Dr. iur. Mirko Wormuth is that rare combination of lawyerly skills and entrepreneurial persistence with more than two decades of China experience. He first came to China in 1994 to study Chinese law. He subsequently authored numerous articles on Chinese law and in 2001 published a book on China’s bankruptcy law. In 2001 he started to work for Freshfields, a large UK law firm with China offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong dealing mostly with foreign direct investments as well as merger and acquisitions for European clients. In 2006, Dr. Wormuth co-founded jointly with his Chinese wife Tina the fashion accessories brand TWICE. In the last ten years he developed a network of company-owned and franchise stores run by distribution partners in more than 15 cities in China. In true omnichannel fashion TWICE also operates ecommerce stores on Alibaba’s TMall and WeChat. He developed close working relationships with major TPs and logistics solutions providers. In the last six years, Dr. Wormuth has been a speaker at various Asian and Chinese retail industry events and summits in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Dr. iur. Mirko Wormuth
Managing Director China
CHINA ADVISORY BOARD
In China: since 1993
As a seasoned market entry and greenfield strategist and advisor, Sam helps companies to strategically market themselves across various industries. He has established and built businesses for restaurant, manufacturing, internet and Cleantech projects in China. Sam is the author of one of the most practical and well received China business books (Where East Eats West: The Street-Smarts Guide to Business in China).
In China: since 1992
Rich is one of our best connected China entrepreneurs. Over the past two decades in China he has been directly involved with eight startups as a senior executive or co-founder, and with dozens of others as an advisor, mentor or angel investor. Previously a senior executive at three companies from private entities through to their public listings. Went on to found five companies in the mobile internet space. Three companies exited to publicly listed companies.
Dr. iur. Hans Au
In China: since 1994 email@example.com
Hans has been active in China since 1994. He worked as associate lawyer for UK law firm Lovells before he started his own F&B business. iF Juice is a premium freshly bottled juice with its own manufacturing plant in Tianjin and fully licensed and certified by the PR China government for wholesale distribution. Hans is still active as a legal and advisor for many German SMEs entering the China market.
EUROPE ADVISORY BOARD
Marco van Eersel
Managing Director Europe
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Marco van Eersel, a true Dutchman, has always had a wide international scope, both on a B2B and B2C level. He studied International Management at HEAO Breda University. In 1997 he started his career to work as an export manager and was appointed in 1999 as the international sales director at the Van Heek - Tweka NV. In 2003 he began to work as as Managing Director for Mexx Body and Beach GmbH. After a successful launch, he moved in 2008 to Switzerland and became an entrepreneur, co-founding Brandloft AG, a company active in the field of premium women fashion garments and accessories. At the same time he started consulting work with various European companies mostly focusing on international market expansions. In 2012 he founded KvE Consulting which is based in Germany and is specialized in the fields of due diligences processes, re-structuring, implementation of tailor-made fulfillment solutions, re-financing, licensing and international retailing, both, offline and online.
Thomas has been involved in European fashion retail and wholesale since the early 90s. He is an avid entrepreneur with a relationship network in the world of fashion brands second to none. He is currently running his company Bag in Business B.V. which wholesales a number of well known bag brands like Converse, Chiemsee, Hype, Urban Junk and Pack Society in Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia.
Peter is a captain from Dutch industry. He has achieved pretty much anything that is possible. Now he is giving back by helping young and aspiring entrepreneurs to fulfill their dreams via his vast network of relationships within Dutch enterprises.
CHINA BACK OFFICE
STEPHEN TIAN 田效峰
Ella Wang 汪会敏
Milly Lv 吕丽
Hedy Wang 王红霞
Lara Liu 刘静
LI CAO 曹丽
Frank Op het Broek
Frank is a long time retail entrepeneur and strategic advisor. He started out 28 years ago and has become one of the top channel
specialists in European wholesale with a strong network in Japan and the USA as well. He is specialized in the world of fashion & trend, merchandising, consumer electronics and mobile telecommunication accessory concepts. He is running his own company Mobitrend – Tatch BV, which is based in the South of The Netherlands.