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Western leadership requires profound cultural awareness in order to succeed in managing Chinese organisations. One of the greatest barriers for continuous business success of foreign business in China is the management of cultural differences. A major contributor to diverting performance is Shadow Management, based on favouritism and hidden agendas. An often overlooked and serious two edge sword is the Chinese phenomenon guanxi.

Søren B. Jensen and Poul G. Kristensen will share their personal stories and experiences through actual cases and discuss how the phenomenon affects foreign companies in China. We will highlight the substantial impact and influence from Shadow Management and give suggestions on how companies can improve their business performance significantly by actively working with this.

This event will be held together with the other Nordic Chambers.

Time: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, at 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: The Center, 20F, 989 Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 上海市徐汇区,长乐路989号,世纪商贸广场,20楼

Price: Participation is free for Members of SwedCham.

About the speakers:

Søren B. Jensen, Founding Partner at Mictory Ltd

Søren B. Jensen is usually residing in Suzhou China, supporting foreign established companies in Asia with aligning business to local conditions. Mictory LTD has existed more than 4 years, and concept is a pragmatic approach to obtain profitability and compliance at the same time, by combining the dynamics of cultural strengths while avoiding risks associated.

With plus 20 years of experience in China business, dealing with both the visible and the often overlooked invisible challenges, the developed concept is a reality measure with a track record of recovering unused potential, typically found in cultural misalignments. Through various management positions and independent projects, a lot of case stories and deep dives in the term of intercultural management, gives hands on know -how and perspective on Asian pit falls and business opportunities/obstructions.

Poul G. Kristensen

Poul G. Kristensen is a Senior Executive who has been CEO/MD with P&L responsibilities for different companies in China during the last 11 years. He has more than 20 years experience with manufacturing, selecting suppliers & Supply Chain in general worldwide. He is also an Entrepreneur and the owner of WE-Dragons that is a Consultancy and trading company helping foreign companies to do business in China, from start up to business & market development.

Besides been a Business Consultant & Business Developer doing business in Europe, Asia & Americas, he has a long record working with renewable energy & green technologies. Furthermore he has also been Chairman and Board member of different Boards (including DCCC-Shanghai) for the last 20 years.


Sponsors and Partners

Corporate Gold Partners

A special thanks to our Corporate Gold Partners for supporting the Swedish business community in China.