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Ker Gibbs
  • Ker Gibbs (President at AmCham Shanghai)

    Ker Gibbs

    President at AmCham Shanghai

    Ker Gibbs first came to China in 1985 and has worked in various roles giving him broad exposure to US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia.

    In the 1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai. Since then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley, serving in executive positions with Apple, Disney, and high-growth Internet businesses. He moved to Shanghai in 2002 as head of Asia Pacific for a Nasdaq-listed network security company that was acquired by McAfee. His career in high tech led him to banking; he became head of technology and media in greater China for HSBC. As an investment banker he worked with Alibaba, Baidu, and other firms advising on mergers and cross-border transactions.

    From banking Mr. Gibbs moved to direct investments. He was a founding investor in the Crystal Orange hotel group, helping grow the company to 130 properties and 1,500 employees in China. He also led successful investments in real estate, e-commerce, and medical technology companies.

    Before his appointment as president, Mr. Gibbs was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and served as chairman for 2016 and 2017. He also sits on the board of the United Way in China and volunteers with Renewal, a local homeless shelter. He is an op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other publications.

    Ker Gibbs holds a BA in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Update on US visa and recommendation to US enterprises
Jeff Graham
  • Jeff Graham (Deputy Consul General at U.S. Consulate in Shanghai)

    Jeff Graham

    Deputy Consul General at U.S. Consulate in Shanghai

    Jeff Graham currently serves as Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai. Jeff arrived in 2018 from Washington, DC, where he served as Director of the Office of Multilateral Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, overseeing U.S. diplomatic relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related multilateral bodies. Jeff’s previous China-related assignments include External Political Affairs Unit Chief in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in Washington, and assignments at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and U.S. Consulate in Chengdu. Jeff has also served overseas in Ethiopia and Ghana. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Jeff was the program director of a nonprofit educational exchange organization in Boston, and helped to found a private English-curriculum high school in Mongolia. He holds masters and bachelors degrees from Harvard University. He is married with two daughters.

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CEO Chat
Michael ChenKer Gibbs
  • Michael Chen (CEO of BIPO)

    Michael Chen

    CEO of BIPO

    As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BIPO, Michael oversees the strategic growth and direction of the company (with over 250 employees across Mainland China and Asia Pacific).
    A lawyer by training, Michael’s illustrious career spans across several leading large and medium sized enterprises in HR leadership roles.
    Michael was thus able to realize his vision for a “one-stop” HRMS solution – intelligent, user-friendly with the ability to simplify tasks.
    Michael continues to play an active role in BIPO’s global expansion plans, and in driving innovation through BIPO’s suite of products and services.

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  • Ker Gibbs (President at AmCham Shanghai)

    Ker Gibbs

    President at AmCham Shanghai

    Ker Gibbs first came to China in 1985 and has worked in various roles giving him broad exposure to US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia.

    In the 1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai. Since then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley, serving in executive positions with Apple, Disney, and high-growth Internet businesses. He moved to Shanghai in 2002 as head of Asia Pacific for a Nasdaq-listed network security company that was acquired by McAfee. His career in high tech led him to banking; he became head of technology and media in greater China for HSBC. As an investment banker he worked with Alibaba, Baidu, and other firms advising on mergers and cross-border transactions.

    From banking Mr. Gibbs moved to direct investments. He was a founding investor in the Crystal Orange hotel group, helping grow the company to 130 properties and 1,500 employees in China. He also led successful investments in real estate, e-commerce, and medical technology companies.

    Before his appointment as president, Mr. Gibbs was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and served as chairman for 2016 and 2017. He also sits on the board of the United Way in China and volunteers with Renewal, a local homeless shelter. He is an op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other publications.

    Ker Gibbs holds a BA in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Global Mobility & Employment Accelerating the Transformation and Digitalization of Human Resources for Workforce 4.0
Elley Cao
  • Elley Cao (Senior Principal, Head of Career Products at Mercer Consulting (China), Ltd.)

    Elley Cao

    Senior Principal, Head of Career Products at Mercer Consulting (China), Ltd.

    Elley is Senior Principal and the leader of Mercer China Career Product business, based in Shanghai. She has around 20 years of Human Resource consulting experience, and her expertise is compensation system design and implementation, job grading system design, benefits design, employee engagement, mobility program design, performance management, talent management and incentive design, career management, talent acquisition and retention, talent assessment and development. Her clients include a lot of multinational, private and state owned enterprises.

    Elley is also a regular speaker on HR issues, and has spoken in numerous conferences in the past few years.

    Prior to joining Mercer, she worked for another global leading HR consulting firm as consultant of Compensation Solution Team.

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Coffee Break
Asia Pacific Region : Global Mobility in the New Normal
Sandi HuynhDonna MufidaBenny TanChristina Karl

As the world moves into the “new normal,” global companies are forced to rethink their global strategies around their workforce deployment. This led to innovative solutions by many companies in dealing with the business needs of talent management and deployment.

In this session, we will explore some of these innovative solutions and measures that companies have taken to deal with constraints imposed by the pandemic as well as their effectiveness. We will also discuss what this “new normal” could look like even as the pandemic subsides, especially its lasting impact on global mobility strategies.

Sandi Huynh from Uber, Christina Karl from Deloitte and Benny Tan from Altair Global will share their perspectives on current and possible future trends for global mobility in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Sandi Huynh (Global Mobility Manager APAC at Uber)

    Sandi Huynh

    Global Mobility Manager APAC at Uber
  • Donna Mufida (International Mobility Consultant at Schneider Electric)

    Donna Mufida

    International Mobility Consultant at Schneider Electric
  • Benny Tan (Senior Vice President, APAC at Altair)

    Benny Tan

    Senior Vice President, APAC at Altair
  • Christina Karl (Immigration Partner at Deloitte Singapore)

    Christina Karl

    Immigration Partner at Deloitte Singapore
Lunch & Networking at Exhibition area
Mobility’s added value on expat’s experience during COVID19
Claire YaoDamien Schrobiltgen
  • Claire Yao (Immigration and Mobility Manager APAC at Corning China)

    Claire Yao

    Immigration and Mobility Manager APAC at Corning China

    Claire Yao joined Corning China (Shanghai) Regional Headquarters in Jan 2012. She has over 13 years of experience in mobility, including 8+ years as Mobility manager of Corning in APAC. She has facilitated many expansion projects and has designed local and regional policies for talent relocations. She became a certified GMS in 2012.

    Claire’s work in Corning focuses on global, regional and local talent flows, including immigration and mobility compliance, linking mobility to talent acquisition and talent management. She has extensive experience on expatriation localization and expansion projects. Her past working experience on Japan and India Total Rewards also enables her to have in-depth knowledge on local policies and practices in Asia.

    Her most recent studies focus on immigration and mobility guidance during COVID-19.

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  • Damien Schrobiltgen (Vice President, Human Resources at Goodyear Asia Pacific)

    Damien Schrobiltgen

    Vice President, Human Resources at Goodyear Asia Pacific

    Damien Schrobiltgen is the Vice President of Human Resources for Goodyear Asia Pacific, since March 2019 based in Shanghai. In this role, Damien works in close partnership with the Asia Pacific President and the Leadership Team, supports the business growth and transformation across the Region. Damien also partners with leaders at various levels within the organization to coach, support and provide guidance on organizational structure, as well as implement global/regional HR programs. This will include strategies for Change Management, Staffing, Talent Management, Performance Management and leading the implementation of Human Resource Best Practices.

    Damien began his career with Goodyear as a Human Resources Trainee in the Innovation Center in Luxembourg back in 2007. Over the last 13 years, Damien has held progressive positions in HR including Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partner for various functions like Global Operations, Innovation Center, Procurement, Finance, Sales & Marketing. Prior to his current role, he was the Human Resources Director responsible for Sales & Marketing in Goodyear across Europe based in the Europe, Middle East and Africa Headquarter in Brussels (Belgium). Before that, Damien had a chance to have an assignment of 4-years in Goodyear Global Headquarter in Akron (USA) as the HR Director for Global Operations (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, PMO).

    Damien has been recognized as “Young HR Talent of The Year - 2011” by HR One, the Human Resources Community of Luxembourg. He has also been recognized as the “2018 Outstanding EMEA Leader” during the Goodyear EMEA Annual Leadership event.

    A native of Arlon (Belgium), Damien is married to Aurore and has two children, Arthur and Avril. He earned a Master in Business Engineering from the HEC-ULG Management School of Liege (Belgium) with a major in Human Resources Management. He spent the last semester of his degree studying in Tennessee (USA).

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Latest updates on PRC immigration, individual income tax and broader global mobility trends
Irene YuCecille YangKevin Zhu

Latest updates on PRC immigration, PRC individual income tax and broader global mobility trends

2020 has been a remarkable year. COVID-19 has significantly changed the world and there is a tremendous revolution in the business and talent landscape as a result of how governments and the public have reacted to the pandemic. Legislation is changing, governance is strengthening and business is evolving. In this panel session, the Deloitte partners will share the latest updates on PRC immigration, PRC individual income tax ("IIT") and broader global mobility trends. Specifically, this panel session will cover the following topics:
• Post-reform PRC IIT impact and compensation strategies
• Talent Incentive Programs across China (Tianjin, Shanghai, Great Bay Area, Hainan)
• Latest immigration trends/updates in China
• COVID-19: immigration, tax and broader global mobility impacts

  • Irene Yu (Partner, Global Employer Services at Deloitte China)

    Irene Yu

    Partner, Global Employer Services at Deloitte China
  • Cecille Yang (Partner | Global Employer Services at Deloitte China)

    Cecille Yang

    Partner | Global Employer Services at Deloitte China
  • Kevin Zhu (Senior Manager | Global Employer Services at Deloitte China)

    Kevin Zhu

    Senior Manager | Global Employer Services at Deloitte China
The future of remote work: technical and practical considerations
Theresa ChanBruce LeeGreg Morley

Global employers are planning or even implementing remote working arrangement policies to adapt to the changing needs of their workforces. Certain employees may not return to their offices as local lockdown restrictions or social distancing measures remain in place. Travel restrictions may also limit the cross-border movement of globally-mobile talents.

Successful execution of a remote working arrangement often requires profound support from senior management, detailed strategies in designing and communicating the policies, and technology-enabled infrastructures. Also, both employers and employees should consider individual tax, immigration, social security, and other implications when designing policies on remote working arrangements.

In this session, Greg Morley from Moet Hennessy in Singapore and Theresa Chan and Bruce Lee from PwC Global Mobility Services in Hong Kong will lead a virtual panel to share their insights on the following topics:

1. Highlights from recent PwC global survey on remote working arrangements;
2. Hong Kong salary tax, immigration and other global mobility related implications on remote working arrangements;
3. Sharing of practical experience in addressing the aforementioned implications.

  • Theresa Chan (Partner  Global Mobility Services at PwC Hong Kong & South China)

    Theresa Chan

    Partner Global Mobility Services at PwC Hong Kong & South China
  • Bruce Lee (Partner Global Mobility Services at PWC)

    Bruce Lee

    Partner Global Mobility Services at PWC
  • Greg Morley (Regional Director Human Resources Asia Pacific of Moët Hennessy)

    Greg Morley

    Regional Director Human Resources Asia Pacific of Moët Hennessy
Coffee Break
How to develop a mutually beneficial work relationship
Silvia GongRichard MaIvan ShenSally Xu

Global mobility professionals are agile at developing policies and various practices to support their business, achieve goals, and generate revenue. To reach this purpose, they need to identify the latest changes and policies implemented at home and abroad, and what their competitors are doing in the market. Fortunately, service providers are always there to seek these shared purposes and value the work of GM professionals between organizations and individuals. Service providers can also provide their insights and resources to work with in-house GM professionals to ensure successful international assignments. At the outbreak of an epidemic, they should work together seamlessly to predict trends, manage changes, and solve problems.

In this session, we will have in-house HR as well as service providers to discuss current issues, benchmark various drivers and indicators, share insights and trends, and provide best practices.

  • Silvia Gong (Global Mobility Lead, APAC & EMEA at General Motors)

    Silvia Gong

    Global Mobility Lead, APAC & EMEA at General Motors
  • Richard Ma (HRBP at BOGE Rubber & Plastics)

    Richard Ma

    HRBP at BOGE Rubber & Plastics
  • Ivan Shen (Director, Strategic Business Solutions China of Cartus Real Estate Consultancy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

    Ivan Shen

    Director, Strategic Business Solutions China of Cartus Real Estate Consultancy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Sally Xu (Founder & General Manager of iReloChina)

    Sally Xu

    Founder & General Manager of iReloChina
Global Mobility Clinic

What is the Global Mobility Clinic?
The Global Mobility Clinic will offer attendees the chance to informally talk with a variety of service providers and global mobility professionals. Attendees can seek expert advice on a range of issues, including the latest benchmarking information, relocation materials and survey data.

Table 1 – Labor Law, Immigration & Tax by Baker & McKenzie | Zheng LU, Zora MAO, and Luis ZHANG

Table 2 – Education in a Post-COVID World | Silvia Gong, GM & Eric Mouton, Shanghai American School

Table 3 – Shipping Hacks, Tips for a Smooth Transition | Michael Hughes & Christian Sim, ARPIN International Group

Table 4 – Mobility is Risk, Talent, and Digital | Michelle Zhou, KPMG

Table 5 - How to solve your overseas HR outsourcing processes? | Govern Tang, BIPO

Table 6 - Solutions for families with special education needs | Andrew Hill, Founder, Director, ELG

Table 7 - Practical Payroll Management | Sarah Gu, Ivy Ding, TMF Group

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