With the World Health Organization (WHO) characterizing the outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic and suggesting that countries adopt measures to restrict migration and commerce, the world and the international business community must ask the difficult question, "How resilient is the global supply chain really?"

Over the past month, AmCham China, working closely with Chinese central government agencies and manufacturing base provinces such as Hubei, Tianjin, Shandong, etc., has been helping member companies resume work to produce the most urgently needed epidemic control supplies and critical components that keep the world on track, from infrastructure and logistics, to the very flow of data.

However, as the world's stock markets are shuttered, indicating perhaps one of the worst, most unpredictable slowdowns of the world economy since 1997, who would China sell to? And moreover, how will companies wrestle with never before faced challenges, such as:

  • Procurement management structuring supply networks
  • Executives making investment decisions to reduce supply chain vulnerability
  • Retaining employment and maintaining competitive pricing

To explore these challenges and questions, and take a deep look at the world's global supply chain from an executive perspective, we invite you to join a webinar on March 18 with members from AmCham China's Board of Governors.

Our expert panel will represent the high-tech, machinery, and sourcing & manufacturing sectors, as well as Bain & Company, with panelists sharing their experiences and cross-sector views on how to best navigate through the supply chain challenges inherent to the increasingly worsening COVID-19 pandemic.


9:55 AM - 10 AM
Logging on
10 AM - 10:20 AM
Supply chain resilience: cross-sector insights
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Facilitated discussion with leaders: high-tech, machinery and sourcing
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM


  • Raymond Tsang (Partner at Bain & Company)

    Raymond Tsang

    Partner at Bain & Company

    Raymond Tsang is a partner in Bain & Company’s Shanghai office. He is head of the firm’s Performance Improvement practice in Asia Pacific.

    With more than 20 years’ of consulting experience, Mr. Tsang has worked almost exclusively in Greater China for more than 10 years, with deep knowledge and insights of the local market. He has served clients in a wide range of industries with a focus on industrial products, automotive, technology and logistics industries. His work includes growth strategy development, M&A and performance improvement work such as supply chain management and cost reduction.

    Mr. Tsang is also a frequent speaker at high profile forum, such as the China CEO Forum and the CEIBS Auto Forum. His perspectives on China’s automotive sector have appeared in a variety of top news outlets.

    Mr. Tsang graduated from Stanford University with a Master degree in Technology Management. He also has a Master degree in Robotics and Automated Manufacturing from the University of Toronto.

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  • Kevin Ye (Expert Principal at Bain & Company China, Inc. Beijing Branch)

    Kevin Ye

    Expert Principal at Bain & Company China, Inc. Beijing Branch

    15+ years of consulting and industry experience across APAC, core leadership member of Bain’s Performance Improvement practice in Greater China;

    Functional expertise in procurement, supply chain and large scale operations transformation;

    Extensive experience in delivering sustainable operational improvements and building capabilities for leading MNC and domestic clients. Deep sourcing expertise in multiple categories. Helped multiple clients establish Asian Procurement Offices;

    Industry focus on Consumer Products, Automotive and Telecommunications. Trusted advisor to C-level executives across sectors;

    Worked on engineering positions at Intel prior to consulting. BA/BS from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

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  • Brent A. Young (Vice President at Intel)

    Brent A. Young

    Vice President at Intel

    Brent A. Young is Vice President of Intel and GM of the China Corporate Strategy Office at Intel Corporation. Young is also a Board member of AmCham China starting in 2020.

    Young joined Intel in 2006 as an open source software strategist before holding a number of management positions leading effective product marketing and sales strategies. He also served as technical assistant and chief of staff to Tom Kilroy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group. While working in China, Young was the managing director of China Tech Ecosystem (CTE) Sales and China Product Marketing Group. He led Intel’s overall product marketing in China as well as sales, customer, and go-to-market strategies in the CTE. During his tenure as managing director, the CTE sales team received the company’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award.

    Prior to joining Intel, he spent 5 years developing core product features and strategic marketing in various software engineering positions at Curl Corporation and

    He is a member of Montage Technology Group Limited’s board of directors, an executive-in-residence at Tsinghua University’s X-labs incubator, and a mentor at Chinaccelerator.

    Young earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and received an MBA specializing in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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  • Colm Rafferty (Vice President, Asia Pacific/Chairman, China at Vermeer Corporation)

    Colm Rafferty

    Vice President, Asia Pacific/Chairman, China at Vermeer Corporation

    Colm Rafferty is the Vice President – Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China Limited. Vermeer is an equipment manufacturer from the Midwest of the United States, with products used for agricultural mechanization, environmental protection, infrastructure development, and non-blast surface mining. The Asia Pacific business includes integrated supply chain operations and dealer networks and company-owned distribution in China, Singapore, Australia, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia.

    Vermeer advocates for the interests of U.S. businesses around the world. In the U.S., Vermeer is an active participant in President Obama’s Export Council (PEC). Vermeer’s Chair of the Board is the recent former Chairwoman of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest industrial trade association and lobbying group in the U.S. In China, this past year, Colm served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of AmCham China, and is currently AmCham China's advisor on manufacturing segment related activities.

    Colm received an MBA from the Yale School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Brown University. He currently serves on the Yale University Asia Development Council, the Yale School of Management’s Greater China Advisory Board, and recently served on the Executive Committee of the Beijing Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

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  • Jim Cooper (Director of PRI Management and Consulting Ltd.)

    Jim Cooper

    Director of PRI Management and Consulting Ltd.

    Jim Cooper has 25+ years of China business experience. He serves as Governor of AmCham China. He’s a Senior Consultant of PRI; promoting US-China trade development, and establishing Manufacturing in 2nd & 3rd tier cities. He is Chairman of Central Products; with Tianjin manufacturing, domestic & global markets.

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