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  • Mr Peter Pang – President, Bosch (China) Investment Co Ltd

    Winner of - CPA Australia – Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

    University of Western Australia alumnus
    Shanghai-based

    Peter Pang is an alumnus of the University of Western Australia, graduating as Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) in 1972.

    In 1973, Peter joined Bosch Australia and started his career as an electronics development engineer. From 1973 to 1998, Peter progressed step by step to become the Engineering Director for Bosch Australia. Within this period, Peter built in Australia a world class engineering test center, electronic laboratories, EMC test facilities, ABS test track and a new business unit for body electronics for Bosch worldwide.

    In 1998, Peter moved to Bosch in Germany to develop the body electronics business for the European, US and Asian car markets. Over a period of 5 years, Peter has managed to overcome the strong competition to win the trust and projects from Audi, Daimler Benz, Fiat, Ford, GM, Hyundai and VW.

    In 2002, Peter was sent to China to develop business opportunities for Bosch in the emerging Chinese market. In 2003, Peter became the president of Bosch (China) Investment Limited. By 2005, all of the 15 business divisions of Bosch Group have built up manufacturing base in China.

    In 2009, Bosch’s sales in China reached 27.4 billion CNY, employing 21,200 associates to become the 3rd largest country for Bosch in sales after Germany and the US. Cumulative investment in China exceeded 15 billion CNY.

    Bosch drives for sustainable development in China by following the principle of safety, environmental protection and energy saving. In 2009, 40,000 training days were invested for associate development.

    In China Peter has received a number of awards which include the ‘Outstanding CEO Award’ from China Association of Enterprise with Foreign Investment, ‘China Automotive Industry Outstanding Person Award’ from CAAM, SAE China, CATARC, CCPIT and China Automotive News as well as the ‘Silver Magnolia Award’ from the Shanghai Municipal Government.

Finalists

  • Mr Clinton Dines – non-Executive Director, Kazakhmys PLC; formerly President, BHP Billiton China

    Finalist: CPA Australia – Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

    Griffith University Alumnus

    Shanghai Based

    Clinton Dines has a Degree in Asian Studies from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He is also a graduate of the Course in International Management at INSEAD in France. Clinton came to China in 1979 on a Post Graduate Program arranged by Griffith University and has been living and working in the Greater China Region ever since, the majority of that time in the People’s Republic of China.

    During his career Clinton has occupied senior management positions with the Jardine Matheson Group, the Santa Fe Transport Group and Asia Securities Venture Capital. From 1988 to 2009 he was the senior country executive in China for BHP and, since the merger in 2001, for BHP Billiton, from which role he retired in July 2009.

    Throughout his career Clinton has specialised in the business practices relating to the negotiation, establishment and operation of Sino‐Foreign ventures and foreign investments in China, and in the strategic and operational management and development of foreign operated businesses, marketing and commercial activities in China. He was closely involved
    in one of the earliest Joint Ventures established in China in 1980 and he has subsequently been continuously involved in a wide range of ventures and business initiatives across a variety of industries and regions in China.

    Clinton is a fluent Mandarin speaker and after 14 years in Beijing relocated to Shanghai in late 2002 to run the restructured BHP Billiton China operations from there until he retired from the Company in 2009. He was instrumental in the establishment of the first Australian Chamber of Commerce in China and later chaired that organization from 1998 to 2000. He is also a Founding Governor of the Capital Club in Beijing and on the Management Committee of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. He was invited by the Australian Olympic Committee to be the Attaché to the Australian Olympic Team at the Beijing Olympics and was invited by BOCOG to be the only non‐Chinese on the judging panel which selected the design for the 2008 Olympic Medals. He recently joined the Board of Kazakhmys plc, a London‐listed resources group with operations in Kazakhstan. He is also a Member of the Griffith University Council, a Visiting Fellow of the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney and advises a range of international companies with respect to their dealings with China.

    Clinton is married to Jeronia, another long-time resident of China from Spain, and they have three children – a boy and two girls, the youngest of whom was adopted in China.

Finalists

  • Dr Jeffrey Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Utilities Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited

    Finalist: CPA Australia – Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

    Dr Jeffrey Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Utilities Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited

    University of South Australia and University of New South Wales alumnus
    Shanghai-based

    Dr Jeffrey Chen is CEO of Sembcorp operations in China. Sembcorp is a listed company and a Temasek Linked company Singapore. The core businesses for Sembcorp are utilities (water, wastewater, energy and steam supply etc.), environmental & waste management, industrial park development & management, and marine management. Prior to his appointment at Sembcorp, Jeffrey worked with Brambles Limited and held several senior management roles in Australia and the Asia region.

    Jeffrey obtained his PhD of Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales in 1994. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Chartered Chemist and a member of the Fellowships of Engineers Australia and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

    Jeffrey has a strong reputation within the Asia Pacific business community and has twice been elected by the ‘International Who’s Who of Professional’.

    In 2008, Jeffrey was recognized for his "important contribution to Australia-China relations" with an Australia-China Council Award for Science, Innovation and the Environment. Jeffrey has also been nominated by Advance Global Australians as one of the 50 Leading Australians in Asia.

    Jeffrey has served on several Boards of subsidiaries while he was working with Brambles, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sembcorp’s subsidiaries. Jeffrey has also been on the Executive Committee for International Conferences in Asia and acts as a keynote speaker and chair.

Finalists

  • Mr Kevin Wale – President and Managing Director, General Motors China

    Finalist: CPA Australia – Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

    Melbourne University Alumnus


    Kevin E. Wale is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in 1975. Wale began his career General Motors (GM) with Holden, the automaker's Australian unit, in 1975, working in various roles within the company's finance department, working in the United States and Australia for several years before being appointed executive in charge of operations for GM Asia Pacific in September 1998. Based in Singapore, Wale was responsible for the general management of GM's operations across the region. In 2001, Wale was appointed Managing Director & Chairman of Vauxhall and also was a member of GM Europe Strategy Board.

    He was appointed president and managing director of the GM China Group, effective May 1, 2005. Based in Shanghai, Wale is responsible for the overall coordination of GM's extensive operations in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and has led the company’s enormous China expansion in the last few years.

Finalists

  • Mr Wang Wenfu – President, Chinalco Overseas Holdings Ltd

    Finalist: CPA Australia – Australia China Alumni of the Year Award

    Monash University alumnus
    Shanghai/Hong Kong-based

    Wang Wenfu is the Director and President of Chinalco Overseas Holding Limited. In the last 6 years, he has led Chinalco to great achievements in its globalization process.In his current role, Wang is accountable to the board and report directly to the chairman and CEO of Chinalco group. Wang oversees a team of around 40 people and has responsibility for assets valued at US$15.5 billion.

    Wang has 23 years experience in the mining industry with international business development, cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), business networking and international trading. During his career, he has been a key player and leading member for many high profile investment and M&A projects across the border in the mining industry.

    In 2008, Wang successfully led the M& A in Chinalco to invest US$1.4 billion to acquire 9.3% of Rio Tinto. In 2009, Wang continued to lead his team to negotiate with Rio Tinto and cut a deal of $19.5 billion. The proposed transaction was approved by many foreign investment review authorities and antitrust authorities including USA, German, Australia etc, but subsequently withdrawn by the Rio Tinto board with payment of US$195 million break fee. In 2010, Wang has continued to promote Sino-Australian cooperation despite the turbulent diplomatic relationship between the countries. Through their effective work, Chinalco successfully re-engaged with Rio Tinto and signed an MOU to jointly develop an iron mine in West Africa, a 10 billion dollar project.

    Wang is highly regarded for his high level of professionalism and responsibility. He has substantial experience networking and liaising with a wide range of high profile institutions and individuals including state leaders, senior government officials, business leaders, lawyers, bankers, media, institutional investors, local communities and traditional owners.

    Wang is also a strong believer of technology innovations and actively promotes a strong bilateral relationship between Australia and China.

    Wang graduated with an MBA from Monash University in 1995 and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Investment and Application from the Australia Securities Institute in 2002. Wang's Bachelor of Arts was obtained at the Kunming University of Poly-Technology, where he received an award for excellence from the provincial government.

    Wang Wenfuwas also a finalist for the CPA Alumni of the Year award in 2009.
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