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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. Jianhua Feng Consultant

PD Dr. med. et phil. at Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital of Bern. He is currently co-founder and president of Swiss-Sino Innovation Center, and co-founder and former president of the Chinese Association of Science and Technology in Switzerland (CASTS). He has many contacts and relations with the Swiss and Chinese government, universities and industries. He sits also on the board of the New Huadu Business School (Switzerland). He serves as an overseas board member of the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA), overseas vice president of Beijing Association of Overseas-Chinese Hi-tech Entrepreneurs (BAOHE), overseas committee member of Beijing Xicheng Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and overseas talent advisor for several of China’s domestic governments.

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.