Monday, June 23, 2014

Risk management experts at the China Speakers Bureau

Foreign companies fear an increasing risk in China, now the government is tightening legal supervision, fighting corruption and banning business practices that were considered to be common up to a year ago.  GSK might be one of the high-profile cases in the anti-corruption drive, but no foreign company or industry is not worried about those changes. The China Speakers Bureau can offer a range of experts on risk management in China.

Are you interested to retain one of these speakers at the China Speakers Bureau for your event? Drop us a line.  

+Benjamin Cavender 
Ben Cavender is a senior analyst with The China Market Research Group (CMR) focusing on strategic planning and brand positioning.

Recent Project Experience:
Fortune 100 Chemical Company-5-Year Growth Strategy: Over a 6 month engagement focused on understanding emerging market trends, evaluating competitors’ positions in the market, analyzing value chain inefficiencies, and uncovering potential growth markets in order to develop a 5 year growth strategy for the China market

Billion Dollar Private Equity Fund-Investment Strategy: Conducted due diligence into $100 million USD investment including assessment of management capabilities, potential of brand and products for long term growth, strength of retail network, and evaluation of competitor threats to develop an investment recommendation and strategy.

You can read about Ben Cavender´s recent activities here.

Marc van der Chijs
+Marc van der Chijs 

Marc van der Chijs, Founder Tudou, Partner at the venture capital firm CrossPacific Capital.

Marc van der Chijs is one of the high-profile foreign entrepreneurs who discovered how to be successful in China. After a short stint at Daimler-Benz in China, he decided to continue by himself and teamed up with people who now belong to the internet jetset of China.

He worked in a wide variation of industries: games, e-commerce, online fashion sales, but established his reputation as co-founder of Tudou, at the time the second-largest  video hosting company in China, larger than YouTube. Running media-related ventures in China is extremely risk prone, and Marc has become an expert in managing risk in difficult industries.

He is currently involved with a range of China projects, board member of the disruptive financial startup Sinolending, and the development of Bitcoin.

You can read about Marc van der Chijs´recent activities here.
Paul French
+Paul French 
 Paul French, author and Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel.

A prolific author of books on China and North Korea, including subjects like obesity, foreign correspondents and even a best-selling historical novel about a murder in Beijing. With a typical British touch, Paul knows how to challenge any audience.

He earned his business stripes as a retail analyst in China, and a much wanted speaker on China´s fast changing business climate. With villain British humor he analyzes the capital mistakes by both foreign and Chinese companies in trying to do business.

As a China specialist he has been quoted in a wide variety of publications including the FT, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the South China Morning Post and the LA Times.

You can read about Paul French´s recent activities here.
Paul Gillis
+Paul Gillis 

Paul Gillis is professor of practice and co-director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, CPA.

Paul Gillis is a renowned and outspoken analysts of accounting practices of foreign firms in China.

As a retired partner at PWC (1976-2004) he teaches accounting, auditing and finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking university since 2007.

He has lectured at the Communist Party School and regularly speaks to investor and corporate groups. He published in 2014 his book The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession in China (Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought, based on his PhD.

You can read about Paul Gillis´ recent comments here.
Shaun Rein
+Shaun Rein 

Shaun Rein, managing director of the China Market Research Group (CMR)

Shaun Rein is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. His book ´The End of Cheap China. Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World´, published in 2012, solidified his reputation of challenging established classic ways to frame China.

He is a regular commentator on Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal and other mainstream media.

At the end of  2014 he will publish his new book´The End of Copycat China.  The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia´. In that book he will explain how China from a copy-and-past culture is now developing into one of the world´s leading innovators.

You can read about Shaun Rein´s recent activities here.
Mark Schaub
+Mark Schaub 

Mark Schaub, Partner at King&Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm in China and Australia combined.

Mark Schaub is a prolific speaker who wastes no time in avoiding the real challenges in doing business in China.

As a lawyer he had extensive experience in negotiating deals, firing people and otherwise dealing with the ignorance of companies entering the Chinese business minefield. Mark Schaub has 15 years of legal experience in China and was the first foreign lawyer to enter a Chinese law firm.

You can read about Mark Schaub´s recent activities here.

Are you interested in other subjects concerning China? At our bureau announcement page you can find more lists of our speakers on different subjects. Or you can ask us for a tailor-made proposal for your event.

You can also order this upcoming publication on managing your China risk by Jeremy Gordon:

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