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Alumni in Residence with Jeanette Chan LLM’86 of Airwallex

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Alumni in Residence program connects current HLS students with accomplished HLS alumni for one-on-one career mentoring and advice. You’re invited to meet with Jeanette Chan during virtual office hours. Sign up for a 20-minute Zoom appointment.

Jeanette Chan LLM’86

Jeanette Chan is the Chief Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer at Airwallex, a rapidly growing global financial technology company that offers end-to-end cross-border payments solutions to businesses. Based out of Hong Kong, Jeanette is responsible for building and leading Airwallex’s robust global compliance and legal team – this includes ensuring regulatory and compliance requirements are met in the countries Airwallex operates in.

Previously, Jeanette was Managing Partner of the China Practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where she focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, with a particular emphasis on joint venture transactions and the telecommunications, IT, and media markets of the Asia Pacific region. She has been an active participant in those markets in the Greater China region since 1994, when mainland China and Taiwan first opened their telecoms industries to foreign investors. The other industries Jeanette has been actively involved in include insurance, education, pharmaceuticals, health care, and automotive. She has extensive experience representing multinational and regional corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and sponsors in their investments and operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Jeanette is passionate about advancing the gender discussion and often champions and supports causes and events led by organizations like The Women’s Foundation, 100 Women in Finance, 30% Club, Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers and Women in Law Hong Kong. Jeanette sits on the Women In Law Hong Kong (WILHK)’s Advisory Board and acts as a key adviser in driving diversity and women initiatives in the legal sector in Hong Kong.

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View our calendar for upcoming AIR events and more information on visiting alumni. Students must reserve appointments in advance, and space is limited.

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February 10
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:


Zoom Meeting


HLS Alumni Center