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Industry: Healthcare

Function: Executive Management


Industry: Healthcare, Communications

Function: Executive Management, Creativity


English - North American, Chinese - Mandarin, English


Healthcare, Consulting: Strategy Consulting, Communications, Education


Executive Management, General Management, Board Of Directors

Situational Experience:

Business/Organizational Restructuring, PR Crisis, Market Entry/Exit, Ideation, Setting up new business, Strategy and planning, marketing communication, consulting

Coaching Expertise:

Executive presence/credibility, Developing cultural sensitivities, Developing global outlook, Developing strategic vision, Influencing others, Delegating/motivating


A Shanghai-based native-English speaker who reads, writes and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Clancey is a go-to leader and recognized expert in the highly regulated and policy-driven markets of healthcare reform, healthcare services, senior/aged care and education in China. She has more than 20 years of international experience working with both start-ups and multinational companies to establish and grow businesses in Asia, particularly in the healthcare services, pharma and consumer health sectors in the PRC, and in the areas of market research, policy analysis and strategic communications.

Clancey's corporate experience includes serving as a Managing Partner of Empirik Health (谙康), part of The China Healthcare Advisory Group (康询国际), a team of seasoned healthcare professionals providing comprehensive advisory services in China’s highly competitive and rapidly evolving healthcare services and senior care environment; as CEO of Chinaco Healthcare Corporation (CHC), founded by HCA co-Founder Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., to deliver quality healthcare to patients in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities through the acquisition and management of large-scale general hospitals; as Managing Director for American healthcare group inVentiv Health (now Syneos), spearheading the launch of inVentiv Health Communications / China (iHCC), a specialist, multi-disciplinary integrated communications consultancy with expertise Advertising & Promotion, Access Communications & Engagement, Healthcare Communications & PR, Medical Marketing & Education, Branding & Naming and Clinical Trial Enhancement; and as Regional Managing Director with global communications giant WPP where she specialized in crisis counsel and strategic integrated communications programs across a diverse mix of industries from healthcare to automotive and personal care.

Clancey’s career began with consultancy Pacific Rim Resources, providing market research, competitor analysis, regulatory and joint venture partner advisory services for Fortune 500 corporations looking to enter the China market in the 1990s. She holds a BA in political science and Mandarin Chinese from Middlebury College, and a Master of Public Health with a focus on Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Working History

  • Managing Partner

    Empirk Health (Shanghai, China)

  • Board of Advisors

    China Healthcare Advisory Group (Shanghai, China)

  • CEO

    Chinaco Healthcare Corporation (Shanghai, China)

  • Managing Director

    inVentive Health Communications (Shanghai, China)

  • Managing Director, APAC

    Burson-Marsteller (Shanghai, China)

  • Managing Director, China

    Burson-Marsteller (Shanghai, China)

  • General Manager, China

    Edelman Public Relations

  • Education History

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Master of Public Health,Health Policy and Management

  • Middlebury College

    BA, Political Science and Mandarin Chinese