Jury Committee


Wang Jiming

Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering


Born in June 1942 Shanghai, Wang Jiming graduated from petroleum refining major of East China College of Chemical Engineering (now East China University of Science and Technology) in September 1964. Wang is academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and expert in petroleum refining, petrochemical engineering and project management. Having worked as chairman and general manager of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company, vice president of Sinopec Group, and vice chairman and president of Sinopec Company, Wang is now senior member of Sinopec Science and Technology Department, special vice president of China Enterprise Confederation, president of China Business Council for Sustainable Development, and honorary president of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation.

In the petrochemical engineering practices, Wang came up with management concepts, approaches and models suitable for China. Wang also facilitated the cooperation and promotion of large cracking furnace and isolation techniques between China and foreign countries, organized key equipment domesticization, realized the first industrial application of domestic pyrolysis gas compressor, propylene and ethylene compressor, hydrogenation reactor etc., and pioneered domestic technique kit in large petrochemical projects.

Wu Haijun

Chairman, Secretary of Party Committee of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd.


Wu Haijun, a professor-level senior engineer, graduated from East China Institute of Chemical Technology (which is now named as East China University of Science and Technology) in 1984 with major in chemical engineering. In 1997, he obtained the MBA degree from China Europe International Business School. He is currently a member of the 13th Shanghai CPPCC, Chairman and Party Secretary of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd., also the Chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd., and Director of Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., Ltd. He is also the President of Shanghai Petroleum Association,and Chairman of the Presidium  of Shanghai Federation of Economic Organizations (SFEO ).

Liu Xunfeng

Party Secretary and Chairman of Board of Shanghai Huayi Group CO., Ltd.


Liu Xunfeng was born in May 1965 in Hanshan, Anhui Province. He received his Bachelor and Master degree in chemical engineering from East China Institute of Chemical Technology (currently East China University of Science and Technology), EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and Ph.D. degree in management from Xi’an Jiaotong University. He also received the title of professor-level senior engineer.

Liu Xunfeng started his career as a technician at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited in July 1989. Later on, he had successively held the posts of engineer and deputy chief engineer of aromatics plant, deputy chief engineer of ethylene plant, vice director of Investment and Engineering Department of Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company, assistant general manager and deputy general manager of Shanghai Petrochemical Company.

Later on, he was appointed as board member and deputy general manager of Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited, and then board member and deputy general manager of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Company Limited. Thereafter, he was elected as chairman of board of Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co., Ltd, and President and board member of Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company. Currently Dr. Liu Xunfeng is chairman of board of Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company, chairman of board of Shanghai Huayi Group Corporation Limited, vice chairman of board of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Company Limited. He also serves as president of Shanghai Society of Advanced Materials, vice chairman of the board of East China University of Science and Technology. He was honored as the 2nd session of Shanghai Municipal Industrial and Commercial Leader, 2018 Shanghai Outstanding Entrepreneur.

Wang Jingyi

Party Secretary and Chairman of Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co., Ltd.


Wang Jingyi, male, member of the Communist Party of China, MBA, senior engineer, is currently the president and the Party Committee secretary of Sinopec Shanghai GaoQiao Petrochemical Co., Ltd.. He is also the president of Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomer Co., Ltd., the vice president of Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemical Co., Ltd. and the Director of Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., Ltd. He once served as the president and the Party Committee secretary of Yangzi Petrochemical company and Yangzi Petrochemical-BASF Co., Ltd., as well as the Executive Director and the Party Committeesecretary of Sinopec Refinery Sales Co., Ltd..

He has won the first and second prize of National Award of Science and TechnologyProgress, the first prize of Sinopec Science and Technology Progress Award and Sinopec Management Modern Innovation Award. He is also the cultivating candidate of “333 High-level Talents Cultivation Project” of Jiangsu Province and the Model Worker of Nanjing Province.

Wang Huifeng

Vice President of East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)


Wang Huifeng, doctor of engineering, professor, doctoral supervisor. She is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice President of East China University of Science and Technology. She is also a director of Shanghai Automation Society and a director of China Instrument and Control Society.

Her main research directions include sensor and weak signal detection technology, instrument safety and control system, embedded technology and integrated application of wireless radio frequency technology, and artificial intelligence and intelligent perception technology. She has long been engaged in teaching and scientific research in automation, measurement and control technology and instruments. She undertook the national major instrument project and the national science and technology support plan, wrote professional textbooks such as “Theory and Application of Fieldbus Control System”, and was responsible for the preparation of several joint laboratories of industry, university and research. She has won the first prize of Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award and Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd Education Award.

Vice chairmen

Yang Ting

Secretary General of Chemical Park Working Committee of CPCIF


Mr. Yang Ting , Professor Senior Engineer,has been engaged in the planning of petroleum and chemical industry, consultation and study of engineering project, construction and management of engineering project, planning and management of chemical parks as well as market research of petroleum and chemical products. Mr. Yang has lead the organization teams who are working on “Guidelines on Standardized Development of Chemical Parks”, “Evaluation Guidelines of Green Chemical Parks”, “Comprehensive Evaluation Index System of China’s Chemical Parks”which are all guiding documents for chemical parks development.  Mr. Yang has also undertaken the pre-planning, market research and project management of quite a few world-scale refining and coal chemical projects in China. In recent years, he has lead to complete over 50 research projects of national ministries and commissions and over 100 development plans for big-sized petrochemical enterprises, general development plans for chemical parks and initial consultation plans of Sino-foreign joint projects, as well as market demand forecast and production technology developing trend research of over 100 petroleum and chemical products. As the main drafter, he has also lead making China’s first National Standard about Chemical Parks “Management Regulations on Public Common Corridor s in Chemical Parks”, and amending over 30 national standards.

Yang Weimin

Head of Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology


Weimin YANG (1966.4.22-), expert in organic chemical engineering, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1994.He is the president of Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Engineering and Industrial Catalysis.

He has been engaged in the fundamental and applied research and process engineering technology development in the field of organic chemical engineering. He has headed projects of National Key Research and Development Program, projects supported by National Nature Science Foundation of China, and Sinopec Key Projects. Major advances are achieved in areas such as green production of ethylbenzene by diversified feedstock, value-adding conversion and utilization of dilute ethylene, and creation of novel structured zeolites. The research achievements are industrialized in more than 50 clients both home and abroad, bringing significant economic and social benefits.

He has won two 2nd prize of the State Technological Invention Awards, one 2nd prize of the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, one China Patent Gold Award, and six 1st prizes in Science and Technology at the provincial and ministerial level. He has been awarded the 2nd National Award for Excellence in Innovation, the Industry Innovation Award of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, and the Hou Debang Chemical Science and Technology Award.

Yu Liangru

Party Group Member and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee


Yu Liangru, born in August 1962 in Ningbo (Zhejiang Province), is Party group member and vice chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee with postgraduate degree and MBA. Mr. Yu has worked as Secretary of Youth League Committee of Shanghai Metallurgy Industry Bureau, deputy director, deputy Party secretary, member of standing committee and director of Publicity Department of Communist Youth League Shanghai Municipal Organization Ministry, Office director and assistant to general manager of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Company, Office director of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Leading Group, Party group member and office director of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee, Party committee member of Shanghai Urban Planning Administration Bureau, party secretary of Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Institute etc.

Hou Jinhua

Party Group Member and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee


Hou Jinhua, born in May 1965 Shanghai, is Party group member and vice chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee with MBA and senior engineer degree. Ms. Hou has worked as assistant researcher, deputy head of Industrial Investment Department of Shanghai Municipal Economy Commission, deputy head and head of Structural Adjustment Promotion Department and head of Industrial Investment Department of Shanghai Municipal Economy and Information Technology Commission.

Zhu Bin

Party Group Member and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee


Zhu Bin, born in July 1965 Yi County (Anhui Province), is Party group member and vice chairman of Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Administration Committee (SCIPAC) with Master of Science. Mr. Zhu has worked as deputy head and head of Planning, Land and Construction Department, and head of Environment Protection Office of SCIPAC etc.

Yang Yang

Senior Trade Advisor Industries & Cleantech, Business France Shanghai


Ms Yang Yang joined Business France, in 2006. She was appointed as Senior Trade Advisor Industries & Cleantech Department for Business France in Shanghai in September 2014. With more than 10 years of experience and her knowledge of Chinese industry market, she is committed to helping France’s companies to find commercial / technical / industrial partners in China, promoting the image of France as business and innovation country. Ms Yang holds a master’s degree in management from University of Picardie Jules Verne in France.

Hugo Delissen

Business Development Manager, Brightlands Chemelot Campus


Hugo is an experienced professional in BD and has let various programs to guide startups, help them grow and bind them to our chemistry & materials ecosystem.

Huang Ximin

Innovation Director, SUEZ Asia


She graduated from Hohai University, ENSIL-ENSIC (France National Engineering School of Limoges) and Tsinghua University. In 2006, she won scholarship from France Embassy in China to study in France. She holds 3 Master diplomas in the fields of Environment resources management & Urban planning, Water & Environment, and Business Administration Management.

She has been working for SUEZ since 2008, with career path crossing multiple departments and different positions. Since 2015, she has been taking the position of Innovation director in SUEZ Asia, fully responsible for managing Innovation and Research activities of SUEZ Asia, including internal R&I programs management, external open innovation cooperation with start-ups & academics & partners, and expertise network management. In 2016, in addition to SUEZ Asia Innovation Director, she also served as Special assistant to CEO of Water. In 2020, she was appointed as SUEZ Asia RISE director, in charge of Research, Innovation, Digital transform and Ventures investment.


Holding full concept of BIG open innovation, she will lead innovation to support new SUEZ’s ambitious development future in Asia environmental market.


In addition to 15 years’ service in SUEZ, she also has working experience in 3 other Multinational enterprises in the areas of Environment and Green energy, Veolia (French company), Bouygues-Saur (French company) and Abengoa (Spanish company).

Lei Huanli

Senior Vice President, Covestro Group
President, Covestro China


Holly Lei (Senior Vice President, Covestro Group, President of Covestro China) is the first local female leader for this position in Covestro China.


With a strong technical background in chemical engineering and material science, Lei started her career at Bayer MaterialScience (the predecessor company of Covestro) in 1999 as a technical representative, and has since increased responsibilities focusing on sales, marketing and R&D . She held various management positions in China, the APAC region and globally, and devoted her cross-industry insights and customer centric mindset to develop Covestro’s business globally.


As a seasoned leader strong at managing dispersed teams, Lei is also an affectionate people leader and excels at fostering an environment that allows people to flourish and develop to their fullest potential. As an avid ambassador of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Covestro, she is actively involved in promoting Female leadership in the workplace and DEI culture. And she was granted with several awards for her outstanding contribution and social influence, such as, 2020 China Women in Tech by Forbes, 2021 China Most Powerful Women by Fortune, etc.


Lei holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Dalian University of Technology in China and a master’s degree in material science from Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. She has also received executive training at INSEAD Business School in France.


Lei is also a supervisory board member of GEA Group AG, a board member of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park International Experts’ Consultancy Forum.


Chen Nanliang

Vice President of Donghua University


Prof. Dr. Nanliang Chen, male, is tutor for doctor degree, vice president of donghua university.

Prof. Chen is the director of Engineering research center of technical textile, ministry of educatio; Director of Expert Technical Committee of China Knitting Industry Association; Vice-Chairman of Expert Committee of China Industrial Textile Industry Association; Vice-Chairman of China Industrial Textile Association; Vice-Chairman of China Knitting Industry Association; Member of Academic Committee of China Textile Engineering Association.

He is mainly engaged in research and development of industrial textiles and textile structural composites, has outstanding achievements and a very in-depth research foundation in high performance fiber special knitting technology and product development. He has won the 7th National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers, the State Council Special Allowance, the Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal, the Shanghai Dawning Scholar, the Shanghai Excellent Academic Leader, the Shanghai Leading Talents, the Top Ten Persons in Shanghai Education News, the Special Teacher Award of Textile Light, the Shanghai Excellent Team for Scientific and Technological Innovation, China Leaders in the textile industry, academic leaders in China’s textile industry, top 10 News Persons in China textile and garment industry, etc.

So far, Professor Chen has undertaken and participated in the complete project commissioned by the state, provincial and enterprise for more than 90. Include one “national key R&D program of China”, one “national science and technology support project”, one “863” preparatory project, two “973” project, two subproject of “921-3 project” two “Commission of science and Technology and Industry for National Defence project”. Professor Chen has awarded two second prize of National scientific and technological progress, second prize of National education achievement; six first prize, five second prize and three third prize of the provincial scientific and technological progress. Many achievements as key technical materials and key technical products have been successfully applied to some spacecraft of Tiangong-1, Tiangong-2, Tianzhou-1, Beidou Navigation Satellite and Tiantong-1 Satellite. The developed biomedical textiles have reached the international advanced level, and some project achievements have been put into clinical application. He has published more than 150 papers, of which including more than 40 EI and SCI, edited seven materials and monographs. He owns 40 inventive patents.

Huang Xiangyu

Vice General Manager of the SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Company


Huang Xiangyu, aged 54, is serving as the Vice President of the SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical Company. Mr. Huang joined the Complex in 1992. He served as Chief Engineer of Acrylic Business Unit and the Director of the Acrylic Fiber Research Institute and Chief Engineer of the Acrylic Fiber Department and Deputy Chief Engineer of the SPC. Mr. Huang graduated from the Organic Chemical Major of School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in July 1990. He obtained a master’s degree in Engineering from Donghua University in May 2004. He graduated from Polymeric Chemistry and Physics Major of Fudan University with a doctor’s degree in Engineering in June 2013. He is a senior engineer by professional title.

Tao Xuhai

Deputy General Manager of Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co., Ltd.


Director & Deputy General Manager of Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co., Ltd

Member of the Party Committee

Professor Level Senior Engineer

Government Special Allowance in 2008

Advanced Worker in Technological Innovation of Shanghai Enterprise In 2001

SINOPEC Section Chief and Management Expert with Outstanding Contributions

Zhu Xinyuan

Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Xinyuan Zhu, Distinguished Professor and Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at Donghua University and obtained his Ph.D. degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He joined the BASF research laboratory at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires in Strasbourg as a post-doctoral researcher from 2003 to 2005. He became a Full Professor for Polymer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005, and was promoted as a Distinguished Professor in 2011. Prof. Zhu focuses his research interests on functional polymers, biomedical materials, nano-biomedicine, etc.. He has presided over dozens of national, provincial, ministerial and enterprise scientific research projects, and has published more than 400 academic papers, 60 authorized patents with some of them commercialized.

Luo Yong

General Manager of the Department of science technology of Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company


Luo Yong was born in 1974, received doctoral degree in 2002 from East China University of Science and Technology. He is the general manager of the department of science technology of Shanghai Huayi (Group) Company, professor, deputy director of national key Lab of polyolefins catalytic technique and high performance materials, deputy director of national isotope engineering technology research center-Shanghai subcenter. editorial board member of “Fine chemiclas” , “Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress”, “Journal of isotopes”, et al. He was honored the first prize of scientific and technological progress, second prize of technological invention of Shanghai municipality, Outstanding contribution award of Youth Science and technology of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, excellent technical leader of Shanghai, Innovation Award of Hou Debang Chemical Technology of China Chemical Society, special government allowance of the State Council, leading talents of Shanghai and so on.

He worked on industrial catalysis and functional material with rich experience in technology development, undertook over 40 scientific research projects, applied for more than 50 invention patents, published more than 100 papers (over 40 coverd by SCI/EI) , and guided over 20 postdoctoral and postgraduate in his research field.

Ji Chengchang

Director of transformation center of science and technology achievement in Donghua University


Chengchang Ji, male, born in 1964, Doctor of engineering, Professor, Doctoral supervisor. Shuguang Scholar of Shanghai, Director of transformation center of science and technology achievement in Donghua University. He obtained bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Tsinghua University and doctor’s degree in Shanghai Jiaotong University. He has long term research experience in new material development, composite materials and equipment technology research. In recent years, He has presided over and participated in more than 10 projects, including Shanghai Shuguang project, 863 project, National Natural Science Foundation project, Shanghai key scientific and technological research project, and national key R&D plan. He has won 2 Second Class Prizes of The State Scientific and Technological Progress Awards, 5 Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Awards. He has published more than 70 papers in academic journals at home and abroad, and authorized more than 30 invention patents.

Sun Wenqing

Chairman of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Research & Development Company


Wenqing Sun, currently is Asia Pacific Technology Operations Manager and Chairman of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Research & Development Company. Born in Shanghai, he graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with degrees in Chemical Engineering. He joined ExxonMobil in 2006 and took multiple assignments in Technology, Marketing, Sales and Manufacturing, based in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Houston. He has been responsible for Polyethylene and Specialty Polymer business in China market for many years. Now his portfolio focuses on facilitating business growth in Asia Pacific region to demonstrate ExxonMobil advanced technology capability.

Hu Dongqi

Director of Innovation & Technology, LANXESS Greater China


Dr.Hu Dongqi started his theoretical physics study at the University of Science & Technology of China in 1978 and awarded by the Chinese National Ministry of Education for study in Germany in 1980.

He received his undergraduate and PhD in Chemistry from the University Heidelberg in 1990 and awarded with postdoc fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Stanford University USA in 1991/1992.

He joined Bayer in 1993 and held different positions in R&D, Marketing and Production. In 1997, he was transferred to Wuxi to start a green- field plant- Bayer (Wuxi) Leather Chemical Co., Ltd.

From 2003 to April of 2019, he was the General Manager of the LANXESS (Wuxi) High Performance Composite Materials Co.,Ltd. In 2010, he took over the position as the Managing Director of LANXESS (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. In 2013, Dongqi Hu was appointed Director of Innovation & Technology, LANXESS Greater China in addition to his roles in Changzhou and Wuxi.

Dr.Hu Dongqi now is the Managing Director of LANXESS (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. and Director of Innovation & Technology, LANXESS Greater China.

Huang Zhiming

Vice President, Business Development of Honeywell China


Zhiming Huang is the Vice President, Business Development of Honeywell China. In this role, Zhiming will drive Honeywell business growth in China, promoting advanced process technology, smart manufacturing solution, safety and environmental technology, and IIOT solutions in new refining and petrochemical project development in China, managing China key corporate strategic accounts and EPC relationships in and emanating from China, and other new opportunity development with major domestic and international companies.  He also will support broader business growth initiatives in Honeywell High Growth Region.

Zhiming joined Honeywell in 2011 as UOP Regional General Manager. Previously he was with Triastoria Group where he served as Executive Vice President.  Prior to that, he worked in Aspen Technology as senior R&D director,  and Greater China Country Manager.  Zhiming holds a Bachelor’s degree of Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Wang Ruijia

Business Development Manager for Asia for Sasol Co. Ltd.


Ray Wang graduated with a Ph.D degree in Materials Science from Virginia Tech in United States. Dr. Wang has worked in both National Energy Technology Laboratory and multi-national corporations. Dr. Wang has a wide range of research interests from physical chemistry to industrial manufacturing, especially in chemical and energy technologies. In the past 10 years, Dr. Wang did research including clean coal technologies, natural gas hydrate, enhanced oil recovery and shale gas recovery. Dr. Wang has experience from technology development to commercialization.  Ray was invited to give trainings at energy workshops jointly held by US Trade and Development Agency and National Energy Administrative of China. Dr. Ray Wang has much experience in managing overseas / cross-culture joint venture company. Ray is currently the business development manager for Asia for Sasol Co. Ltd., focusing on joint venture creation, M&A and new business development in Asia.

He is a board member of the ‘Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation’ in United States, dedicated for the exchange of culture, economy and education between US and China. Dr. Ray Wang was awarded ‘Future Leader of the year – US/China Business Exchange Award’ by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Ray received the “Rising Star” award by UK’s Reed Business Information ICIS.

Chen Yun

Head of Performance Material Operations APAC
Head of Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai


Dr. Yun Chen (58), Head of Performance Material Operations APAC, Head of Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai.

Born on January 10th, 1964 in Hunan province, Yun Chen studied chemical    engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology and afterwards at the East    China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai followed by a PhD  study in organic chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany).

He entered Covestro (Bayer at that time) in 1994 as Lab Manager in Germany and in 1999 became deputy plant manager of Polycarbonates (PCS). In 2001 he was transferred to Shanghai to become plant manager of Polycarbonates BPA/SPC train and in 2008 he became Head of P&T Polycarbonates at Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai. In January 2014, he became the member of BTS Management Committee and Head of BTS Asia.

On January 1st , 2017, Dr. Yun Chen is appointed as the Head of Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai.

On July 1st , 2021, Dr. Yun Chen is appointed as Head of Performance Material Operations APAC, Head of Covestro Integrated Site Shanghai.

Dr. Chen is married and has 2 children.

Chen Jinqiu

Senior Vice President of Operations & Site Management, Greater China Region
Chairman of Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd


Dr. Jinqiu Chen is senior Vice President of Operations & Site Management, Greater China Region  and  the  Chairman  of  Evonik  Specialty  Chemicals  (Shanghai)  Co.,  Ltd,  He  also manages for ESHQ, Energy and Logistics departments in Greater China Region as well as Multi-User-Site-China.

Dr. Jinqiu Chen joined Hüls AG in Marl (one of the predecessors of Evonik Industries AG) as R&D   Manager  of   Latices   in   1994.  Then   he  took  several   management   positions   in PolymerLatex GmbH.  In  November 2008,  Dr. Jinqiu Chen went  back to China as  Deputy Operation Director of MATCH Project, Evonik Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.  And  then  took  the  position  of  General  Manager  and  the  site  manager  of  Evonik Multi-User-Site-China since March 2010.  In January 2020, Dr. Jinqiu Chen became senior Vice President of Operations & Site Management, Greater China Region. From March 2021, he also takes the position of Chairman of Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.      Dr. Jinqiu Chen studied at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Jiangnan University and  Shanghai  Institute  of  Materia  Medica.  After  getting  the  scholarship  from  Ministry  of Education, he went to Germany for further study in 1988 and later obtained PhD at Dortmund University.

During Dr. Jinqiu Chen’s working in Shanghai, Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd was awarded twice “China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Responsible Care Best Practice Corporation Award” and “SCIP Safety Production Advanced Unit” for many years. He was also awarded “Director Award” in SCIP for many times.

In 2012, Dr. Jinqiu Chen was awarded “The Magnolia Silver Award”. In 2017, he was awarded “The Magnolia Gold Award”.

Chen Peng

Vice President, Business Development / Commercial for China & North Asia Division, Royal Vopak Group


Mr. Chen Peng is VP – Business Development / Commercial for the China & North Asia Division of Royal Vopak Group, fully responsible for overall strategic business investments and commercial development. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of many Vopak Terminal companies in the region.

Mr. Chen Peng has worked in many multinational companies such as Cargill, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Heidelberg Cement Group. Before joining the Royal Vopak Group of the Netherlands, Mr. Chen was a member of the Global Executive Team of the French Limagrain Group and served as the Vice President.


Mr. Chen Peng graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in the United States and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration with High Distinction. He also holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in Canada and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Gary Knight

Vice President of INVISTA Integrated Nylon Operations


Gary Knight is Vice President of INVISTA Integrated Nylon Operations with responsibility for Asia and Europe. In this capacity, he is responsible for all operating facilities in China, the EU and the UK. formulating and implementing major production and operation strategies and investment plans, including the 7 billion RMB adiponitrile project that INVISTA is currently investing in Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park. He has been committed to developing the business capabilities of the local team to ensure the sustainable development of the company’s nylon integrated business.

Mr. Knight was transferred to Shanghai in August 2013 as Vice President of Global Operations for the INVISTA Apparel business. Prior to transferring to China, he served as the Global Director of the INVISTA Operations Excellence capability. He has been involved in numerous operations leadership roles in the US and has extensive international management experience in manufacturing operations. In recognition of his contributions to China’s growth, Mr. Knight was granted a China Permanent Resident Card in December 2018.

Mr. Knight graduated from West Virginia University with degree in electrical engineering.

Javier Nieto

Commercial Vice President APAC Cepsa Quimica SA General Manager Cepsa Chemical Shanghai


Javier Nieto has joined Cepsa in 2005 after having worked for companies like Mobil Oil and Brunel. During his 16 years of experience in Cepsa he has held major commercial and business roles managing Cumene, Phenol, Acetone and Cyclohexane business as well as Supply Chain roles managing Cepsa’s chemical storage terminal, LBC-CEPSA TANK TERMINALS.

Before joining Cepsa Chemical Shanghai, Javier was the General Manager of Cepsa Quimica Netherlands and responsible for the purchase, sales, storage and transportation of 1,500,000 mt of chemicals worldwide.

Besides being the General Manager of Cepsa Chemical Shanghai, Javier is also the Commercial Vice President Asia-Pacific of Cepsa Quimica SA. Cepsa produces and markets several chemicals, amongst others LAB, Alcohols, Acids, Solvents, Cumene, Phenol, Acetone etc.

Javier has lived in different continents and has a broad international experience.

Hu Daming

Vice President of Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd., Chairman of the Board, Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Industrial Gasses Company


Mr. Hu Daming graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, holding Bachelor of Engineering of Thermal Power Machinery & Device and Bachelor of Engineering of Management (Second Degree). He also attended Management Executive Programs from Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires INSEAD (Paris). He is now the Deputy Director of Hydrogen Committee and the Executive Board Member of MNCs Committee, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation.


Mr. Hu joined Air Liquide in 1996 and worked in Shanghai, Tianjin and Qingdao with various positions.

In 2006, he moved to Air Liquide headquarters in Paris, France and served as the Business Development Manager of Large Industry.

2010-2015, Vice President, Electronics, Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd.

2016-2019, Managing Director, Air Liquide Far Eastern Ltd. (Taiwan)

2018-2019, served at the same time GYM APAC Director, APAC Hub

Since 2019, Vice President, Large Industry, Air Liquide (China) Holding Co., Ltd.

Zhao Yanchao

Vice President of Red Avenue New Materials Group


He graduated from East China University of Science and Technology in February 2008 with a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the National Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering CNRS UMR 5223 (Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères) in France. Since November 2010, he has worked in Red Avenue New Materials Group Co., Ltd., serving as senior R&D engineer, deputy director of R&D and vice president successively.

He has more than 15 years of polymer material research and development experience, mainly focusing on the synthesis and application of phenolic resins for tires and degradable materials and has more than 10 related patents. In 2016, as the main participant, he won the first prize of the 2016 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Science and Technology Progress Award with the project “Key Technologies for Industrialization of Functional Resins for Ten Thousand-Tier Tire Industry”

Wang Yu

Principal Market Development PGMs, China, Anglo American Plc. Group


Wendy Wang currently works in Anglo American Resources Trading (China) as a vice general manager specializing in precious group metals related market development by exploring investment opportunities in green chemistry and carbon neutralization applications that can drive PGM demand. Wendy has accumulated over 25 years of working experience in a wide variety of MNCs such as Honeywell Industrial Automation Control, Emerson Electric, DuPont and Chemours before finally joining Anglo American in 2019. These 25 years of expertise include experiences in product planning, business strategy, sales and marketing management in a multitude of industries such as Oil and Gas, Automobile, Building Materials, Iron and Steel, HVAC and Fluorochemicals. This expertise positions Wendy well for her current role and responsibilities.

Chen Wansuo

Operation Head,BASF


Frank CHEN – Wan Suo, born in Taizhou city, Jiangsu Province on Jun-24, 1976 and graduated from Zhejiang University with Ph. Degree of Chemical Engineering and Technology in 2005, majored in asymmetric organic synthesis, have published lots of papers in the advanced chemistry journals as well as patents granted. After the graduation, Frank joined IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances) as process engineer focused on R&D and product transfer, and in 2007 joined BACC (BASF Advanced Chemicals) as plant manager. Since then, Frank internally transferred to BCCS (BASF Care Chemical), BTW (BASF Taiwan) and BACH (BASF Chemicals) as senior cluster manager, operation head and so on. Frank is familiar with the manufacturing and technology of flavors ingredients, pigment, dyestuff, surfactant, synthetic lubricant, UV-filter and resin etc.

Wang Jinshan

Principal Technologist at SICM


Dr. Jin-Shan Wang, a world-renowned Polymer Chemist and the inventor of Atom Transfer Radial Polymerization (ATRP). He obtained his B.S. in polymerization technology and M.S.in polymer materials both from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in 1982 and 1985, respectively. In 1993, He was awarded the Highest-Ranking A+ Ph.D. from University of Liege, Belgium.

After returning homeland from United States, Dr. Wang has founded First O-Lite Inc (OLED lighting) in 2010 and Shanghai Precision Systems (SPS) (Precision Solution Coating Equipment) in 2016. He is now the principal technologist at SICM, the supervisor of IC Materials Department of ECUST, and Chairman of SPS. Previously, he served as industry professor at Nanjing University, Co-Chairman of China OLED Industrial Alliance, and Member of Information Committee of Jiangsu Province.

Liu Weiqing

Director of Arkema China R&D Center


Started career with Arkema R&D in 2012, after completing his doctoral thesis in France at Mines Paristech. Since then involved in various missions within R&D function, taking different leadership roles, including product development of long-chain polyamides, product stewardship and plant/product line integration after M&A. Took position of Director of Arkema R&D center in Changshu since 2020. Now is also leading Startup Connect program of Arkema in great China and SEA region.

Shi Zhaolong

Senior Expert for Materials at L’Oréal North ASIA


Mr. Zhaolong SHI is the Senior Expert for Materials at L’Oréal North ASIA. His job is to define the new packaging materials to support L’Oréal sustainability program for 2030. He has 3 main missions: identify, develop and manage partnerships on new materials (based on new plastic recycling technologies, bioplastics or “plastic free” solutions).

Mr. Zhaolong SHI has more than 10 years of experience in the field of chemical engineering and materials development with leading responsibilities in a number of innovative research and process development projects.

Xu Rong

Vice President, Shanghai Technology Exchange


Ph.D. in developmental biology of Fudan University, has long been engaged in technology trading, investment, financing and M & A. He was responsible for R & D, production and operation in GE China and Lifetechnology Corp. He was also executive VP of Jiangsu Environmental Protection Industry Technology Research Institute, responsible for government think tank service, technology transfer and government investment fund management and incubation. Since 2014Dr. Xu Rong has led a number of M & A and technology transfer cases of Companies in Finland, the United States and China completed more than 260M transactions. He is acertified Technology Expert of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission and Advisory Member of China US Green Fund. Since 2020, he has been the Deputy GM of Shanghai Technology Exchange, responsible for the operation of the national technology and IP transfer and trading platform. Till April 2022 3.9B transactions was completed through Shanghai Technology Exchange including 1.1B  transactions in BioPharma and Medical System.

Wang Zhihui

Director of China Marketing & Sustainability, Emerson Automation Solutions


Julie joined Emerson in 2012 and currently serves as Director of China Marketing & Sustainability for Emerson Automation Solutions in China.  She leads the China Marketing team on development of marketing strategy, brand promotion, content operation and building digital    marketing system.  At the same time, Julie also responsible for the implementation of Emerson’s sustainable development strategy in China, helping Chinese industrial users to accelerate the    realization of sustainable development goals.

During her time at Emerson, Julie served as Director of Digital Transformation Business,  Strategic Planner of Automation Solutions China, Product Manager of Power & Water Solutions China, and Head of power Export business.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in automation and an MBA degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Cao Erning

Investment Director for Asia, Evonik Venture Capital


Erning Cao studied Economics in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a master degree on business administration and Chinese CPA qualification.

After graduation in 1995 he worked in various finance, business administration functions for Alstom and Siemens in China and Singapore, including as CFO for Siemens JV businesses in China.

Erning Cao joined Evonik in 2008 as Regional Controller for Greater China. Thereafter he took responsibilities as Asia Controller for Business Unit, Global Controller for Business Lines in Germany.

Since early 2018 Erning joined Evonik Venture Capital team as investment director for Asia.

Howard Huang

SABIC Ventures APAC Senior Technology Manager


SABIC Ventures APAC Senior Technology Manager, responsible for screening and execution of strategic opportunities in the region, focusing on innovative technologies of chemicals and new materials in SABIC’s strategic growth areas. He is a PhD of Tsinghua University, and has 20+ years experiences in chemicals and new materials industries.

Ellen Ye

Investment Director of Solvay Ventures in Asia Pacific


Ellen Ye is the investment director of Solvay Ventures in Asia Pacific.

Solvay Ventures, the Venture Capital fund of Solvay, is a global company committed to innovative and sustainable chemistry. Solvay Ventures work with entrepreneurs and balance strategic and financial objectives to create remarkable stories. Ellen’s major responsibilities are innovative technology scouting and innovation investment in the field of sustainable resources, energy transition, increased well-being and digital age. Ellen has solid commercial experiences in specialty chemicals and holds degrees on business and fine chemistry.

Li Li

Investment Manager of BASF Venture Capital


Li Li, joined BASF Venture Capital as an investment manager in 2018. She is responsible for investment and portfolio management in China. Li started her career with PwC China and provided transaction services to top investment institutes such as Warburg Pincus, TPG, Ping’an, Sequoia and MNC investors. She then started and managed corporate strategy and M&A department for Voith Group in China. Before joining BVC, Li used to work for SABIC Ventures for their Chinese investments. She graduated from Fudan University with an Economics major.

Ji Jie

Senior Manager, Venture & Business Development, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Co. Ltd.


Mr. Ji champions Dow’s collaboration and investment with startup companies in Asia Pacific region. He holds Bachelor and Master Degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, and he is also a CFA candidate. He joined Dow in 2007 and has taken various roles in Core R&D, Business R&D, Business Development and Investment.

Liu Chunsong

Managing Partner of Step Fund

Mr. Liu Chunsong (MBA,CTA) is currently the managing partner of Step Fund.

He served as the advisor of Master of Finance at Tongji University, the president of Tongji investment and financing Alumni Association, the advisor of innovation and entrepreneurship education of Tongji University, and the professional advisor of Antai college of Shanghai Jiaotong University.

He was Member of Yangpu District Political Consultative Committee and Youth League, first batch of innovative major tutors certified by MOE and judging expert/tutor of China Innovative Enterprise Competition.

He had worked at EFG foundation since 2006 and he was co-founder of Step Fund in 2009. He was highly-experienced in investing, operating and managing hundreds of startup projects such as Ruiyi pharmaceutical, Titan technology, Bennuo electronics, Tongchen environmental protection, Tongke biology, Mido measurement and control, etc.

Shi Xuesong

Managing Partner of Longwater Investment


Stephen Shi, Managing Partner, Longwater Investment

Stephen graduated from Nanjing University with a major of Chemistry in 1995, and received his MBA degree from Peking University in 2003. He had worked for a chemical company for more than 9 years before he switched to be chief chemical analyst at CICC. He received rewards of the best analyst from New Fortune and Securities Market Weekly at CICC.

Stephen has been focusing on and researching the chemical and material industry for more than 20 years, and has deep insights and wide horizon towards material sector. He also used to be a fund manger of Shanghai Broadvision Invesment and an independent director of Yunnan Yuntianhua Co,. Ltd.

Yu Xiaojun

Partner of KPMG China


Edward has more than 23 years experience in providing professional services to those listed companies, state-owned enterprises, multinational companies and private-owned companies. Edward has deep knowledge of accounting regulations and relevant regulatory requirements, including IFRS, PRC Accounting Standards and Hong Kong Listing Rules. Edward has extensive experience in providing IPO and annual audit service and is also experienced in group restructuring, due deligence and M&A.


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