October 21 - 28, 2017
With the mission of connecting innovators globally, GWC has been building cross-border relationships since 2008. Executives rely on GWC for strategic introduction, and global resources.
The Global Executive Program will bring you to the campuses of China tech giants to meet with their C-suite executives alongside heads of corporate development & investment to explore: building strategic relationships, regulations, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, and fundraising.
At each company visit you will meet the executive team alongside the heads of corporate development & investment. The cohort is limited to 30 students ensuring quality facetime to meet your objectives.
* Meetings subject to change
Introductions to companies and capital with connections across regions spanning multiple industries.
Identify next steps and reasonable timeframes for growth and distribution.
Understand the details of organizational development for and build a multinational framework.
From identifying talent through recommendations and introductions to due diligence and best practices for successful onboarding.
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in total 30 companies including CooTek (TouchPal), NetQin, Xiaomi, GFan, Thundersoft, YongChe, MoboTap (Dolphin Browser), Madhouse, Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, CamWoWo, Chukong Technologies, Unisound, Eques, Memblaze, Ximmerse, SJ Semi and other startups, in which 3 companies’ valuation exceed 1 billion US Dollars. He was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm Internet Service China business unit. Prior to various roles at Qualcomm, he was founder and CEO of NeTrue Communications and vice president of General Photonics, developing emerging technologies including VoIP, optical communications, and wireless Internet. Among these successful ventures, NeTrue Communications went public in 2000.
James received a Master’s degree in Communication Management from University of Southern California and BS degree in Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University.
Jeffrey currently serves as Managing Partner of Tencent Investment and General Manager of Tencent M&A, focusing on Tencent’s global investment and M&A activity in the areas of Interactive Entertainment and Gaming, Social Networking and Messaging, O2O (“Online-to-Offline”), and Internet Finance, among other areas. In particular, he leads Tencent’s worldwide Gaming industry investment and M&A.
Jeffrey is also responsible for Tencent’s early stage and early growth stage investment strategy in China and multiple countries. In recent years, he launched and led Tencent Investment’s ongoing efforts to penetrate key O2O sectors, including Automotive, Education, Healthcare and Internet Finance. He was responsible for Tencent’s investments in Huayi brothers, Zhihu, Netmarble Games, Howbuy and many others around the world. Jeffery is No. 1 in the GCV Powerlist 100
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The GEP program will deliver an unparalleled experience that will cover all angles of what it means to do business in China
This will include a series of presentations from executives of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, followed by intimate discussions and meetings. We will also hear the success stories of Chinese unicorn founders from MoBike, Didi and Xiaomi. Presentations with executives from Microsoft and Tesla will be given about how they are navigating their companies China. GEP will also go over what current trends are ripe for investment and how China’s push into AI will affect strategies moving forward.