Huai (Harry) Wang is CEO & Founder of Linear Capital (Linear), a fund with US$230 AUM, specialized in data technology and AI investments. Harry has led investments in 50+ technology companies. He also served as a CEO advisor to Dianping and Baixing. In 2013, Harry published a book, How Facebook was Engineered, which became a best seller in the Internet startup community. He served as Judge for Forbes China 30 under 30 in 2014 and 2013. Prior to co-founding Linear, Harry worked for Facebook in California as an engineering manager and joined Facebook in early 2007 when there were about 100 employees in the company. He earned his MS degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, MS degree in Computer Science/Data Mining from Ohio State University (PhD Quit) and his BS degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University. Harry serves as a founding member of the council for the i-tech school in the Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Science. Harry is a Fellow of the third class of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Harry serves as the first chairman of Future Forum Young Council. He is also selected to the Class 2018 of Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum.
Tony Ling is currently CHO of OYO Hotel. Prior to working this job, he was also General Manager of HR at Wanda Culture Group, Vice President and CHO at SF Express Co., Ltd, VP of HR at Dianping, HR director at IBM Greater China and VP of HR at AstraZeneca. Tony Ling has over 20 years’ experience in HR management. Him and his team were awarded the Prize of Best HR Manager by “China Staff” several times and he has also won HRoot's Magazine "Top 10 HR Managers of the Year" award twice.
Tony Ling is also the Committee Chair for Human Resources at AmCham Shanghai.
Lily Yang, who joined WeWork in October 2017, is currently the Head of GC People team and the person dedicated to build a unique WE culture. As an HR veteran, Lily has over 16 years experience working on human resource and enterprise management across retail, FMCG and manufacturing industry. Her former work scope included but was not limited to designing organization structure, building management model and leading critical organizational transformation initiatives. Lily has rich experience on setting up world class human resource management system, attracting diversified talents, building a high-performance team, internationalizing local teams and shaping corporate culture of the new age. Before she joined WeWork, she was HR Senior Director in Nike, who played a critical role as the business partner of GC commercial team and the project lead of global organizational transformation. Before Nike, She was HR Director of Levi Strauss GC. She worked closely with the leadership and helped turn around the table successfully for the company by setting up a winning management team.
Lily Yang holds a bachelor’s degree from East China Normal University and is a Master of Business Administration from Fudan and Norway BI University.
Dr. Ling Fan is a Scholar and entrepreneur to bridge machine intelligence and creativity. He is the founder of Tezign.com, a leading technology startup with the mission to build digital infrastructure for creative resources. Tezign has partnered with world leading companies like Unilever, Alibaba, Starbucks, Nestles, and Tencent, and is backed by top VCs like Sequoia Capital and Hearst Ventures.
Dr. Fan is the founding chair of Tongji University Design Artificial Intelligence Lab. He was an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley and China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Dr. Fan is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and an Aspen Institute China Fellow. He is a member of IEEE Global Council for Extended Intelligence. He was awarded National DDF Award (2018).
Dr. Fan received his doctoral degree from Harvard University and master's degree from Princeton University. He recently published From Universality of Computation to the Universality of Imagination, a book on how machine intelligence would influence human creativity.
Tom Yu is a co-head of Spencer Stuart’s Greater China region, the office manager of the Shanghai office and a member of the firm’s global Industrial Practice. He has led the firm’s Asia Pacific Industrial Practice for 10 years and has worked on numerous high level assignments including Board, CEO, C-level, and Asia Pacific / China leadership roles. In addition, Tom has more than 20 years of experience in general management, technology, and operations leadership within the consumer, industrial and technology sectors.
As Vice President of Marketing/APAC, India & Africa for Rich Products Corporation, Wendy Barth works with business unit presidents in the area of strategic planning and leads a diverse team of marketing professionals in the areas of strategic planning, innovation, cross-regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and professional development, ensuring that Rich’s local teams across the region have the skills, experience and capabilities to drive our business results. Rich Products is a $3.5 billion global food company that sells into 115 countries around the world.
Barth is a seasoned global organization professional who specializes in strategic planning, global business development and capability building and all aspects of marketing.
Barth started her career at General Mills in FMCG brand management. In 1989, Barth joined 7-Eleven Corporation as National Director of Food Service. She was promoted to Vice President of Marketing for 7-Eleven U.S. in 1996.
In 1998, Barth joined the Ahold Supermarket Group as a Vice President of Marketing for Tops Supermarkets and then was promoted to the position of Vice President, Ahold USA, Customer Relationship Marketing, in which she led initiatives across Ahold’s five U.S. grocery banners. Additionally, she created and led Ahold’s International CRM Team, spanning grocery banners in 10 countries across 3 continents.
In 2001, Barth joined Rich Products Corporation as Vice President of the Bakery Strategic Business Unit. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of US/Canada Marketing in 2004. In 2007, Barth was promoted to SVP, Marketing and R&D for the Rich’s International Business Group. In this role, she collaborated with regional business leaders around the world on their strategic planning and leadership & team capability development. Barth’s responsibilities expanded in 2011 to SVP Global Marketing (International and Domestic US) in 2011. In 2013, Barth assumed responsibility for Global Strategy and Packaging. In this role she dramatically reengineering Rich’s packaging function, building the capability and capacity to drive business growth through packaging innovation while continuing to coach and consult with various international markets on their strategic plans and new product roadmaps. In May 2016, Barth took on the Marketing & R&D leadership role for Rich’s Asia Pacific, India and Africa Regions and relocated to Shanghai, China.
Barth holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
David Chan is the CEO of Bo Le Associates (RGF Executive Search Greater China). His leadership responsibilities include strengthening the Firm’s industry expertise and driving growth and innovation for the business. He is a proven consultant in the Financial Services sector with key placements in Corporate and Investment Banking, Private Equity and Asset Management.
As an Australian Chinese with 20 years of experience in banking, he is also a seasoned executive with previous exposure as CEO of a multi-million dollar Chinese-owned business in APAC. David has a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Queensland University of Technology. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Steffi Li is currently the HRVP of Sanofi. Aventis. Her previous roles include senior HR director at CR Bard - Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) ; HR director, BP Head for CVM at AstraZeneca and etc.
Steffi holds MBA from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy at Fudan University.
Daisy is a seasoned professional with more than 14 year working experiences in leading MNCs and has assumed numerous roles outside China as well as exposed to multi-cultural and diversity working environment.
In addition, Daisy has led multiple teams throughout the years with consistent success both on the quantitative - revenues as well as qualitative - succession planning, teamworks and fun.
Her core values consist of respect, integrity, empathy, perseverance and accountability.
- New Market Development for SaaS
- Solution Selling
- Managing Cross Cultural Team
- Partner Development
Donald Sullivan is the General Manger of North Asia and Hong Kong for Workday. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for all customer-facing activities and growing the business across the region.
Prior to Workday, Don was the RVP Sales of North America for Amber Road responsible for driving growth across the region. Before that, Don was the VP of National Accounts for Reddwerks Corporation. He also held senior roles as the Regional Sales Manager for Infor and Senior Sales Executive for Lawson Software and has experience in Rebound.com and the ITOCHU Corporation in Japan, America and Singapore.
Don has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from the Texas A&M University
Roy is Managing Director of ProHR International, which is a consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment, leadership/talent development, and organization capability development. ProHR International is the official partner of RBL Group in Great China, which is the consulting firm established by modern HR management Guru, Professor Dave Ulrich of University of Michigan.
Since 1993 Roy has amassed an unprecedented knowledge of the talent and organization development field in China by playing an active role in advancing the HR community. Roy’s experience goes beyond China’s borders as well by his leading and participating in global initiatives such as “Developing and Moving Talent Globally” for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company and by serving for three years in the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry and Chinese Embassy in Denmark.
Roy has been recognized for his expertise many times, two of those presented to him by China and Hong Kong’s leading HR journal 《China Staff》 - “HR Manager of the year（1997）” and “Outstanding Contribution to HR in Hong Kong and China” (the first local HR professional to receive this award).
Roy holds a degree from China Foreign Affairs University and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School. He is Secretory General of CEIBS Alumni HR Management Association.
Coco Xu is a seasoned HR leader for over 18 years. She is currently joining a new company funded by Ali Group as CPO. Before this, she was HRD for Cainiao Smart Supply Chain; CPO at Banma, an internet car company jointly funded by Ali Group and SAIC; HRBP and POD Leader for Alibaba’s Midwest Region; senior L&D Director at Meituan Dianping during its rapid business expansion.
Xu graduated from Zhejiang University in 2002 with a bachelor degree of Finance and then earned her MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Charlene Ge is the Vice President of United Technology (UTC), undertaking progressive roles at China and Asia level. She is an acknowledged expert in HR partnering, HR operations, M&A/integration and China industrial relations.
Before joining UTC, Ms. Ge worked for MNCs such as Honeywell and Microsoft. She also had experience working in North American and led programs in HR operation and talent development.
Ms. Ge owns a Bachelor Degree from University of International Business, and an MBA degree from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Bill is a managing director of the firm’s Technology Sector, based in Hong Kong. With more than three decades focused on digital transformation and technology consulting in China and the United States, Bill is a trusted advisor to both regional and multinational clients. He specializes in providing comprehensive talent advisory services primarily focused on digital and high-tech industries.
Bill joined Russell Reynolds Associates after close to 10 years as a Partner with another leading international executive search firm. In this role, he led the technology and CFO practices in China, focusing on the digital and internet space. Previously, Bill was the COO for eBay China. He also held the role of General Manager for AT&T’s Greater China Group, covering sales, marketing and customer support teams across the region. Earlier, Bill held Director roles at CSFB and Hong Kong Telecom. He began his career at IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Bill holds a BS in electrical engineering, with honors, from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Digital China Holdings, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Bill is bilingual in English and Chinese.
Jessie Yang is the HR Business Partner and Vice President at OYO, where she helped build up the headquarters in China. Prior to joining OYO, Jessie was the Function HR Business Partner at Ele.me and Head of HR at Siegwerk China.