Yeung is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund, founder of FoundersHK (a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Hong Kong founders), and board member of Web3 Harbour.

Edith is the seed investor in Solana (has been dubbed one of the best venture investments of all time), Lightning Network, Agora.io, Placer.ai, Otter.ai, and 60 other amazing startups. Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator which invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies.

Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia Capital - backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk. She frequently speaks on venture capital, women in leadership, digital currency, China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, The Information, etc.

尹烨 (首席执行官 at 华大集团)


首席执行官 at 华大集团



2018年1月,他在JP Morgan会议上率先发布个人全基因组测序正式进入百元美金时代、同时发布解密所有5000种哺乳动物基因组的“生命周期表计划”。


他心系公益事业,组建面向罕见病群体的机构“同病相联”,和团队一起成立救助遗传病的“华基金”“光基金”,带领团队发起多项罕见病救助计划,支持、联合蔡磊抗击渐冻症, 并主导“科技援藏暨超低温冰箱运送活动”。


章劢闻 Derek Zhang (Executive Editor at FORTUNE China; Co-chair, Innovation Forum)

章劢闻 Derek Zhang

Executive Editor at FORTUNE China; Co-chair, Innovation Forum

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 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.

周炜 Wei Zhou (Founding Partner at CCV)

周炜 Wei Zhou

Founding Partner at CCV

Wei Zhou is the founding partner of CCV and has a career spanning 11 years of successful entrepreneurship and 16 years of venture investment experience. His journey began in 2007 when he joined KPCB as a founding member of KPCB China. Over time, he ascended to the role of Managing Partner and led the technology investment team in Greater China. In 2017, he embarked on a new chapter by founding CCV, where he espouses a visionary investment strategy centered around early-stage investments in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous driving, and green tech.

Under Wei Zhou's astute leadership, CCV has maintained a unicorn rate of 35% in its first decade of operations, consistently yielding at least one unicorn each year. Notable companies in CCV's portfolio include JD.com (NASDAQ: JD), Ximalaya FM, VenusTech (SZSE: 002439) and CreditEase (NYSE: YRD), among others.

He is a pioneer in China's fintech payment industry, leveraging over a decade of experience. His contributions to the industry have earned him accolades such as being named among China's Top 30 Venture Capitalists by Forbes China, Top 30 Most Influential Investors of the Year by Fortune, China's Top 10 Venture Capitalist by CV Awards and China's Top 10 Influential Investors by China Renaissance.

朱成怡 Cherry Zhu (President at Dow Greater China)

朱成怡 Cherry Zhu

President at Dow Greater 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.

朱晋郦 Jennifer Zhu Scott (Founding Partner at IN. Capital)

朱晋郦 Jennifer Zhu Scott

Founding Partner at IN. Capital

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Founding Partner of IN. Capital, specializing in AI and deep tech. She was the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project, co-developing SMART Health Cards which was adopted by both Apple and Google. Named among Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech and co-chair of Fortune Global Tech Forum (2019), she's also recognized as one of "The Most Influential Businesswomen in China" by Fortune China.

Jennifer Zhu Scott is a China fellow of the Aspen Institute and has dual fellowships at Chatham House and is a Council Member of Bloomberg's Health Council. She was also a council member at the Data Policy Council of the World Economic Forum, where she served for the China Council and the Future of Blockchain Council and was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2013. She is a frequent writer and speaker on AI, data ownership, and China’s digital monetary strategies with a TED Talk reaching 3.3 million views. She also served as Senior Technical Consultant for the HBO show Silicon Valley.

齐悦蔓 CLAIRE ZILLMAN (SENIOR EDITOR at FORTUNE; Co-chair, Innovation Forum)


SENIOR EDITOR at FORTUNE; Co-chair, Innovation Forum

Claire Zillman is a Hong Kong-based senior editor for Fortune, where she oversees a team of reporters that covers business in Asia. She also writes stories on women in business and gender in the workplace. Her feature on the then-unbroken glass ceiling at Wall Street’s banking giants won a New York Press Award for business reporting. She co-authors Fortune’s Broadsheet newsletter about women in business and co-chairs various Most Powerful Women conferences. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2020, she worked for Fortune in London and New York. Earlier in her career, Claire was a reporter for The American Lawyer magazine, covering legal affairs. She graduated with degrees in journalism and history from Syracuse University and is originally from Chicago.