President, Greater China at Aptar
Roger Zhu is currently the President of Aptar Greater China and has been with Aptar for over 10 years. Before joining Aptar, Roger worked in Kraft Foods and International Paper for over 15 years in operations, purchasing, and general management. He is experienced in turning around business, driving profitable growth, operation optimization, and building synergies among plants in a global business environment.
Aptar is a global leader in designing and manufacturing a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing, and active material science solutions. Aptar's innovative solutions and services serve a variety of end markets including pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home, food, and beverage. Using insights, proprietary design, engineering, and science to create dispensing, dosing and protective technologies for many of the world's leading brands, Aptar makes a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health, and homes of millions of patients and consumers around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and has more than 13,000 dedicated employees in 20 countries.
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Ford China
Ms. Molly Yang returned to Ford China in June 2021, as Vice President of Ford China, responsible for Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, and reports to Mr. Anning Chen, President and CEO of Ford China.
Ms. Molly Yang is a veteran in the Chinese automotive industry, with decades of experience in public relations, sales, after-sales service, parts procurement, and joint venture negotiation. With her unique insights and profound industry knowledge in the field of public relations communications and corporate social responsibility, she has led numerous successful PR communications campaigns and CSR projects, all highly recognized and praised by the industry.
Ms. Molly Yang has a Master's Degree in Communications from the Renmin University of China. After graduating, she worked for the former National Sports Commission and was involved in the 11th Asian Games Organizing Committee in 1990 and the Beijing 2000 Olympic Games Bid Committee. Prior to returning to Ford Motor, Ms. Molly Yang also worked for Volkswagen Group China and BMW Brilliance, where she was in charge of public relations, communications, and corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Wee Kean Fong
Deputy China Country Director of World Resources Institute (WRI)
Dr. Wee Kean Fong is the Deputy China Country Director of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Dr. Fong has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of sustainability, including climate, environment, and urban development. In the last 15 years, he focused primarily on climate change policy, with a particular interest in China's long-term climate strategy, and subnational and corporate actions. Some of his recent works in China include China's long-term deep decarbonization analyses, subnational analyses for the Yangtze River Delta, the Greater Bay Area, and others. In the corporate sector, he is leading WRI's corporate sustainability initiatives in China, including the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), Greenhouse Gas Protocol, corporate renewable energy procurement, net-zero corporate supply chains, and others. He is also actively promoting subnational climate actions globally, including developing an international standard for city greenhouse gas accounting, guiding principles for city climate action planning, aggregating contributions from non-state actors, and providing technical assistance to cities.
Dr. Hong Wang
Associate Professor, School of Economics at Shanghai University
Wang Hong is currently an associate professor at the School of Economics, Shanghai University (SHU). She has been with SHU for over 30 years. During 16 years of teaching Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), she has become a competent course leader in the class "CSR Learning and Action" for undergraduates, "Strategic CSR" for international postgraduates, and "Responsibility and Sustainable Development" for MBA students, etc. The doctorate degree in management science and engineering from Tongji University enables her to be a reviewer for the Social Responsibility Journal in the UK and a committee member for ICCCSU, a think tank of the World Urban Forum initiated by UN-Habitat and the University of Ottawa. She used to be a speaker at international CSR and Sustainability conferences in UK, Germany, Finland, and China. In addition, to being the supervisor for many Chinese students in the field of CSR, she has guided various international postgraduates from Poland, Brazil, Uganda, Ghana, Finland, etc
Cofounder of Remakehub and Director at Cheng Kung Garments
Vincent has over 16 years of experience in the textile and fashion industry. He is the co-founder of Remakehub, a startup that focuses on turning waste into valuable products and materials for the apparel and plastic industry. He also serves as Director of Cheng Kung Garments, a 47 years old family business that focuses on garment products for premium brands using sustainable materials and processes.
Vincent also works with different startup accelerators such as Fashion for Good, German Accelerator, and Startupbootcamp as a mentor and advisor to help startups in the Fashion industry.
Vincent is also the former President of the EO China East Chapter based in Shanghai. EO is a global entrepreneurs' organization with over 17000 members and 200 chapters across 60 countries.
Sustainability Manager at L'Oréal North Asia and China
Working on the L'Oréal China SBWA team, Sylvia works closely with different divisions and stakeholders, both internal and external, in order to carry out L'Oréal's sustainability commitment to Sharing Beauty with All. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to initiating activities, coordinating cross-division projects, and building relations with relevant stakeholders for supporting L'Oréal's initiatives on sustainability.
She holds a Master's Degree in Social Sciences from Uppsala University, Sweden, and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy. She speaks Chinese, English, Italian and Swedish.
Country Sustainability Director, IKEA China
Anders Lennartsson is the Country Sustainability Director of IKEA China. His previous experiences include working as Country Sustainability Manager in IKEA Retail Norway and as Global Sustainability Manager in IKEA Food Services. Anders' responsibility here in China is to lead and enable the implementation of the IKEA sustainability strategy, People and Planet Positive, at IKEA retail including its logistic units.
Motivated by the belief that sustainability goals and actions should be integrated into the business, Anders Lennartsson has worked closely together with business owners to support and push the sustainability agenda for various functions, ranging from commercial, real estate, and logistics.
Anders has worked with his company with three focus areas: healthy and sustainable living, circular and climate, and fair & inclusive. Anders also makes sure that apart from delivering to the global goals in these areas, he also ensures that the company delivers to the expectations of customers, government, and other stakeholders in China.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, APAC, VF Corporation
Becky leads the Corporate Affairs function at VF Corporation in APAC, driving all aspects of communications for VF Corporation in APAC. For the last two decades, Becky's primary focus has been to lead comprehensive communications programs that support the company's sustainability strategy, goals, and actions.
Whether it is on mobility solutions or circular design, her work is often about disrupting the CSR model through rigorous dialogue and creative solutions. Becky believes in environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and their inherent connection to business purpose and value. She is currently partnering with NGOs by leveraging VF's sustainability agenda through community projects, education, and dialogue among designers and brands.
Before joining VF, Becky was leading the Corporate Communications function in Shanghai for Adidas, Greater China. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Corporate Communications at Ford Motor Company.
Having lived and worked in Toronto, Taipei, Chicago, Washington DC, and Hong Kong, Becky is calling Shanghai home again.
Managing Director, Collective Responsibility
Richard is the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, the Founder of HandsOn China, and an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Southern Methodist University.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 20 years in Asia working to engage, inspire and equip those around him to take their first step.
To date, Richard has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects focused on solving the social, environmental, and economic challenges that are faced in Asia.
Richard holds a Master's in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.