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THE MINDFOOD CLUB
成员

Mr. Javier Torá

Founder and President of ES Grupo

ES Grupo is a conglomerate that employs 1300 people in 4 countries, manufacturing and supplying to the main fashion brands in the world. He is OPM, Owner President Management Program, at Harvard Business School; Member of the Board and Advisor of Benessene Capital; Club Member of the Life Changing School; Co-founder of CEEC, Spanish businessmen in Canton and Founder of Juntos business incubator and co-working space. In March 2021, he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his contribution to the Spanish community in China.

Dr. Harley Seyedin

President of Allelon Energy Systems

Together with Elon Musk, he won the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Awarded “Peace through Commerce medal” by the U.S. government. President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China. World renowned China expert, international businessman, humanitarian and philanthropist.

Mr. Jeremy Sargent OBE

Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong

Member of the Beachhead Advisory Board of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise; Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Ambassador Beijing; Managing Partner of JSA Legal Consultancy; and Founder of The Happy Monk. In 2011 awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for legal services and services to British business in China. Graduated in Chinese from Leeds University and recently completed a joint Executive MBA at Columbia University, London Business School and HKU.

Mr. Klaus Zenkel

General Manager of Imedco Technology Shenzhen and Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China

From 1993 to 2006 he was based in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany and China for several executive management positions within the Siemens Healthcare organization. In 2006, he developed from scratch the Shenzhen subsidiary of the Swiss Company Imedco AG, a global player of the healthcare Industry, manufacturing MRI shielding solutions for hospitals and research institutions. He supports members as the Chair of European Chamber of Commerce South China. He graduated in Industrial Engineering in Germany.

Mr. Norbert Marx

CEO of GAMECO

CEO of GAMECO, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., a Joint Venture of China Southern Airlines and CK Hutchison W. He manages a workforce of 6300 people and has been a CEO for 20 years in the US, Europe and China. Lecturer at a prestigious Business School in Oxford.

Mr. Eduardo Aznar

Consul General of Spain in Canton

Previously, he was the Consul General of Spain in Mexico, Ambassador of Spain in Croatia, Ambassador for the Year of Spain in Japan, apart from other diplomatic positions in Colombia, Magreb, Canada, Hungary and Venezuela, among others. Graduated in Law by the University of Zaragoza and MA by the Institute of Oriental Asia Studies in Taipei.

Mr. Aitor Mate

Chief Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain in Canton

Previously, he had several positions in the Ministry of Economy and Economic Office of the President of Government. He was Chief Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain in Belgrade and Member of the Board of Directors of ICEX and Invest in Spain. The office supports the internationalization of companies, promotes exports and facilitates foreign companies investing in Spain.

Ms. Maite Irizar

General Manager of TIBA China

TIBA, founded in 1975, is a leading Spanish multinational in the logistics sector with presence in 20 countries and a network of 7 locations in the Asian giant. Supply Chain professional for more than 14 years, previously, she has held management positions in Spain and Hong Kong for the logistics and pharmaceutical sectors. Degree in Business Administration and Management in Germany and Master in International Management.

Ms. Miu Miu

Chairman of HK Mingsheng Industrial ltd

Chairman of HK Mingsheng Industrial ltd, Founder of Si He De International Freight, Executive secretary of the ZH Island GBA and Founding Member of Sichuan Azalea Charity Foundation. She has been doing business with Africa for 18 years. She is EMBA, a philanthropist and a mother.

Mr. David Albert

Global Head of Sourcing and General Manager of Camper Sourcing

Camper Sourcing is a shoes company founded in 1975 in Mallorca, with more than 140 years of family inheritance in the industry. David has 30 years of experience at Camper, first in IT department and later in Operations. He is an engineer at the University of Barcelona and IESE Business School.

Mr. Elías Botet

General Manager at Kaiping Sedal

Kaiping Sedal is a manufacturer of sanitary valves in Guangdong. He has experience in technical positions and in quality control in industrial companies in the automobile sector, equipment and sanitary water. His career started in Spain, then followed by the United States and now in China, where he lives since 2008. Industrial engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Master in Business Administration and production management.

Mr. David Edwards

Founding Head of School at ISA Science City and Vice-President Project Development of ISA International Education Group

With experience leading more than US$800 million of start-up schools, as well as leading organisations more than 150 years of age. Founder, Board Member, Leader, David was recognised in 2017 as one of Asia’s top 100 CEOs.

Mr. Jesús Gracia

Former Consul General of Spain in Canton

He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1985. Counsellor for development cooperation in Central America, based in Costa Rica, 1989-1992. Consul General in Córdoba Argentina, 1992-1996. Ambassador of Spain to Cuba, 2001-2004. Secretary of State for Latin American and development cooperation, 2012-2016. Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Italy, 2017. He is Knight of the Order of Isabella the Catholic and holds the Grand Cross of the Order of May of the Argentine Republic. Degree in Law and in Hispanic Philology from the University of Zaragoza.

Ms. Ana Maria Lafuente

Counsellor of the Tourism Office of the Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou

She worked at the Berlin Office of the Spanish National Tourism Administration. She holds a Master in Creative Intelligence and a Master in Communication. Fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish & Chinese.

Mr. Iñaki Vargues

General Manager of LUCTA in Asia

General Manager of LUCTA in Asia, a Spanish multinational that produces fragrances for food, founded more than 70 years ago in Barcelona in 1949. He has been in management and executive positions for more than 20 years in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Household appliances, Construction and Chemistry, all of which are Spanish multinationals. He developed more than half of his career in China. Graduated in Economics and Business Administration.

Mr. Alejandro Morales

Project leader at Airbus China Innovation Centre in Shenzhen

After 14 years of experience in Airbus in Seville, Toulouse and Hamburg, he moves to China to manage the development of new products for Commercial and VIP aircrafts and helicopters. Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer. He is a Industrial Engineer by the Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, and holds a Computer Science Diploma by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland.

Mr. Joseph Smith

Founder and CEO of True AI Systems, Former Vice-president of Global Business Transformation at Huawei (1999 – 2015)

He was the first foreigner from IBM to live and work with Huawei in 1999 to lead its global transformation, receiving a recognition award from the founder, Mr. Ren Zhengfei. Former Senior Vice President of Organization, Systems & Effectiveness at Galaxy Entertainment Group. Joseph is a mechanical engineer with 25 years of experience in the technology industry. He is soon to publish a book called “Huawei: Inside Out”

Dr. Esther González Almela

Researcher and Associate Professor at GRMH-GDL

Researcher and Associate Professor at the Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GRMH-GDL), an international research institute founded by the Guangdong government with more than 1200 scientists. Her work in Molecular Virology has taken her to the University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. Her research focuses on the study of the mechanisms of viral infection and their effects on human cells. PhD in Molecular Biosciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Mr. Zheng Tai Jun

Traveller in the world of art.

Renowned artist with solo exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Ukraine, Czech Republic, among others. His works are displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, National Gallery of Shevchenko, Ukraine, Fo Guan Yuan Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, among others. He participated on the national channel CCTV3, Beijing and in Star TV, Hubei. His works displayed at the solo exhibition “Lights, here and now” in Melbourne were acquired by the National Museum of Victoria.

Mr. Thomas Jung

Consul at the Consulate General of U.S.A. in Guangzhou

He has been a diplomat for 23 years with experience in China, Korea, Afghanistan, and sub-Saharan Africa. Trained in hotel management and public policy.

Mr. Rubén Lleo Nicolás

General Manager of Esmalglass-Itaca Group in China and Area Manager of the South East Asian market

It belongs to Altadia Group, world leader in the production of frits, glazes, colors and inks for the ceramics industry. The group has presence in 19 countries, 32 production plants and 19 distribution centers and after-sales service. Altadia employs more than 3,600 people in the world.

Ms. Agnes Bao

Founder and CEO of Zhi Xuan International

More than 15 years of experience in large-scale projects management. “Creative Management” at Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, double Masters at the University of Hong Kong and Polimoda, one of the best fashion institutes in Italy, and top ten in the world. She is renowned as an international Eco-sustainable Creative Art Exhibition Design curator. She is the President of the Italian Association of Oriental Culture and Arts, an Italian well-known fashion brand designer.

Mr. Chris Yap

CEO of LubriTech

CEO of LubriTech, a Joint Venture of 2 multi-billion dollar conglomerates of Malaysia and HK. Supplier of Repsol. He came to China in 2009 and built the business from zero. 27 years of experience in the military and corporate. Graduate and scholarship recipient of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and holds an MBA by the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Will Sung

FinTech startups and NGO’s

A certified leadership and business coach, working across industries and levels of individual & professional maturity. Partnering top Universities for MBA programs and career crafting for postgraduates for start-ups, Finance and FinTech. 20+ years in corporate, early stage start-ups and NGO roles. He worked in 9 countries, focusing on upscaling organisational communication, conflict, big picture rethinking and personal brand. Founder of Wilosophy, a registered brand in HK and China, is the exclusive China program partner to DISC MAPS, a cartographic metaphorical behavioural analysis tool used for organisations psychology.

Mr. Anthony Chen

Senior Partner at Global Talent Group LLC

Senior Partner at Global Talent Group LLC, a US professional talent management firm. Early career in KPMG and Goldman Sachs, he now helps future leaders realize their full potential in their careers.

Mr. Peter Helis

Chief Advisor of the Guangzhou Huangpu District and Founder of Helis & Associates Consulting Firm

A Sino – Europe exchange facilitator for businesses and governments, with clients like the German Bavaria State Government. He is a China business and government affairs expert with 18 years of experience in Asia. He was the GM of the German Industry and Commerce in Guangzhou and Vice Chair of the European Chamber in South China. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and German.

Mr. Zac Wang

Director of  Search & Selection at Randstad, Shenzhen

Randstad is a global leader in the HR services industry and the largest recruitment agency in the world. 10 years’ experience in Australia in Banking and Financial Services. His knowledge in international business and cultural awareness in both Asia and the West have been the key to his success in the recruitment industry in Greater Bay Area, combining a strong network of local and expat talents. Graduated in E-Commerce and Business Management at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

Mr. Dan Cham

PR Manager at Roborock

Dan is a two-times winner of the Future 50 Awards, an annual celebration recognizing the 50 most influential individuals in technology across key categories, including PR and Communications. He oversaw the formation of Roborock’s public relations program and is now leading the brand’s US efforts. Prior to joining this team, he had the privilege to contribute to China’s first international high-speed rail project in Jakarta, Indonesia. A Kuala-Lumpur native, Dan Cham dedicated these past six years to international brand-building efforts.

Mr. Alex Paltos

School Principal at KINGOLD group at Meisha Academy by Haileybury

School Principal at KINGOLD group at Meisha Academy by Haileybury, one of the most prestigious IB international kindergartens in Guangzhou. He comes from Melbourne, Australia, and has been a lifelong educator for over 20 years, working in the UK, China and the Middle East. Former member of the Board of Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in South China. He has a Bachelor of Arts (History and Politics); Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Monash University; Masters in Education Management and Leadership; a MBA from the University of Sydney and is currently pursuing a PhD.

Dr. Álvaro Castells

Researcher and Associate Professor at GRMH-GDL

The Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GRMH-GDL) is an international research institute founded by the Guangdong provincial government and the National Chinese Government. He has been involved in multidisciplinary projects with teams from the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Photonic and Optical Sciences and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work specializes in the structure of the human DNA and how its alterations are related to cell function, stemness and disease. PhD in Biomedicine by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

Mr. Igor Burgos

General Manager at Zahonero China

Before these 17 years at Zahonero China, he was the GM in Zahonero Italy for 7 years. It is an international company that designs, engineers and provides advanced polymer foam solutions for footwear, foot care and sporting goods. Founded in Spain in 1965, the group owns 7 industrial plants in Europe, America and Asia. He holds a Master´s degree in Stock Exchange and Finance, and graduated in Economic Sciences at the University of Alicante, Spain.

Mr. Christian Gassner

Director of Operations at Limoss (GmbH&Co.KG)

He has been leading a team of 600 people at Limoss for the past 13 years. With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, he has a profound knowledge of mechanical engineering production technologies and management of intercultural teams. In his role as the Chair of Manufacturing Board at the European Chamber South China, he is in charge of factories, producing electronic consumer goods in high volumes and quality under the Japanese Kaizen principles.

Ms. Faustyna Gawryluk

Consultant at the World Bank, Climate Change Group, and Member of the Committee of Advisors of The Mindfood Club

She is currently working on the decarbonization project and developing Carbon Pricing Assessment Tool. Business Development Manager at Pinto with five years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry in the Greater Bay Area. Her previous work experience includes KPMG, the Chinese Academy of Science, and the Mexican Embassy in Poland. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. She holds an M.A. degree in Economics and was educated in Poland, the U.S., the Netherlands, and China.

Mr. Owen Wang

Director of Cole & Wright consulting firm, Advisor at CW firm and Founder of The Mindfood Club

He is a Spanish-Chinese business professional who helps companies enter the Asian market and assists Chinese companies invest abroad. A guest speaker at several universities in China, at media in Spain and Latin America, and external consultant in public and private companies. He holds a MBA by IESIDE Business School, graduate of the University of Manchester (UK), Zhejiang University (China) and University of Vigo (Spain).

Mr. Javier Torá

Founder and President of ES Grupo

ES Grupo is a conglomerate that employs 1300 people in 4 countries, manufacturing and supplying to the main fashion brands in the world. He is OPM, Owner President Management Program, at Harvard Business School; Member of the Board and Advisor of Benessene Capital; Club Member of the Life Changing School; Co-founder of CEEC, Spanish businessmen in Canton and Founder of Juntos business incubator and co-working space. In March 2021, he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his contribution to the Spanish community in China.

Dr. Harley Seyedin

President of Allelon Energy Systems

Together with Elon Musk, he won the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Awarded «Peace through Commerce medal» by the U.S. government. President of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China. World renowned China expert, international businessman, humanitarian and philanthropist.

Mr. Jeremy Sargent OBE

Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong

Member of the Beachhead Advisory Board of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise; Honorary Legal Advisor to the British Ambassador Beijing; Managing Partner of JSA Legal Consultancy; and Founder of The Happy Monk. In 2011 awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for legal services and services to British business in China. Graduated in Chinese from Leeds University and recently completed a joint Executive MBA at Columbia University, London Business School and HKU.

Mr. Klaus Zenkel

General Manager of Imedco Technology Shenzhen and Vice President of the European Chamber of Commerce in China

From 1993 to 2006 he was based in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany and China for several executive management positions within the Siemens Healthcare organization. In 2006, he developed from scratch the Shenzhen subsidiary of the Swiss Company Imedco AG, a global player of the healthcare Industry, manufacturing MRI shielding solutions for hospitals and research institutions. He supports members as the Chair of European Chamber of Commerce South China. He graduated in Industrial Engineering in Germany.

Mr. Norbert Marx

CEO of GAMECO

CEO of GAMECO, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., a Joint Venture of China Southern Airlines and CK Hutchison W. He manages a workforce of 6300 people and has been a CEO for 20 years in the US, Europe and China. Lecturer at a prestigious Business School in Oxford.

Mr. Eduardo Aznar

Consul General of Spain in Canton

Previously, he was the Consul General of Spain in Mexico, Ambassador of Spain in Croatia, Ambassador for the Year of Spain in Japan, apart from other diplomatic positions in Colombia, Magreb, Canada, Hungary and Venezuela, among others. Graduated in Law by the University of Zaragoza and MA by the Institute of Oriental Asia Studies in Taipei.

Mr. Aitor Mate

Chief Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain in Canton

Previously, he had several positions in the Ministry of Economy and Economic Office of the President of Government. He was Chief Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain in Belgrade and Member of the Board of Directors of ICEX and Invest in Spain. The office supports the internationalization of companies, promotes exports and facilitates foreign companies investing in Spain.

Ms. Maite Irizar

General Manager of TIBA China

TIBA, founded in 1975, is a leading Spanish multinational in the logistics sector with presence in 20 countries and a network of 7 locations in the Asian giant. Supply Chain professional for more than 14 years, previously, she has held management positions in Spain and Hong Kong for the logistics and pharmaceutical sectors. Degree in Business Administration and Management in Germany and Master in International Management.

Ms. Miu Miu

Chairman of HK Mingsheng Industrial ltd

Chairman of HK Mingsheng Industrial ltd, Founder of Si He De International Freight, Executive secretary of the ZH Island GBA and Founding Member of Sichuan Azalea Charity Foundation. She has been doing business with Africa for 18 years. She is EMBA, a philanthropist and a mother.

Mr. David Albert

Global Head of Sourcing and General Manager of Camper Sourcing

Camper Sourcing is a shoes company founded in 1975 in Mallorca, with more than 140 years of family inheritance in the industry. David has 30 years of experience at Camper, first in IT department and later in Operations. He is an engineer at the University of Barcelona and IESE Business School.

Mr. Elías Botet

General Manager at Kaiping Sedal

Kaiping Sedal is a manufacturer of sanitary valves in Guangdong. He has experience in technical positions and in quality control in industrial companies in the automobile sector, equipment and sanitary water. His career started in Spain, then followed by the United States and now in China, where he lives since 2008. Industrial engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Master in Business Administration and production management.

Mr. David Edwards

Founding Head of School at ISA Science City and Vice-President Project Development of ISA International Education Group

With experience leading more than US$800 million of start-up schools, as well as leading organisations more than 150 years of age. Founder, Board Member, Leader, David was recognised in 2017 as one of Asia’s top 100 CEOs.

Mr. Jesús Gracia

Former Consul General of Spain in Canton

He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1985. Counsellor for development cooperation in Central America, based in Costa Rica, 1989-1992. Consul General in Córdoba Argentina, 1992-1996. Ambassador of Spain to Cuba, 2001-2004. Secretary of State for Latin American and development cooperation, 2012-2016. Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Italy, 2017. He is Knight of the Order of Isabella the Catholic and holds the Grand Cross of the Order of May of the Argentine Republic. Degree in Law and in Hispanic Philology from the University of Zaragoza.

Ms. Ana Maria Lafuente

Counsellor of the Tourism Office of the Consulate General of Spain in Guangzhou

She worked at the Berlin Office of the Spanish National Tourism Administration. She holds a Master in Creative Intelligence and a Master in Communication. Fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish & Chinese.

Mr. Iñaki Vargues

General Manager of LUCTA in Asia

General Manager of LUCTA in Asia, a Spanish multinational that produces fragrances for food, founded more than 70 years ago in Barcelona in 1949. He has been in management and executive positions for more than 20 years in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Household appliances, Construction and Chemistry, all of which are Spanish multinationals. He developed more than half of his career in China. Graduated in Economics and Business Administration.

Mr. Alejandro Morales

Project leader at Airbus China Innovation Centre in Shenzhen

After 14 years of experience in Airbus in Seville, Toulouse and Hamburg, he moves to China to manage the development of new products for Commercial and VIP aircrafts and helicopters. Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer. He is a Industrial Engineer by the Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, and holds a Computer Science Diploma by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland.

Mr. Joseph Smith

Founder and CEO of True AI Systems, Former Vice-president of Global Business Transformation at Huawei (1999 – 2015)

He was the first foreigner from IBM to live and work with Huawei in 1999 to lead its global transformation, receiving a recognition award from the founder, Mr. Ren Zhengfei. Former Senior Vice President of Organization, Systems & Effectiveness at Galaxy Entertainment Group. Joseph is a mechanical engineer with 25 years of experience in the technology industry. He is soon to publish a book called «Huawei: Inside Out»

Dr. Esther González Almela

Researcher and Associate Professor at GRMH-GDL

Researcher and Associate Professor at the Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GRMH-GDL), an international research institute founded by the Guangdong government with more than 1200 scientists. Her work in Molecular Virology has taken her to the University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. Her research focuses on the study of the mechanisms of viral infection and their effects on human cells. PhD in Molecular Biosciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Mr. Zheng Tai Jun

Traveller in the world of art.

Renowned artist with solo exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Ukraine, Czech Republic, among others. His works are displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, National Gallery of Shevchenko, Ukraine, Fo Guan Yuan Art Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, among others. He participated on the national channel CCTV3, Beijing and in Star TV, Hubei. His works displayed at the solo exhibition «Lights, here and now» in Melbourne were acquired by the National Museum of Victoria.

Mr. Thomas Jung

Consul at the Consulate General of U.S.A. in Guangzhou

He has been a diplomat for 23 years with experience in China, Korea, Afghanistan, and sub-Saharan Africa. Trained in hotel management and public policy.

Mr. Rubén Lleo Nicolás

General Manager of Esmalglass-Itaca Group in China and Area Manager of the South East Asian market

It belongs to Altadia Group, world leader in the production of frits, glazes, colors and inks for the ceramics industry. The group has presence in 19 countries, 32 production plants and 19 distribution centers and after-sales service. Altadia employs more than 3,600 people in the world.

Ms. Agnes Bao

Founder and CEO of Zhi Xuan International

More than 15 years of experience in large-scale projects management. «Creative Management» at Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, double Masters at the University of Hong Kong and Polimoda, one of the best fashion institutes in Italy, and top ten in the world. She is renowned as an international Eco-sustainable Creative Art Exhibition Design curator. She is the President of the Italian Association of Oriental Culture and Arts, an Italian well-known fashion brand designer.

Mr. Chris Yap

CEO of LubriTech

CEO of LubriTech, a Joint Venture of 2 multi-billion dollar conglomerates of Malaysia and HK. Supplier of Repsol. He came to China in 2009 and built the business from zero. 27 years of experience in the military and corporate. Graduate and scholarship recipient of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and holds an MBA by the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Will Sung

FinTech startups and NGO’s

A certified leadership and business coach, working across industries and levels of individual & professional maturity. Partnering top Universities for MBA programs and career crafting for postgraduates for start-ups, Finance and FinTech. 20+ years in corporate, early stage start-ups and NGO roles. He worked in 9 countries, focusing on upscaling organisational communication, conflict, big picture rethinking and personal brand. Founder of Wilosophy, a registered brand in HK and China, is the exclusive China program partner to DISC MAPS, a cartographic metaphorical behavioural analysis tool used for organisations psychology.

Mr. Anthony Chen

Senior Partner at Global Talent Group LLC

Senior Partner at Global Talent Group LLC, a US professional talent management firm. Early career in KPMG and Goldman Sachs, he now helps future leaders realize their full potential in their careers.

Mr. Peter Helis

Chief Advisor of the Guangzhou Huangpu District and Founder of Helis & Associates Consulting Firm

A Sino – Europe exchange facilitator for businesses and governments, with clients like the German Bavaria State Government. He is a China business and government affairs expert with 18 years of experience in Asia. He was the GM of the German Industry and Commerce in Guangzhou and Vice Chair of the European Chamber in South China. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and German.

Mr. Zac Wang

Director of Search & Selection at Randstad, Shenzhen

Randstad is a global leader in the HR services industry and the largest recruitment agency in the world. 10 years’ experience in Australia in Banking and Financial Services. His knowledge in international business and cultural awareness in both Asia and the West have been the key to his success in the recruitment industry in Greater Bay Area, combining a strong network of local and expat talents. Graduated in E-Commerce and Business Management at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

Mr. Dan Cham

PR Manager at Roborock

Dan is a two-times winner of the Future 50 Awards, an annual celebration recognizing the 50 most influential individuals in technology across key categories, including PR and Communications. He oversaw the formation of Roborock’s public relations program and is now leading the brand’s US efforts. Prior to joining this team, he had the privilege to contribute to China’s first international high-speed rail project in Jakarta, Indonesia. A Kuala-Lumpur native, Dan Cham dedicated these past six years to international brand-building efforts.

Mr. Alex Paltos

School Principal at KINGOLD group at Meisha Academy by Haileybury

School Principal at KINGOLD group at Meisha Academy by Haileybury, one of the most prestigious IB international kindergartens in Guangzhou. He comes from Melbourne, Australia, and has been a lifelong educator for over 20 years, working in the UK, China and the Middle East. Former member of the Board of Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in South China. He has a Bachelor of Arts (History and Politics); Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Monash University; Masters in Education Management and Leadership; a MBA from the University of Sydney and is currently pursuing a PhD.

Dr. Álvaro Castells

Researcher and Associate Professor at GRMH-GDL

The Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GRMH-GDL) is an international research institute founded by the Guangdong provincial government and the National Chinese Government. He has been involved in multidisciplinary projects with teams from the University of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Photonic and Optical Sciences and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work specializes in the structure of the human DNA and how its alterations are related to cell function, stemness and disease. PhD in Biomedicine by the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona.

Mr. Igor Burgos

General Manager at Zahonero China

Before these 17 years at Zahonero China, he was the GM in Zahonero Italy for 7 years. It is an international company that designs, engineers and provides advanced polymer foam solutions for footwear, foot care and sporting goods. Founded in Spain in 1965, the group owns 7 industrial plants in Europe, America and Asia. He holds a Master´s degree in Stock Exchange and Finance, and graduated in Economic Sciences at the University of Alicante, Spain.

Mr. Christian Gassner

Director of Operations at Limoss (GmbH&Co.KG)

He has been leading a team of 600 people at Limoss for the past 13 years. With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, he has a profound knowledge of mechanical engineering production technologies and management of intercultural teams. In his role as the Chair of Manufacturing Board at the European Chamber South China, he is in charge of factories, producing electronic consumer goods in high volumes and quality under the Japanese Kaizen principles.

Ms. Faustyna Gawryluk

Consultant at the World Bank, Climate Change Group, and Member of the Committee of Advisors of The Mindfood Club

She is currently working on the decarbonization project and developing Carbon Pricing Assessment Tool. Business Development Manager at Pinto with five years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry in the Greater Bay Area. Her previous work experience includes KPMG, the Chinese Academy of Science, and the Mexican Embassy in Poland. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. She holds an M.A. degree in Economics and was educated in Poland, the U.S., the Netherlands, and China.

Mr. Owen Wang

Director of Cole & Wright consulting firm, Advisor at CW firm and Founder of The Mindfood Club

He is a Spanish-Chinese business professional who helps companies enter the Asian market and assists Chinese companies invest abroad. A guest speaker at several universities in China, at media in Spain and Latin America, and external consultant in public and private companies. He holds a MBA by IESIDE Business School, graduate of the University of Manchester (UK), Zhejiang University (China) and University of Vigo (Spain).