Managing Director of China at HAYS
Jessica has close to twenty years of professional recruitment and management experience across the Greater China market. She joined Hays Beijing in 2013 and has successfully built that business to be one of the largest recruitment-partner-of-choice in the North China market for both international and domestic clients. After that, Jessica took over the management for both North and South China market. In July 2021, Jessica was promoted to be Managing Director of China, with overall responsibility across offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. As a member of the Hays Asia Board of Directors, Jessica’s passion extends beyond recruitment and recruitment leadership. Her deep insights into culture management and people development led her appointment to be the Chairperson of the Hays Asia Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee, where she leads a leadership team to oversees and determine the broader D&I agenda for the region. Prior to joining Hays, Jessica was in various leadership positions in a leading search firm specializing in recruiting IT, banking and corporate functional roles across China.
Managing Director of Mintz Group (Beijing) Company Limited
Jesse Si is Managing Director of the Mintz Group and heads the Beijing office. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has over a decade of experience in managing and conducting pre-transaction due diligence, asset tracing, fraud detection, competitor intelligence and other types of investigations throughout Greater China. He has served various clients with business interests in the region, including private equity firms, investment banks, law firms and multinational corporations.
Prior to joining the Mintz Group, Jesse worked at another international investigation firm, as well as at Flextronics and Mercedes Benz.
Jesse received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics from Beijing Normal University, where he specialized in the sports industry. Jesse is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker, as well as fluent English speaker.
Regional Director, Asia of The Economist Intelligence Unit
Tom is Regional Director, Asia at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He is an expert on politics and economics in Asia, with specific interests in regional geopolitics, public policy and China’s political economy. Tom is a frequent commentator in the international media, talks regularly at conferences and events, and has published on a range of subjects in relation to Asia and China. His experience and deep knowledge help organisations and businesses make sense of the rapid changes in the region. As Regional Director, Tom leads a team of analysts based across the Asia. He is responsible for ensuring the EIU’s analysis and forecasts for countries in the region are as accurate and insightful as they can be for clients, and delivered in a timely and accessible way. Tom is based in Beijing, where he has lived and worked for the best part of a decade. He joined the EIU in 2011 and prior to his current role was Principal Economist, China. Tom holds an MPhil in International Relations and a BA in Modern History, both from the University of Oxford. His work experience outside the EIU includes a spell as a researcher in the UK Parliament, where he worked on the UK-China relationship, and roles with the China-Britain Business Council, Oxford Analytica and the Foreign Policy Centre. Tom also studied Chinese at Peking University and held a research fellowship at its Institute of International and Strategic Studies, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.