2019 has been an uneven year for many American companies. As many continue to grow and find new opportunities, will growing trade tensions, weaker economic data and economic policy fluctuations hamper growth and lower profits? Or will a burgeoning consumer market, liberalizing financial sector, and strengthening regulatory enforcement make 2019 a good year for business? For this month's Member Briefing, AmCham Shanghai hopes to provide some clarity with a Committee Chairs panel featuring Auto Committee Chair Bill Russo, Education Committee Chair John Van Fleet, Financial Service Committee Chair Todd Wilcox, andHealthcare Committee Chair Anita Wei, panel discussion moderated by Han Lin, Board of Governor of AmCham Shanghai. The Committee Chairs will provide an update on how their industries, advice on how to manage challenges, and predictions for 2019. The briefing will take place on Tuesday, June 4 from 17:30 to 19:30 at the Jing An Four Seasons (500 Weihai Road).

AmCham Shanghai's member-only Monthly Member Briefing is an exclusive opportunity to hear from top government officials and experts on political and economic trends impacting businesses in China.


5:30 PM - 6 PM
Check In & Networking
6 PM - 6:10 PM
Welcome Remarks by Ker Gibbs, President of AmCham Shanghai
6:10 PM - 6:40 PM
Panel Discussion with Bill Russo, John Van Fleet, and Todd Wilcox
6:40 PM - 7 PM
Q & A
7 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktail Reception


  • Han Shen Lin (SVP, Deputy General Manager at Wells Fargo)

    Han Shen Lin

    SVP, Deputy General Manager at Wells Fargo

    Han Lin is a Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo in China, and a Senior Relationship Manager. In his role, Han advises Wells Fargo commercial customers on their U.S-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs. Wells Fargo provides international banking services to corporates, financial institutions and multilateral agencies – organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank – through more than 35 offices worldwide. Offerings include local currency financing, payments, collections, trade services and outsourcing, deposits, credit, foreign exchange, and derivatives. Han began his career with Wells Fargo in 2004 in Charlotte, N.C. where he was involved in a series of strategic initiatives encompassing credit, payments, trade and acquisitions. Two years later, he moved to China where he has been ever since. He is currently the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai and lives in Shanghai with his wife and two daughters.

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  • Bill Russo (Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited)

    Bill Russo

    Founder & CEO of Automobility Limited

    Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Founder and CEO of Automobility Limited, a strategy and investment advisory firm helping its clients to create the future of mobility. His over 35 years of experience includes 15 years as an automotive executive, including 14 years of experience in China and Asia. He has also worked nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies.

    In his current role, Bill advises start-ups, corporations and investors on how to maximize their participation in China’s Automobility Revolution. In order to achieve success, he believes they must expand their focus from the product (the automobile) to the utility derived from the product (“automobility”), and create a business model and digital ecosystem optimized to provide digitally enabled solutions for both car owners and mobility services users.

    Bill was previously the regional head of Chrysler in North East Asia, where he successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring six new vehicle programs to the market in a three-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution.

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  • John D. Van Fleet (Director, Corporate Globalization of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

    John D. Van Fleet

    Director, Corporate Globalization of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Van Fleet’s Asia career spans ten years in Japan (1991- 2000) and
    eighteen in China (to present). He has extensive experience
    throughout the region in corporate strategy, business development,
    marketing and consultancy.
    He 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
    Previously, Van Fleet led two marketing consultancies, one in
    Taipei and one in Shanghai, and served as Asia Pacific marketing
    and communications manager for GE’s healthcare division, based
    in Tokyo, from 1996 to 2000. He has served dozens of Asia-based
    clients and guided dozens of graduate student teams on region
    specific corporate development projects.
    A regular reviewer for the Asian Review of Books, Van Fleet
    speaks and writes often about business, education and society in
    China and East Asia.
    He is fluent in Japanese and afloat in Mandarin, and holds both
    undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Southern
    His book ‘Tales of Old Tokyo’, a scrapbook tour of the city’s
    history from 1853 to 1964, was published in 2015, while his
    second book, ‘Squabbling Siblings, China and Japan from
    Antiquity to 2022’, will be published in early 2019.

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  • Anita Wei (Senior Director, Public Affairs & Communications, BD Greater China of BD)

    Anita Wei

    Senior Director, Public Affairs & Communications, BD Greater China of BD

    Anita Wei is the Senior Director Public Affairs & Communications for BD Greater China. She joined BD in late 2011 and is a member of BD Greater China Leadership Team as well as China Operation Committee. In this role, Anita is responsible for developing and managing BDX China level strategic programs focusing on HCW safety and patient safety, establishing and enhancing interaction with commercial and industry associations, leading China Policy Council to drive policy intelligence and corresponding strategies, and generating health economic evidence to support product market access and competitive selling. Anita is also accountable for developing strategies and actions on media relations and CSR, building corporate branding and enhancing internal communications. Anita’s team also serves as a central marketing role for BD China Key Account team, building platforms and designing programs as key enablers for KA strategy.

    Anita is now a designated delegate for AdvaMed China Executive Committee and leader for Inclusion & Diversity and WIN (Women Initiative Network) in China. Prior to joining BD, Anita served Novartis for 6 years, where her last role was Head of Communications for Novartis Pharma Greater China, reporting to the Chairman. Anita obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and her Master Degree in Marketing and Communications from University of Sydney.

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  • Todd Wilcox (SEVP & DCEO HBCN DESIGNATE of HSBC Bank (China) Co., Ltd.)

    Todd Wilcox

    SEVP & DCEO HBCN DESIGNATE of HSBC Bank (China) Co., Ltd.

    Todd Wilcox is Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy
    Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank (China) Company
    Limited (“HSBC China”). Mr. Wilcox joined HSBC in Canada
    in 2005 to expand the Group’s operations in western Canada.
    Before moving to Asia, he was also Head of Retail, Marketing
    and Public Affairs for HSBC Bermuda. Mr. Wilcox became
    Chief Operating Officer for the Risk function in the Asia Pacific
    in 2011, overseeing the function for 11 markets in the region.
    Mr. Wilcox was appointed Chief Executive Officer Brunei for
    The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in
    2012. He became Head of Remediation Management Office for
    HSBC China in August 2016.
    Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Wilcox worked for Royal Bank of
    Canada for 16 years in a wide range of business and functional
    roles. Mr. Wilcox holds a Master’s Degree in Business
    Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

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