Chris RibeiroGlobal Talent Acquisition Leader at Bytedance

Chris Ribeiro Global Talent Acquisition Leader at Bytedance ¬† Chris has experience both as a founder and working at hectocorn status startups – his specializations include talent acquisition, organizational culture, diversity & inclusion, employer branding, and leadership development. Chris is…

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.…

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

Sourabh ChattopadhyayPartner, Wellesley Partners

Sourabh Chattopadhyay Partner, Wellesley Partners ¬† Sourabh¬†Chattopadhyay¬†is¬†a¬†Partner¬†with¬†Wellesley¬†Partners¬†and¬†leads¬†the¬†firms‚Äô¬†businesses¬†in¬†India¬†and¬†South¬†East¬†Asia.¬†¬†Wellesley¬†has¬†multiple¬†businesses:¬†¬†the¬†main¬†being¬†senior¬†level¬†executive¬†search¬†for¬†financial¬†services,¬†private¬†equity,¬†and¬†private¬†equity¬†portfolio¬†companies.¬†¬†Along¬†with¬†that,¬†Wellesley¬†has¬†an¬†advisory¬†practice¬†as¬†well¬†and¬†a¬†capital¬†raising¬†business¬†to¬†help¬†set¬†up¬†new¬†alternative¬†investment¬†funds.¬†¬†Prior¬†to¬†joining¬†Wellesley¬†Partners,¬†Sourabh¬†headed¬†Options¬†Group’s¬†executive¬†search¬†and¬†strategic¬†consulting¬†practice¬†in¬†India.¬†Sourabh¬†has¬†also¬†been¬†an¬†entrepreneur¬†and¬†worked¬†in¬†institutions¬†such¬†as¬†Goldman¬†Sachs,¬†Ernst¬†and¬†Young,¬†and¬†Dresdner¬†Kleinwort¬†Wasserstein,¬†all¬†in¬†New¬†York.¬†Sourabh¬†grew¬†up¬†in¬†the¬†US¬†and¬†moved¬†to¬†India¬†in¬†late¬†2008.¬†¬†He¬†lives¬†in¬†Goa¬†with¬†his¬†wife¬†and¬†daughter¬†and¬†their¬†three¬†dogs.¬†¬†Sourabh¬†is¬†an¬†avid¬†angel¬†investor¬†and¬†an¬†LP¬†in¬†many¬†accelerator¬†funds.¬†¬†He¬†is¬†also¬†an¬†advisor¬†to¬†several¬†startups.¬†¬†Sourabh¬†is¬†on¬†the¬†board¬†of¬†Khela¬†Ghar,¬†an¬†NGO¬†based¬†out¬†of¬†Calcutta,¬†and¬†a¬†founding¬†trustee¬†of¬†Daya¬†Foundation.¬†¬†He¬†is¬†also¬†an¬†Advisor¬†to¬†the¬†Phreegroup,¬†where¬†he¬†advises¬†them¬†on¬†them¬†on¬†teh¬†operations¬†of¬†their¬†neo¬†bank¬†Phree¬†Bank.¬†¬†He¬†holds¬†a¬†BBA¬†in¬†Economics¬†from¬†Pace¬†University¬†in¬†New¬†York.

Caroline von der GroebenFounder of Brandstories

Caroline von der Groeben Founder of Brandstories ¬† Caroline¬†is¬†a¬†global¬†entrepreneur,¬†manager,¬†tech¬†leader,¬†investor¬†and¬†advisor¬†with¬†experience¬†in¬†founding¬†companies,¬†running¬†operations¬†and¬†doing¬†investments¬†as¬†well¬†as¬†strategic¬†development¬†in¬†the¬†corporate¬†environment. Caroline¬†was¬†looking¬†after¬†market¬†leading¬†brands¬†of¬†Procter¬†&¬†Gamble¬†with¬†a¬†responsibility¬†over¬†150Mio.¬†‚ā¨¬†turnover.¬†She¬†co-founded¬†and¬†led¬†several¬†start-ups¬†with¬†up¬†to¬†50¬†employees,¬†was¬†chief¬†of¬†staff¬†to¬†the¬†board¬†of¬†Axel¬†Springer¬†SE,¬†the¬†leading¬†media¬†company¬†in¬†Europe,¬†and¬†was¬†running¬†their¬†US¬†representation¬†in¬†San¬†Francisco¬†for¬†several¬†years,¬†doing¬†investments¬†and¬†partnership¬†as¬†well¬†as¬†business¬†development.¬†On¬†the¬†side¬†she¬†founded¬†the¬†Young¬†Digital¬†Leader¬†Association,¬†a¬†group¬†of¬†managers¬†in¬†leading¬†digital¬†roles¬†of¬†the¬†big,¬†mostly¬†DAX¬†noted¬†companies¬†in¬†Germany. At¬†the¬†moment¬†she¬†is¬†working¬†on¬†her¬†company¬†Brandstories¬†in¬†the¬†D2C¬†space¬†out¬†of¬†Shanghai¬†and¬†Berlin. Favourite Quote: ‚ÄúShow me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin‚Äô Donuts

Teddy LiVice President Head of Finance and Integrated Services Technology

Teddy Li Vice President Head of Finance and Integrated Services Technology ¬† Teddy Li is the new head of Technology for Finance & Global Integrated Services for Viatris, a leading global pharmaceutical company. He was recently the Chief o f…