Automotive Aftermarket Forum Shanghai
27 July 2017 Shanghai, China More info

Conference speakers

Weijie Cao



Shanghai AutoMobile Maintenance and Repair Trade Association

Associate professor and master of science and engineering. Member of the Committee of Experts in National Automotive maintenance technology information.

He wrote “Analysis of the development of 4S auto repair mode. He participated in Shanghai automotive maintenance industry “Twelve-Five” Plan, joined in drafting Shanghai Automotive Maintenance Service Standard, Shanghai service brand (automobile maintenance) standard.

Bill Russo


Managing Director

Gao Feng Advisory Co Ltd

Bill Russo is the Shanghai-based Managing Director and Automotive Practice leader at the Gao Feng Advisory Company.

His over 30 years of experience includes 15 years as an automotive executive, including 13 years of experience in China and Asia. He has also worked nearly 12 years in the electronics and information technology industries. He has worked as an advisor and consultant for numerous multinational and local Chinese firms in the formulation and implementation of their global market and product strategies. While the Vice President of Chrysler North East Asia, he successfully negotiated agreements with partners and obtained required approvals from the China government to bring six new vehicle programs to the market in a three-year period, while concurrently establishing an infrastructure for local sourcing and sales distribution.

Kan Xu


General Manager

Cheqishi China chain organisation

Graduated from the automotive engineering department of Hefei University of Technology in 1992 and devoted himself to the automobile maintenance industry.

In 1999, became the very first group of auto 4S store employee in China, and previously served as the service manager and general manager of Guangqi Honda. In 2006, as one of the co-founder of Cheqishi has become the first group of manager to participate in domestic car paint quick-repair chain operations, and dedicated  to research on constructions profit model and the auto quick-repair chain operation standardization.

Jan Wang


Sales Director

Suzhou Automan Auto Repair Management Co Ltd

Jan Wang has engaged in the automotive industry for 18 years. He worked as the 4S group sales manager, after sales manager and the general manager. In 2010, he trained in the Canadian Automan headquarter and worked as the Shop Manager for 2 years, making him accumulate a wealth of actual combat experience.

He is currently working as Sales Director for fix Auto Automan and is responsible for the market expansion in China.

John Kang



Shanghai Sunflower Investment Management Co Ltd

John Kang has nearly 20 years of senior management experience in international enterprises, including PWC Consulting and IBM Global Consulting Services Division as Senior consultant, and General Manager in global well-known retail companies.

Hongwei Yu


CEO of Automobile Maintenance

PD Group

Hongwei Yu is the CEO of Automobile Maintenance of PD Group.

Xiufeng Li


Vice President


Strong contribution and influence in automotive industry in China as Vice Chairman of China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA), and Managing Director of China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trade Association (CAMRA).

Vice President of Bosch automotive aftermarket in China with proven customer management and managerial leadership to achieve 65% year-on-year sales growth and increase market share significantly.

Acquire significant international experience and particularly adept at identifying and enabling growth opportunities, with a strong track record of delivering and sustaining revenue and profit growth.

Business results achieved in commercial marketing and product management, account acquisition and customer oriented sales, team leadership, project management, entrepreneurial business development and strategic planning.

Jiong Qiu


Senior Vice President

Shanghai Auto Care

15 years of industry experience, including information technology, garage operation, project management, communication technology, project operation and etc. He has joined the Auto Care for seven years, being one of the main member that involved in the design team of the car operation management system, also the head of supply chain system.

Philippe Thegner


General Manager


He is an experienced leader with strong expertise in aftermarket and automotive industry at global scale. Result and business oriented, exceeding target and driving change/performance improvement. Very familiar with management and development of multicultural team in challenging environment. Trying to combine professional development with personal development for continuous growth and improvement strong knowledge of automotive OE & aftermarket and sourcing activity in Western and East Europe, Asia pacific and US change management and improvement of supply chain organisation.

Management of multicultural team (Asia, Europe, US, North Africa): 7 years in China/Asia, 2 year in US and 1 year across East Europe and North Africa.

Hanson Xie


General Manager

Valeo Auto Parts Trading (Shanghai) Co Ltd

Born in Taipei in July 1975, graduated from Taiwan Ming Chuan University, majoring in finance and foreign languages in 1998, worked in education and media till 2010 for communication between the mainland and Taipei. When thinking about the future career during the CEIBS MBA study in 2008, aroused interest in automobiles and pharmaceuticals, based on the love and understanding of the automotive industry, and the knowledge in automotive parts, decided to work in automotive after market industry. 2010 – 2016 working as General Manager of Mahle Shanghai, and since 2017 working as General Manager of Valeo Auto Parts Trading (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

Patrick Xu


General Manager of China Automotive Aftermarket

Power Transmission business unit, ContiTech Division, Continental Group

Patrick Xu is currently working as the General Manager of the automotive aftermarket market in China in Continental Group.

He graduated from East China University of Technology and Fudan MIT International MBA, in Japan YUASA, DuPont and Johnson control, engaged in automotive aftermarket channel management, market development and regional sales management for more than 10 years.

*invited speakers in no particular order