Simon Cai has been the CFO of Yunmanman since June 2017. Yunmanman is a fully owned subsidiary of Full Truck Alliance (Manbang Group), which is the largest truck matching platform globally. Full Truck Alliance is backed by investors such as Softbank Vision Fund, Tiger Global, Tencent, Baidu, Google Capital, Sequoia Capital and Hillhouse.
Simon also co-founded Hantak Investment Advisors, one of the leading high frequency trading firms in China, in 2013.
Prior to joining Yunmanman, Simon worked as an investment banker at Nomura, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Lazard in Hong Kong and Beijing from 2004-2017. Simon advised Dongfeng Motor on its EUR800m investment into Peugeot S.A. in 2014.
Simon graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004.
Simon is a PADI certified diver and Microsoft Certified System Engineer.
CAO Jiahan is a research fellow at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). Since 2015, he has been co-executive editor of China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies (CQISS), the flagship journal of SIIS. CAO received his Ph.D. in history in 2011 from Fudan University. From September 2008 to January 2009, CAO was studying at National Taiwan University (NTU) as an exchange student, and he also had research and training experiences at several world renowned think tanks, including Hoover Institution, Stanford University (June-August 2009), German Development Institute (July-September 2014), Stockholm Environment Institute (October-December 2014) and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI-APCSS) in Honolulu (February-March 2017).
CAO’s research interests include U.S. energy strategy and policy, the implementation of United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, non-traditional security cooperation in Asia-Pacific as well as the political and economic dynamics in Central Eurasia.
In the National Assembly, Anne-Laure Cattelot is a member of the Finance, General Economy and Budget Committee, and is special spokesperson on the transport budget. Vice-Chair of the special commission tasked with studying the proposed legislation “For a State in the service of a trusting society”; member of the investigative committee on State decisions on industrial policy, particularly in the case of Alstom, Alcatel and STX. Tasked with a mission on “The Industry of the Future” by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, she is in charge of setting up Development Acceleration Centers for VSBs and SMEs.
Co-Chair of the brewing industry study group.
Member of the France-Portugal and France-China friendship groups.
Member of the study groups on “Lyme disease”, “Challenges, evolution and conversion of the manufacturing industry”, National and regional parks”, “Navigable waterways”.
Member of the working groups on Agriculture, Mobility, VSBs-SMEs
She was born on October 25, 1988 in Maubeuge (Nord) and was elected Member of Parliament for the 12th district of Nord on June 18, 2017 under the banner of the majority party “La République en Marche.” She has worked at the European Parliament, tasked with partnerships at the National Center for Scientific Research, and as project head and advisor to a number of elected officials.
She is an expert on transport, mobility, industry and agriculture issues. The expertise and skills she forged have been recognized by various institutions, partners and elected officials, alongside whom she has worked in France and abroad.
She also speaks three foreign languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Jian Chang joined China’s foreign service in 2003, after graduating from the Beijing Foreign Studies University with a BA in diplomatic studies. He later spent a year in the mid 2000s on a government scholarship program at the University of Westminster in London, graduating with a MA in interpretation and translation with diplomacy.
He began his diplomatic career working as an interpreter for the Foreign Ministry on a variety of domestic and overseas missions till early 2010s, during which he was once posted at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, Canada for 2 years, covering bilateral relations and research.
Around beginning of this decade, he joined the Ministry’s European Department, working mainly on UK, Ireland and Malta files as deputy division director and was briefly posted at the Chinese Embassy in London covering political affairs.
After secondment at the Research Office of the State Council for 2 and a half years, he rejoined the European Department last year, now serving as division director overseeing general affairs and public diplomacy.
William Chung is the Supervisor of the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the largest youth service organisation in Hong Kong. He is a member of the senior management team, focusing on corporate planning, staff development, membership and volunteer management. His major duties include setting the corporate and talent development strategies, engaging over 450,000 members and 220,000 registered volunteers online and offline and enhancing user experience through data analysis.
Before taking up the supervisory position in this well-established NGO, he served as the Senior Programme Manager of the HKFYG Leadership Institute. He coordinated the School of Leadership Skills and the School of Public Engagement, developed local and overseas partnership and explored resources.
William is the editorial board member of Youth Hong Kong, HKFYG’s quarterly English journal. Granted by the HKFYG Council, he further studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Master of Arts in Values Education in 2012, with research focus in developing youth’s responsibility through social service learning. In 2016, He was nominated to join the American Express Leadership Academy with emerging NGO leaders from Hong Kong, India and The UK. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in both Chinese and English Languages in 2008.
William is an experienced trainer, speaker, MC, charity auctioneer and sports lover.
Boris DERICHEBOURG is CEO of Derichebourg Multiservices, the services division of Derichebourg Group.
Based on an experience in high-level sports, Boris DERICHEBOURG restructured the company and gave it new life by developing new high-potential sectors. He travels the world in search of new models and services that will allow him to extend activities in France and internationally. In the space of a decade, Derichebourg Multiservices has become the benchmark player for outsourced services by proposing solutions to industry (aeronautics, automobile, etc.), the service sector (facility management), urban space management (public lighting, urban signage, etc.), and also by intervening as an expert in sourcing through its temporary work activities.
In 2018, Derichebourg Multiservices operates in 10 countries, has 29,000 employees, and generated €803 million in revenue.
Jérémie began his career in Paris before moving to 3i Group Plc in London (1998). He then became Deputy Director at Chequers Capital (2002), and then Investment Director at Bridgepoint (2007). In 2009, he joined Groupe MCS & Associés as Director. He became its CEO in 2011, and then its Executive President in 2018. During this period, Groupe MCS & Associés’ revenues rose from €70 m to €200 m, with a workforce of 1,300.
Alice Ekman has been the Senior Analyst in charge of the Asia portfolio at the EUISS since September 2019. She covers foreign policy and security developments in the Asian region – including in China, the Korean Peninsula, Japan, India and ASEAN. At the EUISS, Alice also manages regular ‘Track 1,5’ dialogues with the EU’s partners in Asia and coordinates the EU member committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP EU). Alice was formerly Head of China Research at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) in Paris. She has also been Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University (Beijing), at National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei) and at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (Seoul). She holds a Master in International Relations, Economics, and Anthropology (China focus) from the London School of Economics and a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
FU Jing acts as managing director of China Daily’s China Watch Institute and columnist mainly addressing China-Europe issues. After eight years as China Daily’s chief correspondent in the European Union Bureau, he is now in charge of the communication-led think tank, China Watch.
During his nearly two decades of career, FU Jing’s journalism has focused on various fields, and for a long period of time, he has been a member of the news room’s breaking news taskforce. Since 2009, FU Jing has been following diplomatic tours for the Chinese president and premier. In 2016 he became the Deputy Chief of China Daily European Bureau.
In 2015, FU Jing won the first prize of China News Award, and he was nominated by the Changjiang and Taofen Journalism Award in 2016. He was also awarded the “May Day Labor Medal” in 2008.
As a writer and translator, FU Jing has had six books published in English or Chinese. As an active volunteer, FU Jing has devoted himself to charitable pursuits and is now responsible for the poverty alleviation educational program.
FU Jing graduated from the Capital Normal University, China School of Journalism and City University London, earning a bachelor’s degree in English education, and a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in international journalism.
Widely recognized as one of the most talented violinists of his generation, Mr. GAO Can enjoys an international career, appearing with major orchestras and at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world.
In March 2015, Mr. Gao was invited to the closing ceremony at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) to perform in front of 17 national leaders and thousands of political and business leaders from all over the world. On that occasion, he played with the 1727 Stradivarius violin ex-General Dupont, the first Stradivarius violin collected by Mainland Chinese entrepreneur and the only violin to be broadcasted in space by the NASA.
In 2014, Mr. Gao was appointed the ambassador of the renowned Verbier Festival (VFO) and has become the only official ambassador of Chinese nationality. In the same year he was elected the new committee member of the Violin Society of the Chinese Musicians Association. As one of the very symbol of Chinese young musicians, he was included in the “Impression China” series of the China Post, which published a set of personal stamp and postcards entitled “Chinese Cultural Artists”in early 2015.
China Recording Arts Association (CRA) has recently released his latest album “Collection of Live Recordings of Gao Can” in recognition of his accomplishment.
Pascal is based in China Beijing where is in charge of international relations for Beijing Enterprise JO Construction Group (BEJOC), the consortium in charge of the venue construction for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Pascal has a strong relationship with China where he trained before every Olympic rendez-vous. After Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games, he worked six years in Beijing for the French group Veolia Environment Services.
First French Olympic Medalist in Taekwondo, Pascal is twice Olympic medalist, 3 times World Cup winner, 3 time European champion, 18 times French champion and has been the captain of the French Taekwondo National Team for 20 years. Emblematic figure of his sport, he is now member of the board of the French Taekwondo Association and World Taekwondo and has been elected President of World Taekwondo Athletes’ Commission.
Good communicator, intrepid and target oriented, he played a key role in the promotion of taekwondo to become an Olympic sport and supported each Olympic Bids from France and in particular Paris 2024. Strong actor of the sport diplomacy, he has also been acting in favour of the promotion of peace with the French Ministry of sport or foundations like Peace & Sport.
Since July 2019, he is also the CEO of Saint Barth Security Services, advisor in risk management and in securing Chinese interests in Europe and Africa.
Pascal Gentil is graduated from Paris ESSEC Business School.
Based in Asia since 1995, Emmanuel is Head of Merchant Banking at B&A in Shanghai, which he joined after participating in Bright Food’s acquisition of Diva Bordeaux.
Before cofounding the investment bank, he began his career in the manufacturing sector as director of PCM Group in Asia, which he transformed into a global leader in its sector.
Emmanuel is also Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China and is a French foreign trade Advisor.
He is fluent in English and Chinese.
Maxime de Guillenchmidt is a corporate lawyer in Paris. He holds degrees from the University College London, the Sorbonne and Paris Descartes University. For many years, he practiced at Latham & Watkins and Winston & Strawn, where he was head of the Chinese Desk in Paris. As member of Lawasia and the International Bar Association (IBA) anti-corruption committee, he regularly represents Chinese companies as part of their investments and litigations in Europe. Since first admitted to the Bar, he has been involved in pro bono activities such as working as an administrator and counsel of the aid association Compter sur demain for disadvantaged children, which does work in Asia, Africa, South America and France.
GUO Feng got bachelor degree of Economic from Fudan University and master degree of MBA from University of Hongkong.
Once he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC in the General Office from 2001 to 2006 and then from 2005 to 2006 he worked as Consulting Director in CRU International. Later he switched to Lehman Brothers Group worked as Equity Analyst in Asian area for two years. From 2009 to 2013 he joined Harfor Found Management Co. as Fund Manager. Now he is the Chairman and Found Manager in Shanghai Shifeng Assets Management.
Baojun Han was born in henan province, graduated from Renmin University of China, once worked in Zhongyuan Oilfield Natural Gas Production and sales general factory. In 2005, he worked in the national development and reform commission and served as director of the energy bureau and the foreign capital department.
In 2016，Wen graduated from Law School, Remin University as a Doctor of Criminal Law.
Before graduating in1999 from Foreign Affairs College (majoring in Translation and Interpretation) with a MA , Wen attended Anhui University (majoring in British Literature), where in 1996, she obtained a BA .
In 2003, Wen went to University of Regina, Canada as a visiting scholar in the Department of Public Administration.
Included in her work experience are: 3 years in the Division of African Affairs, 2 years in the Division of Administration, 3 years in the Division of International Meetings and 11 years in the Division of European Affairs,Foreign Affairs Bureau, General Office of the Standing Committee, National People’s Congress.
With 46 staff members, engaged in organizing and participating in parliamentary exchanges, including mutual visits among top legislators, attendance to major international and regional parliamentary conferences, practicing parliamentary diplomacy and studying foreign parliaments and laws, the Foreign Affairs Bureau is the collective advisory and executive body of foreign policies of the National People’s Congress, China’s highest organ of state power and top Legislature.
JIANG Yan worked for the Ministry of Commerce for over 10 years, in charge of international economic cooperation and exchange affairs before joining Microsoft(China). She played a leading role in the Legal and Public Affairs Department of Microsoft (China), leading Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, introduction of Xbox into China and Sino-US Internet Forum. JIANG Yan joins Megvii (Face++) as Vice President in 2017, looking into the company’s public affairs and strategic plan. She is now Executive President of the company.
Liao Chuanjin, born in January 1977 from Sichuan Jianyang. He joined the work in August 2005 and joined the Communist Party of China in April 1995. He once served as deputy director and party committee member of Chongqing Fuling District Economic Committee, deputy secretary of the party committee and deputy mayor of Baitao Town, Fuling District, Chongqing, deputy director and director of Baitao Sub-district Office of Fuling District, Chongqing, deputy secretary of the Party Working Committee and secretary.
He is currently a member of the party group and deputy secretary of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League, vice chairman of the Chongqing Youth Federation, and member of the Standing Committee of the Fifth CPPCC of Chongqing.
Roland has held various positions of financial responsibility at AXA Group, at its headquarters and around the world. He was Executive Vice President of AXA Tian-Ping and is passionate about China and Chinese culture.
Before joining AXA, he began his career at the Treasury department of the Ministry of Finance, in charge of European cases. Roland graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées engineering school.
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and then HEC, Pierre began his career at Lazard in 2007. Currently a manager within the Financial Affairs team, Pierre advises major French companies on financial and strategic operations, including mergers/acquisitions, in the mass consumer, luxury, hotels, media, automotive, and energy sectors.
In 2020, he has joined Centerview Partners as a Managing Director.
After heading up TV channels in Eastern Europe and India at RTL Group / Bertelsmann, in 2013 Clément Schwebig joined the Turner media group (CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT), based in Hong Kong, as Chief Financial Officer for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of activities in China.
Clément Schwebig is a graduate of HEC and holds a Master of Law from the Sorbonne.
He mentors start-ups within the framework of the international organisation Endeavor.
CSA elected Sibyle Veil Chief Executive Officer of Radio France in April 2018. Formerly she was Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Radio France since June 2015.
Sibyle was born on September 26, 1977.
She studied in Dijon, then at Sciences-Po Paris, and lastly at the École Nationale d’Administration (Léopold Sédar Senghor class).
She worked at the State Council from 2004 to 2007, before being appointed to the cabinet of the President of the French Republic. She was advisor in charge of Labor, Housing, Social Relations, Solidarity, and also Healthcare issues.
In 2010, Sibyle joined the Executive Committee of Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) where she worked as Director of the transformation plan and introduced new management methods.
She came to Radio France five years later.
An Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon with a PhD in Neuroscience, Professor Raphaël VIALLE specialises in treating complex spinal deformations in children and adolescents. He is Head of Department at the University Hospital for Musculoskeletal Diseases and Innovative Therapies (DHU MAMUTH) dedicated to research and innovation in muscular and skeletal diseases.
He communicates with and fosters cross-communication among more than 20 care, teaching and research centres related to his core interests at Sorbonne University. A member of numerous national and international bodies, he has published more than 120 scientific articles in international journals and has authored more than 30 book chapters.
As an educator and researcher at Sorbonne University, he provides practical and academic training to young future doctors, both French and international students, in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.
Designer Victoria Wilmotte was born in Paris in 1985 and now lives and works there. Victoria graduated from the Camondo School in Paris before attending the Royal College of Art in London for her master’s degree in product design under the direction of Ron Arad. Victoria formed her own studio in Paris in 2009.
VW’s signature is now established as a brand through her personal creations and collaborations with numerous clients.
She has been equally successful in publishing projects with industrial companies, custom orders, and monumental marble tables, all produced at her VW Factory in Paris.
Yanjie Wu, from Yuzhong District, Chongqing, graduated from the University of Florida in December 2002, holds a masters degree in Executive Master of Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Yanjie Wu is now the general manager of Chongqing Pai Sen Bai orange juice Co., Ltd.
Yanjie Wu is the Deputy of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress, the 4th Chongqing Committee of CPPCC member, the 11th and 12th ACYF member, Member of Standing Committee of Chongqing Youth Federation, executive director of Chongqing Non-Party Intellectuals Association, Secretary-general of the alumni association of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Chongqing.
Chongqing Pai Sen Bai orange juice Co., Ltd developed citrus industry in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. It is national leading enterprises of agricultural industrialization. A complete citrus industry chain has been built, “selection and breeding of good varieties, seedling cultivation, orange grove construction, and juice processing and orange peels harmless treatment”. The company established their scientific and technical system with 10 years of citrus industry practice, undertook more than twenty projects about the citrus varieties, planting, processing during the tenth five-year plan to twelfth tenth five-year plan. It has the only National Citrus Engineering Technology Research Center and Chongqing Citrus Engineering Technology Research Center. The company compiled and applied Breeding procedures, The standardized citrus grove rules and The Enterprise Standard of not from concentrated orange juice in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. Provided free fruit grove design, free seedlings, free technical training to help farmers, and lend money to them to buy pesticides, fertilizers. The company organized 430 Citrus technical training classes, trained more than 60 thousands farmers. Until now the company has built 220 thousands mu standardized citrus grove in Chongqing of Three Gorges Reservoir area helped 200 thousands farmers (including 30 thousands reservoir resettlements) to increase incomes, creating a new mode of Chinese modern citrus industry.
YUAN Yuyu is the founder and CEO of Medprin Regenerative Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., and Deputy to the National People’s Congress.
He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA in 2007. He made significant progress on the study of regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering, has published more than 20 papers and applied to more than 200 patents worldwide.
In September 2008, he started to realize the industrialization of world leading regenerative medicine technologies and broke the long-term monopoly of imported high-end implantable medical device in the Chinese market. He went back to China and founded Medprin with his team. They established the 3D bioprinting technology platform and developed various new implantable medical devices for accurate and efficient tissue repair. To date, Medprin’s products have entered more than 60 counties and regions, competing with world leaders and benefiting about two hundred thousand patients worldwide.
He is one of the experts and committee members of the Additive Manufacturing Alliance of China and committee members of several professional societies, promoting 3D printing development in the biomedical industry in China.
After graduation from MIT, Tengfei chose to leave academia and went back to China. She worked in Henan Provincial Department of Environment Protection for a year, focusing on air pollution management. Then she switched her career path to education. She designed curriculum for afterschool science education institute, and coached high school and undergraduate students for upper level degree application. In August 2016, Tengfei joined Shanghai Pinghe School, a private school with grade 1-12 students. She has been working on reconstructing a 12-year continuous science curriculum, aiming to offer good science literacy training to all students. She is also in charge of the opening and operation of a new primary school campus, Shanghai Little Bridge School, formatting the school curriculum scheme, including student, teacher and parent curriculums. Besides school management and curriculum design, she is also teaching IBDP chemistry and theory of knowledge for high school students and science for 1st graders.
Shanghai Pinghe School (SPS), located in Pudong, Shanghai, was founded in 1996. In 2015, SPS was named by Forbes magazine as one of the eight most popular international schools in Shanghai. SPS high school was certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization in 2002, and most courses are taught in English. More than 90% SPS graduates are admitted by top-50 US universities. As one of the two new primary school campus, Shanghai Little Bridge School has already been a very popular choice among middle-class parents after one-year operation.
Tengfei got her bachelor’s degree in science from Peking University in 2003 and a PhD degree in Biochemistry from MIT in 2014.
Mr. Zhou has more than 15 year’s experiences in corporate finance and business development with expertise in areas of corporate strategy, merger & acquisition and post deal integration. Coming from a strong industry background in logistics and transportation, he has worked for multi-national companies, Chinese enterprises as well as professional services located both in China and overseas.
Mr. Zhou is currently working for Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), and is in charge of the company’s investment and corporate development both in China and internationally. Being one of the leading port operators globally and the operator of the world biggest port-Shanghai, SIPG is one of the largest Chinese listing company of which its investment portfolio covers not only traditional port and logistics business but also finance & banking, real estate development, professional sports, etc. Mr. Zhou has been with SIPG for more than 5 years, and led major projects including China Postal Bank IPO, OOCL take-over, Port of Haifa (Israel) bidding, among others.
Mr. Zhou graduated from West Virginia University in 2003 with Master Degree in Business and Administration. Mr. Zhou is a member of China National Democratic Construction Association, and serves in District Committee of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Shanghai. He is a also a Arbitrator of Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC).