Matthew (Matt) Tsien was appointed GM executive vice president and president of GM China, effective January 1, 2014. Based in Shanghai, he oversees the day-to-day operations of GM’s business in China, including its 10 joint ventures.
Tsien had been vice president of Planning and Program Management for GM China and GM International, and Strategic Alliances for China since January 2012. He was GM’s leading planning voice across the region and helped oversee the growth of its product lineup.
Tsien has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In September 2017, Tsien received the Magnolia Gold Award from the Shanghai Municipal Government for his contributions to the economic and social development of Shanghai.
Dr Lu, currently China President of Weir Group. Former Partner of Brunswick Group providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 and large Chinese companies (M&A, IPO, Transformation, Brand & Reputation, Sustainability, risk and crisis management). Previously Group Executive Vice President of RGE (China), Chief Rep of RGE (China), Chairman of Asia Symbol Pulp & Paper (Shandong) Ltd., Vice President Sateri Group. Prior to RGE, Acting President BHP Billiton Group (China).
Dr. Lu received Ph. D on electronic commerce from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Master Degree on Industrial Management & Innovation from Ecole Centrale de Paris; Bachelor degree on Chemical Engineering from Zhenjiang University. Dr. Lu is Deputy Director-General of China Corporate Social Responsibility Think Tank, Member of the Shenzhen Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Board ; Co-chair of American Chamber (Shanghai) BCSR Committee, Founder of CSR Thought Lab, Guest Professor at Nankai University.
Callum joined PwC China in 2008 and serves as Corporate Responsibility Director, leading the strategy across PwC’s key areas of CR focus. He also oversees the coordination PwC’s CR across the Asia Pacific, working with CR practitioners in PwC member firms across the region to share best practices and experience, support strategy development, and align strategies and activities across the region with PwC’s Global CR strategy.
Callum currently co-chairs the American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility, and from 2012-2014 was the Corporate Chair of CSR Asia’ Community Investment Roundtable, a group of MNC CR representatives in Asia who meet regularly to progress strategic community investment with a focus on impact measurement.
Prior to joining PwC, Callum worked with Chinese grassroots NGOs in capacity building and corporate partnership roles, before working with the United Nations and the Beijing Communist Youth League on a Beijing Olympics related project aimed at strengthening volunteering for development in China.
Callum holds a BA in Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies from Leeds University and a post graduate degree in Economics from the University of London. He speaks fluent Mandarin and lives in Beijing with his wife and three children.
Kenneth Jarrett is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Previously Mr. Jarrett was Chairman for Greater China of APCO Worldwide, a Washington-based public affairs consultancy, from October 2008 – July 2013. Before APCO, Mr. Jarrett was a U.S. diplomat for 26 years, from 1982-2008. His assignments included U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, and Director of Asian Affairs in the National Security Council. He also served in Singapore, Manila, Beijing, Chengdu and in Washington, DC. Mr. Jarrett has degrees from Cornell University, Yale University and the National War College. He is a member of the National Committee of US-China Relations.
Michael Yee is Executive Vice President and General Manager for Gap Inc.’s Greater China division, based in Shanghai. He is responsible for the company’s Gap, Gap Outlet and Old Navy store and e-commerce operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Michael joined Gap Inc. in early 2012 to lead the sourcing and production teams for Gap Inc. For the past few years, he has also co-led the entire end-to-end global supply chain process in support of Gap Inc.'s brands – Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Intermix. The Global Supply Chain organization encompasses product development, sourcing operations, the logistics network and inventory optimization.
Michael has been instrumental in re-engineering the product-to-market operating model for all of Gap Inc.’s brands. In his first few years at the company, Michael led the global sourcing teams through a significant transformation, establishing a category sourcing model and deepening relationships with strategic vendors and mills. One of his major accomplishments has been to drive a shift in the sourcing operating model to enable speed-to-market and new responsive capabilities.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Michael served as Managing Partner for Accenture, where he oversaw the supply chain practice for retail partners in the Asia Pacific, served as Managing Director of Global Sourcing at Liz Claiborne, and at Esquel, as Executive Director and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
He has spent a considerable amount of his career working in the Asia region and has lived in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Michael received his MBA from The University of Western Ontario and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.
Sean Chen is vice president and chief counsel, Asia Pacific for Eaton, a power management company listed in NYSE for 95 years.
Chen is responsible for leading and managing the legal function across the Asia Pacific region and works closely with the Company’s Ethics and Compliance function in driving Eaton’s culture of doing business right throughout the region.
Chen has been in his current role since June 1, 2013. Chen joined Eaton in May 2011 as a senior attorney, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked in different legal roles both in the US and China. Chen received a bachelor of law degree from Southwest Institute of Politics and Law in China, an LLM degree from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a JD degree from Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, USA.
Ms. Cao Shuangyao, the Director of Asia-Pacific Communication and Publics Affairs at Agilent. Ms. Cao has 20 years of industry experience and 12 years in Agilent focusing on communications, government affairs and CSR.
With Ms. Cao’s leadership, CSR has been a part of core culture for Agilent in China, multiple programs are moving forward.
Agilent China dairy program is a milestone for Agilent, and Ms. Cao has been acknowledged as a distinguished contributor by Dairy Association of China in 2018. With her strategy and efforts, the Agilent Hope School in Wenchun, Sichuan Province has more than 10 years history with more innovations. And she sets long-term close collaboration with China Science and Technology Museum and Shanghai Science and Technology Museum for science education.
Ms. Cao graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and got MBA from Peking University in business administration and management.
Ms. Ding Li is the Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator–one of the leading supporting organizations for social innovation and entrepreneurship in China since May 2008. She is now in charge of fund raising and social impact investment departments. Ding has more than 11 years of working experiences in multi-national companies and over 13years in China’s emerging Third Sector. Ms. Ding started to promote social enterprises since 2006 when she was working for Conservation International responsible for introducing Verde Venture Social Impact Investment Fund into China. From 2009 to 2012, she was one of Chinese trainers for Social Entrepreneurship skills training program organized by British Council.
She is now the advisory board member of Global Social Entrepreneur Network (GSEN) and Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). Ms. Ding also served as a member of the Global agenda council on Social Innovation established by World Economic Forum from 2012 to 2014.
Mr. Wong has over 20 years of experience in communications and public affairs in China. Working with governments, financial institutions, education organizations and NGOs in China, Mr. Wong oversees the company's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts especially financial literacy and financial inclusion, including China Financial Literacy Development Alliance Program and China Financial Inclusion and Education International Demonstration Zone in Northeast China, using Private-Public Partnership model enabling the development of financial literacy and financial inclusion in the country. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Wong served in management roles in an international communications consulting firms and a Chinese media company.
Vivian Xiao has been the Head of Integrated Communications, Greater China, Philips Lighting since November 2016. She leads the company’s Branding, PR, Digital and Marketing Communications functions in the Greater China market.
Prior to joining Philips Lighting, Vivian had been in charge of Corporate Communications, Branding and Sustainability Communications for Eaton and HSBC.
Vivian has more than 17 years of experience in communications, public affairs and media industries. She began her professional career as a journalist after graduation. She previously served as a correspondent for the Reuters Shanghai bureau and as a financial reporter for Shanghai Daily.
Vivian holds a bachelor's degree in international journalism from Shanghai International Studies University and a Master of Business Administration from the Washington University in St. Louis. Vivian is the Vice Chairman of the Business CSR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
Ren Min, the General Manager of Enacts China, a global non-profit organization active at over 1600 universities in 36 countries. Ren Min’s main responsibilities include leading program team to manage campus relationships with 287 universities in China, maintaining current 70 corporate partners and developing new corporate relationships, supervising marketing team to promote Enactus among key stakeholders, and facilitating government relations.
Ms. Ren has developed and executed over 30 CSR and charity initiatives with several multinationals and Chinese companies including Coca-Cola, Johnson and Johnson, Ali-Pay, FedEx, Unilever, China Unicom, HSBC, TCL, PepsiCo, BP, Goldman Sachs and Chow Tai Fook in the areas of environmental sustainability, migrant youth education, women’s economic empowerment, traditional arts revitalization and financial literacy education.
Prior to assuming the role of General Manager of Enactus China Ren Min was the Asia Regional Program Director for Enactus. In this role Ren Min was responsible to the delivery of content in the eleven countries in 10 Asian countries where Enactus operates.
Ren Min has a master degree in enterprise management from Business School of Shanghai Jiaotong University and a bachelor degree of business administration from Shanghai Jiaotong University. She also holds a diploma in public administration from the University of Hong Kong. Ren Min won Marilyn Page Leadership Award by Enactus Worldwide in 2011.
Richard has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector. He is an expert in design, installation, and operation of control systems, innovative solutions for analyzing performance and maximizing productivity and efficiency of oil production and power generation. He is an advocate of big data-driven energy management and he has rich experience in the energy sector in China, USA, and Australia. He is currently a partner of EQuota Energy, a SaaS company devoting to provide energy management AI + Big Data solution with world-leading data analytics, energy optimization, predictive maintenance, and carbon management.
EQuota’s projects are widely used in China in the fields of national high-tech industrial parks, steel manufacturing, commercial buildings, and utility groups. It is partnering with Siemens, Honeywell, Engie, China Resources Power and China Power. The founding team members are all MIT alumni.
Anke Schrader leads research on Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability at The Conference Board’s China Center, a nonpartisan think tank that conducts economic, policy, and business management research. Anke has lived and worked in China for nearly15 years and is the author of numerous publications on China’s sustainable development agenda and civil society environment. She represents the China Center as a subject matter expert on CSR, sustainability and civil society issues in China through a wide variety of activities. She frequently presents research to members and the public at conferences, briefings, webcasts, and across a range of media outlets; her work has been cited in Fortune China Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Hong Kong Radio International, Bloomberg Radio, Congressional Quarterly Global Researcher, Bloomberg BNA, CNN International, and China Daily (U.S. edition). In 2013, she was selected as a research partner to the Indiana University Initiative on Philanthropy in China, a three-year research grant project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation, where she researched the impact of foreign grant making on civil society development in China. She has also been a guest lecturer at Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute, teaching China’s disability policy, and has sat on the judging panel for several CSR-related corporate awards. Anke is in her fifth year of serving as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s Business Sustainability Committee. Before joining The Conference Board, Anke worked as a strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Beijing. Anke was a scholarship student for Chinese language studies at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, and a scholarship student at Shanghai Jiaotong University’s international MBA program. She holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Nadav is a social entrepreneur who has been working with NGO's and governmental sectors in various social programs and sustainability projects. Nadav is specializing in projects that are focusing on the inclusion of the "other" back into the society. In 2011 Nadav initiated projects which aim at supporting elderly African communities through unique agricultural farms; In 2013 Nadav initiated and executed projects for the re-integration of under-privileged youth through employment opportunities and vocational training and from March 2015 he has been managing the first industrial workshop in China for the inclusion of intellectually challenged individuals in Taicang, Jiangsu province.