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

Damien J. AmeyPartner, Boundless 1 Ventures

Damien J. Amey Partner, Boundless 1 Ventures Damien¬†is¬†a¬†3X¬†founder¬†and¬†early¬†stage¬†executive¬†who¬†has¬†helped¬†scale¬†businesses¬†from¬†inception¬†through¬†Series¬†A¬†financing¬†and¬†exit.¬†Damien¬†is¬†enthusiastic¬†about¬†growing¬†companies¬†around¬†a¬†culture¬†of¬†magnetic¬†people¬†who¬†are¬†driven¬†by¬†innovative¬†results.¬†His¬†domain¬†expertise¬†has¬†ranged¬†from¬†data,¬†entertainment,¬†deep-tech,¬†and¬†beyond.As¬†a¬†founding¬†member¬†of¬†industry-leading¬†Unfold¬†Agency¬†(UnfoldAgency.com),¬†he¬†built¬†an¬†international¬†problem¬†solving¬†team¬†ranging¬†from¬†full¬†stack¬†engineers,¬†product¬†designers,¬†and¬†strategists¬†that¬†powered¬†Hollywood¬†movie¬†studios¬†to¬†produce¬†beautiful¬†display¬†ads¬†and¬†drove¬†government¬†entities¬†to¬†overcome¬†logistics,¬†tech,¬†design,¬†product,¬†budgetary,¬†and¬†political¬†challenges.¬†Damien¬†also¬†lead¬†the¬†worldwide¬†integration¬†and¬†expansion¬†of¬†social¬†listening¬†data¬†pioneer¬†Booshaka¬†into¬†Fortune¬†500¬†brands¬†and¬†sports¬†leagues¬†looking¬†to¬†shape¬†their¬†company¬†offerings¬†closer¬†to¬†their¬†customer‚Äôs¬†motivations.¬†Booshaka¬†was¬†acquired¬†by¬†Sprinklr.com¬†–¬†NYSE:¬†CXM.Damien would be happy to hear from you if you would like help in landing, expanding, and innovating your business, regardless of the sector, so long as you have the drive to make…

Richard HsuHead of Southeast Asia Investments at Susquehanna International Group

Richard Hsu Head of Southeast Asia Investments at Susquehanna International Group ¬† Richard has over 20 years of venture capital experience in US, China, and Southeast Asia. Favourite Quote: “If it is not right, do not do it, if it…

Pierre VialettesGlobal Head of Technology Scouting at Airbus

Pierre Vialettes Global Head of Technology Scouting at Airbus Pierre¬†Vialettes¬†is¬†Airbus¬†Global¬†Head¬†of¬†Technology¬†Scouting,¬†based¬†in Beijing,¬†China. Why Airbus? He loves aerospace and had his glider pilot license before his driver license. He‚Äôs been in Aerospace domains all his career, from his Ph.D. at ISAE-SUPAERO for…

Fritz DemopoulosCEO, Queen’s Road Capital

Fritz Demopoulos CEO, Queen’s Road Capital ¬† Fritz¬†has¬†been¬†involved¬†in¬†the¬†technology¬†industry¬†in¬†Asia¬†for¬†over¬†20¬†years¬†as¬†an¬†investor¬†and¬†entrepreneur. He co-founded¬†travel marketplace Qunar and digital sports platform Shawei. He was also a senior executive at Netease and The News Corporations. Favourite Quote: ‚ÄúImagination is more important than knowledge‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Albert Einstein

I√Īaki Pedroarena-LealHead of Partnerships at StartEngine

I√Īaki Pedroarena-Leal Head of Partnerships at StartEngine I√Īaki Pedroarena-Leal is StartEngine‚Äôs Head of Partnerships, the leading U.S.equity crowdfunding platform with over $300M raised for 500+ companies.By creating mutually beneficial relations with business servicescompanies, accelerators, VC‚Äôs and angel networks, I√Īaki helps…

John KehCEO at Impakt

John Keh CEO at Impakt Impakt ‚Äď Founder & CEOYC W2020 (Welcome) ‚Äď Founding CEOUber Eats ‚Äď Courier Business Intelligence Team Lead for US&CUber Eats ‚Äď Courier Experience Team Lead for US&CChick‚Äôn Rice ‚Äď created two of my own restaurantsCaviar ‚Äď 3rd employee. Launched NY & LA then became West Coast Operations Lead after Square acquisition UC Berkeley Alumni Favourite Quote: ‚ÄúCulture tends to argue that it forbids only that which is unnatural. But from a biological perspective, nothing is unnatural. Whatever is possible is by definition also natural. A truly…