The core team of Hampton Group is eight executives that have worked together for more than 10 years, with decades of combined experience in working in and with China.The broader Hampton Group team of nearly 100 staff brings a broad spectrum of experience, and is a truly multicultural mix of individuals that all have a deep understanding of and passion for delivering effective collaboration across cultures.
Chris founded the company in 2005 and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
He is a proven influencer and strategist within the UK-China partnership – initiating impactful programmes that have significantly boosted bilateral business relations and cultural understanding between the two countries. Chris is also Chair of the Yunnan-European Chamber of Commerce and founder of the UK-China Business Leaders Club. He has an MA in Public Administration from York University.
Jerry is a co-founder of Hampton Group and serves as Chief Operating Officer.
Based in Beijing, Jerry has extensive experience of engaging with the decision-makers at the highest levels in China at both strategic and tactical levels. He has played an important role in advising international clients on their engagement with China. Jerry has a BA in Economics from Fudan University, and an MA in Tourism Management from Surrey University.
Andrew joined Hampton Group in 2006, and serves as CEO of the company’s UK operations.
He has extensive experience in working with the leaders of Fortune 500 companies on strategic solutions and reputation management in China. A fluent Chinese speaker and member of the Chartered Institute of Linguistics, Andrew is recognised as a gifted cross-cultural communicator, active in the field of UK-China cooperation. He has a BA in Planetary Science from UCL and an MA in Chinese translation from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Alistair works closely with Hampton Group Chairman Chris Yang on developing core company strategy.
He has worked and travelled in almost all of China’s 34 provinces and is the recipient of numerous accolades for his work in China. These include the ‘Friendship Award’ Medal – the highest honour the Chinese government confers upon foreign experts. In addition to his role at Hampton Group, Alistair serves as one of five Chief Advisors to the Chinese Government’s Foreign Experts Advisory Committee (FEAC), and is the Vice Chairman of the 48 Group Club. He has a BA from Strathclyde University.
Senior Vice President
Jean joined Hampton Group in 2012, and serves as Head of the Education Investment operations.
Jean has extensive experience in international project management and has spent more than 20 years promoting UK-China business and cultural ties. She has played a major role in some of Hampton Group’s largest projects including the China Olympic Committee’s ‘China House’ platform at the Olympic Games in London, Sochi, Rio and Pyeongchang. Jean has an MSc from Huddersfield University.
Senior Vice President
Jia joined the company in 2009 after completing her master’s degree in the UK.
She leads the Group’s real estate investment business and previously oversaw business development. Jia also serves as Deputy Secretary General of the UK-China Business Leaders Summit. She has an MA in Marketing from the University of Nottingham.
Senior Vice President
Sammi joined the company in 2008 from a senior sales role at IBM China.
An experienced project manager, Sammi currently serves as CEO of Business Horizon International Group, Hampton Group’s events and travel business – which is a leader in delivering major Chinese events, meetings and visits in the UK. She is also the China Secretary of the UK-China Business Leaders Club.
Changbin is a long-standing member of Hampton Group, joining the Beijing Team in 2008.
Changbin is responsible for leading and coordinating some of Hampton Group’s international projects. Among some of the landmark projects he delivered are the 2019 World Chinese Entrepreneurs Conference in London, which brought together business leaders from China and the Overseas Chinese communities in London, as well as the ‘China House’ project at the Olympic Games.
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