Dr. Lu Jian Zhong, as one of the pioneers in the field of CSR and Sustainability, has rich, systematic and forward-looking theoretical system and practical experience in this field. Dr. Lu actively advocated the idea of sustainability, led many CSR managers, philanthropists and initiatives to innovate, and made outstanding contributions to the promotion of public welfare and CSR development. Dr. Lu is the founder of CSR Thought Lab, a Board member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Deputy Director-General of China Corporate Social Responsibility Think Tank, Expert of the Think Tank of China Federation of Industry & Economy, Expert of the Southern Weekly CSR Research Center, Member of the Shenzhen Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Board ; former Co-chair of American Chamber (Shanghai) BCSR Committee, Guest Professor at Nankai University.
Dr LU Jian Zhong, currently Weir Group (China) China President.
Ker Gibbs first came to China in 1985 and has worked in various roles giving him broad exposure to US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia.
In the 1990s Mr. Gibbs worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai. Since then he has split his time between Asia and Silicon Valley, serving in executive positions with Apple, Disney, and high-growth Internet businesses. He moved to Shanghai in 2002 as head of Asia Pacific for a Nasdaq-listed network security company that was acquired by McAfee. His career in high tech led him to banking; he became head of technology and media in greater China for HSBC. As an investment banker he worked with Alibaba, Baidu, and other firms advising on mergers and cross-border transactions.
From banking Mr. Gibbs moved to direct investments. He was a founding investor in the Crystal Orange hotel group, helping grow the company to 130 properties and 1,500 employees in China. He also led successful investments in real estate, e-commerce, and medical technology companies.
Before his appointment as president, Mr. Gibbs was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and served as chairman for 2016 and 2017. He also sits on the board of the United Way in China and volunteers with Renewal, a local homeless shelter. He is an op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, and other publications.
Ker Gibbs holds a BA in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
How should MNCs/large-scale companies and startups/NGOs look at "sustainability" differently? How to design and carry out CSR projects that are sustainable and effective?