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.
Theresa is a Partner of the Global Mobility Services in the South China region based in Hong Kong. Being passionate about staff development, she is also the People Partner for her group.
Overall, Theresa helps organisations improve their talent mobility programmes to ensure risk and compliance is managed in a cost effective way. She specialises in mobility planning including immigration issues and Hong Kong and US tax matters for assignees working in the region. In addition to overseeing the delivery of regular individual tax compliance services to multinational clients, Theresa also provides advice on compensation structuring, stock based compensation planning and regional tax planning for cross border employees.
Theresa has extensive consulting experience on social security and Mandatory Provident Fund issues. She also advises on the design, implementation and the tax implications of various stock plans for listed companies in Hong Kong and overseas.
Theresa is a Certified Tax Adviser and a fellow member of CPA Australia, The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She was the President of CPA Australia Greater China Division in 2010. Currently she serves as the Deputy Chair of the Taxation Committee for CPA Australia Greater China Division.
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.
Ivy Ding owns more than 10 years of working experience in End-to-end HR professional solutions, eg: HRIS SaaS, Payroll outsourcing, Tax Compliance, HCM, Multinational Centralization, Regional HR Outsourcing Solutions, HR Shared Services, and Cloud-Computing on HRIS.
Ivy is familiar with the most of the Fortune 500 MNC as well as Chinese clients. Ivy is currently Senior Global Sales Manager in TMF Group, with focus on helping MNCs and Chinese companies set up businesses in multiple jurisdictions and stay compliant with the complex local regulations.
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.
Over ten years experience in HR and global mobility consulting fields, experienced in different mobility areas, covers over 15 countries in APAC & EMEA.
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.
Andrew arrived in China in 1989 and has been recognized for his work to support many community groups. In 2010, he received the highest honor for an individual in Shanghai for charitable contributions to society, The Charity Star of Shanghai Award. He was elected as the 2016 president of the Rotary Club of Shanghai and later served as the Assistant Governor for Rotary China. Some of the projects he supports include the The Library Project (donating books and building shelves), Gift of Life (funding heart surgeries for children), and Careers in Care (training caregivers for the elderly).
In 2005, Andrew became involved with ELG at the concept stage and has been committed to its mission of providing quality special education and therapy services in China ever since. Andrew is also the chairman of ELG’s sister non-governmental organization, Xiersen Children Service Center, whose mission is to build awareness about special education and provide lost cost training for classroom assistants and caregivers. He actively supports the Special Olympics through volunteerism and helps organize weekend activities for several special education schools in Shanghai.
Andrew has devoted a large portion of his career to charity and service to others. He has a genuine passion for helping children and young adults and loves the vibrant and supportive community that ELG has built for families and ELG staff members.
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.
Irene Yu is a Tax Partner based in Deloitte Shanghai. She is leading Eastern China Global Employer Services (“GES”) practices, with nearly 20 years of professional experience in tax and mobility areas.
Irene has led the delivery of services to a wide range of multinational and domestic companies covering industries including famous financial institutions, large life science/biotech companies, high technology companies, law firms, etc. She has extensive experience in managing large mobility engagements for both MNCs and China headquartered company and has provided wide scopes of services covering inbound/outbound international assignment structuring, individual income tax compliance and consulting, compensation and benefits structuring, global equity consulting, and foreign exchange consulting. She is
also experienced in offering technical and practical support to the clients dealing with China tax authority inquiries on complicated tax issues.
Irene is the China equity practices leader. She has been leading China equity/rewards consulting services for many multinational companies and China domestic companies throughout a plan design to roll out.
She is experienced in offering practical support for MNC clients on implementing their global equity plans in China, or helping high growth China domestic clients with their China or outbound equity strategies.
Being as a recognized China individual income tax, social security and equity subject expert, Irene is an active and sought-after speaker on leading industry forums, and a frequent commentator on various national medias.
Sandi has been working in the Global Mobility industry for the last 15 years (her whole career!). She was at PwC specialising in Mobility Tax and then has been at Uber since December 2019.
After 14 years at PwC (mainly in Australia but with secondments to London and Singapore) Sandi has a broad breadth of experience on all Mobility matters. She is a subject matter expert on HR mobility policies, cross border tax matters on terminations, employee equity, fringe benefits, local vs local plus vs expatriate packages, social security and totalisation agreements, international tax treaties, business travellers and short-term assignments, permanent establishment, payroll and employer reporting. She is also a US individual tax specialist and was integral in establishing PwC Australia’s US tax consulting practice.
She decided to make the switch into an in-house role to provide her expertise in advancing talent mobility, creating a better employee experience and ensuring Mobility is strategically aligned with the Leadership agenda. In 2020, she has been key in navigating mobility during Covid and developing policies for impacted employees.
is a dedicated Immigration Partner for South East Asia based in Singapore and has over 20 years of experience in global mobility and immigration matters. She has also worked in New Zealand, The Netherlands and the UK.
Prior the acquisition of Berry Appleman & Leiden’s Singapore office by Deloitte, Christina was the Managing Director for the APAC region. She is an industry expert in immigration matters related to Asia.
Starting her career in the New Zealand Immigration Service, Christina’s extensive experience includes working in Corporate HR as the regional immigration lead and as vice president in a leading global moving and relocation services provider.
Christina is a member for the South East Asia strategic committee for Worldwide Employee Relocation Council and regularly speaks at industry events on immigration compliance.
Bruce is a Partner in Global Mobility Services in Hong Kong with over 20 years of experience in providing professional services to both employers and employees focusing on cross-border assignments. He leads the immigration practice in Hong Kong and provides advisory services for clients in relation to work visa application, Hong Kong and U.S. individual income tax matters, and other mobility related issues. Bruce also advises and develops practical solutions for clients relative to employment and remuneration structures (e.g. equity-based incentive plans, housing reimbursement schemes, etc.). In addition, Bruce assists various international and regional financial institutions in complying with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s requirements on sound remuneration systems and recommend enhancements to streamline HR operations.
Bruce is a Certified Tax Adviser and a member of the Hong Kong Taxation Institute. Bruce also is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Hass School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley with the highest honour. He also obtained his Master in International and Commercial Law from the University of Greenwich.
Ms. Lu is a Partner of Baker McKenzie’s Shanghai office. She has extensive experience in advising global clients in all aspects of China employment matters. She routinely leads large-scale and high-stakes employment projects, including restructuring, investigations, mass layoffs, employee unrests / strikes, and employee transfers in transactions. Ms. Lu often creates innovative and effective solutions for intricate matters and day-to-day projects and is highly regarded by clients for her approaches to problem solving. Ms. Lu was named the “Leading Individual: Labor and Employment (Foreign Firms, China)” by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2019 and 2020, and “Leading Lawyer – Employment: PRC Law (International Firms)” by Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide from 2016 to 2020. She frequently speaks at high-profile employment forums and seminars.
Richard Ma is a HR professional with ten year of experiences in both service providers and MNCs. He is open to challenges, conversations and exchanges of ideas in both life and work.
As a global mobility HR in a German automobile part group, his goal is to facilitate the company to achieve its business goal. This work is all about bridging between different business units and locations to transfer skills and knowledge within the organization by moving talents and professionals. The organization has also gone through an M&A and been acquired by a Chinese national owned giant company. Currently he is also assisting the mother company on its international talent transfer program.
Recently Richard internally transferred to the position of HRBP. He has successfully help the organization to expand new locations, setting up HR policies, C&B structures, key talents recruitment and retention and etc.
Prior to taking in-house positions, he had worked in a global immigration law firm, served a versified portfolio of international clients. In addition, he had been a senior consultant in one of the big four accountancy firms, in the global mobility team.
Richard is certified labor coordinator in China and holds a law master degree from
Ms. Mao focuses on immigration practices related to foreigners in China. She is experienced in providing advice to multi-national companies on immigration requirements, strategies for short and long-term international assignees and local hires, securing the right types of permits and visas for business travelers. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Mao worked at the KPMG Shanghai for 7 years, mainly focusing on global mobility areas.
Greg Morley is Regional Director Human Resources Asia Pacific for Moët Hennessy, a division of LVMH. He is leading the HR function for the company’s operations across the region. Greg has also recently assumed Global leadership for Moet Hennessey’s strategies to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across the organization. Greg brings and personal and professional passion to the development of talent and to helping others achieve more than they believe they can.
Prior to joining Moët Hennessy, he was Vice President, Human Resources Asia Pacific for Hasbro, Inc. and was Vice President, Human Resources for the Shanghai Disney Resort based in Shanghai. He has been based in Hong Kong, Paris and the US for Disney.
Greg is also playing a leading role in the team working to bring Gay Games, a 12,000 participant sports, culture and diversity event, to Asia for the first time in its 40 years history and specifically to Hong Kong.
Eric is in his third year as Outreach Officer with Shanghai American School. He is responsible for business development with HR departments, feeder organizations, and other community partners. He works closely with Marketing on promoting SAS and its programs to prospective families.
Prior to joining SAS, he was a broker with a leading commercial real estate firm, specializing in retail properties. He also worked as a senior sales representative for over ten years with a leading pharmaceutical multinational.
A native of Quebec, Canada, Eric is married to Kate and they have one daughter, Billie.
Donna has been working in the Global Mobility industry for the last 10 years after being previously worked with Ernst & Young in their Global Mobility Tax division in both Australia and Singapore. Donna has been with Schneider Electric since June 2017.
She is a proud return back to work mother who rejoined the workforce after having taken a career break of 2 years prior to joining Schneider Electric. Upon her return, she wanted to join an in-house role to further complement her Big4 experience.
She is currently managing the Schneider Electric Mobility program for the ASEAN and Pacific region for both Long Term and Short Term assignment policy population. She is part of the key team who implement the digitization of International Mobility tool at Schneider Electric and are currently working on the Business Traveler project at Schneider.
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).
Ivan Shen is currently with Cartus as the Strategic Business Solutions Director, responsible for developing new partnerships and business opportunities for Cartus offerings. Ivan has 18 years of working experience in various industries such as hospitality, real estate and relocation. He has extensive knowledge and proven expertise in business development, key account management and operation management.
Prior to joining Cartus, he was with a leading global real estate consultancy firm for over 12 years, heading the residential leasing team as the Director for Residential East China.
Ivan is currently residing in Shanghai, China.
Christian is the Business Development Manager for China at Arpin International China. As a company we are handling more than 30,000 international moves every year for families working for MNC's around the world. Christian’s mission is to develop and manage marketing, branding, service quality and event activities.
Christian has 16 years of experience in business management across Asia, Europe & Africa in multiple verticals including finance, luxury brands, technology, industrial development etc. He has a sound and thorough understanding of developing a business vision, establishment, consolidation and expansion. His strengths lay in his proven networking, client account management, and results-oriented “can do” attitude.
Christian is a French native born in Vietnam, studied intercultural studies specifically UK/US history and politics at Paris X university and received his Bachelor degree in international business from École Supérieure de Gestion, Paris. He grew up in Argenteuil, famous for the painter Claude Monet. Growing up, Christian felt at home in the French multicultural society and he retains a passionate interest to know new cultures and customs even in China.
As Senior Vice President, APAC, Benny is responsible for leveraging Altair’s capabilities as they relate to global product development, business-to-business solutions, policy consulting and benchmarking.
Benny joined Altair in 2012 as Vice President, APAC and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2018. He has been in the relocation industry since 2004.
Benny’s experience in the Asia Pacific region spans a wide range of responsibilities for international relocation, assignment management and human resources services. His unique combination of skills, knowledge and global perspective is vital to Altair’s expansion into Asia.
A graduate of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Benny graduated with Honors and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He also earned a diploma in Computer Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore. He continues his commitment to personal and professional education by holding Worldwide ERC’s® Global Mobility Specialist – Talent Management (GMS-T) Certification and the FIDI Academy Essentials in International Moving (EiM) Diploma.
15 years of service experience in relocation and real estate industry, from the initial day to day expats services to giving HR more solutions on mobility management and services. In the post epidemic era, she believes that enterprises and service providers need to apply continuous technological micro innovation to various aspects in relocation and mobility, so as to improve service efficiency and expatriate experience, and effectively help enterprises to attract outstanding talents from overseas.
Cecille Yang is a Partner of Global Employer Services based in Deloitte Shanghai office. She is also leading the immigration practice in China. Cecille has over 18 years of experience in the U.S. and China providing cross-border mobility planning, and tax and immigration compliance services to expatriate employees and multinational organization.
Prior to joining Deloitte China, Cecille worked for another Big 4 accounting firm in the U.S. specializing in personal income tax for high net worth individuals.
Cecille has advised multinational companies in a wide range of industries including automobile, medical devices, telecommunications and pharmaceutical and manufacturing. She has extensive experiences in all aspects of HR/mobility client relationship management, including expatriate tax and immigration compliance/advisory/planning, social security advisory, merger and acquisitions China individual income tax and social security due diligence, “best practice" policy benchmarking, identification and execution of cost savings opportunities, compensation and benefits structuring, international mobility management, discussions with tax and immigration authorities to facilitate settlement in complicated cases. She also leads communications and facilitates and drives changes within global mobility strategy and design, policy and process development and continuous improvements.
Cecille is a frequent speaker at various chambers of commerce and industry associations.
Mr. Zhang's practice focuses on tax in PRC, with an emphasis on tax planning, tax controversy & litigation, as well as tax advice for M&A and corporate restructuring, equity incentive and global mobility. He has also been involved in many direct and indirect transaction cases in the PRC. Mr. Zhang has over 15 years’ experience in China tax issues. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Zhang worked at the Shanghai Tax Bureau for 7 years, mainly focusing on international tax administration.
Michelle currently leads the KPMG People Services practice in the Eastern and Central China region, and
has over fifteen years of experience in providing individual income tax compliance and advisory services for
multinational companies and individual clients.
Michelle is also experienced in serving high net-worth individual clients: including tax planning for
immigration, tax residency analysis, tax advice in relation to global investments, tax planning for family
business IPO and succession planning tax advice.
Over the years, Michelle has undertaken speaking engagements at events held by the American Chamber of
Commerce, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Canada Business Council and EU Chamber of Commerce to
update their members on the latest regulatory developments and trends in Chinese individual income tax.
Kevin Zhu is the Senior Manager of Deloitte Shanghai. He has 15 years of professional firm experience as well as industry experience in human resource and tax areas. Kevin was the Asia Pacific Mobility Compensation & Tax Manager of a Fortune 500 automobile company before he joined Deloitte.
Kevin has extensive experience in global mobility transformation, compensation and benefits planning and structuring for global mobility employees. He is also a tax specialist with deep knowledge in individual income tax in major countries of Asia Pacific, Europe as well as North America.
Kevin has led large global mobility engagements for many multinational companies as well as China domestic companies and has provided wide scope of services covering individual income tax, social security, payroll, immigration and global mobility consulting. He is also experienced in strategic assignment planning, holistic review of international assignment compliance risk as well as process enhancement of global mobility management.