Catherina ChangFounder/Managing Director ThrivUP

Catherina Chang Founder/Managing Director at ThrivUP Catherina¬†has¬†over¬†25¬†years¬†of¬†experience¬†working¬†with¬†global¬†Fortune¬†500¬† multinationals.¬†She¬†is¬†a¬†seasoned¬†executive¬†with¬†long¬†history¬†of¬†success¬† leading¬†and¬†supporting¬†executives¬†across¬†a¬†variety¬†of¬†sectors¬†in¬†navigating¬† complex¬†transformations¬†in¬†challenging¬†business¬†environments.¬†She¬†offers¬† extensive¬†experience¬†supporting¬†B2B¬†&¬†B2C¬†businesses¬†in¬†China¬†and¬†Africa¬† and¬†overseeing¬†multicultural¬†teams,¬†with¬†professionals¬†hailing¬†from¬†five¬† continents¬†and¬†100+¬†nations.She¬†is¬†the¬†Founder¬†of¬†ThrivUP¬†Integrated¬†Business,¬†Culture¬†&¬†Talent¬† Transformation¬†Platform¬†since¬†2016.¬†Consults¬†with¬†business¬†leaders¬†to¬† innovate¬†and¬†transform¬†business,¬†talent¬†and¬†culture;¬†achieve¬†strategic¬† alignment;¬†build¬†agile¬†change¬†management¬†capabilities;¬†provide¬†executive 1on1¬†and¬†team¬†coachings;¬†and,¬†accelerate¬†leadership¬†capability¬†and¬†capacity¬† for¬†business¬†growth.¬†¬†Previously, she worked with The Coca-Cola Company for thirteen years in greater China & Africa, and with SABMiller¬† for four years in Africa.…

Nio LiyanageCEO, STARTUPRIGHT

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Jacquelien BrusseeCEO China, Jones Knowles Ritchie

Jacquelien Brussee CEO China, Jones Knowles Ritchie ¬† Hailing¬†from¬†the¬†Netherlands,¬†Jacquelien¬†has¬†been¬†in¬†and¬†out¬†of¬†China¬†since¬†she¬†was¬†11.¬†She¬†is¬†a¬†seasoned¬†executive¬†with¬†18¬†years¬†of¬†experience¬†across¬†Europe,¬†Middle¬†East¬†and¬†Asia,¬†and¬†has¬†worked¬†with¬†both¬†B2B¬†and¬†B2C¬†organizations¬†to¬†lead¬†business¬†and¬†client¬†growth,¬†digital¬†transformation¬†and¬†innovation.¬†Jacquelien¬†is¬†currently¬†the¬†CEO¬†China¬†at¬†Jones¬†Knowles¬†Ritchie¬†(JKR),¬†a¬†design-led¬†creative¬†company¬†with¬†offices¬†in¬†London,¬†New¬†York¬†and¬†Shanghai.The¬†300-strong¬†team¬†believe¬†in¬†designing¬†brands¬†from¬†the¬†idea¬†out¬†to¬†drive¬†growth,¬†build¬†distinctiveness¬†and¬†create¬†engagement.¬†Since¬†its¬†inception¬†in¬†1990,¬†JKR¬†has¬†partnered¬†with¬†companies¬†including¬†Unilever,¬†Kraft¬†and¬†Mars¬†Inc¬†through¬†to¬†category¬†disruptors¬†Hippeas,¬†Ugly¬†and¬†The¬†Gut¬†Stuff.Prior¬†to¬†joining¬†JKR¬†as¬†its¬†first-ever¬†China¬†CEO,¬†Jacquelien¬†was¬†the¬†Group¬†VP¬†at¬†Labbrand¬†and¬†GM¬†at¬†Labbrand,¬†where¬†she¬†led¬†the¬†firm‚Äôs¬†full-fledged¬†development¬†from¬†corporate¬†branding,¬†digital¬†integration¬†to¬†business¬†growth.¬†Jacquelien¬†is¬†an¬†avid¬†speaker,¬†and¬†serves¬†as¬†guest¬†lecturer¬†at¬†Shanghai¬†Jiao¬†Tong¬†University’s¬†Global¬†EBA¬†program¬†on¬†topics¬†like¬†brand¬†transformation,¬†innovation,¬†marketing,¬†organizational¬†culture.¬†She¬†is¬†passionate¬†giving¬†value¬†to¬†the¬†industry¬†community¬†by¬†leveraging¬†her¬†domain¬†expertise¬†and¬†her¬†network¬†for¬†instance¬†by¬†chairing¬†the¬†Dutch¬†Marketing¬†Network¬†Shanghai,¬†a¬†community¬†of¬†over¬†60¬†Marketing¬†senior¬†executives.¬†She¬†speaks¬†fluent¬†Dutch,¬†English¬†and¬†Mandarin. Keywords¬†and¬†Expertise:¬†#China¬†#Brand¬†Innovations¬†#Business¬†Strategy¬†#Branding¬†#Transformation¬†#Design¬†#Blockchain¬†Strategy¬†#Asia¬†#Innovation¬†#Digital

Jessica GleesonCEO at BrighterBeauty

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Pierre VialettesGlobal Head of Technology Scouting at Airbus

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