François Kranenpohl 

  • Degress in Business and Economics with graduations in the UK and Germany
  • Over 25 years experience in top FMCG organizations as Managing Director and Head of International
  • Francois has launched and built international brands in over 50 countries include Russia (1990’s), Western Europe (2000’s) and China/Korea/Japan/Australia (2010’s)
  • Speaker and Consultant for VUCA Management Strategies
  • Guest lecturer at Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany
  • Free Lance Expert for Boston Consulting Group and Government of Canada



Torsten Baar

  • Degrees in Business at London Business School and History from Berlin and USA
  • Over 25 years experience in consulting for Branded Product Manufacturers and devleopment of Start-ups
  • Sales Director and Key Account Director for international and private food organizations
  • Managing Director for various organizations in Russia and Turkey
  • Project Manager in global IT Projects, E-Commerce, Logistics and M&A Projects



Dimitri Yakovsky

  • MA (with honors) at the St. Petersburg State University, Degree in Business Management and Economics from West Virginia University, USA
  • Over 25 years experience in Executive Positions (Managing Director, Vice-President, Operations Director)
  • Expert for Russia and GUS States
  • Dmitry worked for Fortune 500 and Private Organizations in FMCG and also in the Energy and Electronics industry


The Baltic States

Ralf Tuchtenhagen

  • Business Deegree at the Baltic Management Institute (Vilnisu, Lithuania)
  • Over 30 years of experience in FMCG for the Baltics and Russia as Sales Director
  • Certified Coach and Specialist for „Emotional Intelligence“
  • Extreme Sportsman (Bike Racing), Race Across America Qualified



Wolfgang Kohl

  • Degree in Sinology, Japanology and Economics in Erlangen- Nürnberg and Taipei
  • Over 35 years experience in business in Asia in leading positions in Media and FMCG
  • First visit to Peking as early as 1984 as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affaris as invited by the Chinese government
  • Wolfgang is an experienced expert for organizations and negotiations in China
  • Longstanding member of the executive team of the German Chamber of Commerce in Peking and member advisory board at Piëch Asia Enterprises China



Dr. Dr. Andreas Tank

  • Leading Expert and best selling author in the subject of China-Marketing and Success Factors in Chinese Business. Many of his textbooks and publications are now standard references
  • Doctorate in Economics (University of Kassel) and Sinology (University of Göttingen) with distinction
  • Degree in Economics in Kassel, Hamburg, Vancouver and Paris; German-French double Masters with distinction
  • Over 15 years of experience in leading positions in well-known industry and FMCG organizations in Peking and Shanghai
  • Successfully managed Turnarounds and Start-Ups in China and important distinction awards (Beijing School of Journalism, Forbes Global Top 10)
  • www.china-marketing.eu, www.chinamarketingblog.com



Marcus Daum

  • MBA in International Business from McGill University in Montreal, Canada
  • Over 15 years experience in Tier 1 Packaged Goods Organizations
  • Proven Success in the launch and building of brandsin USA, Canada and Mexico
  • Expert for North American Market Strategy, Key Account, Distribution, Category Management and Sales Leadership
  •  www.mdmcin.com
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