Category Archives: globalization

Mark Obama Ndesandjo

Building bridges between China and the US has become his passion, ever since Mark Obama Ndesandjo lost his job after 9/11 and found a new homeland in China. As an accomplished business man, he decided that there is more into life than making money. He started to teach piano at orphanages and has been heavily involved in charity events in China. He travels from Shenzhen.

Backaler, Joel

Joel Backaler covers in his book “China Goes West. Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global” the second biggest story after China started to open up: the country┬┤s global expansion and its impact on Western multinationals.

Wang Jianmao

Jianmao Wang is professor of economics and associate dean at China Europe International Business School. He analyses the political choices the Chinese government is making, and sometimes its inability to execute them. Professor Wang gives us a peek behind the doors that mostly remain closed for the outside world. He travels from Shanghai.

Rein, Shaun

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.

Nijs, Annette

Annette D.S.M. Nijs, currently Executive Director Global Initiative of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), is a former Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands and a former member of the Dutch Parliament. Before joining CEIBS, Annette established the Europe China Institute at Nyenrode Business University where she held the position of Managing Director of the institute. She travels from Amsterdam.

Marchi, Sergio

Sergio Marchi was a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Honourable Sergio Marchi is also the former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and UN; Canadian Cabinet Minister of International Trade, the Environment and Immigration; and a range of private sector advisory positions. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the President of the Canada-China Business Council. He is currently a special partner at the Pace Global Advantage consultancy. He travels from Geneva, Switzerland.

Kroeber, Arthur

Arthur Kroeber is a respected writer and commentator on Chinese economy and Chinese companies. He has been the managing director and head of research at Dragonomics since 2002. He is also a regular contributor to the opinion page of the Financial Times and a consultant to Oxford Analytica. His articles have also appeared in the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Wired, and other publications. He travels from Beijing.

Fischer, Bill

Bill Fischer is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he specializes in issues relating to corporate strategy, particularly in technology-related organizations, and in the management of operations and technology, as well. He is former dean of CEIBS in Shanghai. In 2012 Bill Fischer co-published The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen. He travels from Lausanne, Switzerland