Tony Acciarito has been President of Thermo Fisher Scientific China since January 2018. Prior to this role, Tony was Vice President and General Manager of South Korea since January 2014, and was responsible for leading employees across multiple divisions in addition to developing and implementing a long-term strategic plan that led to rapid business growth in South Korea.
Tony joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2009 as Director and General Manager in Australia and was responsible for sales, marketing, and service management. He has a wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years of experience, starting as a laboratory chemist and followed by commercial roles within the scientific industry in various Asia Pacific regions.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, he worked in senior leadership roles for Perkin Elmer, Selby Scientific, and Biolab, overseeing commercial and operational functions and leading a number of business acquisitions across Australia and New Zealand.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from RMIT University of Melbourne and a Dip AppSci from NMIT in Melbourne. Tony is also a long-standing member of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute as a Chartered Chemist. Born in Australia, Tony speaks fluent Italian and English and has lived in both Australia and South Korea. He is now living in Shanghai with his wife and three boys.
A seasoned leader with a proven track record of over 26 years working at leading multinational pharmaceutical companies; 10 years of Country Manager experience at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Allergan, and Genzyme in China; built Allergan China operation from a small base to the second largest globally;
Led successful launches of numerous brands and established them as market leaders in China, including Opdivo®, Botox®, Alimta®, Gemzar®, Taxol®, Paraplatin® and Juvederm®;
Devoted 15 years to the oncology field as VP & Head of Oncology BU, Eli Lilly China, and as Head of Marketing, Oncology at BMS China;
Started her career as an OB-GYN Doctor and got her M.D. degree from Tongji University School of Medicine in China; received her MBA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Coaching and mentoring next generation leaders, including women leaders. Led CStone join WAG (Women Alliance Group) as one of the 10 cross-sector founding companies. Founder of “WE-NET”(繁瑛会)，a women leadership organization to develop future women leaders.
Patty Woolcock is an Executive Coach and HR Consultant. She is the former Executive Director at CSHRP. She held multiple acting HRVP roles previously. Patty wrote articles on HR professional magazines such as “Not Just Names on a List,” published on People and Strategy Journal, Spring 2015; “Identifying and Developing HR Competencies for the Future: Keys to Sustaining the Transformation of HR Functions”, published on HR Planning Journal, January 1997.
She was adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco Undergraduate OB Program from 1997 - 2002. Patty holds an MBA of the University of Michigan and a BA from Kalamazoo College.
Tony Ling is an inspiring HR leader whose professional journey spans over 25 years. His previous roles include CHO of OYO Hotel, 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 is also a seasoned investor. He is currently the Committee Chair for Human Resources at AmCham Shanghai.
Sharon Yang is the Chief Human Resources Officer of SPD Silicon Valley Bank (SSVB). SSVB is the first technical bank in China focusing on supporting innovation companies. The past 20 plus years of Sharon’s work experience includes a number of HR roles spanning across a variety of industries and locations, including Banking, Real Estate Consulting, Renewable Energy and Engineering industries. Sharon is the founding member of VHR, and career mentor of SAIF FMBA and SUFE IMBA programs.
Lucas Fang is the CEO of Shanghai JYI Technology Co.,Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from NanJing University, MBA from Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto
Previously he worked at ZTE, REHAU, Vanke Group. His experience encompassed industries of real estate, chemistry, and communication.
Lucas has 11-year HR management experience. He was responsible for HRM across the region in China, Germany, Spain, the UK and Canada. He is an expert with international practical experience in labor relations of human resources, total rewards, talent training and development.
David Ferreira is the Deputy CEO of Ping An Health, the leading private health insurer in China, where he is responsible for all of the company’s group insurance business. Ping An Health is a joint venture between the Ping An Group and Discovery-Vitality. David also serves as the General Manager for Discovery-Vitality in China.
Previously, David had been the Senior Executive in the global health investments team of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investing and lending arm of the World Bank Group. Before that, he was the Managing Director for Innovative Finance & Private Sector Partnerships at Gavi, the global vaccine alliance originally launched by Bill Gates. David was a founding partner of Praxis Capital, a private equity business focused on the healthcare sector in immediately post-Apartheid democratic South Africa. He was a member of the Board of ADvTECH, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed education company, for 10 years.
David has an MSc degree from the London School of Economics, an MA from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Gained over 17 years, Claire is recognized as an expert in industries that make up the built environment in Asia, in particular corporate and commercial real estate, workplace and sustainability. Working with multiple local and multinational companies, she has facilitated business growth and advised on portfolio strategy, workplace, change management and new business strategy with an emphasis on an integrated and holistic approach. At Gensler , Claire leads the strategy team in Greater China, working with design, branding and digital teams to help create best in class user experiences for clients with diverse ranges of requirements.
Linda Zhang is Partner in Charge of Heidrick & Struggles Shanghai office where she serves the recruitment needs of Global MNCs and local conglomerates for key management positions in the region. Linda leads our Consumer Practice and CEO & Board Practice in Greater China.
Linda first joined the search business in 2000 when she joined Heidrick & Struggles’ Shanghai office as an Associate. She worked on numerous assignments, successfully placed senior executives into country manager/CEO, National Marketing/sales Director, Chief Financial Officer and HR Director positions. She also worked on cross-border assignments, cooperating with partners in Hong Kong, Sydney and London offices.
Linda left the search business at the end of 2002 for MBA education at the University of Chicago. She then worked for Bain & Company, one of the global top tier management-consulting firms as a Management Consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies on market entry and growth strategy, organization and human resources issues, before rejoining Heidrick & Struggles at the end of 2005.
During her early years, Linda worked as an Associate for the World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland, managing the Forum’s relationship with the Chinese Government, business, academia and media. She also worked as a Business Analyst at the Investment Planning Department of China Eastern Airlines based in Shanghai.
Linda was born and raised in China. She earned her bachelor degree in international trade from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and her MBA degree with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the University of Chicago in US.
Lilly is the Vice President of HR Greater China at Nike. Lilly joined Nike HR in 2015, she held two Vice President positions in Singapore and US prior to her current post.
Lilly possesses 15+ years of HR experience primarily in Consumer Goods and IT industries. She worked in various HR roles with an emphasis on Merge and Acquisition, Organizational Design, Talent Management, and HR Business Partnership.
Lilly graduated from Shanghai Medical University.
Hannah Zhong is the HR Solutions Director for Dow Asia Pacific. She has accountabilities contributing to Dow’s employee experience through the successful delivery of all HR offerings in the region with the new HR operating model and fostering a customer-centric and continuous improvement mindset within the organization.
Hannah joined Dow Human Resources Development Program in 2007 with rotational assignments in Workforce Planning, Talent Management, and led various Compensation & Benefits projects in Asia Pacific. She also had the short-term working experience in Dow Midland, Philadelphia and Singapore during the program. In 2012, Hannah assumed the HR Partner role to drive the people agenda of Commercial Excellence Group and Commercial Leadership Team in Asia Pacific. She took additional role as HR Partner for Public Affairs and Government Affairs in June 2012. Since January 2013, Hannah took on the role as Asia Pacific Headquarter HR Site Service Leader for Marketing & Sales. She served as the Greater China Workforce Planning Leader since January 2015 and took additional role as Greater China Talent Management Leader since February 2016. In June 2017, her role has been further expanded to lead the Asia Pacific Leadership Development. She was named the current role to lead the Asia Pacific HR Solutions in January 2018.
Hannah holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Fudan University.
Carol Feng is Vice President, Human Resources, Greater China for Fonterra, the largest dairy company in New Zealand. Carol heads up all human resources practices from strategic HR planning to HR operations.
Carol has 20+ years managerial experience in HR, covering various industries including FMCG, pharma & medical device, fast food chains, etc. Before joining Fonterra, she was HR Director, Asia Pacific and China for Bausch + Lomb. Prior to that, Carol held managerial roles of HR in Burger King, Gillette, and Wilsonart.
She has successfully led people strategy and organizational transformation for companies in different life cycles, including start-ups, quick expansion, organizational changes or merger & acquisition. Carol has accumulated extensive practical experience in various HR areas such as talent assessment, organization and talent development, performance management, etc.
Carol holds MBA degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Bachelor degree in English from Fudan University. She has certifications of coaching, DDI facilitator, organization development, and assessment (Hogan, MBTI, DISC).
Peter Cheng is the founding Managing Partner at Eminence Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on China’s early-stage enterprise cloud investment. Prior to his venture capital career, Peter was the General Manager of Advertising Platform & Products at Tencent, and a Tencent Outstanding GM Award winner. He was also co-founder, COO, Board member and an angel investor of AdChina, the leading digital advertising platform that was acquired by Alibaba. Prior to founding AdChina, he was VP of Product Management at Adify, a Silicon Valley advertising infrastructure startup that enabled entrepreneurs and media companies to build vertical ad networks and was acquired by Cox for $300 million. Peter also held senior management positions at eBay, including Head of Product responsible for eBay’s global Internet marketing products and initiatives. Before joining eBay, Peter served as a group product manager at Vividence (acquired by Keynote Systems and then Dynatrace). Peter started his career at FedEx as a senior marketing analyst and then joined Oracle as a product manager building its ERP and CRM applications.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Jiao Tong University and an MBA degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Yi Wang is the former VP and Area HR Director of China/Hong Kong at GSK. As one of the first US returnee working in the Human Resources field, Yi holds many titles. She is also an executive coach, CEO and VC industry advisor, a contributing author to the book “Leadership Coaching in China,” producer of the weekly program “Yi on Workplace.” She defines herself as an “atypical HR”, that is an expert with sensitivity of both business and personnel organization.
Yi’s career spanned across three markets and three industries. Before she joined GSK seven years ago, she was the Human Resources Director at Sanofi China, Human Resources Vice President at AIG. These positions are after her move from Hong Kong, where she worked for CIGNA as HR Director. Earlier in her career, she worked as the HR Manager for Motorola in Chicago and Beijing.
Yi graduated from Peking University with a BA in English. She received her Master of Educational Administration from University of New Mexico and MBA from Thunderbird. She is also a Hogan Certified ICF ACC, as well as a GSK Job Plus Coach(1-1, Group.)
Nora Fu is currently a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Sinovant and Cytovant, subsidiaries of Roivant Sciences in China. Before then, Nora was the Head of Legal for Novartis China Group, as well as an Executive Committee member of Novartis China and a Legal Leadership Team member of Novartis Global. She built a high-performing legal team and drove transformative innovation in healthcare industry.
Prior to joining Novartis, Nora was a founding partner of Deloitte Legal, where she established legal practice for Deloitte China from startup to success in a competitive legal market. Nora started her career in 1992, serving as a District Attorney for 6 years, before shifting to private practice. Her expertise includes legal department management, leadership building, business advisory and practice of a wide range of laws. She was named the World's Leading Women in Business Law by Euromoney.
Nora is passionate to talent development. In addition to developing talents in the firms and company she worked for, Nora initiated a mentorship-based pro bono program NGLegal (Novel Group_Legal) for helping young legal professionals to advance their career. Aside from other regularly held career development activities, nearly 60 law firm partners and general counsels volunteered to act as mentors to provide 1:1 mentoring to NGLegal mentees on a bi-monthly basis.
Nora holds her LL.M degree from Gould Law School of University of Southern California (USC) and Executive MBA degree from Marshall Business School of USC.
Janice Tsang leads the innovation team in Porsche China, the single largest market of the Porsche group.
Janice was born in Hong Kong and educated in Oxford and London of England before returning to Asia in 2007 for her legal career specializing in white collar crime investigation and litigation. In 2014, Janice joined Porsche China and established the Compliance team. In 2016 she was nominated as one of the ten talents from the markets contributing to the Strategy 2025 project for Porsche AG focusing on brand emotionalization in the realms of Chinese social media. In 2017 Janice was appointed Project Leader for Porsche China’s first optimization project and successfully identified 10percent headcount and 40mEuro savings. In 2018, as Innovation team leader under the newly formed Strategy & Business Development Department, Janice kickstarted innovation in China with persuading management for the establishment of a local digital unit, and thus strengthening the competence of the subsidiary from sales and marketing to software development. Driven by her passion for people excellence, she was additionally appointed in 2018-2019 as communication and engagement lead for Porsche China’s new headquarter to foster culture change.