St. Gallen University EMBE Shanghai Module

During more than two weeks the participants of University of St. Gallen Executive Master of Business Engineering have been in Shanghai, attending lectures at Jiaotong University Antai College of Economics & Management and visiting companies to learn more about China and its business culture. On September 18, we organized an evening with the two guest speakers Dieter Voegtli, President China & South East Asia at Buhler Group and Yong Kwek Ping, CEO of Inventis Investment Holdings (China) Ltd., to let them introduce the group to China’s business culture and share some of their experiences.

Yong Kwek Ping, CEO Inventis Investment Holidings Ltd.

Yong Kwek Ping, CEO Inventis Investment Holidings Ltd.

In the afternoon of September 26 we brought the group to the Swiss company Leister Technologies Ltd., a small company, developing innovative laser-and microsystems. At its location in Minhang District in Shanghai, we could visit the production site of Leister and afterwards hear about the opportunities and challenges Leister faces in China, as a small Swiss company. The group enjoyed the visit and benefited from the opportunity to talk directly to the people at the production site and hear the stories from Peter Kathriner, Director Sales & Marketing Leister China.

Tomorrow the group will go back to Switzerland, bringing back a lot of new ideas, impressions and highly motivated to further interact with China in the future.

Good luck to all the St. Gallen EMBE 2012 participants, see you soon again in China!

Introduction to Leister Technologies Ltd.

Peter Kathriner sharing his China experience