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How to Manage Flexible Working and Gender Equality How to Manage Flexible Working and Gender Equality

June 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

Flexible working hours are on the rise around the globe. In a recent workforce study with over 24,000 professionals organized by Polycom, 85% of the respondents in China said their company offers flexible working arrangements.  Worldwide, nearly two thirds of the global workforce take advantage of anywhere working. Is this only a fad emerging in the wake of an ever-more globalized world, or is this a real trend that will continue? And what are the benefits and drawbacks?

Gender equality is another hot topic that keep companies busy. What can employers do to improve gender equality? Is it mostly about equal pay and mentoring or is there more than can be done. We have invited several speakers to discuss these two interesting questions.

Best regards,
Your SwissCham Team
 About the Speakers

Jeannette Yu – Partner | Head of Employment & Pensions, CMS China
Jeanette Yu is a Partner and the Head of Employment and Pensions Group of CMS China. Her practice covers all aspects of Chinese labor law. With more than 18 years’ experience of working with multinational companies, Jeanette has been involved in a number of significant projects and has advised clients on a wide range of employment law related issues, such as hiring and dismissing domestic and foreign employees, formulating employee related company rules and regulations, advising on employee benefits, non-competition, confidentiality, training agreement and employee inventions, mass lay-off, employee transfer in M&A projects, relocation, restructuring and the closing-down of businesses, social security, foreigners’ work permit and visa issues as well as  providing solutions to various labor disputes.
Jeanette has been with CMS since 2005. Before that, she practiced law in renowned PRC law firms in Beijing where she gained many professional experiences as a PRC licensed lawyer.


Olegario Monegal – President | Chairman of the Board, Firmenich China
Olegario was appointed as Firmenich President China as of July 1, 2017 responsible for the China market P&L. He joined Firmenich in 1998 and played many different high-level roles in the perfumery division and achieved outstanding performances. His last position in Firmenich was Vice President Creation Development and Innovation. Olegario obtained a MBA degree from ESADE Business & Law School.


Susan Zhang – Head HR of Firmenich in China
Susan has 20+ years of rich HR experience in multinational companies and international university, such as Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, INVISTA, Tyco Electronics, ExxonMobil, Praxair, GE Driver System. She has been handling China as well as Asia regional responsibilities in her previous roles, has solid knowledge in functions of  in Learning and Development, Change management. Now, she owns responsibility for Firmenich China HR operations and strategic planning  and is based in Shanghai.

Godelieve van Dooren – EDGE representative | Partner, MercerA partner in the firm, Godelieve van Dooren is Mercer’s Regional Industry Leader for Asia-Pacifit focusing on High Tech and Consumer Goods / Retail as well as Mercer’s Benefits Products & Services. She leads several industry forums comprising of leading High Tech, eCommerce/Internet, FMCG and Retail companies and serves as the regional account manager for large Consumer Goods and Hight Tech accounts across MMC. Godelieve also leads Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for Mercer for the ASEAN countries and supports organizations in implementing D&I policies in the region.


Date & Time 日期&时间
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 18:30 – 21:00

Program Rundown 活动流程:
18:30-19:00 Registration
19:00-20:15 Presentations
20:15-20:30 Q&A session
20:30-21:30 Networking

Language 语言: English 英语

Prices 价格:
Member – RMB 150
Non-Member – RMB 250

RSVP 报名:
Please register by Feb. 22, 2019 请于2019222前登记报名

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June 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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