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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (3 PM - 4 PM)

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Vicki Fan (CEO of Mercer Hong Kong Ltd)

Vicki Fan

CEO of Mercer Hong Kong Ltd

Ms Fan brings to Mercer 20 years’ experience in corporate management and consulting, with a strong focus on business transformation in the financial services sector. She was previously Head of EY’s Customer and Operations practice where she led the buildout and delivery of the firm’s offerings, including customer centricity, transformation and digital solutions. She also served as global lead Partner for the wealth management business of one of the firm’s largest clients.

Prior to her time at EY, Ms Fan worked at KPMG as a Partner and a regional lead for the firm’s biggest financial services client. She has also worked in consulting firms in New York. Ms Fan holds a Master’s of Public Health from Columbia University in New York.

Ulrike Glueck (Managing Partner at CMS, China Shanghai Office)

Ulrike Glueck

Managing Partner at CMS, China Shanghai Office

Ulrike Glueck is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany for several years, Ulrike has been working on-site in China since 1998 and has over 20 years experience in China-related work. She has advised a large number of companies in various industry sectors in projects relating to M&A, foreign direct investment, and restructuring.

Ulrike is the client relationship partner for a large number of the firm’s key clients, in particular in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, machinery and engineering, automotive and TMC sectors.

Ulrike has been managing the firm’s Shanghai office since 2002.

Obeidullah Safi (Field CTO (APJ) at Citrix)

Obeidullah Safi

Field CTO (APJ) at Citrix

Safi Obeidullah combines a passion for people and technology together with over 20 years of experience in IT to help organisations unlock new ways of working and defining a richer, more productive employee experience. As Field CTO, Safi is responsible for supporting strategic customer/partner relationships, assessing market needs and industry trends to help shape product priorities and evangelizing Citrix solutions at events across APJ.

Roger Steel (Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau of Willis Towers Watson)

Roger Steel

Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau of Willis Towers Watson

Roger is an experienced financial services consultant and executive, with a track record of achieving growth and profitability across multiple markets in Asia. Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Roger held various key leadership positions, including CEO for Sun Life Hong Kong. He has more than 35 years of experience across insurance and consulting, and having worked in Hong Kong for 19 years, he has a strong knowledge of the local market as well.

Jeanette Yu (Partner and head of Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group at CMS, China)

Jeanette Yu

Partner and head of Employment & Pensions Practice Area Group at CMS, China

Jeanette Yu has more than 16 years’ experience in advising clients on Chinese labour law. She has been involved in a number of significant projects and has advised clients on a wide range of employment law issues such as conclusion of employment contract, employee dismissal, mass lay-off, relocation and restructuring, non-competition, social security, work permit, secondment and visa issues of expatriates as well as handling various labour disputes.

Jeanette has been with CMS, China since 2005. Before joining CMS, she practised law in renowned PRC law firms in Beijing.

William Zhao (China Country Chair at Total)

William Zhao

China Country Chair at Total

William is the country chair for China at Total and based in Beijing. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the energy, petrochemicals and technology sectors spanning between the US, Asia and the Middle East.

Andrew Staples (Global Editorial Director of Economist Corporate Network)

Andrew Staples

Global Editorial Director of Economist Corporate Network

Andrew is the global Editorial Director of The Economist Corporate Network (ECN), the Economist Intelligence Unit’s briefing and advisory service for senior business leaders. He leads and supports a team of Network Directors (NDs) across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and ensures that editorial consistency and quality are maintained to the highest level.

As editorial director, Andrew ensures that the values and standards of The Economist brand are upheld across all the networks and drives ECN editorial strategy through the innovation of new services and products.

Andrew joined the Economist Group in 2013 and prior to his current role, ran ECN in Tokyo (later North Asia) and South-east Asia.

Andrew provides members with insight and analysis on a range of topics related to ASEAN and the broader East Asian economy. He regularly chairs and moderates major Economist events, delivers custom briefings to senior executives (including Fortune 500 C-suite) and public figures (including heads of states) in his areas of expertise in the international media (BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, Al Jazeera).

Prior to joining The Economist Group, Andrew was an associate professor of international business at business schools and leading universities in the UK (University of Sheffield) and Japan (Keio University, Doshisha Business School and Globis University Graduate School of Management).

Andrew has published widely in his areas of expertise and his major publications include Responses to Regionalism in East Asia: Japanese Production Networks in the Automotive Sector published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series and chapters in edited volumes including Asian Inward and Outward FDI: New Challenges in the Global Economy and popular textbooks including Asian Business and Management. He was also a Senior Editor for the internationally peer reviewed journal Asian Business and Management.

Andrew has an MSc in East Asian Business and a PhD in International Political Economy from the University of Sheffield, U.K., and was a Ministry of Education research scholar at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo (2001-2003).