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  • Clive Memmott OBE

    Clive Memmott OBE

    CEO of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

    Appointed as Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in September 2010, Clive has enjoyed a successful career in senior positions for companies such as Robinson Keane, Hepworth, Steetley and Redland Groups and Tate Access Flooring. He is also a Director of Brockholes Enterprises Ltd, Business Finance Solutions and a Trustee of the National Football Museum.

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  • Keith Jackson

    Keith Jackson

    CEO of Brandon Medical

    Keith is a strategic and highly accomplished senior director possessing in excess of 30 years’ business, CEO and directorship experience with a reputation for success, transforming businesses to become multi-award winning.

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  • Jack Perry

    Jack Perry

    Chairman Elect of the 48 Group Club, CEO of London Export Corporation

    Jack Perry, a former professional footballer with experience in the UK, Portugal, and Thailand, transitioned his career to focus on the family business, LEC. Hailing from a family where China was a constant topic, Jack became the first Perry to live in China in 2006. During his 4-year tenure in Shanghai and Beijing, he immersed himself in the business, establishing companies under the LEC banner.

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  • SUN Yang

    SUN Yang

    Managing Director of Alibaba Clound UK&I and Nordics

    Yang stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend - cloud computing & data/artificial intelligence services and joined the Alibaba Group in early 2016 with over 15 years of industry experience to lead the business expansion of Alibaba Cloud in UK&I, Nordics, Israeli and more international markets with the focus on key industries, e.g., New Retail, Financial Services & FinTech, Energy & Manufacturing, Education, and more sectors.

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  • Keith McCabe

    Keith McCabe

    Chief Executive Officer of SimplifAi Systems Limited

    ​Keith is a chartered engineer and international transportation technology expert, with over 40 years’ experience.

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  • HUO Rongrong

    HUO Rongrong

    Managing Director of Ninety-One

    Ms Huo is the Managing Director, Head of International Business and Head of Investment Institute at Ninety One plc, an asset management business which is dual-listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE250) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ninety One is a founder-led global investment manager.

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  • Rhys Whalley

    Rhys Whalley

    Exectuive Director of Manchester China Forum

    Rhys is the Executive Director of the Manchester China Forum, Greater Manchester’s special purpose vehicle tasked with maintaining Greater Manchester’s long-term links to China. Its primary objectives focus on strengthening political dialogue and exchange, growing commercial links through increased inward investment and trade and export activity; as well as improving engagement and collaboration across education, culture, and sports.

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  • Andrew Jamieson

    Andrew Jamieson

    Chief Executive of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

    Andrew is Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, a UK wide technology and innovation centre supporting businesses to accelerate the design, deployment and commercialisation of offshore renewable energy – wind, wave and tidal power. The Catapult provides deep technical expertise and market pathway support alongside large scale plant test capabilities, enabling UK supply chain growth from SMEs to the world’s largest companies.

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  • Russ Shaw CBE

    Russ Shaw CBE

    Founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

    Russ Shaw CBE is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. He originally founded Tech London Advocates in 2013 to ensure an independent voice of the technology community was heard, but with a focus on the private sector.

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  • Leon Doyle

    Leon Doyle

    Chief Ecosystem Director of Haier Appliances UK Co., Ltd

    Leon, an IoT entrepreneur with 20 years of software experience, excels in building startups within corporations, expanding ecosystems and fostering innovation, all with a strong focus on sustainability. His passion for tech, ability to spot emerging trends, and dedication to eco-friendly solutions make him a leading figure in the IoT industry, driving success through strategic partnerships and sustainable expertise.

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  • Lee Paxman

    Lee Paxman

    Managing Director and Shareholder of Mobus Fabrics Ltd

    Lee Paxman is the Managing Director and Shareholder of Mobus Fabrics Ltd. Before becoming Managing Director, Lee held several positions across Mobus, starting as a stock controller, where Lee led the implementation of new stock control and warehousing systems to enable growth. Throughout his 16 years at Mobus, Lee has been integral to the company's growth, developing a Mobus China stock program, allowing further growth across Asia and the USA.

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  • Sukrant Gupta

    Sukrant Gupta

    Head of Product and Proposition of GTRF of HSBC UK

    Sukrant Gupta head Product and Propositions for Trade and Receivables Finance in HSBC UK, a business which supports thousands of UK and foreign companies in their supply chain and working capital requirements. Sukrant previously worked with HSBC China, leading China Outbound and Belt & Road Initiative where his team supported large number of Chinese companies in their overseas banking requirements across 50+ countries. He has extensive Corporate banking experience across Greater China, South & South East Asia, the US and the UK. Sukrant graduated from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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