James has 20 years of China work experience and is fluent in Mandarin. Prior to MingJian, James was the General Manager for BBK in China, a management consulting firm assisting the leading global and Chinese automotive OEMs and suppliers on product quality, performance improvement and lean manufacturing. Previously, as Asia Pacific Business Development Manager for Carrier (part of United Technology), James negotiated a joint venture with Midea and led the Asia Pacific post-merger integration of a $1billion refrigeration company. Before Carrier, James co-founded Pacific Link Consulting, helping multinational companies improve their operations in China. James started his career with A.T. Kearney as a Business Analyst in the Global Transportation Group.
James holds an MBA with honors from INSEAD and two Bachelor degrees, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School and BAS in Transportation Engineering from the Engineering School. James studied Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University and Middlebury College Chinese Language School.
Rollercoaster? More Like Base Jumping from Outer Space! Lessons from Starting China’s First Independent Consumer
Uniformed officials arrive unannounced, demand your business license and give you several minutes to read and sign a 14 page confessional, without leaving a copy. The next day a plain-clothed top government regulator from Beijing drops by the office just to let you know your work is of extreme importance and essential to the development of China. If you are looking for an easy road or smooth sailing, don’t start the Consumer Reports of China! Chinese consumers’ expert reference to safe, quality products, MingJian was started on World Consumer Rights (March 15, 2010) following the melamine in infant formula scandal to help consumers make better informed purchase decisions.
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