Ambra Debernardi joined AIA Group in 2016 as the Head of Multinational Business, Group Corporate Solutions, to focus on structuring and delivering AIA’s regional solution propositions pertaining to employee benefits for MNC clients across Asia Pacific.
With more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry and holding a MBA from the University of Liverpool, she brings a wealth of knowledge and insights into servicing captive and pooling clients across the globe.
Having spent the past 16 years in the APAC region, she has developed a thorough understanding of market dynamics and clients requirements, particularly in China where she was based for four years. Proficient in several languages, including Mandarin, she is able to work across geographies and cultures to tailor solutions to meet local and regional objectives of clients.
Rae Chen, FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute), HIA (Health Insurance Associate), is Head of Corporate Solutions (Group Insurance) at AIA China.
She has more than 20 years of experience in insurance. Before joining AIA, she served various insurance enterprises, including Allianz, Wills Towers Watson, Taiping, and Aetna China taking the role of operation for the employee benefits business.
She is experienced in employee benefits solutions at multinational companies, including local and overseas planning. She has joined related seminars and summits in Singapore, Malaysia and Germany to share her practical findings.
Chen has a deep understanding on the positive role that global pooling and captive arrangements can play in the design of employee benefits schemes. She has been invited as a speaker many times to meetings of the Global Pooling Organization, Global High-End Medical Organization and Global Employee Benefits Organization.
Shengtong Wang is Head of Employer Branding of JD.com. With more than 10 years of experience in creative advertising, media planning, recruitment channels and employer branding, Wang has served as Employer Branding Director of Yidao Yongche, Creative Director of Dajie.com, as well as New Media Strategic Planning Manager of Sohu.
Igg has more than 20 years’ work experience. Currently, he is the Head of Total Rewards at Bayer China. Before joining Bayer, Iggy worked at Willis Towers Watson as a Principal Consultant and Director for Talents & Rewards. He speaks frequently on HR digitalization. He was invited to speak at AmCham, BritishCham, HRoot, HREC, Global ExecNet, TopHR, Enfovia etc. He started Digital HR Club in 2018. He served as HR head positions at various multinational companies. Educated and worked in the U.S., Iggy obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science from John Carroll University and his MBA from University of Notre Dame. He also received Cornell University’s Advanced Certificate in Strategy HR and SPHRi certification from the U.S.
Chang Liu graduated from Delft University of Technology of the Netherlands in 2011 with a master's degree in Engineering and Policy Analysis. He studied in Indiana University Bloomington in the US as a visiting scholar in 2010.
He has 4 years of compensation and benefits consulting experience in Mercer HR Business Solutions. He worked as international compensation and benefits expert at Qatar Airways’ global headquarters from 2015, and earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Qatar Airways.
In 2017, he joined top wind-energy company – Glodwind’s global headquarters as group senior compensation & benefits professional manager.
In 2018, he joined top unicorn Internet finance company - Youxin Financial’s group headquarters as group head of compensation and benefits, Shared Service Center, and Human Resource Information System. Liu is also a professional HR trainer. He is a traveler and has traveled to more than 40 countries.
Johnny Choi is a Partner and the Head of DLA Piper’s employment team in China. He supports multinational clients on all types of legal matters that involve their employees, including employment contracts, remuneration, data privacy, layoffs, employee IP infringements and ethical violations.
He regularly advises clients at the senior management level on employee disputes. He successfully defended a number of technology companies against IP theft by their staff, and advised on related data privacy issues. He also supports various clients on the removal of company executives and large-scale redundancies.
Recently, he advised life science companies and airlines on investigations into serious misconduct or corruption by employees. He also advises financial institutions and retail companies on the design and implementation of employee compensation and incentive schemes.
Choi has been recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific for his PRC employment expertise consistently since 2013.
Oliver Gao is the HR head of Greater China for Edgewell. He is responsible for the overall human resource management in Greater China, Singapore and Malaysia, including strategic planning and implementation, key staff recruitment, talent development, organisational development, change and digital transformation, as well as corporate culture-shaping.
Before Edgewell, he recently served in the positions of human resources, marketing and public relations in Greater China at Siemens, Electronic Arts and Nortel.
Having graduated from Xi’an International Studies University, he earned a master’s degree from University of Sydney and studied at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He serves as a part-time professor at Xi’an International Studies University.
Joy Zeng is Head of Rewards for Greater China and Southeast Asia markets in Diageo. She has more than 10 years of experience in the human resource function. She is an expert on C&B in Asia markets, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
During her working period, she has played various HR roles such as HRBP for marketing and sales, talent management and employee relations so her expertise is not only in C&B, but also in HRBP support and talent management.
Zeng is passionate about and has accumulated lots of experience in optimising C&B levers to incentivise talent and business strategies to live the company culture and business goals.
Cathy Zhao has more than 20 years of experience in human resources management and has in-depth research and practical experience in organization and talent management, change management and leadership development. She is good at tactical human resources management, human resources integration and planning, organizational structure adjustment, talent absorption, enterprise coaching and corporate culture reconstruction. At the same time, Cathy is a senior corporate executive coach.
Cathy has been responsible for human resources management in several Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Estee Lauder, Nike and Johnson & Johnson. Recently, she is enthusiasm in health and wellness, she commits to Johnson & Johnson to manage projects and distribution in China. She hopes to help more companies and individuals achieve dreams.
Chuck Monastra is the Director of Compensation and Benefits and Mobility for Asia Pacific at Ford Motor Company. He has been employed at Ford for 23 years, and has had 13 different assignments across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Under his present role, he has responsibility for nine markets, including China, with team members in China, India and Thailand.
He is excited to manage globally diverse teams with particular interest in total rewards and mobility. His specialties include compensation and benefits, mobility design and administration, global vendor management and implementation, compensation and benefits communication and education, joint-venture partnerships, and benefits governance and compliance.
Chuck was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in the United States and received his university degrees in applied psychology and human resources management at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University.
Daven Chen works at Hershey (China) Investment Management, responsible for the overall C&B in Asia and Europe. Before Hershey, he served as C&B and HR business partner at Mars Wrigley, FedEx and Otis Elevator.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in management from Jinan University in 2004, and has a global remuneration professional certification.
Gong Yi is heading JLL’s total rewards function for the Greater China region. Before joining JLL, he was with Hilton and Standard Chartered Bank in various human resources and C&B management positions, based in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. He graduated from University of International Relations, and was certified GRP by WorldatWork in 2011.
Jason Wen Tao Yu is the HRD at Roquette China. Roquette is a France-based, world-leading food and nutrition natural resource ingredients company.
Before joining Roquette, he served multiple international companies, including DuPont China, Unilever China and 3M China. He has taken various positions such as APAC Talent Acquisition Leader, APAC SBU HRBP, Country Training Manager, and has extensive experience and insights in HR strategy, organisation change, organisation and talent development.
He graduated from Shanghai International Studies University and holds an MBA degree from Hong Kong University.
Lucy Zhang graduated from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and Nankai University with an EMBA degree. Studying abroad in Japan in her earlier years, she joined Brother (China) LTD soon after returning to China. She has served as deputy minister of sales department, responsible for sales management in the east, central and southwest regions of China.
She is currently GM assistant and HRD of Brother (China) LTD. She is also responsible for managing general affairs, legal affairs and IT businesses.
She is a delegate representing Changning district in China's National People's Congress.