In March 2009 China's State Council determined that the city of Shanghai would become a global financial center by 2020. In late 2018 to early 2019 AmCham Shanghai surveyed 26 executives in financial services and affiliated sectors to determine how close Shanghai was to achieving this ambition. Although the city has made great strides since 2009, respondents argued that Shanghai remains far from its goal. We believe there are several ways to increase the city's attractiveness as a center for international capital, accelerate its progress toward achieving its 2020 ambitions and alleviate the concerns of our members and the international financial services community.

AmCham Shanghai invites you to the launch of our latest Viewpoint report. The session will include a presentation of the report followed by a panel discussion with financial experts, including Wells Fargo Deputy General Manager Han Lin, Capital Eight Founder and Chairman Joanne Wood, and O'Melveny Shanghai Managing Partner Walker Wallace.


  • Han Shen Lin (SVP, Deputy General Manager at Wells Fargo)

    Han Shen Lin

    SVP, Deputy General Manager at Wells Fargo

    Han Lin is a Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo in China, and a Senior Relationship Manager. In his role, Han advises Wells Fargo commercial customers on their U.S-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs. Wells Fargo provides international banking services to corporates, financial institutions and multilateral agencies – organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank – through more than 35 offices worldwide. Offerings include local currency financing, payments, collections, trade services and outsourcing, deposits, credit, foreign exchange, and derivatives. Han began his career with Wells Fargo in 2004 in Charlotte, N.C. where he was involved in a series of strategic initiatives encompassing credit, payments, trade and acquisitions. Two years later, he moved to China where he has been ever since. He is currently the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai and lives in Shanghai with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Walker Wallace (Managing Partner, Shanghai at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Shanghai Office (USA))

    Walker Wallace

    Managing Partner, Shanghai at O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, Shanghai Office (USA)

    Walker J. Wallace is managing partner of O’Melveny’s Shanghai office and a leader of the firm’s China practice. He has extensive experience in international transactions and has worked with clients in a wide range of projects across Asia, from multi-nationals seeking to invest in China, to private equity funds pursuing investment strategies in Southeast Asia. In China, Walker has helped clients negotiate the complexities of investing and structuring business operations in numerous industries, including consumer products, healthcare, real estate, software, media and entertainment, retail and education.

    Before moving to Shanghai in 1997, Walker practiced in New York for several years. He is the former Chairman of the Legal Committee for the Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce, and is the co-author of “Acquisitions of Companies with Chinese Assets,” “Foreign Private Equity Investment in China: Which Way to the Exit?,” “Onshore Financial Investing in China,” and “Enforcement on Defaulted Loans and Mortgage on Real Property under Chinese Law.”

    Walker was named by Chambers Asia 2018 under the categories “China, Corporate/M&A” and “China, Private Equity: Buyouts (International Firms)” and by Chambers Global 2018 in “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” under the Corporate/M&A category for the China region. He was also recognized by 2018 Asia-Pacific Legal 500 as a leading M&A and Private Equity Lawyer in China. In the new 2018 IFLR 1000 rankings, Walker received special recognition as a “Leading Lawyer” in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity categories.

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  • Joanne Wood (Founder, Chairman of Capital Eight)

    Joanne Wood

    Founder, Chairman of Capital Eight

    Joanne has over 15 years of M&A practice with UBS, Jardine Fleming and GE Capital. In the 1990s she achieved international ranking as a leading Asia-emerging markets financial advisor. At Jardine Fleming, Joanne was a member of the first dedicated team of M&A professionals in Asia. She lists many Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and Sino 400 entities amongst her previous clients and is also fluent in Mandarin.

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