Finnish Christmas Luncheon, Shanghai with China’s Disruptors speaker

The Finnish Business Council in Shanghai invites its member for the traditional FBCS Christmas luncheon, on 10 December, at 11:30. This is the opportunity for business community to gather before the Christmas holidays.


The speaker will be an interesting one: Dr Edward Tse, founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory will draw upon his recently published book, China’s Disruptors: How Chinese privately-owned companies are re-writing the rules of business.

For a long time, people’s perception of China’s economy is that it is dominated by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that are large, resource rich, supported by the government and have privileged access to a wide range of sectors. While that is not entirely untrue, the picture has been changing rapidly as privately owned, entrepreneurial companies have emerged over the past decades. In particular, in the last five to ten years, the Chinese private sector has really emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In this presentation, Dr. Edward Tse, founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, will share with us his experience and knowledge of the entrepreneurs behind many of these companies and the innovation and entrepreneurship that they bring.

Edward-TseAbout the speaker:
Dr. Edward Tse is Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm with roots in China. He formerly led the China business of the Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz & Company, respectively for a period of 20 years. Having been called, “China’s leading global strategy consultant” and “China’s management guru”, he also has received such accolades as “Edward Tse is to Chinese corporate strategy what Kenichi Ohmae was to Japanese corporate strategy.” A leader of the team who set up and led China’s first government-authorized office (in Shanghai) among all international strategy consulting firms in the early 1990s, Dr. Tse specializes in the definition and implementation of business strategy, organizational effectiveness, and corporate transformation across various industries, as well as cross-cultural partnerships and mergers & acquisitions.

He has assisted hundreds of companies – headquartered both within and outside China – on all aspects of business related to China and its integration with the rest of the world. He also consults to public sector organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Chinese Government on issues related to policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness.

Venue: La Bota, 426 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu

Participation fee: RMB 250 Members and specially invited guests only. Spanish tapas buffet including paella and free-flow sangria. Registration: This event is for Members only. Please sign up at [email protected] by noon Tuesday, 8th of December.

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