Join AmCham Shanghai's Future Leaders Committee fireside chat on Thursday,March 11, 2021, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at AmCham Shanghai's Xintiandi Office (27F Infinitus Tower, No. 168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District), to hear from Genki Forest's Partner and Head of Functional Brands and Products Uki Zhang chat with our Future Leaders Committee Chair Hongfei Zheng to discuss Uki's career development path.

"元気森林 (Yuan Qi Sen Lin or Genki Forest)" is a fast-rising sugar-free Chinese indie beverage brand established in April 2016. After only 4 years of development, the brand has reached USD 6 billion in valuations. Their products rank alongside those from global beverage firms like Coca-Cola and more established Chinese companies like Nongfu Spring and Wahaha.

Alienergy and other Genki Forest drinks will be provided, along with a gift for attendees.


6:30 - 6:50pm Registration & Networking

6:50 - 6:55pm Introductions

6:25 - 7:30pm Fireside Chat

7:30 - 8:00pm Q&A and Mixer

A fireside chat is an informal yet structured interview between a moderator and a guest.


  • Uki Zhang (Partner and Head of Functional Brands and Products at Genki Forest)

    Uki Zhang

    Partner and Head of Functional Brands and Products at Genki Forest

    Uki Zhang graduated from Oxford University, then started her career as an Executive Trainee at a British conglomerate, Jardine Matheson, in Hong Kong. Uki switched to investment and spearheaded multiple cross-border and domestic investments in IoT(internet of things), consumer goods, PAAS, etc. with multiple funds. Uki now serves as a Partner and is responsible for functional products and brands at Genki Forest, a healthy F&B company dedicated to bringing high-quality food and beverages to the world through cutting-edge food tech and a strict raw ingredient selection process. Most recently, the valuation of Genki Forest has reached $6bn.

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  • Hongfei Zheng (Managing Director of Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health)

    Hongfei Zheng

    Managing Director of Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health

    Hongfei is currently the Managing Director of Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health. Before her role at Cargill, she served as Vice President, Strategy, Knowledge & Insights for Coca-Cola’s businesses in Greater China and Korea from 2018-2020, responsible for corporate and portfolio strategy, consumer, competitor, and brand tracking, deep-dive insights, business intelligence, and planning. She successfully built Coca-Cola’s 2025 Greater China strategy.

    Prior to Coca-Cola, Hongfei worked at Cargill Greater China as the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development from 2016-2018. She is a member of Cargill China's leadership team and has worked closely with their global CEO, executive team members, and board members to develop APAC and China strategies and investments and has successfully established five-year strategies for Cargill China, leading multiple investments and acquisitions.

    Hongfei also worked at Hilti Ltd., a European Engineering Solution Company as the Head of Oil &Gas and Chemical Business in China from 2013-2016, and the Marketing Director of APAC. She successfully managed to double the business income and triple profit growth in two years. Before that, Hongfei worked at Bain & Co. for eight years as a case leader team and board manager, offering strategy consulting services to multinational and Chinese enterprises.

    Hongfei obtained her Bachelor and Master of Economics degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with a Master at Ecole Centrale de Lyon Diplôme d'Ingénieur France and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Wang

Contact Organizer

+86 61693000 ext. 3029

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