Transformation Success For MNCs in China

The current situation of economic slowdown and challenging trade issues in China, means knowing how to detect crisis in the early stage and transform your organization and win over the turbulence is critical. We will have five experts with different MNC backgrounds to share their experience in terms of transformation success and crisis management in such an important time.

AustCham Shanghai (Austrian Chamber of Commerce) invites FBCS members to attend this workshop.

Please notice that there is no registration via this webpage

(for registration please follow the instructions under the title REGISTRATION).

PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is 150RMB for members and 250 RMB for non -.members.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required to confirm a seat. You may register by replying to fbcs@fbcs.fi until Thursday, October 24, 2019 or as long as there are seats available. Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged RMB 200 unless cancelled before the end-of-day of the final registration date.

ELIGIBILITY: All of the employees of FBCS member companies can participate at our events with Membership privileges (discounted price, access to member only events). Please do not hesitate to forward this event invitation to your colleagues.


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    Arie Schreier

    General Manager at PTL Group- China

    Arie Schreier has over 20 years of management experience with companies and diplomatic missions throughout Asia, Australia and South America. He has spent the last 12 years managing logistics, administration, HR, recruiting, finance, and manufacturing operations for foreign companies in China.

    Since 2014 he has been nominated as General Manager of PTL Group - China after fulfilling the role of a COO and VP Sales and Marketing of PTL Group. Arie has been working with a number of international companies to manage their sales, logistics, and manufacturing operations more successfully in a challenging China market. He was also involved in several Operational Audit as well as Turnaround and transformation projects for foreign Owned entities in China. As one of the founders of the China Industrial Initiative (CI2), he is actively involved in the establishment and management of several manufacturing facilities in the country.

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    Bob Fonow

    Bob Fonow is a turnaround executive and management consultant based in Beijing, China and Northern Virginia. Via his company, RGI Ltd., founded in 1993, Bob has completed executive turnaround assignments in the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Switzerland, Russia and the United States relating to telecoms and internet issues.  Prior to moving to Beijing in 2009 he was the senior US State Department advisor on telecommunications and IT reconstruction in Iraq for nearly two years, and then completed assignments in Ramallah, Palestine.  He was the first private business member of the APEC Telecom Working Group and continues to write and consult on Asia Internet infrastructure issues.  He is the non-executive chairman of Beijing Mao Rui’s Discover Club, an education consulting firm in the university area of Beijing which has undergone several transformations under his advice. And he is a founding member and the first executive director (pro-bono) of the Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association (ATTA).  Prior to earning degrees from the University of Wales and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Bob served in the US Air Force in Japan, Italy and England.

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    Dr. Jimmy Chen

    Dr. Jimmy Chen is a versatile, highly driven Fortune 500 executive with over 27 years of extensive experience in the global automotive, New Energy EV, & Mechanical Hand tooling areas. Proven track record of driving significant revenue growth in highly competitive business markets, turnaround/transformation business by implementing operations excellent/Lean manufacturing system, and leading Chinese company to go globalization. Extensive international work experience in USA, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand, & China.

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    Kjeld Staerk

    President of Danfoss China

    Kjeld Staerk has dedicated his whole professional career to Danfoss. Since Kjeld Staerk joined Danfoss in 1983, he has held various managerial positions within the fields of production, planning, quality control and managing operation in Denmark, US and UK. He worked as a Sales President for the Cooling Segment for North and South America from 2004-05, based in Baltimore US. Before he was appointed as Danfoss China president, he was the President of the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Division.

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    Sarah Kochling

    Managing Principal, Blossom

    Sarah Kochling is the Managing Principal  of Blossom, a strategic insights, innovation and design consultancy that supports clients to get to breakthrough consumer, market and industry insights and collaboratively transform them into meaningful impact. With over 25 years of experience in China and Aisa, including management roles at Procter & Gamble China and J&J Int’l, leading innovation practices at agencies What If?! And Dragon Rouge and advertising China startups, Sarah offers her clients a balance of best-practice experience and entrepreneurial savvy. A frequent speaker on innovation and market trends, Sarah is an active community volunteer. She co-founded and co-chairs the Women’s Executive Network at the Shanghai American Chamber, and in 2016 she was elected to the Chamber’s Board of Governors. Sarah also serves as a board advisor and mentor for several local SMEs and Chinaaccelerator startups.

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