The Annual Meeting of the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council, or CMIA, is scheduled to take place in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality from September 27 to 28, 2019. The theme of the meeting is Building an Inland International Logistics Hub: Global Experiences and Chongqing's Way.



Chongqing should electrify the logistics—the trucks, the last mile, the warehouses, and the ports─to create an integrated ecosystem that allows green logistics to thrive.

Honorary Chairman of ENGIE

Gérard Mestrallet is also:

Chairman of the Board of Directors of :


Chairman of :

----Paris Europlace

----Fondation Agir contre l’Exclusion (FACE)

----Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

Member of the Board of Director of :


Member of the Supervisory Board of :

----Siemens AG

----Member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT)

----Advisor and Executive Chairman of the International Economic Advisory Council of the Mayor of Chongqing (CMIA)

----Member of the International council of JP Morgan

----Honorary Doctorate from Cranfield University (UK)

Born in Paris on April 1, 1949, Gérard Mestrallet is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole de l’Aviation Civile, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Toulouse) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

He was a Civil administrator in the Treasury and then became Advisor on Industrial Affairs to Jacques Delors, Economy and Finance Minister (1982-1984).

In 1984, he went on to become Advisor to the Chairman of Compagnie Financière de Suez. In 1986, he was then appointed Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Industrial Affairs.

In February 1991, Gérard Mestrallet became Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Committee of Société Générale de Belgique, and held this position until 1995.

In July 1995, Gérard Mestrallet was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie de Suez.

In June 1997, Gérard Mestrallet was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux until May, 2001, when he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Suez. He led the transformation of the Company to build an industrial Group, leader in Energy and Environement.

From July 2008 to May 2018, Gérard Mestrallet was Chairman of GDF SUEZ (renamed as ENGIE on April 24, 2015).

Koichi Miyata

Chongqing will build a unified platform for import and export as an effort to strengthen its logistics function, promote efficiency through the use of EDI for customs clearance procedures, and build a G-to-G customs clearance cooperation system.

Chairman of the Board, SMBC

Date of Birth:November 16, 1953

Education:Graduated from The University of Tokyo, with a Bachelor of Law in March 1976

Business Experience:

April, 1976

----Joined The Mitsui Bank, Limited

April, 2000

----General Manager, Corporate Treasury Division, Treasury Group,

----The Sakura Bank, Limited

April, 2001

----General Manager, Treasury Dept.,

----Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation(SMBC)

June, 2003

----Executive Officer and General Manager, Planning Dept., Treasury Unit

----and Treasury Dept.

April, 2004

----Executive Officer and General Manager, Planning Dept., Treasury Unit

April, 2006

----Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Treasury Unit

October, 2006

----Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Treasury Unit.

April, 2007

----Managing Executive Officer, Head of Treasury Unit.

----Deputy Head of Investment Banking Unit.

April, 2008

----Managing Executive Officer, Head of Treasury Unit.

----Human Resources Dept., Human Resources Development Dept.

April, 2009

----Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Treasury Unit.

----Human Resources Dept., Human Resources Development Dept.

April, 2010

----Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer,

----Risk Management Unit(Corporate Risk Management Dept., Credit & Investment Planning Dept.)

----Human Resources Dept., Human Resources Development Dept., SMBC

----Senior Managing Executive Officer, Public Relations Dept.,

----Corporate Planning Dept., Financial Accounting Dept.,

----Strategic Financial Planning Dept., Corporate Risk Management Dept.,

----Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.(SMFG)

June, 2010

----Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer,

----Risk Management Unit(Corporate Risk Management Dept., Credit & Investment Planning Dept.)

----Human Resources Dept., Human Resources Development Dept., SMBC

----Director, Public Relations Dept., Corporate Planning Dept.,

----Financial Accounting Dept., Strategic Financial Planning Dept.,

----Corporate Risk Management Dept., SMFG

April, 2011

----President, SMFG

----Director, SMBC

April, 2017

----Chairman of the Board, SMFG

----Chairman of the Board, SMBC

April, 2019

----Chairman of the Board, SMBC

Y.K. Pang GBS, JP

Chongqing’s ambitions to develop further as an international trade and logistics hub can be based on its geographical location and its place in key policy platforms such as the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Its objectives will be more readily attained by further diversification of the economic structure, and improvement of the business environment.

Deputy Managing Director Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited

Y.K. Pang was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited in 2016, having first joined the Board in 2011. He is deputy chairman of Jardine Matheson Limited, chairman of Jardine Pacific, Zung Fu and Gammon, chairman and chief executive of Jardine Motors, and a director of Jardine Matheson (China) Limited. He is also a director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land, Jardine Strategic, Mandarin Oriental and Zhongsheng.

Mr Pang joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 1984, and first worked in a variety of positions in its trading, marketing and retail sectors. He became a director of Jardine Pacific in 1995 with responsibility for its restaurants businesses, and in 1999 he moved to Jardine Motors as chief executive officer of Zung Fu before becoming executive chairman in 2003. Prior to taking up his current role, he was appointed in 2007 as chief executive of listed-subsidiary Hongkong Land, a property investment, management and development group.

Mr Pang was born in Hong Kong in 1960 and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He completed the Program for Global Leadership at Harvard Business School in 1998. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Edinburgh in July 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Education by the Education University of Hong Kong in November 2018.

Mr Pang is married with two children.

Directorships (selected list)

* Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited Deputy Managing Director

Jardine Matheson Limited Deputy Chairman and

Deputy Managing Director

Jardine Matheson (China) Limited Director

* Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited Director

* Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited


* Hongkong Land Holdings Limited Director

* Mandarin Oriental International Limited Director

* Zhongsheng Group Holdings Ltd Director

Other Appointments and Awards

The Gold Bauhinia Star (2016)

The Silver Bauhinia Star (2008)

Justice of the Peace

Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong in 1999

The Community Chest of Hong Kong Vice Patron

Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Past Chairman (2014 - 2016)

Member of Council & General Committee

Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong Past Chairman (2011 - 2018)

Member of Council & General Committee

Hong Kong Tourism Board Chairman

Hong Kong Trade Development Council Member of Council

HKSAR Government Advisory Committee on Gifted Education


HKSAR Government Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service


HKSAR Government Standing

Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service


HKSAR Government Trade

and Industry Advisory Board Member

HKSAR Government Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee Member

Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Mary Hospital and

Tsan Yuk Hospital


Hong Kong Management Association

Deputy Chairman and Member of Council & Executive Committee

Masami Iijima

Chongqing will use a different mode of transportation and further develop the rail network and respond to changes in logistics trends, and improve the quality of transportation.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of MITSUI

Date of Birth: SEP 23, 1950

EDUCATION: Yokohama National University (Graduated MAR 1974, Faculty of Economics)



APR 2006 General Manager, Metals & Energy Administrative Division

Managing Officer, Chief Operating Officer,

Iron & Steel Raw Materials and Non-Ferrous Metals Business Unit

APR 2008 Executive Managing Officer

JUN 2008 Representative Director, Executive Managing Officer

OCT 2008 Representative Director, Senior Executive Managing Officer

APR 2009 President and Chief Executive Officer

APR 2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors


Chairman of Japan-Brazil Economic Committee, Keidanren

Chairman of Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee, The Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Chairman, Committee on Overseas Development Cooperation

Chairman of The 21st Century Public Policy Institute

Masami Iijima joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 1974, initially working as a credit controller in the Osaka Office. Early in his career he spent three months in Johannesburg under the company’s overseas trainee program, gaining hands-on experience at the forefront of the African mining industry. His subsequent roles were mainly in the promotion of mineral and metal business, including a six-year assignment in London, until his appointment as General Manager of the Metals & Energy Administrative Division in 2005 to oversee the company’s operations in the metal and energy industries around the world.

He was promoted to President & CEO in April 2009, quickly gaining recognition within the company for his championing of Mitsui’s long-held spirit of “Challenge & Innovation” as a means of creating businesses that has genuine value for societies around the world. He strongly believes that “it’s people that matter the most” for companies aiming to achieve sustainable business success. He took up the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2015.



Chairman of SUEZ’ s Board of Directors

Since 23 July 2008 Jean-Louis Chaussade has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ, a group listed on Euronext Paris and Brussels (15.9 billion euros in turnover and 90,000 employees in 2017). He has been promoting the concept of circular economy and resource revolution at the heart of the group's strategy to realize harmonious development between economy and environment. As Vice Chairman of the Comité France Chine since 2009, Mr. Chaussade has also been playing a significant role in fostering the trade between China and France.

At their meeting held 26th Feb 2019, SUEZ’s Board of Directors unanimously appointed Jean-Louis Chaussade as future Chairman of SUEZ’s Board of Directors, effective May 14, 2019.

Mr. Chaussade first joined SUEZ in 1978 and has advanced up the ranks of the Group, affirming his leadership and vision in water, sanitation, and sustainable resources management. Amongst other roles, Mr. Chaussade was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Lyonnaise des Eaux in South America and Chief Operating Officer of SUEZ (currently ENGIE) for South America in 1997. Mr. Chaussade became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Degrémont (a subsidiary of SUEZ) in 2000, and Executive Vice-President of SUEZ in 2004. He led SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (currently SUEZ) Initial Public Offering on the Paris and Brussels Stock Exchanges in 2008, creating a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services. In 2017 he finalized the acquisition of former GE Water to strengthen SUEZ leading position as an integrated group providing services for an efficient and sustainable management of resources on 5 continents.

M. Chaussade is also:

A member of the GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE) Management Board from May 2011 to July 2013. He is also Director of Criteria Caixa S.A.U. (Spain) since October 2011

An officer of the French Légion d'Honneur

Chairman of the “circular economy” group at AFEP and Chairman of the council of French Chief Executives for Algeria, at MEDEF, both French business associations

Chairman of the board of UTC (Université Technologique de Compiègne) since October 2016

Member of the Board of Kaufman & Broad since January 2017, and of the board of Institut du Capitalisme Responsable since November 2017

Jean-Louis Chaussade holds an engineering degree from E.S.T.P., 1976, and a master’s degree in Economics, Sorbonne, 1976. He is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1980, and of Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School, 1988.

Claudio Facchin

Given its goal of becoming an inland international logistics hub and gateway, Chongqing is well positioned to deploy advanced and energy efficient automation and digital solutions as well as promote sustainable transport solutions, to supercharge its regional development initiatives.

President, Power Grids businessMember of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd


1989 Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with major in Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Professional experience


2016 to date President, Power Grids business

Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2013 – 2015 President, Power Systems division

Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd, Switzerland

2010 – 2013 Head of ABB’s North Asia region, Chairman and President of ABB (China) Ltd., Beijing, China

2004 – 2009 Head of Global Business Unit Substations, Zurich, Switzerland

2002 – 2004 Manager of the global Service unit under the Utilities division, Zurich, Switzerland

2000 – 2002 General manager and sales manager for the High Voltage business unit, Italy

1997 – 2000 Service Manager for Power Transmission and Distribution, Italy

1995 – 1997 Sales and Project manager, Substations unit, Italy


1993 – 1994 Account Manager, Electric starter motors and generators, France

Trane Co.

1990 – 1993 Various roles, from sales engineer to product manager, commercial and residential HVAC, France

Board memberships

-Member of the Board of ABB (China) Ltd.


With more than half of the world’s top 500 companies operating in Chongqing, the Municipality is well-positioned to influence the widespread adoption of ambitious sustainability programmes with the right policy framework and incentives. Securing the support of the financial sector could also encourage firms to change to more environment-friendly strategies, if sustainability metrics are linked to lower funding costs.

Chairman of the Board for ANZ China


Farhan joined ANZ as CEO of International Banking in August 2014 before being elevated to the position of Group Executive International, cementing the importance of Asia to the ANZ Group. Farhan leads a business representing customers across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America with a significant franchise growth opportunity. CEOs in these markets all report through to Farhan.

The International division is responsible for providing corporate clients with leading insights capable of transforming their businesses across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, particularly those that do business with ANZ’s home markets in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to heading up the bank’s Institutional business internationally, Farhan is also responsible for improving regional connectivity to improve multinational companies’ experience of banking with ANZ across all of its markets.

Until August 2014, Farhan was the Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Asia Pacific, Citigroup. During his 23-year career with Citigroup, Farhan held senior management roles in franchise building, product and customer coverage across Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, including Head of Global Loans & Leveraged Finance, Asia Pacific, and Corporate Banking Head, Central Europe.

With an impressive track record developing businesses, Farhan is an experienced international banker, product specialist and an accomplished people leader across multiple geographies.

Farhan has a Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.


2016 Appointed Group Executive, International

2014 Appointed CEO International Banking

2009 Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Asia Pacific – Citi

2005 Head of Global Loans & Leveraged Finance, Asia Pacific and Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets – Citi

Nigel Dunn

Thanks to the advancement of hydrogen fuel cell technology, hydrogen energy, as a green and clean new energy, has started to be applied in port logistics, including loading, unloading and transport.

Vice President of BP Petrochemicals

Mr. Dunn graduated from the University of Edinburgh, UK with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Hons). He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Mr. Dunn has worked for BP for 29 years. During that time, he has held assignments in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia in a variety of businesses and roles that span manufacturing, project management and business management.

Mr. Dunn began his career with BP at the Grangemouth Petrochemicals site in the UK in 1988 and held both manufacturing and project roles. In 1994, he moved to London and worked for three years in the Styrenics business followed by a two year posting to Auckland as the Business Manager, Chemicals New Zealand. Mr. Dunn moved back to London in 1998 as the Global Product Manager in the Acetyls business. In 2001, he transferred to Chicago, as Strategy Manager of the Aromatics business before returning to London to become Business Manager of Aromatics, Europe. In 2004, he moved to Hong Kong where he became the Business Manager of Aromatics, Asia. Mr. Dunn then transferred to Jakarta to become President Director of PT AMI, a PTA joint venture in Indonesia. In 2009, he moved back to Chicago to the role of President for the Aromatics Americas business in BP before assuming responsibility for Western Hemisphere Aromatics in 2012. In 2013 Mr. Dunn returned back to London to assume the position of Chief of Staff for the Downstream Segment of BP. Mr Dunn returned to the Petrochemicals business in 2016 as VP Licensing, Strategy and Business Development before assuming his current responsibilities in 2017.

Mr. Dunn has been married for twenty one years and has two children.

John Z.Zhang

Chongqing will mitigate the paradox between the harbor and the urban area, as well as urban transport pressure, through proactive infrastructure building and investment.

Senior Vice President of Corning

John Z. Zhang is senior vice president and general manager, Corning Display Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for all operations, including commercial, manufacturing, engineering, development, and staff support for the base Display business. He is also in charge of establishing the strategic and operational objectives for the business and leads the CDT Functional and Extended Business teams.

John joined Corning Incorporated in June 2008 as director, corporate development, in Corning, New York. In this role, he involved in a number of external development transactions including the formation of Corsam Technologies LLC and the acquisition of Optimum Manufacturing Corporation. He also participated in the external growth and strategy development initiatives for selected business units. In December 2009, John was appointed director, corporate development Asia Pacific. Working with Corning Display Technologies and the Greater China leadership team, he involved in the business development, structuring and delivery of Corning’s first Display melting investment deal & project in China.

In July 2010, John further expanded his role to lead the strategy & corporate development organization of Corning International. He led the formation of SCG with Samsung and Corning’s acquisition of SCP. In August 2014, John was named deputy general manager, Corning Display Technologies. In October 2015, he was promoted to current role.

Prior to joining Corning, John worked at Xerox Corporation, where he held management positions at both its operating units and corporate headquarters.

He holds B.S./B.A. degrees in mathematics and economics, a M.S. in computer science, and a MBA from the University of Rochester.

His significant contributions to the industry and China

Under John’s leadership, Corning Display Technologies delivered outstanding performance and maintained its leading position in the global LCD market. Furthermore, he led the organization in achieving year-over-year sequential revenue growth. Last year Corning Display Technologies sales reached USD $3.3 billion, a 15% year-over-year increase, accounting for 30% of Corning’s total sales.

Due to John’s in-depth knowledge of the LCD industry, he leads Corning’s continued investment in China, introduced the company’s latest LCD glass technology and manages close collaboration with the customers in China. His efforts have been a significant contributor to the growth of the Chinese panel industry to be the largest leading LCD market in the world.

John’s key Achievements in the recent years:

1. Driving the growth of industry development in response to the governmental guidance:

In 2009, when China’s LCD industry experienced rapid growth, John guided Corning’s business development, structuring Corning’s first Display melting investment in Beijing.

In five years, he led a series of Corning LCD glass substrate expansion projects, including the establishment of a facility in Chongqing; joint venture facilities in Chengdu and Xianyang; and the first Gen 10.5 glass substrate manufacturing facility in Hefei. In addition, two Gen 10.5 facilities are currently under construction in Guangzhou and Wuhan.

2. Introducing the cutting-edge LCD glass substrate technology and advancing display industry development in China:

John also brought world’s best-in-class Gen 10.5 substrate technology and an experienced technical team to China. That has helped Chinese panel makers develop innovative technologies and advanced products, accelerating China’s drive toward to ta new era of ultra-high-definition 8K TVs, helping establish China’s leading position in the global display market.

3. Developing local high-tech talents and making significant contributions to stimulate economic growth from city to national level:

Corning Display Technologies has been actively recruiting talent in China for technical and management positions. John’s organization has been hiring thousands of people in Mainland China and Taiwan. Today, Corning Display Technologies has more than 11,000 employees around the world, accounting for more than 20 percent of Corning’s global employee headcount. John also invests in talent and has promoted many outstanding business performers from regional roles in China to key positions in the businesses’ headquarters office.

Steven M. Chapman

Chongqing is a large inland port in the central and western China. Creating inland ports with higher openness, better business environment and stronger service levels will play an important role in promoting economic development.

CUMMINS Group Vice President, China and Russia

Steve Chapman is the Group Vice President – China and Russia of Cummins. Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emissions solutions, and electrical power generation systems. Revenue exceeded $23.8 billion in 2087.

In this role, Steve has responsibility for Cummins business in China and Russia. In those two countries, Cummins has extensive local presence. Steve also serves on the Cummins Leadership Team, the executive committee of Cummins.

Steve led the Cummins business in Southeast Asia and China from 1990-2000. He was located in Singapore from 1990-1995 and then relocated to Beijing in 1996 in order to provide direct leadership for the high growth China business. Cummins-China business has reported to him continuously from the time it had sales of $8 million, 1 office and 8 employees to today with over $5.56 billion of consolidated plus unconsolidated sales and 10,000 employees in multiple operations.

Joint Venture (JV) partnerships are an important part of his role. Steve has negotiated a number of JVs in China and Russia, and he continues serve on many of these Boards. Key partners include LiuGong construction, Dongfeng Motors and Beiqi Foton in China, and Kamaz in Russia.

In his earlier years at Cummins, Steve held positions in international business development and industrial marketing, focusing on global customers and partnerships in Japan, Korea, China, Russia, and Hungary. He later served as Vice President – International and President – International Distribution Business Unit. Prior to joining Cummins, he worked for the Green Giant Company in Taiwan (1979-81) and in Shanghai, China (1981-1983).


Steve was granted “2011-2013 Great Wall Friendship Award” by Beijing Municipal Government, due to his contribution to Beijing's economic and social development. In recognition of his significant contribution to the engine-related industries in China, Steve was awarded China National Friendship Award in September 2016. In 2018, Steve was recognized as the “40 Most Influential Foreign Experts in the past 40 years since China initiated its policy on Reform and Opening-up” by China State Administration of Foreign Experts.

Steve was named one of the 10 most influential foreigners in the 50-year history of Chinese automotive industry (China Automotive Review, 2008-10). In March 2016, Steve was granted the permanent residency in the People’s Republic of China.

Steve is a Cummins Six Sigma Chairman’s Award winner (2009).

Steve serves on the Board of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB), and he is a Trustee of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Steve has a BA from St. Olaf College in Asian Studies and Political Science (1976) and an MPPM from Yale University, School of Management (1985). He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Anning Chen

Chongqing will accelerate the extension of logistics network for organic development of logistics, promote adoption of science and technology in logistics for intelligent logistics, and enhance synergetic cooperation along the line for open and collaborative logistics eco environment.

President and CEO of FORD China

Anning Chen is appointed group vice president of Ford Motor Company and president and CEO of Ford China, effective November 1, 2018. Chen reports to the Ford Motor Company headquarters and directly to Joe Hinrichs, president, Automotive, Ford Motor Company. Chen is responsible for leading the development of new winning products in the China business unit, and transforming the China business including imports, the Lincoln brand, joint ventures and product innovations. He is evolving the company’s “In China, For China” thinking into “Best of Ford, Best of China” (BFBC) strategic plans, and is executing plans for winning product portfolios, electrification, talent localization, innovation for smart vehicles and stronger partnerships. He is also accelerating Ford’s connectivity strategy in China and driving innovation and development of smart mobility products and services.

Chen is a 25-year auto industry veteran with extensive expertise in leading transformation, establishing alliances and joint ventures, and developing competitive products for China. He “comes back home” to Ford, where he first began his distinguished career in 1992. During his seventeen years at Ford, he held various executive management roles focusing on product and technology platform development, and joint venture expansion.

Prior to this return, Chen held several leadership roles in Chery Automobile LTD, China including: CEO; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Vice President of Products and Engineering; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, China; and Chairman of the Board, Qoros Automotive, China. In these roles, Chen led the success of Chery Jaguar Land Rover and directed the Chery turnaround, transforming it into a profitable globally-operated Chinese auto company that has international business outreach and a diversified culture.

Chen holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. and he earned his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.

Tian Chong Ng

HP invests and operates in Chongqing, and we know we are making the right decision. We will be more than happy to mobilize our global resources in support of the city’s endeavor to become an international inland logistics hub and improve its core competitiveness. We believe this will make Chongqing and central and western China more open and prosperous.

HP Global Senior Vice President

Ng Tian-Chong (TC) is Sr. Global Vice President and President for the APJ region beginning 1 November 2018. He is responsible for HP’s business in the region, including Go-To-Market strategy, sales and marketing across PCs, Printers, Digital Press, 3D Printing and Managed Services for both commercial and consumer segments.

Prior to his current role, TC was General Manager for HP’s Printing Business in Asia Pacific and Japan. In this role, he was accountable for overall business excellence and growth across the printing portfolio and for building and leading a high-performance team.

With nearly 30 years of experience at HP, TC has held key roles in sales, finance, service and support, and marketing, spanning consumer, channel, country, and regional portfolios.

His other roles have included leadership of HP’s Personal Systems Group business in the high-growth South East Asian, Taiwanese and Korean markets, responsibility for HP’s Commercial Volume Sales business in APJ, and leadership of the APJ Solution Partners Organization where he built HP into a best-in-class channel player in the region.

TC holds a B.S. degree in International Business from Menlo College in California and a MBA from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Yongdong Wang

AI offers opportunities to build a “AI+ logistics” ecosystem that will shape Chongqing into a global logistics hub for the Asia-Pacific region. As we partner with customers worldwide to accelerate the adoption of AI innovations that help people and organizations achieve more, Microsoft is helping lead the digital transformation of logistics industry with new ideas that can be applied in Chongqing.

Microsoft Corporate Vice President, STC AsiaCTO, Asia Pacific R&D Group

Yongdong Wang is a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft and the leader of STC Asia which is rapidly growing into a major R&D hub for Microsoft AI and Research Group. Yongdong and his team work on artificial intelligence, Bing search engine, advertising platform, speech and natural language processing, mobile internet services, and Microsoft Office for both global features and Asia markets.

Yongdong joined Microsoft in June 2009 and moved to Beijing in August of the same year to be the General Manager of STC Asia. In 2011, STC Asia expanded to include advertising platform, MSN platform, and speech technology. In 2014, Yongdong took on the additional role of CTO of Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D Group. In February of 2017, Yongdong was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft. Before Microsoft, Yongdong was the Vice President of International Search Engineering at Yahoo!, responsible for the development of search products for Yahoo!’s international markets. He joined search engine pioneer Inktomi in 1996 and began working at Yahoo! when Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo! in 2003. Before joining Inktomi, he was a software engineer and later an engineering manager at Sybase from 1991 to 1996, participated in the development of the Sybase Replication Server, a distributed database product.

Yongdong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from U. C. Berkeley in 1992. His research area was in databases and distributed systems. He taught at U.C. Berkeley from 1993 to 1999 as a visiting lecturer. He grew up in China and received his B.S. in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1984.

Dr. Eng. Yoshiharu Inaba

Logistics is comprised of six basic operations, namely transportation, storage, loading and unloading, packaging, distribution processing, and information management. It is now expected that all these operations, except transportation, can be made more efficient or automated using robotics.


Birthday July 23, 1948


March 1948 Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Dept. of

School of Engineering of The Tokyo Institute of

Technology with Bachelor of Engineering Degree


April 1973 Entered Isuzu Motors, Ltd.

September 1983 Resigned from Isuzu Motors, Ltd.

September 1983 Entered FANUC LTD

Senior Development Engineer of its Product Development Laboratory

June 1989 Vice President of FANUC LTD

June 1992 Senior Vice President of FANUC LTD

June 1995 Executive Vice President of FANUC LTD

January 1999 Obtained Doctor of Engineering Degree from

The University of Tokyo

May 2001 Senior Executive Vice President of FANUC LTD

June 2003 President and Chief Executive Officer of FANUC LTD

June 2016 Chairman&CEO of FANUC LTD


May 1996 Received the 1995 Research Advancement Prize from

the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy

March 2000 Received the 22nd JSPE Best Paper Award from the Japan Society for Precision Engineering

August 2007 Received the General Pierre Nicolau Award from

the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

May 2009 Awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon of Japan in the Spring of 2009

September 2011 Received the 7th JSPE Prize from the Japan Society for Precision Engineering


Presently, Vice Chairman of the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association

Yoshinori Kanehana

From our base in Chongqing, which is ever evolving as an international inland logistics hub, Kawasaki will continue its pursuit of resolving the labor shortage issue in the logistics industry through continuous engagement in and contribution to further technological development.

CEO of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Date of Birth: Permanent Domicile:

February 19, 1954 Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


1976 March

Graduated from Osaka University,

The Department of Bachelor of Engineering


1976 April Joined Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Engineer, KCV (Kawasaki Computer-Controlled Vehicle System) Development Office, Rolling Stock Group

1977 April Engineer, AGT System Dept., Rolling Stock Group

1988 April Assistant Manager, Engineering Section, Engineering Dept.,

Rolling Stock Group

1988 October Assistant Manager, Stationed at London Office of Kawasaki Heavy

Industries, Ltd.

1991 April Assistant Manager, Seconded to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (UK), Ltd.

1994 April Manager, Seconded to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (UK), Ltd.

1994 April Manager, Engineering Dept., Engineering Div., Rolling Stock Group

1999 April Senior Manager, Seconded to Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.

2005 April Associate Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Seconded to Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.

2007 October Associate Officer, General Manager, Project Management Div.,

Rolling Stock Company

2008 December Associate Officer, General Manager, Project Management Center,

Rolling Stock Div., Rolling Stock Company

2009 April Executive Officer, Vice President of Rolling Stock Company

2011 April Managing Executive Officer, Vice President of Rolling Stock Company

2012 April Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, Marketing Division

2012 June Senior Vice President, General Manager, Marketing Division

2013 June Senior Vice President, President, Rolling Stock Company

2016 April Senior Executive Vice President of KHI

2016 June President of KHI

2018 April President and Chief Executive Officer of KHI

Ruling Zhang Blein

The theme of CMIA this year, focusing on building an inland international trade and logistics hub, well represents Chongqing Government’s determination and ambition in making more progress in the field of foreign trade.

Chairman & CEO of Sodefinance

Mrs. Ruling Zhang Blein joined Sodefinance in 1991 and is now the Chairman and CEO of the company. Sodefinance is one of the first invited member companies of Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council (CMIA) and the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC). Since she took post in Sodefinance, Mrs. Ruling Zhang Blein has been leading the company to expand its business in China, and encouraged its partners to invest in China. In the past 25 years, she has also worked as an architectural and art advisor for many large scale projects in China, such as Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Beijing National Grand Theater, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Guangzhou Gymnasium and Chongqing Science and Technology Museum. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the economic and cultural exchanges between China and France, she was awarded by the French Government Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite in 2002 and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2013.

Mrs. Ruling Zhang Blein got her PhDs from Stanford and Paris University after finishing her college life in China. In 2010, she was invited to be a senior researcher of the Public Relations Research Center of Fudan University. She was also hired by her Alma Mater – Nanjing Normal University as a guest professor in May 2014. Her poems were collected by “Chinese Overseas Writers’ Thesaurus” and “Classics of Female Writers of the 20th Century," and were published a number of times in the professional poetry periodicals such as the Galaxy, Shanghai Literature, Shanghai Poets, Wenhui Daily-literature section and Jiefang Daily-literature section, as well as the newspapers and magazines in France. In 1997, her poetry book China Red was published in Hong Kong. The bilingual collection French Blue and China Red in Chinese and English was published by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House in 2013, followed by a single version of French Blue in Chinese and French in March 2014. Shanghai People’s Publishing House published her third poetry book Red Blue Ruling in 2016, which won Overall Design Prize, the top prize of the Book Design Art Biennale of the year.

Frank Meng

Focus on Improving Urban Logistics Functions and Use Advanced Technologies including 5G-enabled Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to Build an Urban Smart Logistics System. We suggest that Chongqing create a “City Logistics Economic Index” in the logistics industry in a creative way to increase the radiating power of Chongqing in China and around the world and boost the influence of Chongqing as a logistics hub city.

Chairman of Qualcomm China

Frank Meng serves as chairman of Qualcomm China and is responsible for overseeing the overall Qualcomm’s business and organization in China, including executing on the strategic initiatives of the company and its businesses as well as further strengthening Qualcomm’s collaboration across the Chinese mobile ecosystem and semiconductor sector.

Frank has 30 years of telecommunications experience, eight of those with Qualcomm, which included serving as president of Qualcomm China from 2003 to 2010. Most recently, Frank was President of 21Vianet Group in Beijing, where he was responsible for strategic planning, branding and marketing, government affairs and strategic initiatives. Prior to 21Vianet Group, he was with Motorola Mobility in Beijing where he served as senior vice president and president of Greater China, responsible for overseeing all aspects of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business and sales operations for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Frank holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Microwave and Fiber Optic Communications from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and a master’s degree of science in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York.

William Yu

Chongqing holds the largest transportation network in western China, which has increased the city’s global connectivity. The development of China railway express (Chongqing) has boosted economic ties and trade between Chongqing and other countries and regions along the route.

President of Honeywell China Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies

William Yu was appointed as President of Honeywell China in November 2018, and will continue to lead the Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) team as Vice President and General Manager of PMT Asia Pacific. Under his strong leadership, the PMT China business grew by over 50 percent during the past two years after he joined Honeywell PMT in January 2017. In addition, William implemented a strong East for East (E4E) strategy and tripled PMT’s E4E revenue in China.

PMT is one of the four strategic business groups of Honeywell, a Fortune 500 corporation. It is a global leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. Based in Shanghai, William is responsible for driving business growth in the Asia Pacific region and leading the PMT Asia team.

William brings to Honeywell with a long track record of significant growth in multiple businesses and industries. Prior to joining Honeywell, he was the Senior VP and President of APAC for Allegion, a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand and a global pioneer in safety and security. Before that, he served at Ingersoll Rand for 16 years in senior executive roles including President of its Security Technologies and Residential Solutions business for Asia Pacific. William began his career at Shanghai Engineering Machinery Works and Shanghai Jintai Co., Ltd, and once worked as an engineer and then a sales leader.

William is a well-known Lean Six Sigma expert, a guest researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University, a Guest Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, and a Lecturer at Shanghai Fudan University’s School of Management and East China University of Science and Technology’s School of Management, a Fellow of Shanghai Institute of Management Science, and a Senior Member of American Society for Quality. He has published several books on business management and Six Sigma practice.

William earned his Bachelor’s degree in German with Shanghai Science & Technology University, and later an Executive MBA at China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

Zhan Jingtao

Regarding to the construction of an international inland logistics hub in Chongqing, Siemens proposed the suggestions from three aspects of construction in digital platform, logistics park and modern logistics facilities.

Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China General

Mr. Zhan Jingtao was born in Shandong in 1969. On leaving high school, he studied Power System and Automation at Southeast University and Enterprise Management at Wuhan University of Technology. He completed his studies with a Bachelor degree of Engineering and a Master degree of Management.

Mr. Zhan Jingtao first joined Siemens in 2001 in a sales function in the Automation & Drive Group of Siemens Ltd., China. Until 2007 he was the senior sales manager and was responsible for the SINOPEC, CNPC, CNOOC, chemical and pharmaceutical key account business.

From April 2007 to June 2010, Mr. Zhan Jingtao was the Director of Energy Saving Center of Siemens Ltd., China. He was responsible for the business development of energy saving in China. He was good at the research of energy saving performance contract and experienced in the implementation of different business models of energy saving projects. He has published numerous energy saving articles for different journals. From July 2010 to February 2016, Mr. Zhan Jingtao was the Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China and General Manager of Northwest.

From March 2016 to May 2018, Mr. Zhan Jingtao was the Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China and General Manager of Jiangsu Province.

Mr. Zhan Jingtao serves as Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China and General Manager of Region West since June 2018.

Before Joining Siemens, Mr. Zhan Jingtao was a consultant in SINOPEC for 9 years.

Yamaguchi Shinichi

Chongqing’s geographical advantage offers it the potential of becoming a bridge that facilitates exchanges between China and countries to the south, including those in Southeast Asia. Chongqing also has the potential to become a central transport hub connecting areas covered by the Belt and Road Initiative with those in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and holds great promise for contributing significantly to the development of China’s midwest region.

Mizuho Bank(China), Ltd. Wuhan Branch, General Manager


April 1989—March 1993 Bachelor of Laws Nanzan University, Japan

Work Experience:

April 1993 Fuji Bank Co., Ltd. Nagoya Branch

August 1996 Fuji Bank Co., Ltd. Asakusabashi Branch

July 2000 Fuji Bank Co., Ltd. Asakusabashi Branch, Senior Manager

April 2001 Fuji Bank Co., Ltd. Nihonbashi Branch, Senior Manager

March 2004 Mizuho Corporate Bank Co., Ltd.

Assistant Manager of Osaka Business Promotion Department 2

July 2008 Mizuho Corporate Bank Co., Ltd.

Deputy General Manager of Osaka Business Promotion Department 2

May 2009 Mizuho Corporate Bank Co., Ltd.

Deputy General Manager of International Management Department

(Resigned by the Mizuho Corporate Bank Co., Ltd. to study at Beijing Language and Culture University)

April 2010 Mizuho Corporate Bank (China), Ltd.

Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Business Promotion Department 1

January 2012 Mizuho Corporate Bank (China), Ltd. Qingdao Branch,

Joint General Manager

November 2015 Mizuho Bank (China), Ltd. Beijing Branch, Joint General Manager

July 2018 Mizuho Bank (China), Ltd. Wuhan Branch, General Manager (Present)