steering group 2016

Grace Bian

Vice President
Grace Bian
Grace Bian is an international entrepreneur with outstanding  scientific and high tech entrepreneurial achievements, and with 73 intellectual property registrations in her name.  She has a joint business plan with the China Academy of Sciences and is Founder and  Chairman of China International Cultural Exchange – a high net worth real time trading platform for highly collectable assets, building an investment bridge between the UK & China economy. Grace is the Chairman of Global Business Associates, promoting and developing business between the UK and China and in other countries around the world.
Grace is a Smart City Economic Advisor to the Chinese government and to leading multi international companies, creating media platforms as  business models and providing the cities next generational  smart economic model i.e Smart Green intelligent Buses and Mobile Hospital Projects. Grace helps governments form cultural partnerships between Chinese and European cities, and leads the Joint Venture with CITIC Group called GBA CITIC, dealing with overseas asset wealth holding and management.  Grace is the leading advisor on global strategy to China Union Pay International and their FX division


Barry Ryan

Barry Ryan

Barry has over 25 years experience as a content creator, journalist, broadcast journalist and TV producer and director. He was a BBC Trainee and worked across a variety of genres including factual, factual entertainment, Children’s, Music & Entertainment and Documentaries & History, science, Features, Entertainment and Arts. He has worked for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. He was Head of Programmes at Propeller TV and has worked as a consultant for Shalit Global, Sony Music, the MOBO Organisation and Sainsburys. He has produced prime time programming for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Five and a range of digital channels including A&E, Discovery, UKTV channels, MTV, VH1, ITV 2,3 & 4 and many others


Helen Wang

Helen

Helen Wang is the CEO of Watson International Investment Consulting (UK) Ltd. Helen earned her MBA degree from Birmingham University in the UK, and her undergraduate degree from Sichuan University in China. Helen worked for major global investment banks in London for more than a decade, including Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan, before setting up Watson International Investment Consulting, which provides advisory services for both Chinese and UK companies for cross border investments. It specialises in financial, creative, technology and cultural and education.

Helen is active in culture and arts. She is the director of The Philharmonia China Trust, a charitable organisation that supports the Philharmonia Orchestra, and an ambassador of Mulan Foundation.