Event Details

In today's rapidly changing global landscape, the evolution of supply chain management plays a pivotal role in shaping the success and sustainability of businesses worldwide. Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we delve into the dynamic transformations of the global supply chain and explore its profound implications on the international business landscape. Key topics include: discover strategies for building resilient supply chains in the face of disruptions, balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability, and addressing ethical and social responsibility in global supply chain operations; learn how to adapt business models to leverage the evolving supply chain landscape, explore opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and digitalization, and gain insights from case studies and success stories; navigate trade policies, tariffs, and geopolitical tensions, ensure compliance, manage risks, and address legal considerations in global supply chain operations.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration & Network
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Luncheon and Discussions


  • Dr. Edward Tse (Professor of Managerial Practice of Strategy, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB))

    Dr. Edward Tse

    Professor of Managerial Practice of Strategy, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

    Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, a founding Governor of Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has 30 years of strategy and management consulting and senior executive experience, in 20 of which he started and led the China practice of two leading international consulting firms, first as Managing Partner, China for the Boston Consulting Group and later as global Senior Partner as well as Managing Partner and Chairman, Greater China for Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz & Company, having started his strategy consulting career with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco in 1988.

    Dr. Tse is widely known as “China’s leading global business strategist.” Australia’s In The Black magazine calls him, “the Father of Business Consulting in China.”, and “One of China’s leading strategic management gurus” by China Daily. He has consulted to hundreds of companies (headquartered in and outside of China), investors and start-ups, as well as public sector organizations on the definition and implementation of strategies, organizations and transformation. He has extensive experience in working with companies from a wide range of industries, and was appointed as a board member of several major Chinese state-owned enterprises and a Sino-foreign joint venture. Furthermore, he has provided consulting services to multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and has advised a member of local Chinese governments on issues such as state owned enterprise reform and Chinese companies going overseas, as well as local government development strategies. Dr. Tse has deep expertise lies in technology-2 driven strategies, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also Co-Director of the Gao Feng-Tech Mahindra Joint AI Lab in Shanghai and the Gao Feng–Augmentum Joint Blockchain Lab in Shanghai and Silicon Valley.

    Dr. Tse has held different roles in senior management throughout his career, including being Managing Partner for The Boston Consulting Group in China; part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of HKSAR; Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning and Business Development and Managing Director of Greater China Region for Hong Kong Telecom; Senior Partner and Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz & Company Greater China; Member, Board of Business Executives, Gridiron Capital LLC; Governor, Hong Kong Institution for International Finance; Member, Global Future Council, World Economic Forum; Advisor, CDIB Capital International; Special Policy Advisor, Shanghai Municipal Government; Strategic Advisor of Harvard Business Review Online; Independent Director in Baoshan Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd; External Director of SAIC Group, Non-Executive Board Director of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd; etc.

    Frequent speaker at major business and academic forums, and author of several hundred articles on all aspects of business related to China and China for the world.

    Holds a SM and a SB in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a PhD and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he was recipient of the Converse Prize for being the most outstanding graduate student in his discipline.

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  • Leo Yang (Global Head of Capacity Planning & Integrated SCM at CHINT Global)

    Leo Yang

    Global Head of Capacity Planning & Integrated SCM at CHINT Global

    Leo Yang is the Global Head of Capacity Planning and Integrated SCM at CHINT Global, possessing more than 20 years of working experiences in leading MNC and Fortune Top 500 Company, overseeing factory operations including order fulfillment, planning, production, quality, engineering, purchasing (SCM), customs, warehouse, logistics and OPEX.

    Leo’s professional journey began with a global manufacturing unit, gaining valuable experience in supply chain management across international boundaries. This was followed by a significant 3-year tenure in the North Asia Hub at ABB, where he managed a substantial annual spending budget of over $300 million, encompassing both direct and indirect purchasing activities.

    Leo’s expertise further extends into quality management within the ABB Group, where he held a position of full responsibility for the company's service profit center. This role involved overseeing supplier quality engineering (SQE), incoming quality control (IQC), process quality control (PQC), final quality control (FQC), as well as ensuring high standards in customer services quality.

    In terms of operations management, he has a solid track record in overseeing a manufacturing unit with revenues exceeding $200 million, with key responsibilities included managing factory operations, devising and executing growth strategies, meeting budgetary targets, and achieving overall operational objectives.

    Leo’s additional engagement in business process analysis and optimization showcases his ability to streamline operations across various functions such as sales and marketing, logistics, production, and supply chain management.

    Leo’s extensive and varied experiences across multiple domains won him the CEO Excellence Award – BRONZE award recognition from the ABB Group. Leo Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Automation from Xiamen University and MBA from South China University of Technology.

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  • Liky Sutikno (Chairman of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China)

    Liky Sutikno

    Chairman of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China

    Liky Sutikno is the Chairman of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China (INACHAM). He has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, manufacturing, corporate strategy, merger & acquisition and investment. He has broad experience working in multicultural teams in the US, Europe and Asia. He serves as a board member for several companies in the US and Asia, including a medical company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has also been involved in numerous deals between Indonesia and China as part of his role as the Chairman of INACHAM.

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  • Dr. Weisi Xie (Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Dr. Weisi Xie

    Shanghai Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Weisi Xie is the Shanghai Director at the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN), and is responsible for engaging with top executives in the region on key economic and political issues as well as industry-specific analysis to support their businesses in the dynamic Chinese market.

    Mr. Xie served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University before joining EICN. As a trained trade economist, his teaching and research mainly focused on the fields of international trade, industrial economics and economic development, with a particular emphasis on China’s economy in a global perspective. He also possesses extensive expertise in the non-profit sector through work experience with think tanks and international organizations, including the Shanghai Institute for National Economy and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he contributed to multiple government counseling projects and policy studies. His work has appeared in leading academic journals as well as major economic policy publications.

    Mr. Xie has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in International Business from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

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