Speakers

We are still looking to add the best minds in the industry to the upcoming conference, so contact us if you are interested in presenting.

 

Bruce Wang

Bruce Wang

Research Director of Hong Kong Stocks
Research Director of Hong Kong Stocks Raw Materials,Huatai

Shuai Wang holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China (now the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University). He used to do A-share buyer research at CPIC Fund Management Co., Ltd, followed by research work on Hong Kong stocks raw materials and commodity industry at UBS Asia, BNP Paribas Asia and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia respectively. Currently he works in Hong Kong Stocks Research Department of Huatai Securities Research Institute. He was, for many times, ranked the first and second in Basic Materials and Metal Mining of China's Institutional Investors Ranking in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. And his team won the first place, second place and fourth place in Basic Materials of Asia’s Institutional Investors Ranking between 2013 and 2015. 

Shuai Wang holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Graduate School of the People's Bank of China (now the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University). He used to do A-share buyer research at CPIC Fund Management Co., Ltd, followed by research work on Hong Kong stocks raw materials and commodity industry at UBS Asia, BNP Paribas Asia and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia respectively. Currently he works in Hong Kong Stocks Research Department of Huatai Securities Research Institute. He was, for many times, ranked the first and second in Basic Materials and Metal Mining of China's Institutional Investors Ranking in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. And his team won the first place, second place and fourth place in Basic Materials of Asia’s Institutional Investors Ranking between 2013 and 2015. 

Echo Xu

Echo Xu

Fastmarkets RISI, Analyst

Echo Xu is responsible for covering China’s recovered paper market. Since joining the UMPaper Shanghai office in 2014, she has earned a great reputation for her coverage of the turmoil in the recovered paper sector, and is now a regular speaker at industry events. Echo holds a master degree in pulp and paper engineering from Dalian Polytechnic University.

Echo Xu is responsible for covering China’s recovered paper market. Since joining the UMPaper Shanghai office in 2014, she has earned a great reputation for her coverage of the turmoil in the recovered paper sector, and is now a regular speaker at industry events. Echo holds a master degree in pulp and paper engineering from Dalian Polytechnic University.

Jim Austin

Jim Austin

Senior Associate
Moore & Associates

Mr. Austin is an experienced industrial consultant with an extensive background within the pulp & paper and power generation industries, with current emphasis in the recovered fiber industry in North America. In conjunction with his consulting service agreement with Moore & Associates, Mr. Austin is active in the development of recycled fiber market pulp mills in the U.S.  

Prior to starting his own consulting company, Mr. Austin held senior management Sales & Marketing positions with company’s such as Mo och Domsjo, AB,  Willamette Industries, Georgia Pacific and Gottesman Central National.  

Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Mr. Austin is an experienced industrial consultant with an extensive background within the pulp & paper and power generation industries, with current emphasis in the recovered fiber industry in North America. In conjunction with his consulting service agreement with Moore & Associates, Mr. Austin is active in the development of recycled fiber market pulp mills in the U.S.  

Prior to starting his own consulting company, Mr. Austin held senior management Sales & Marketing positions with company’s such as Mo och Domsjo, AB,  Willamette Industries, Georgia Pacific and Gottesman Central National.  

Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Lan Chiung O

Keiga Lan

Vice President
Yamahatsu Nihon Co., LTD
Ken Huang

Ken Huang

Strategy General Manager
Shangying International

Mr. Ken Huang is currently employed as the Strategy General Manager of Shanying International and is responsible for group strategy planning, as well as the implementation of strategic projects such as expansion growth and business model innovation. 

Before joining Shanying International, Mr. Huang has nearly 20 years of management consulting experience, specializing in company strategy, business model, operation model and digital transformation.  

Mr. Huang holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. 

Mr. Ken Huang is currently employed as the Strategy General Manager of Shanying International and is responsible for group strategy planning, as well as the implementation of strategic projects such as expansion growth and business model innovation. 

Before joining Shanying International, Mr. Huang has nearly 20 years of management consulting experience, specializing in company strategy, business model, operation model and digital transformation.  

Mr. Huang holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. 

Ken Yuen

Ken Yuen

Chairman and Technical Director
Kenhua Baler Machinery Manufactory(HK)Limited
Levi Li

Levi Li

Country Manager
Fastmarkets RISI
Li Guohua

Li Guohua

Director of Technology center Laboratory of Qingdao Customs, Senior Engineer
Qingdao Customs

Mr. Li serves in the local government regulatory department and has been engaged in the inspection of import and export textile products, pulp and paper goods identification and authentication, as well as laboratory management. Currently he is a member of National Professional Committee of Pulping and Papermaking Technology Standardization (TC141) and a member of Professional Committee of Commodity Inspection by Inspection Organization of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). He is also the Head of Research Project on Solid Waste Property Identification Technology of 2019HK008-Imported Waste Paper (Recycled Fiber) Pulp in General Administration of Customs. 

Mr. Li serves in the local government regulatory department and has been engaged in the inspection of import and export textile products, pulp and paper goods identification and authentication, as well as laboratory management. Currently he is a member of National Professional Committee of Pulping and Papermaking Technology Standardization (TC141) and a member of Professional Committee of Commodity Inspection by Inspection Organization of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). He is also the Head of Research Project on Solid Waste Property Identification Technology of 2019HK008-Imported Waste Paper (Recycled Fiber) Pulp in General Administration of Customs. 

Melissa Chen

Melissa Chen

Fastmarkets RISI, Senior Packaging Paper Analyst

Melissa Chen joined UMPaper at RISI Beijing Office as senior packaging paper analyst in 2011. She covers pricing and end-uses for packaging paper and board in China, with a focus on containerboard and cartonboard grades.  

Prior to UMPaper, Melissa worked for Guangdong Lee & Man Paper and Dongguan Jintian Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Pulp and Paper from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China. 

Melissa Chen joined UMPaper at RISI Beijing Office as senior packaging paper analyst in 2011. She covers pricing and end-uses for packaging paper and board in China, with a focus on containerboard and cartonboard grades.  

Prior to UMPaper, Melissa worked for Guangdong Lee & Man Paper and Dongguan Jintian Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Pulp and Paper from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China. 

Olivier Thomas

Olivier Thomas

CEO
SUEZ Trading

Olivier is CEO of Suez trading as well as the Industrial market Director for the Pulp & Paper industry. Suez is a worldwide leader in water and waste resources management. We are providing our customers - industry, local authorities and consumers - partners and stakeholders, all over the world,  with operational solutions to address new resource management challenges. From a master of Business Administration and Management at NEOMA Business School through being Managing Director in different firms, Olivier has developed a strong operational and technical background.  

Olivier lead an experienced team with strong business focus skills that work in supplying secondary raw materials with high standard of professionalism. In a complex industry, where regulations are becoming more and more stringent, we focus on providing quality commodities that are used to fuel the customer processes and/or, more and more, to generate energy. With a strong European historical base with expanding international activities in providing secondary raw materials and fuels, Olivier and his team are supporting profitable growth.” 

Olivier is CEO of Suez trading as well as the Industrial market Director for the Pulp & Paper industry. Suez is a worldwide leader in water and waste resources management. We are providing our customers - industry, local authorities and consumers - partners and stakeholders, all over the world,  with operational solutions to address new resource management challenges. From a master of Business Administration and Management at NEOMA Business School through being Managing Director in different firms, Olivier has developed a strong operational and technical background.  

Olivier lead an experienced team with strong business focus skills that work in supplying secondary raw materials with high standard of professionalism. In a complex industry, where regulations are becoming more and more stringent, we focus on providing quality commodities that are used to fuel the customer processes and/or, more and more, to generate energy. With a strong European historical base with expanding international activities in providing secondary raw materials and fuels, Olivier and his team are supporting profitable growth.” 

Sampsa Veiljalanien

Sampsa Veiljalainen

Fastmarkets RISI, Senior Product Manager, Mill Intelligence

Sampsa carries out cost competitiveness analysis of pulp, paper and packaging mills as part of Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Intelligence team. In addition to cash manufacturing costs, he also specializes in investment and capital cost estimates and has contributed to various studies on graphic paper machine conversions, risk of closure, and specialty papers. Prior to joining Fastmarkets RISI, he worked in various manufacturing and R&D positions at pulp and paper mills in both Latin America and Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from Finland. 

Sampsa carries out cost competitiveness analysis of pulp, paper and packaging mills as part of Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Intelligence team. In addition to cash manufacturing costs, he also specializes in investment and capital cost estimates and has contributed to various studies on graphic paper machine conversions, risk of closure, and specialty papers. Prior to joining Fastmarkets RISI, he worked in various manufacturing and R&D positions at pulp and paper mills in both Latin America and Europe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Pulp and Paper Technology from Finland. 

Shailesh Shankar Gothal

Shailesh Shankar Gothal

Paper Division Head
GEMINI CORPORATIION NV

Shailesh Gothal is heading Paper Division for Gemini Corporation NV, a leading Belgium – Europe based company in sourcing & distribution of recyclable Paper, Plastics, Metal & Rubber.  Shailesh is responsible for development of new markets and growth of the Paper division. Prior to Paper division, Shailesh held Chief Technology Officer Position for Gemini Corporation NV. He is having over 19 years of experience in the Recycling Industry with insights about the process and impacts on transactions.

Shailesh Gothal is heading Paper Division for Gemini Corporation NV, a leading Belgium – Europe based company in sourcing & distribution of recyclable Paper, Plastics, Metal & Rubber.  Shailesh is responsible for development of new markets and growth of the Paper division. Prior to Paper division, Shailesh held Chief Technology Officer Position for Gemini Corporation NV. He is having over 19 years of experience in the Recycling Industry with insights about the process and impacts on transactions.

Tang, Yanju

Tang, Yanju

Secretary General, Recovered Paper Branch
CRRA

Tang Yanju holds a Master Degree in Industrial Economics from Central University of Finance and the title of Economics and Senior Economist. She serves as Deputy Secretary General of China Resource Recycling Association, Secretary General of Waste Paper Branch and Secretary General of Industrial Innovation Cooperation Unit. She took the lead in compiling industrial standards such as Classification Standard of Recovered Paper (SBT11058-2013), Establishment and Management Specification of Green Recyclable Resource Sorting Center and spearheaded in many national-level projects commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as well as projects of regional recyclable resource system planning.  

Tang Yanju holds a Master Degree in Industrial Economics from Central University of Finance and the title of Economics and Senior Economist. She serves as Deputy Secretary General of China Resource Recycling Association, Secretary General of Waste Paper Branch and Secretary General of Industrial Innovation Cooperation Unit. She took the lead in compiling industrial standards such as Classification Standard of Recovered Paper (SBT11058-2013), Establishment and Management Specification of Green Recyclable Resource Sorting Center and spearheaded in many national-level projects commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as well as projects of regional recyclable resource system planning.  

钟 文国

Zhong, Wenguo

Chairman
Shanghai Hehe Paper

ZHONG Wenguo is founder and president of Hehe Paper, a Shanghai-based company with 11 sales offices serving end-users throughout China. The company enjoys a leading position in sourcing and distribution of imported packaging paper and high-end specialty paper. ZHONG Wenguo has over 20 years of experience in paper trading business with a strong vision of the development of global paper products in China.

ZHONG Wenguo is founder and president of Hehe Paper, a Shanghai-based company with 11 sales offices serving end-users throughout China. The company enjoys a leading position in sourcing and distribution of imported packaging paper and high-end specialty paper. ZHONG Wenguo has over 20 years of experience in paper trading business with a strong vision of the development of global paper products in China.