What is the challenge when MNC moving employees in and out of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan? What is the immigration climate and policy change in the region? How to set up effective procedure or program in terms of benefit, relocation, immigration or security? This session will introduce the recent immigration update in Greater China region including knowledge training, case study and panel discussion. Providing corporate HR, Mobility representative some refresh ideas on global mobility in Greater China area.
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Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel
1018 Changning Road, Shanghai, 200042
T +8621 61158967
Changes and Trends of Immigration Practices in Greater China Region
Managing Director, Greater China
Steven is Managing Director, Great China for Berry Appleman Leiden (BAL) and lead their China office. Steven has extensive experience in inbound and outbound Chinese immigration. He draws upon his over 10 years’ experience in Chinese immigration to provide customized guidance on compliance, mergers, acquisitions, and new entity implementation within the immigration context. Possessing an exceptional history of strong client service, Steven provides overall leadership and management of BAL’s client accounts in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. His journey in immigration began within the Shanghai Foreign Employment Department, where he reviewed foreign employment applications and interacted with stakeholders to advise of the process. Prior to BAL, Steven served as Senior Operations Manager at a multinational immigration law firm where he was charged with client account and staff management. Steven is fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
Senior Immigration Advisor
Sally obtained her Masters degree from the University of Manchester and has worked in the Immigration industry for 7 years. During these 7 years, Sally has focused on China inbound applications and works with clients from large corporations from oil and gas, media, aviation, FMCG and other industries.
HR Trends, Challenges and Solutions for Moving People in Asia
Chief Executive Officer
Rafael Ye is CEO of Yingke Global, a leading cross-border direct investment service firm in China. Yingke Global is part of Yingke, the largest law firm in China and Asia Pacific, with 40 offices in China and 41 abroad. As a senior lawyer and expert in the field of China's outbound and inbound investment, Rafael has more than 15 years advising US, European and Asian clients on business strategies, legal, financial and tax complexities, employment, global mobility, intellectual property, compliance, and cross-border corporate transactions. Over the years, Rafael has provided investment-related consultancy to hundreds of multinational companies such as Dunlop, Disney, Diadora, China Communications Construction, Bank of China, etc.
Panel Discussion: Sharing Experiences of Setting up Key Components of Effective Mobility Programs
Managing Director, Greater China
Cristal Bai is Mercer Information Solutions Consultant. She is based in Shanghai and responsible for global mobility business in eastern China and Guangzhou. She has more than 5 years consulting experience in locally hired foreigner and expatriate surveys, market pricing, data analysis and client service. Meanwhile, she is good at designing mobility related allowances and suggesting benefits items for organizations who have outbound assignees. Cristal’s customers include foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises and state-owned enterprises such as Unionpay International, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, Alibaba and so on.
Dr. Carianne Ewe
Chief Medical Advisor
Dr Carrianne Ewe is the Chief Medical Advisor in Shanghai for International SOS, the world’s leading medical & travel security assistance company. She is responsible for the wellbeing of business travellers, expatriate families, remote site workers and students. The role also involves Commercial and Air Ambulance transportation of patients. She maintains relationships with the medical provider network and supports the business development team in Shanghai. She is also involved in medical training and clinical governance activities for International SOS. She qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine, London and completed Membership of the College of Emergency Medicine and Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Ewe has worked in the UK, South Africa, Australia in Emergency Medicine and on health projects in Cambodia and Tanzania. She has lived in Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Nigeria.
Bushra Siddiqui, GMS
Director, Client Services
Bushra joined BGRS in 2014 as APAC Regional Account Manager. As the Account Manager, Bushra had full responsibility for relationship management and the service delivery operations for two global clients in the Asia Pacific region, with an international consultant team reporting directly to her. Along with providing high level best practices operationally, Bushra also worked closely with the key regional client mobility contacts to advice, partner with and provide program support on various mobility business initiatives. In addition to her client facing roles, Bushra has managed to successfully grow and develop several teams in the APAC region, as well as mentoring key senior staff within APAC offices. She has been instrumental in strengthening the relationship with large global client as well as operationally supporting various BGRS offices in APAC when needed.
Prior to joining Brookfield, Bushra held management positions with both Crown and Cartus in Hong Kong and during her tenure in the industry she managed a number of regional and global accounts as part of her responsibilities. She was born and raised in Denmark and has since studied in lived in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Her previous years’ experience in the mobility industry managing a team of service oriented consultants offers a strong, experienced perspective.