The Women’s Leadership Network Committee, at its 7th year since inception, continues in its goal to provide members and followers with the testimonials of women professionals in different sectors.
This segment allows us to explore women in the media industry that will share their career paths and expertise in showcasing “how to” build one’s own path in highly competitive media/communications field.
Join this webinar to hear from the experts, Martina Fuchs, TV anchor and business journalist for CGTN and Chery Kang, correspondent for CNBC Asia Pacific. Both ladies have covered some of the world’s top business and political events such as the World Economic Forum (Davos) and G20 Summit. They will layout for us their journey of how they not only managed to achieve such significant accomplishment but also make a difference in people’s lives at the same time.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Veronique J. A. Lafon-Vinais, Executive Director, Career Development & Corporate OutreachAssociate Professor of Business Education, Dpt of Finance, HKUST
Ms Veronique Lafon-Vinais is a seasoned financial market professional with over 20 years of banking and capital markets experience. She has worked in all the major financial markets and has extensive experience in all the major debt markets. Veronique joined Credit Agricole in Paris in 1980 after graduating from HEC; she moved to First Chicago (now part of JP Morgan) in London in 1984 then to Chicago in 1990. In 1991 Veronique joined Union Investissements, the M&A and corporate finance subsidiary of Credit Agricole in Paris to work on various M&A and corporate finance advisory projects. Veronique moved to Hong Kong in 1994 joining First Chicago as Managing Director, Head of Financial Markets, Asia Pacific. She joined Standard Chartered Bank plc as Head of Treasury Origination in 2000 and retired from banking in 2001.
Martina Fuchs, TV anchor and business journalist for CGTN
Martina Fuchs is an international TV Anchor, Business Journalist, Event Moderator, Expert on China and the Middle East, and speak 9 languages. She currently works as Europe Business Correspondent for Chinese state broadcaster China Global Television Network (CGTN), International Consultant for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and International Advisor for the St. Gallen Symposium. Previously, She was CNNMoney Switzerland TV Anchor in Zurich and CGTN Senior Business Reporter in Beijing. Before that, She worked as Reuters Economy Correspondent for the Gulf Arab region in Dubai and Reuters Financial TV Producer in London.
She holds a Master in International Economic History from the University in Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the New York University (NYU) Stern Business School.
Chery Kang, correspondent at CNBC Asia Pacific
Chery Kang is a correspondent for CNBC Asia Pacific. She is based in Hong Kong and covers the Asia-Pacific business news across all CNBC programming. Prior to joining CNBC, Chery was a prime-time anchor for Arirang TV in Seoul and later, worked as a correspondent at SBS CNBC. With over a decade of experience, Chery has covered daily market news and in-depth reports throughout her career. Her highlight coverage over the years includes G20 summit, Davos Forum, North Korean nuclear crisis, the impeachment of former South Korean president, and Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest.
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