Full Name
Job Title
Kering Great China
Speaker Bio
CAI, Jinqing started her career in 1993 in New York as an associate in a strategic consulting company. She then moved to Hong Kong to work for private equity fund management companies, k1 Ventures and Lark International Entertainment Limited, focusing on the media and entertainment industries. In 2002, she co-founded the PR firm New Alliance Consulting International in Beijing and managed the highly successful inaugural annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia. In 2005, Ms. Cai became the founding partner of

Brunswick Beijing, playing a central role in the PR firm’s high profile cross-border transactions.

In 2012, Ms. Cai joined the leading auction house Christie’s as the first Managing Director of Christie’s China. She was appointed President of Christie’s China in 2014 and then Chairman in 2016. Ms. Cai received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, Princeton University. She was born and raised in Beijing and was an undergraduate student at Beijing University, before pursuing her education overseas.

Ms. Cai is on the international advisory board of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and serves as a board member of Teach for China, a non-profit organization focusing on education inequality in China In parallel with her new role at Kering Greater China, Ms. Cai retains a consulting role at Christie’s, serving as Chairwoman of the company’s Asia Advisory Board. Ms. Cai has joined the Board of Mandarin Oriental International Limited as Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1st December 2021.