UMW China Centre 10th Anniversary &
Alumni Gala Dinner 2018
Sino-UK Creative Economy Forum


17:00 - 21:30

September 26th, Wednesday, 2018

Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, China


We would like to invite you to save the date for the University of Manchester China Centre 10th Anniversary Gala on 26th September 2018. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to hear from Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester and the UoM delegation about the exciting developments taking place at the university as well as the current and emerging collaborations with China.

Sino-UK Creative Economy Forum hosted by the UMW China Centre will focus on the cooperation between the two countries focusing on creative economy in healthcare, culture and arts. We look forward to celebrating UMW China Centre 10th year anniversary with you.


VIP Guests

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
President and Vice-Chancellor,
the University of Manchester

Nancy was the founding President of the Society of Biology (now the Royal Society of Biology), and has previously served as President of the British Neuroscience Association, a council member of MRC, BBSRC and Cancer Research UK and as a non-executive director of AstraZeneca. In 2003 she won the prestigious Pfizer Research Prize, in 2004 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2005 was honoured with a DBE. She is currently co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.

Ms. Luning Wang
Ms. Luning Wang, Executive Vice President for Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA)
Ex-party secretary and vice-president, China Welfare Council
Ex-deputy chair and vice-chair, Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Committee & Foreign Friendship Committee

Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) was founded in 1919. The number of SORSA membership has reached more than 14,000, attracting returned scholars from various industries and different institutions.

The University of Manchester Alumni Association China was established in Beijing with several regional chapters across China. On September 25th 2016, the University of Manchester Alumni Association Shanghai was officially established during the inauguration ceremony of the China Centre, witnessed by Dame Nancy Rothwell. On January 14th 2017, the Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) UoM Alumni Association was officially launched at the UoM China Centre Alumni Annual Dinner 2017. Working closely together with SORSA UoM AA, the University of Manchester China Centre has organized and supported more than 100 events, including regular thought leader talks, career workshops, company visits, and sports activities to bring together university alumni in region.

Ms. Sherry Fu
China Centre Director,
Vice President,
SORSA UoM Alumni Association,
Envoy of Manchester China Forum
Mr. Yuehua Chen
Deputy Director of the leading group office of Shanghai cultural and creative industries; Counsel of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization
Mr. Fan Ping
UoM Alumnus, Chairman of Board of Directors at the Shanghai Concord Bilingual School, CEO at Langsheng Investment, Committee member of All China Youth Federation
Mr. Ian Crawford
UoM Alumnus,
Ex-executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce,
ex-Senior Executive BP China
Professor Peter Mao
President of SORSA UK Chapter,
Vice President of Shanghai Applied Technology University
Mr. Chen Wu
Managing Director of The Economist Global Business Review based in Shanghai
Dr. Kathy Shi, CEO at Sinounited
Chief of Cardiology, CEO at Sinounited Health
Mr. Richard Cotton
Director of Student Recruitment & International Development, the University of Manchester
Professor Elaine Ferneley
Director of University of Manchester Worldwide, the University of Manchester
Professor Peter Gries
Director of Manchester China Institute, the University of Manchester
Dr. Deljana Iossifova
Director of Confucius Institute, the University of Manchester
Mr. Simon Phillips
Head of Philanthropy (Asia), the University of Manchester
Dr. Xiao-Jun Zeng
Director of Internationalisation and Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Computer Science,the University of Manchester
Mr. Timo Lei
MSc in Economics, 1996 Intake, President of SORSA UoM AA, Partner & Chief Business Development Officer of King & Wood Mallesons
Mr. Ben Zhang
Full-time MBA, 2001 Intake, Vice President of SORSA UoM AA, Executive Chairman of Shanghai Maritime & Finance Excellence Center
Ms. Jennifer Wang
LL.M. International Commercial Law, 2001 Intake, Vice President of SORSA UoM AA, Partner of AllBright Law Offices
Mr. Colin Lin
MSc International Business, 1998 Intake, Vice President of SORSA UoM AA, The University of Manchester China Alumni Representative, Founder and CEO of Oceanwide Sports
Mr. Tony Wu
LL.M. International Business Law, 2008 Intake, Council Member of SORSA UoM AA, Partner of Boss &Young Attorneys-At-Law
Mr. Bill Cheng
Partner & Chief Financial Officer of Ernst & Young Greater China
Mr. Jiawei Sun
Vice President of Huawei Western Europe, Chief strategy & marketing officer
Mr. Eric Yang
General Manager of Toshiba Air-conditioning Shanghai
Mr. Carsten Bischoff
Director of Digital Strategy & Expansion of Shanghai Cifang Information Technology
Dr. Jian Li
AI and Big Data club
Mr. Aries Li
AI and Big Data club
Mr. Ronghui Gao
Healthcare Club
Ms. Shelley Lai
Healthcare Club
Ms. Trudie Li
Marketing Club
Ms. Aileen Wei
Marketing Club
Mr. Tiger Qiao
WeChat Group Leader, SJTU-UoM DBA
Ms. Shirley Shi
Tongji-Manchester Club
Mr. Fred Chen
Full-time MBA club
Mr. Allen Mao
Continue Study Club
Ms. Jenfay Yang
Kids Club
Mr. Simon Zhou
Leadership Forum
Mr. Yunfei Zhang
Outdoor Club
Ms. Fiona Xu
Legal Club
Mr. Steave Loh
Badminton Club


Venue: Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, Pudong, Shanghai

Dress code: Black Tie / Element of Purple

17:00 - 17:30
Business Forum Registration & Reception
17:30 - 18:30
Business Forum
18:30 - 19:00
Dinner Registration & Cocktail Networking
19:00 - 19:30
Opening Speech:
- Ms. Sherry Fu, China Centre Director, the University of Manchester
Keynote Speech:
- Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of Manchester
19:30 - 20:00
Buffet Dinner
20:00 - 21:30
Dinner and Performances


Michail E. Striligkas
Michail E. Striligkas
July 2012 Global MBA intake
Founder-CEO, Vertliner
Despite long distance between Kunshan and Shanghai, Michail arrived in time at the UoM China Centre. It was already evening time. We started our interview immediately. Michail came all the way from Greece and it’s been already the fourth year for Michail in China. We wonder the reasons he came to China and study the MBA at the UoM.
Sharon Du
Sharon Du
Global MBA 2016
HR Director, AstraZeneca China
I decided to do an MBA because after so many years in a management position, I wanted to refresh and recharge my management knowledge. I wanted to broaden my network to know more people from different industries, and I also wanted to set a good example of continuous improvement to my son.
Jiawei Sun
Jiawei Sun
Global MBA 2014
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Huawei Technologies
During my MBA I progressed from senior manager at an SME to vice president at an MNC. The programme opened my eyes to different ways of doing business and I gained new perspectives on myself and the global business world. I also built up systematic knowledge of business management and a wide personal and professional network. Studying the Global Part-time MBA at Alliance MBS is a really good investment.
Seamon Shi
Seamon Shi
Global MBA Finance 2014
Founder & CEO, IntraMirror
With more than enough choice for customers, the global giants have to adapt to survive. Chinese consumer culture is very different to the western market. Companies need to be localised and quick decisions need to be made in China. You can’t wait two weeks for the headquarters in Europe to approve them. I believe that my MBA has helped give me that competitive advantage.My MBA gave me a wider vision of how business works – it upgraded me to the next level. Chinese education relies on listening in class every day with a test at the end to see what you have learned, but the Manchester MBA model of utilising your free time to study is more interesting, inspiring and motivating.
Fred Chen
Mr. Fred Chen
Founder of UoM China Centre FT MBA Club
Yi Hsieh(Fred) Chen, graduated from FT MBA 2012, is the Head of Marketing Strategy in CreditEase, a China-based global leading Fintech and wealth management company. The company managing Chinese capital is heavily investing overseas specially into US and European market. Fred helped bridge Internship Programme and career opportunities between CreditEase and AMBS since 2016. Fred has 15 years marketing and strategy experience in finance, consulting, manufacture, and FMCG industries. He also played key role as an internal strategy consultant in Standard Chartered, 3M, and WPP, as well as was invited to speak inmany marketing and digital forums.
Jian Li
Dr. Jian Li
Founder of UoM China Centre AI and Big Data Club
Jian has a proven track record in health and life science giants (Philips/Siemens/Medtronic) and his role covers solution incubation, strategic marketing, new product development, P&L management and open innovation, etc. Jian graduated from Peking University with a PhD degree and he also holds a MBA degree from Manchester Business School. In Intel, his team currently focuses on driving innovative healthcare computing solutions and wide ecosystem collaboration, which mainly falls into genomics medicine, cloud computing, biomedical bigdata analytics, HPC and artificial intelligence, etc.
Xiaohu (Tiger) Qiao
Mr. Xiaohu (Tiger) Qiao
DBA, 2015 Intake
UoM Alumni WeChat Group Leader
Xiaohu (Tiger) Qiao is a doctoral candidate at University of Manchester (DBA, 2015 Intake). His research focuses on ‘How Inexperienced Acquirers from Emerging Economies Develop Acquisition Capability by Vicarious Learning in Cross-border Acquisitions’. Mr Tiger Qiao is a (Supply Chain) Operations Director in ODL Asia. He holds CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), and he is a recognised CSCP instructor by APICS. Mr Tiger Qiao has 13 years experience in supply chain management. He formerly led the team building two new factories in China in 2003 and 2013 at Combibloc and Oliver- Toilas respectively. Tiger was recognised as 2010 Chairman’s Award Grand Winner in the innovation category at American Greetings.
Jenfay Yang
Ms. Jenfay Yang
Founder of UoM China Centre Kids Club
A graduate of Manchester Business School ( GMBA), Jenfay was a co-founder of a intelligent construction company, while she applied the program of GMBA and she got few professional certificate in different industry. AMBS help her found the life she wanted and change the career journey Now she is founder of MT Design, the business of MT is more focus on education industry, and recently she is start to support few NGO program, such as Little Inventors, Community Space-Sharing, etc.
Ms. Shirley Shi
Ms. Shirley Shi
SORSA UoM Chapter Committee
General Manager of Suzhou Honlilion Clothing Co., Ltd
Shirley has been in this company for 17 years. After working in this company as sales manager for 10 years, total sales volume reach 100 million USD, she found that the foreign trade business trend has been changed. She chose to study MBA to change the way the Chinese Manufacture company has done. In 2011 she got the invitation from three very best University ,Xiamen University, Nanjing University, and Tongji-Manchester Business school, and finally she chose the dual master degree of Tongji-Manchester. She has got the excellent students certificate of Tongji University and pass with Merit in Manchester Business School. The most important is that she strictly follow the slogan of Manchester Business School, that is Learning by Doing, Original Thinking. After graduated from Manchester Business School in 2014, she got promoted as General Manager,and leading the company from loss to earn profit, and growing year by year. That’s an example of Education power.
Ms. Lydia Wang
Ms. Lydia Wang
MSc Marketing, BA Economics
President of Manjun Capital
A graduate of the University of Manchester (MSc Marketing, BA Economics), Lydia began her career in the oil industry with Petroineos in London. Now the President of Manjun Capital, her current interests lie in capital investment and project management across various sectors of China’s economy, including finance, law, power intelligence and media. Lydia also serves as a board member and shareholder at Jiuzhou Industrial Holdings Group, President of Beijing Yi Fang Commercial Factoring, and General Manager of Dongyi Yuanjun Shuhua Culture Co.
Ms. Trudie Li
Ms. Trudie Li
GMBA 2013
Founder of UoM China Centre Marketing Club
Tejuan (Trudie) Li, graduated from GMBA 2013, is the former Director of Direct to Consumers at naked Hub, a China based international co-working and hospitality brand. Trudie recently partnered with an IT team starting her own business focusing on workplace strategy and selection for small- medium sized teams. Trudie has over 13 years experience of business development and project management mainly in commercial real estate. She used to be a frequent speaker at AmCham Shanghai real estate committee and some industry events as a pioneer opinion provider for shared-workplace strategies in Shanghai. She has lived in Tokyo for a few years as well and speaks Japanese.
Mr. Steave Loh
Mr. Steave Loh
Founder of UoM China Centre Outdoor Sports (Badminton) Club
Steave has Over 17 years of diverse experience in automotive industry globally and almost 9 years in china region. He participates in product design, program management, Operation, Business Development and quality control skills under dynamic environment & team. He served in well-known 500 fortune such as Ford Automotive & Johnson Control in several key positions. During his spare time, He served as a Malaysia- Shanghai Business Association committee which provide Malaysian Businessman abroad consultancy and co-stakeholder for one of the famous SEA restaurant in town. He is also the founder of UoM badminton club created on 2016 and well operated with alumnus until now.
Mr. Jiayin Wu
Mr. Jiayin Wu
Partner, Boss&Young
SORSA UoM Shanghai Alumni Association Council
A graduate of the University of Manchester (LL.M.,International Business Law), Mr. Wu has participated in the entire legal service of acquisition, recombination for dozens of company, he led his team use the careful due diligence, excellent negotiation skills to help the acquiring firm (or acquired firm) obtain precious business opportunities and great commercial interests, and won the consistent praise from many clients. Meanwhile, Mr. Wu has provided legal service for several large scale enterprises and well- known Chinese companies, including Hanwha, China Chengtong Group, Essence Securities, Anxin Trust, Huaao Trust, etc.
ByungKwon, Jang
ByungKwon, Jang
Global MBA, July 2017
Strategy & Portfolio Manager, SIEMENS
“Learn how to design your thinking and apply to your business strategy”
Hongwei Zhao
Hongwei Zhao
Full-time MBA, 2011
Senior manager, Sales & Marketing, Baxter (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
AMBS teaching methods ”learning by doing” provided me first-hand experience in consulting practice like Not-for-Profits project worked with Bolton YMCA to explore hospitality business opportunity, UK consulting projects commissioned by Cisco to model and evaluate social and economic impact brought by different technologies in difference adoption curves, etc. The experience had helped in landing offers from consulting firms as well as my current company.
Janis Shan
Janis Shan
Global MBA, AMBS, Shanghai center July2016 Intake
HR Business Partner, Boehringer Ingelheim China
Janis has 10 years of HR professional experience in multinational companies. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, the German pharmaceutical company, she was working in recruitment agencies for 5 years specialized in recruiting middle to senior management positions. Currently Janis is working as HR Business Partner at BI China, responsible for providing HR solutions to support talent development that facilitates business growth.
Loyce Huang
Loyce Huang
GMBA July 2016
Sales manager, Pacific Marketing International (PMI)
As of today, it is my fourth semester of MBA program. I am glad that I made the decision choosing Manchester for my MBA study. Really impressed by its level of international student background and diversity. Since July 2016 enrollment I have learnt and experienced much more than I could had ever imagined. Not only at academic side, I think we all agree that networking is equally important for MBA students, and both are available with MBS. There are so many talented, incredible people surrounded for me to learn from. Being influenced and inspired by western professors’ insights and opinions through workshop. Debating, argument, and the joy are words I would use to describe those past workshops I have joined. Besides, the course structure is well designed and balanced between individual & group work, which is suitable for part-time students.
Kevin Miao
Kevin Miao
GMBA July 2014 intake
I’m Kevin Miao, Chinese Name as Zhiqiang MIAO. It has been a great honor and fantastic life journey being with Manchester Business School for around three years. I have been planning to pursue a Global MBA degree since the 3rd year of the graduation from my Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Trade Engineering, however, it took me a quite a long time to find one globally well-recognized program while I could continue my work in professional development. I’ve moved around several largest metropolitan cities of China including Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai etc. where I took splendid adventures in several global Fortune 500 listed multinational companies such as Panasonic, Philips, GE, Nokia and Qualcomm etc.
Luya Duan
Luya Duan
GMBA, 2016 January
Oxford International Education Group, Regional Director for China
Year 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary for the University of Manchester China Centre and also a grand success for Ms. Sherry Fu - the UoM China Director and her team. As an Alumni of the university, I share enormous happiness for the achievements of the university in this country so far and stay very positive about the prospective future of the UoM China Centre – the best is yet to come.
Ken Zheng
Ken Zheng
Global MBA July 2014 intake
Supply Chain Lead, China, Solvay Group – Composite Material (Aerospace) Global Business Unit
Hello, I am Ken Zheng, my Chinese name郑勇民, with 19+ years’ working experience in chemical and automotive industry & supply chain operations. Current, I am working for Solvay Group as Supply Chain Lead. I have effectively managed the Sales and Supply Chain Operations process to optimize company resources to support the growth of the business. I have one 11-year-old lively girl.
William Mo
William Mo
AMBS MBA – July 2015 Intake
DHL Supply Chain Manager, Global Digitalization
I study to learn the programming from my 3rd grade. So it is the major hobbies, even I don’t have too much hands-on coding work in my daily work, but I still like to learn the new technology and apply to some demos in my spare time.