Jinqing Cai has been appointed President of Kering Greater China. Her mission will be to consolidate Kering’s position in Greater China and strengthen the links between the group and its local partners. Cai will be based in Kering’s Shanghai office and will report to Jean-François Palus, Group Managing Director, Kering.
Starting her career in 1993 in New York as an associate in a strategic consulting company, Cai later moved to Hong Kong to work for private equity fund management companies, k1 Ventures and Lark International Entertainment. 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, Cai became the founding partner of Brunswick Beijing, playing a central role in the PR firm’s high profile cross-border transactions. In 2012, she joined 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.
Cai has a 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.