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AmCham Shanghai would like to invite you to August's Member Briefing featuring the Future Leaders of the Year Awards on Tuesday, August 7th from 17:30-19:30 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Young professionals under the age of 39 have made significant strides in our community as corporate executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Join AmCham Shanghai for the Future Leaders of the Year Awards program featuring distinguished guest speakers and a cocktail reception that will celebrate these future leaders' contributions and demonstrate why more companies are recognizing the value of investing in young talent.

A select panel of judges will announce winners in three award categories:

  • Future Leader of the Year Award
  • Entrepreneurship Award
  • Social Impact Award

For more awards details, please click here.

Here's a list for final nominees.

Future Leader of the Year Award Final Nominees –

  • Xianzhe (Kobe) Chen, Head of site, Swire Cold Chain Logistics
  • Binxin Li, Partner, FenXun Partners Shanghai Office
  • Alex Lin, Head, Merchandising Greater China Levi's Brand, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Shuqi Luo, Senior Associate Consultant, L.E.K Consulting
  • Leon Qiu, General Manager in China Region, BI Worldwide
  • James Philip Stovall IV, Managing Director, Nicobar Group
  • Landin Shan, Project Manager of Shanghai Market, Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics
  • David Shi, Senior Director, Head of Project Development Service East & Central China, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Tom (Zhicheng) Tang, CEO, Hangzhou Egaga Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Xiangdao Wang, CEO-Shanghai Daqi Network Technology Co., Ltd
  • Hugo Wong, Managing Director, CEO, ZIDI Investments & Han World Family Office
  • Huayun (Jessie) Xue, General Manager of Pinghu Plant, Cargill Starches Sweeteners & Texturizers China, Cargill
  • Cathy Yang, Director of Talent Acquisition,China, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
  • Hongfei Zheng, Director Greater China Corporate Strategy & Development, Cargill
  • Yinan (Amanda) Zheng, Principal, China Impact Ventures

Entrepreneurship Award Final Nominees –

  • Ziga Drev, Co-Founder & COO, OriginTrail
  • Chris Eckhardt, Co-Founder of Airline Education Group, Co-Founder of Fusion Holdings Group
  • Eric M Oetting, Founder & CEO, Planet O
  • Aurélien Rigart, VP, IT Consultis
  • Liang Sun, Founder and CEO, Snackeroo Ltd/ Generate Ltd
  • Erik Walenza, CEO, IoT ONE

Social Impact Award Final Nominees-

  • Marina Kalnitski, Senior Director, Head of Project Development Service East & Central China, Taicang Inclusion Factory

Click here for nominees' details.

About the Judges:

Paul Lin is the Chief Strategy Officer for OMD China. Paul started his career during Dot Com, when the first wave of the Internet was the Wild West and nobody had a business model. He fell in love with technology & the start-up culture and carried that passion to world class Ad Agencies like DDB, BBDO, Wunderman and Saatchi.

John D Van Fleet currently serves as Director, Corporate Globalization, and adjunct faculty, Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a campus where he's been based since 2003. For nearly a decade through 2017, Van Fleet also served as Assistant Dean, USC Marshall School of Business, and Executive Director, USC-SJTU Global Executive MBA in Shanghai.

Shirley Zhao is currently General Manager and President of Bristol-Myers Squibb mainland China and Hong Kong. Shirley is among the first batch of locally grown senior business executives with truly global perspectives and management expertise, since China adopts the "Open and Reform" policy. Over the last two decades, Shirley held a number of senior management positions in multinational companies.

This event is brought to you by Future Leaders Committee (FLC). FLC aims to connect, develop, and empower members of AmCham Shanghai through programs, training and activities focused on personal and professional growth for leadership development. It encourages and supports young professionals to develop as leaders in AmCham Shanghai and the business community.

Admission to this event is complimentary for members. All members are required to wear a current Membership Card during the event for identification purposes.


Four Seasons Hotel
500 Wei Hai Road (Cnr. Shi Men Yi Road)
Shanghai, China

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