HR Committee Event | Global Leadership in the "New Normal"

Global leadership in the "new normal"


As business are adjusting to a 'new normal' of remote working, travel restrictions and uncertainty, the need for increased intercultural awareness and enhanced global leadership skills seems to be a common challenge that firms are trying to address.

How can organisations improve their leaders' ability to cope in a continuously shifting environment, often having to lead virtual teams operating in different time zones and locations? What are the key knowledge, skills and abilities that successful leaders have to master in order to successfully lead their teams and organisations through these times of world-wide disruption? How do intercultural dynamics impact the way we work, lead and collaborate in this 'new normal'?

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai HR Committee and invited three experts to share their knowledge and expertise on this critical topic.

After the panel discussion, we are delighted to invite members and friends to join a post-event mixer and network with peers and professionals from different industries and backgrounds. We welcome those members and friends that cannot attend in person to join this session virtually.


4:00 pm-4:30 pm: Registration
4:30 pm-4:35 pm: Welcome and introduction
4:35 pm-5:20 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
5:20 pm-5:30 pm: Wrap-up and closing remarks
5:30 pm-7:30 pm: Cross-chamber Mixer



Gabor Holch

General Manager at Campanile Management Consulting

Intercultural leadership coach, consultant, author and speaker specialised in East-West executive assignments and business relations. An expat since age 4, a former diplomat and China-based since 2002, he has advised, coached and trained leaders for 100+ clients in 25+ countries. He currently splits his time between his Shanghai base and international jobs, mainly in the Asia-Pacific and Europe. A member of the China national institute of Management Consulting, Gabor has direct experience of working with foreign multinational organisations operating in China, as well as local private and State-owned enterprises such as Baoshan/Baosteel, Development Zones (such as Luoyang Luolong) and Shanghai Customs. Gabor is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in English and Mandarin, certified consultant at the management academies of half a dozen global corporations and licensed in major assessment tools including the Predictive Index, NeuroColor, DISC and MBTI.

Sue Wei

Regional Director of Hays

Sue is American Chinese and spent over 20 years in the US. She began in the advertising industry in New York as an Account Executive for the Newsweek account. Nine years ago, Sue moved to Shanghai and has since worked in two international recruitment agency personally focused on executive level finance, legal and HR roles for multinational and domestic clients. Sue currently leads several business practices at Hays with over 90 consultants in Accountancy & Finance, Human Resource, Legal, Education, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Operations, Life Science and Technology areas. Sue holds an MBA from Pace University, New York.

Catherine Jin

HRVP at Sony China

In her current role with Sony, Catherine has been leading the strategic HR transformation for Sony China, and is the member of Sony Global HR Board. Before joining Sony, she has taken multiple HR leadership roles including AsiaPac HRVP, ALS Global Strategic HRBP Lead and China HRD roles in Checkpoint Systems, leading a team of Senior HR Professionals including COE and Country HR Heads in 13 countries, successful completed several strategic global M&A HR projects, and collaborated closely with Business leaders on the organization integration & development, and leadership development Catherine holds an MBA from the University of Texas, and she is the Certified Trainer of GPHR for HRCI, Certified Trainer of HRBP for SHRM, and the Trainer of GRP & CCP for WorldatWork. She is also licensed in the Interpretation & Leadership Coaching for Hogan Assessment and Korn/Ferry 360 assessment.

Fabrizio Ulivi

Managing Partner at Shi Bisset and Associates Ltd

Since 2018, Fabrizio is Managing Partner at SB&A – Shi Bisset & Associates, an Organisational Effectiveness firm operating in Asia-Pacific since 1982. With a passion for People and Leadership Development, Fabrizio is specialised in designing strategic solutions for organisations in China and the Asia-Pacific region in the fields of Organisational Development, Talent Management and Development and Learning Experience Design.