With over 20 years of experience in China, Canadian-born Nereida Flannery currently manages her own investments and acts as an advisor to several Foreign Based companies operating, looking to operate, or looking to source financing in China. Previous to this, Nereida was partner and co-founder of the Beijing-based investment bank, The Balloch Group, where she was Managing Director and lead business development activities, and was particularly engaged with the firm’s M&A mandates in the natural resources sector. The Balloch Group was acquired by one of Canada’s leading investment banks, Canaccord.
Prior to that she was VP of Business Development at Alibaba.com – Asia’s largest B2B online marketplace – and General Manager of their Shanghai office. She was also the General Manager of the Canada China Business Council in China (CCBC) where she represented Canada’s leading companies and established an extensive network of government relations in China’s central and provincial governments.
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