Yang BoscoPresident Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific
BarbalasPresident American Chamber of Commerce - China
Yang Bosco President Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific
Sara Yang Bosco is president of Emerson
Electric Asia-Pacific. Yang
Bosco reports to Edward L. Monser, chief operating officer of Emerson,
and is responsible for Emerson’s corporate activities in the
Bosco joined Emerson as general counsel,
Asia-Pacific in 2005, where she was responsible for overseeing the
company’s legal affairs in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as
providing legal counsel to divisions on corporate and commercial
to joining Emerson, Yang Bosco had a long
history of supporting Emerson as external legal counsel, in her
capacity as a partner with the Hong Kong offices of Baker &
McKenzie and Perkins Coie respectively. Admitted to practice law in New
York, Yang Bosco has practiced law in New York and Taipei.
as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers
practicing in China and in M&A in AsiaLaw’s leading lawyers
surveys since 2001 for four consecutive years, Yang Bosco brings over
20 years of legal experience, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions,
cross-border investment, and joint ventures, particularly with respect
to the PRC. A mid-westerner of Chinese descent, Yang Bosco is fluent in
English, speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese.
holds a bachelor of arts from the
University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate from Indiana University,
Bloomington. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Based in Hong Kong, Yang Bosco is married with two children.
Barbalas President American Chamber of Commerce -
Michael Barbalas is the President of the
American Chamber of Commerce
in China with over 1,200 member companies and 2,700 individual
members. He previously served on the board of the American Chamber of
Commerce in Shanghai and was Vice Chairman in 2005.
Prior to joining AmCham, he was Managing Director,
Andrew Telecommunications (China) Co. Ltd., from 1997 to 2006. Under
his leadership the company grew to be the largest and a leading
manufacturing and R&D site for Andrew Corporation globally. He
previously worked in management positions in Tianjin, China for
Management Technologies International, and in Hong Kong for Friends of
China Foundation. He holds a B.S degree in Chemistry from Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell
University. Michael reads and speaks Chinese.
Michael is a frequent speaker on operational
excellence, leadership development and foreign investment in China. He
has been interviewed on programs by China’s Central TV. He currently
also serves on the board of Soochow University. From 2001 – 2003 he
chaired the Shanghai Manufacturers Business Council with executives of
over 140 US manufacturers. He has a keen interest in cross-cultural
aspects of management and leadership development.
Thank you to our 2008
Conference Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Michael L.
Ducker President, International,