Extended Senior Team Contributing Profound Expertise of Seasoned Senior Executives

Gao Feng draws on a global pool of experts for different industries and functions. Our professionals offer a broad range of experience and business contacts and complement our teams during the entire engagement process

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Carlos M Aquino

    ▪ Over 30 years of operating and advisory roles in PE, M&A, board and corporate governance, revenue optimization, supply chain management, and enterprise IT

    ▪ Co-led investments around the world in categories such as beauty, toys, liquor and telecommunications

    ▪ Founder and Managing Director of CMA Pacific Partners, an advisory boutique focused on long-term transformation for the portfolio companies of private equity firms, fast-growth family-owned SMEs, and multinational corporations in the Asia-Pacific region

    ▪ Ex-Operations Director and Senior Advisor at TPG Capital

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Roger Atkins

    ▪ Over 30 years in the automotive industry

    ▪ For the past 5 years, has run an independent consultancy Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd, a consultancy focusing on electric vehicles (EV) and connect vehicles development

    ▪ Knowledge and opinion sought out by business and media alike, and regularly appears on the international stage as a front-man for events relating to clean-tech activities  

    ▪ A LinkedIn top voice for the electric vehicles (EV) Industry who has been sharing a long-standing narrative on vehicle electrification for many years attracting almost 300,000 followers along the way

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Ian Buchanan

    ▪ Based in Australia, experienced senior strategy consultant with over 48 years in corporate strategy and restructuring / value-creation advising businesses and government leaders throughout the Asia Pacific

    ▪ Advisor and/or board member of over 100 companies, including today Asean Development Pty Ltd, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute, CHAMP Private Equity, Melbourne Busines School,

    University of Queensland and the World Chinese Economic Forum; also was the Lead Partner/First elected APAC Chair of Booz Allen Hamilton

    ▪ Founder/Cofounder/Director of numerous NGOs including the post-9/11 World Islamic Economic Forum

    ▪ In 1973 led SE Asia’s first reverse takeover, rescue & restructuring of General Lumber Holdings which went from near bankrupt to top-performer in one year

    ▪ Keynote speaker at 100+ regional/global conferences

    ▪ Currently active in various Chair, INED, Advisory, Restructuring & Mentoring roles in public & private sectors, academia & NGO’s

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Savio Chan

    ▪ Over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a visionary business leader

    ▪ Recognized as a pre-eminent expert on business in China and building strategic relationships with Chinese businesses and consumers

    ▪ Consulted to companies like ICBC Bank, Louis Vuitton, Brooks Brothers, Haier America, Tourneau, Montblanc, Piaget and Roger Dubuis, advising on strategies involving Chinese consumers and Asian American businesses                                      

    ▪ Co-founder and CEO of US China Partners Inc., facilitating local and cross-border joint ventures and strategic partnerships among leading Chinese state-owned enterprises, private companies and Fortune 500 companies

    ▪ Ex-China Advisor to Hudson’s Bay Company, parent of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, from 2016 to 2019, helping the retailer build strategic partnerships with leading Chinese state-owned enterprises and private retail and e-commerce leaders

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    T.T. Chen

    ▪ Over 25 years of Asia/China on-the-ground management experience, in business startups, JVs and turnarounds

    ▪ 14 years of Operating Partner experience with CITIC Capital Partners, EQT, Blue Point Capital partners, Harbour Group and other PE firms

    ▪ Coached 60+ executives in the auto, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical device, electronic and cruise liner industries such as Ford, Zf TRW, Schaeffler, Fonterra, Givaudan, Associated British Food, TE Connectivity, Pfizer, GSK, Smith & Nephew, LVMH and Royal Caribbean

    ▪ Chair of AmCham Shanghai's Manufacturers’ Business Council in AmCham Shanghai

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    K O Chia

    ·  Over 40 years of diverse experience as C-suite family office senior

    executive; managing director/partner of a U.S.-Asia technology venture capital group;

    part of the entrepreneur team of a successful U.S. telecom start-up; extensive corporate

    experience in key management roles with leading U.S. high-tech companies in Europe

    and Asia.

    ·  Served as Board Member of various public and private companies,

    family philanthropy, and university committees; Member of a Scottish university

    scholarship trustee and Member of university advisory committees

    ·  Regularly invited to be keynote speaker, moderator and guest

    speaker on a variety of topics including family office management, entrepreneurship

    journey, venture capital-private equity investing, and private & public Board

    role preparation

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Alice Chung

    ▪ Over 20 years of experience with 15 years in the consulting industry

    ▪ Experience working across China, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States

    ▪ Expertise in sales training, change management, team development and leadership, and evidence-based coaching

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Luca Cico

    ▪ Over 17 years of experience across Europe and 12 years in Asia Pacific in FMCG (Mars, Colgate Palmolive, Ferrero, Bacardi) and Industrials (Pirelli)

    ▪ Extensive strategic and operational expertise in customer marketing, commercial and general management with a proven track record of leading organizations to sustained profitability

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Gordon Dumoulin

    ▪ Based in Beijing since 2009, advisor and consultant for foreign businesses entering the Chinese market and Chinese businesses going international

    ▪ Over 25 years experience in international and cross-cultural management science

    ▪ Founder and CEO of Dumoco Co., Ltd. in Beijing, a trading and consultant company in raw and intermediate materials, ingredients and chemicals

    ▪ Writer and researcher in the domains of Chinese culture, society and business
    ▪ Associate for various international investment and trade centers and research foundations

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Dennis Foo

    ▪ Experienced business executive based in Hong Kong▪ Rich industry experience guiding the China division of multinational companies, almost 30 years spent transforming global companies and brands in the Greater China market

    ▪ Has held senior executive positions at Del Monte, ConAgra Foods, Nestle, Unilever, Fonterra and Chiquita

    ▪ Led numerous strategic growth initiatives, business re modelling, strategic market entry, greenfield startups, GTM strategies, distribution changes, M&A, corporate restructuring, team and leadership development

    ▪ Industry specialization in consumer products, food and beverage, retail, e-commerce and agriculture

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Markus Franke

    ▪ Over 29 years of industry experience in top management consulting for major airlines, airports, private and state-owned investment companies, as well as for public authorities. Besides aviation, he also has an extensive track record in transportation, logistics, and rail traffic

    ▪ Previous experience at management consulting firms including Oliver Wyman, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Boston Consulting Group, and Roland Berger

    ▪ Member of the scientific staff at the Aachen Technical University's Institute for Jet Propulsion and Turbo Machinery (RWTH)

    ▪ Published numerous articles and viewpoints, focusing on aerospace engineering, future airline business models, airline and airport strategy, and airline alliances. These pieces appear in publications such as “Journal of Air Transport Management”, “Strategy & Business”, “Annual Handbook of Airline Strategy” (by McGraw Hill), or “Airline Operations - A Practical Guide” (by Routledge)

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Professor Yi Guo

    ▪ Professor at East China University of Science & Technology

    ▪ Expertise in marketing strategy and organizational management, with an in-depth knowledge on Chinese organizations

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Dillon Hale

    ▪ Currently also Principal of Peninsula Capital Asia and longstanding member of the Patrons Circle at the Asia Society

    ▪ Over 20 years experience working for two prominent family offices prior to undertaking strategic family office consulting assignments over the last few years, including recently as specialist family office advisor to PWC’s Asia private client business

    ▪ Ex-Head of Asia at the family office group for Michael Dell, founder-owner of Dell Technologies. He was responsible for leading the Asian office out of Hong Kong, covering all Asia. The family office group in total globally had staff of 124 people across offices in 4 cities and managed USD $19.2B across 9 different investment strategies

    ▪ Ex-senior executive team member at the family office for the co-founder of eBay Inc. This family office managed USD $6.5B through a multi-asset class, globally diversified, investment portfolio. A significant proportion of the portfolio was invested in venture capital and the family office were early stage investors in successes such as Tesla, SpaceX, Vitamin Water, Planet and Joby Aviation. Dillon held the positions of Head of Asia-Pacific, Member of the EXCO, and Principal in the New York office

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Professor Zheng Han

    ▪ Chair Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tongji University

    ▪ Guest professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and EMBA faculty at ESSEC, ESCP Europe, Mannheim Business School, Manchester Business School and ETH Zürich

    ▪ Served as Chief Representative of a family owned Fortune Global 500 Company in China for seven years

    ▪ Consulted to multinationals such as AMETEK, BASF, Bosch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Heraeus, Leica Camera, Metro Group, Mitsubishi, Stora Enso and Volkswagen

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Alvin Ho

    ▪ An experienced investment principal with demonstrated track records in private equity, currently managing director of a private investment vehicle which looks to invest and advise in several high growth sectors

    ▪ Rich experience in deal structuring, due diligence, venture capital/private equity, corporate finance, IPO, and business re-engineering

    ▪ Board member for several public companies

    ▪ Member of the investment committee of AngelHub, the first Hong Kong regulated startup investment platform

    ▪ CFA Charter holder

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Yuetchin Hoi

    ▪ Over 25 years of experience in strategic planning and as a global entrepreneur

    ▪ Expertise in long term strategic business models based on sustainable competitive advantages

    ▪ Held leadership positions at start-ups and large multinationals, across industries such as automotive, electronics, software, industrial, chemical, fashion, consumer goods, and construction

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Will Hoon

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience in leading operating companies, private equity businesses and management consulting practices

    ▪ Ex-CEO of Sateri, a leading global fibre manufacturer)

    ▪ Ex-Executive Director of Hsu Fu Chi, a confectionery in Greater China

    ▪ Ex-Executive Vice President of Transpac Capital, a private equity in Asia

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Richard Hu

    ▪ Over 25 years of experience in market entry strategy and marketing planning function for global brands

    ▪ Strategic marketing executive experiences at companies such as Motorola China and Procter & Gamble

    ▪ Extensive experience in the IT & telecommunications, automotive and FMCG industries

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Yu Huang

    ▪ Over 15 years of experience in management consulting in corporate strategy, branding and design, as well as digital innovation

    ▪ Former partner at Prophet, a US-based brand and design consulting firm

    ▪ Consulted to many senior executives of major corporations and government officials, with clients from large state-owned enterprises, private enterprises and multinational corporations

    ▪ Ex-Vice President and Head of Beijing office of Capgemini Consulting, the largest digital consulting firm in Europe. Prior to that he was an associate partner at Monitor Group

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Joshua King

    ▪ Over 14 years of experience as a strategy and innovation consultant, supporting companies exponentially grow their revenues, market share and enterprise value. He has connections to government, corporates, start-ups and experts across Africa

    ▪ Worked on over 25 business development, strategy and start-up projects spanning the EU, Africa, China and the US. He supports companies innovate and expand internationally

    ▪ Extensive experience supporting companies to expand into Africa, covering a vast array of sectors including renewable energy, blockchain, consumer electronics, logistics, fashion, transportation, agriculture, e-commerce, enterprise software and AI

    ▪ Has expertise in: Supporting global brands succeed in Africa, Supporting African companies’ scale up strategy, Strategy, innovation and leadership consultancy, Revenue growth, business development, sales training and marketing

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Patrick Kaminski

    ▪ Over 25 years of global FMCG experience, specialized in developing markets, specifically across Asia with a focus on China 

    ▪ Extensive expertise in strategy and operations within multicultural complex organizations

    ▪ Created sustainable business platforms as President of Henkel Group in Asia, Corporate Senior Vice-President for Emerging Markets at Henkel, and Executive Vice-President Far East for Beiersdorf

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    David Kiang

    ▪ Over 35 years of experience in corporate finance in the technology sector

    ▪ Chairman of the Supervisory Committee and Director of Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing

    ▪ 15 years of experience with NXP semiconductors (formerly Philips Semiconductors)

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Addy Lee

    ▪ Past President, International Federation of Research Based Pharma Manufacturers (Hong Kong Chapter)

    ▪ Visiting Professor, Global OneMBA Program, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Expert Member, Research & Testing Committee, Hong Kong Consumer Council

    ▪ Background includes twelve years of corporate management from Dow; Sanofi; & Novartis (as GM)

    ▪ Was pioneer in executive search consulting in China via Russell Reynolds (1990’s); having trained the first ones from China’s Personnel Bureau’s & SOE’s

    ▪ Successfully placed some 500 senior executives into lead chemical; healthcare; consumer; industrial; & technology corporations

    ▪ Experienced in areas include Strategy, Business Development, Management Consulting, Leadership Development & Talents, and so on

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Wai Lam

    ▪ 30 years of experience in the oil and gas energy sector

    ▪ Rich sector-specific expertise in gas processing, LNG, refinery production optimization, market logistics, distribution and project planning

    ▪ Consulted to leading energy companies including Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC and British Gas

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Professor Peter Li

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience in management strategy and corporate strategy consulting, specializing in Chinese innovation, internationalization, and strategic entrepreneurship via business model innovation

    ▪ Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business at the University of Nottingham at Ningbo, China                                   

    ▪ Research Director, the Greater China Region of US-based Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)                                              

    ▪ Professor of Chinese Business Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark                                                                  

    ▪ Widely recognized as one of the global thought leaders in multinational firms from emerging economies, and Chinese top-level management

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Andy Liew

    ▪ Over 25 years of industry and consulting experiences in industrial automation, security and IT

    ▪ Held corporate leadership positions in sales, marketing, services, product management and business development

    ▪ Consulted to state-owned enterprises, multinationals and privately-owned enterprises specializing in strategy, operational transformation and executive coaching

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Professor Hongjun Lu

    ▪ One of foremost thought leaders in China’s finance industry, with an extensive network in China’s public and private sectors

    ▪ President of Shanghai Institute of International Finance

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Warren Liu

    ▪ Over 20 years of hands-on management experience across multiple sectors

    ▪ Has previous experience in the food and beverage industry with Burger King and YUM! Brands, financial services with MasterCard, jewelry retail with Stroili Oro, general manufacturing and supply chain logistics with Schlumberger, and private equity with Investindustrial              

    ▪ MBA/EMBA teaching experience at Harvard Business School, Insead, Tongji University and Tsinghua University, all within the Greater China

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Steve Markscheid

    ▪ Over 20 years of experience in healthcare, financial services, and renewable energy industries, including five years leading M&A activities for GE Capital in China and across the Asia Pacific region

    ▪ Currently serving on the boards of five US-listed public companies

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Susanne Mathony

    ▪ Over 25 years of international marketing and communications expertise

    ▪ Focus on CEO & board positioning, strategic marketing and communications advisory, crisis and issues management, branding and re-branding, as well as social media advisory

    ▪ Senior leadership experience in professional services across strategy, IT and transformation consulting, as well as executive searching, serving premium brands across automotive, luxury goods, health and telecommunications, media and technology industries

    ▪ Extremely well connected with the national and international press after more than two decades of direct responsibility for large press offices and eleven years as the Global Corporate Press Officer at the World Economic Forum (WEF)

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Aaron Mullenioux

    ▪ 6+ years overseeing education programs in China, the US, and Europe for young and adult learners

    ▪ 7+ years supporting global businesses entering China and Chinese organizations building an overseas presence

    ▪ 10+ years overseeing and optimizing inter-office workflows for globally-based organizations

    ▪ Professional fluency in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Fuxing Pang

    ▪ Over 25 years of senior management experience in China and Asia Pacific for Hewlett Packard and TNT

    ▪ Experience in investment and joint venture management, particularly on harmonization, management improvement, coaching and training, and dissolution

    ▪ Extensive management consulting experience on strategy and management improvement

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Kevin Qi

    ▪ Over 20 years of experience in M&A and capital raising in financial institutions, oil and gas, real estate and consumer goods industries

    ▪ Member of the National Development Research Council  venture fund panel

    ▪ Experience working with leading corporations such as Sinopec, China Development Bank, New China Life, Far Eastern Leasing, China State Construction, Sinochem, PepsiCo and Seagram

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Bill Reed

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience in airport operations, management and airline-related industries

    ▪ Experience with a diverse group of airports both in terms of size and across geographies

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    David Schlesinger

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience as an advisor and commentator on media, journalism and China

    ▪ Founder and Managing Director of Tripod Advisors, a consultancy that advises on political risk, strategy, and on running complex, dispersed global organizations with an emphasis on China and the media sector

    ▪ Ex-Chairman of Thomson Reuters China, responsible for government relations and businesses in financial markets, legal and regulatory databases, scientific information and journalism

    ▪ Ex-Global Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, running all aspects of the 3,000-journalist strong international news service

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Elsie Tsui

    ▪ Extensive experience both as a corporate executive and as a management consultant

    ▪ Prior to setting up her consulting business, worked for the Asia office of ?What If! Innovation Partner, a leading innovation consultancy, based in Shanghai

    ▪ Specialist in innovation management, innovation capability building through design thinking, as well as organization transformation strategy

    ▪ Adjunct Associate Professor of the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Professor Peter Williamson

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience working with multinationals in China and more recently, Chinese companies going global

    ▪ Professor of International Management at the University of Cambridge

    ▪ Currently serves as a non-executive director of several companies, and with directorships spanning multiple industries from as diverse as hedge funds to whisky and software

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Weimin Yao

    ▪ Over 30 years of experience with private and public sectors in both local and multinational environments

    ▪ Senior advisor to companies and governments across various industries and regions on the development of businesses, organizations, start-ups and smart cities development

    ▪ Ex-Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Executive President of Huawei University and Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President and Director for Public Affairs of Huawei India and Southeast Asia Region

    ▪ Ex-Director of Motorola University China and Senior Manager of Motorola Asia Pacific

    ▪ Ex-CEO of and COO of, a Chinese online recruitment platform and a e-commerce portal in China for foreign procurement respectively

  • Senior Executive Advisor

    Jackson Zhu

    ▪ Over 20 years of business management experience in healthcare and consumer healthcare industries, including corporate management, marketing and M&A

    ▪ Founder and CEO of a precision medicine startup

    ▪ Ex-General Manager of Catalent Pharma Solutions in Greater China

    ▪ Ex-China Vice President and European Business Manager of Boehringer Ingelheim

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