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Laurent Stieger – Founder & CEO

Laurent graduated from the Lausanne Business School in 2005 and the University of St.Gallen (Asia Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies) in 2016. He started his career in the marketing & communication department of the “State of Vaud Economic Development” in Lausanne Switzerland. Starting 2008, he spent 7 years working for Lotaris SA as Business Development Manager in Tokyo and Singapore. Leveraging his international experience, Laurent decided to build up his career and to live in Asia. Laurent is on the advisory board of Astrocast SA in Switzerland. He speaks French, German, English, Japanese and is currently studying Korean. On the private side he has passion scuba diving and for car racing where he previously competed in the European Formula Renault championship.

Zhen Xiao Consultant

Zhen is of Chinese origin, and lives in Switzerland since 2002. He obtained his engineering education in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with a first-class honor degree. He then worked in Singapore, Switzerland and China for more than 15 years as engineer, researcher, and managers. He has been working with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) for over 10 years as China Relation Coordinator. Since 2010, he has been the General Manager of a non-profit organization, Swiss Center Foundation, who facilitates Swiss companies’ trade and business development in China. In the past 3 years, he has set up 3 facilities for Swiss Centers in Shanghai and in Tianjin, and supported more than a dozen of Swiss companies for their business development in China.

Dr. Hong Dietrich-Xian - Consultant

Dr. Hong Dietrich-Xian 缐红, born in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province in China, received her Bachelor of Science from Department of Physics, Jilin University in 1984 and her Master of Science from Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 1987. She continued her studies at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and obtained her Doctor in Material Science in 1994. She holds also an EBBA from Lorange Institute of Business Zurich (Now named as Zurich Institute of Business Education). From 1995 till 2012 she has been working in different European companies as Engineer, Project manager and Operation manager. Since 2010, she has been working as consultant on technology transfer, business development and M&As. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, German and French.

Rui Zhang Consultant

Rui joined S-Partners in Aug 2015 as a consultant. He has working experience in Structured Finance, M&A and Asset Management for top tier European and Chinese financial institutions. He has spent over 7 years in Asia across different geographies. Rui is fluent in Mandarin, English and French. He holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe Business School.