of Hospitality

The Hospitality Committee cultivates a thriving community for hospitality and retail professionals. We foster excellence, drive growth, and champion diversity and sustainability, enhancing Shanghai and China’s business landscape and beyond. Let’s connect.

Let's Connect


Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant community within the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where hospitality and retail professionals thrive through networking, collaboration, innovation, and shared learning.​

We aspire to be a platform that fosters excellence, drives growth, and champions diversity and sustainability in the hospitality and retail sectors, ultimately enhancing the overall business landscape and contributing to the economic development of Shanghai, China and beyond. ​Let’s connect.​

Our Purpose

  • Share industry-relevant information across various sectors.​
  • Help provide assistance and guidance in business strategy, cost-effectiveness and planning.​
  • Analyse future trends in travel, hospitality & retail​
  • Review and benefit from best practices and industry standards​
  • Elevate a collaborative environment through networking and events

Meet our Committee


Benjamin Zahn
Vice President of Operations, East China
IHG Greater China

Vice Chair

Daisy Hu
Chief Rep, Jardine Matheson (China)

Vice Chair

Tong Sun
Group Head, Business Growth and Performance, Aden

Vice Chair

Robert Xia
GM China, Virgin Atlantic Airways

ExCo Sponsor

Daniel Aylmer
CEO, Great China, IHG


William Bray
CEO, Beef & Liberty China

Jeya Ibrahim-Lecomte
Head of Marketing, Topgolf

Abby Lin
Brand Manager, James Johnston & Co. of Elgin

Rudy Wimmer
Partner / Corporate Development, DavidHugh

Mark Ralph
Head of Business Development, CMA Testing (F&B) China

Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser
General Manager, The Sukhothai Shanghai

David Steele
Private Member Club Manager, Harrods

April Xie
Head of Brand and Alumni, Vita Student

Sinan Yilmaz
Vice President, Operations, Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai

Adam Zhang
Greater China Representative, Dominio de Cair

Platinum members

Join us

BritCham Shanghai is an organisation proudly run by its members — for its members. Whether your business is based in China or overseas, we welcome you to be part of our community. Let's connect, and become a member today.