Michael Enright Managing Director, Enright, Scott & Associates, Ltd. Sun Hung Kai, Professor of Business Administration, University of Hong Kong, Director at irectorJohnson Electric Holdings Michael Enright Managing Director, Enright, Scott & Associates, Ltd. Sun Hung Kai, Professor of Business Administration, University of Hong Kong, Director at irectorJohnson Electric Holdings
Professor Michael Enright is Professor at the University of Hong Kong; Director of Competitiveness Programs at the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy; Director of Enright, Scott & Associates consultancy, and a Founder of The Competitiveness Institute. He has advised governments, corporations, and multilaterals in 25 countries on six continents on international competitiveness, business strategy, regional clustering, and urban development. His works include Australia’s Competitiveness: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country, China Into the Future: Making Sense of the World’s Most Dynamic Economy, Regional Powerhouse: The Greater Pearl River Delta and the Rise of China.
His most recent work is Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment, a project initiated in conjunction with the Hinrich Foundation. Enright received his AB, MBA, and PhD from Harvard and spent six years as a Professor at the Harvard Business School before moving to Asia in 1996. Genevieve Hilton Head of External Communications, Corporate Affairs Asia Pacific at BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd Genevieve Hilton Head of External Communications, Corporate Affairs Asia Pacific at BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd
Genevieve Hilton has worked in corporate affairs and sustainability in Asia Pacific since 1994, primarily in Vietnam and Hong Kong. She has worked at BASF since 2008. In her current role she is responsible for stakeholder engagement, crisis readiness, corporate citizenship (non-profit activities), online communications, media relations, sustainability reporting, corporate publications, and channel management for 18 markets in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining BASF, she was most recently Senior Vice President, Client Services, at Ketchum Greater China. She is also Vice President, Professional Development for the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, is the recipient of the IABC Excellence Award for contribution to the communications profession in Asia Pacific and Vice-Chairman of the AmCham Corporate Sociality Responsibility Committee. Patrick Powers Director of Government Affairs, Greater China at Rockwell Automation International Holdings LLC Patrick Powers Director of Government Affairs, Greater China at Rockwell Automation International Holdings LLC
Patrick Powers has 30 years of experience in international commerce, government relations and trade policy, achieved in a career that has spanned Asia but focused primarily on China. He has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, in addition to assignments in Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
He was appointed the Director of Government Affairs for Rockwell Automation China in early 2014. Mr. Powers began his career with Bechtel, Inc., and held successive management positions at Island Creek of China Coal Ltd (Occidental Petroleum), SSM Coal BV, SHV Holdings, Tait Asia Ltd. (Vietnam), Mundoro Mining, Cargill, and Applus+. Mr. Powers held the position of Vice President for China Operations at the US-China Business Council, the primary organization dealing with Sino-American commercial matters from 1999 to 2006. In that role, he was responsible for business advocacy and advisory services on behalf of 250 American MNC’s operating in the PRC. Mr. Powers has extensive experience in government relations and communications in China and Asia as well as a background in business development and operations in natural resources, large scale retailing, consumer goods warehousing and distribution. He has a BA from San Diego State University and has pursued advanced language and professional development courses At UC Berkeley, National Taiwan Normal University, and Singapore Institute of Management. Mr. Powers is a fluent Mandarin speaker. Karmen Yeung Partner, China Tax / Head of Industrial Manufacturing at KPMG Karmen Yeung Partner, China Tax / Head of Industrial Manufacturing at KPMG
Karmen Yeung is a Partner in KPMG’s China Tax practice and head of the firm’s Hong Kong Industrial Manufacturing practice. She has extensive experience in providing various PRC corporate and individual tax advisory to foreign investment enterprises in the PRC. She has advised Hong Kong based companies and multinational corporations in their investment structure in China and establishing tax efficient supply chain models. In particular, she advises companies in the form of investment, corporate restructuring, design of tax efficient supply chain models from sourcing and manufacturing to distribution and retailing in China from the corporate income tax, transfer pricing, value added tax and customs duty perspectives.
She is President of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a member of numerous professional and advisory bodies in Hong Kong. Stephen Olson Research Fellow at Hinrich Foundation Stephen Olson Research Fellow at Hinrich Foundation
Stephen Olson is a Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, where he undertakes research and provides thought leadership on international trade issues. He began his 25 year international career in Washington DC as an international trade negotiator, and served on the US negotiating team for the NAFTA negotiations. He subsequently became President of the Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Economic Council, and Vice Chairman of Cairo-based ARTOC Group for Investment and Development.
Currently, he is also a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Visiting Professor at the International College of NIDA in Bangkok, Thailand. He has a Master’s Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has a B.A. from the State University of New York.