Join us for an insightful evening as Mr. Haerri discusses the cross-cultural Sino-West professional environment and explores the dimensions and dynamics of Chinese companies. Drawing upon his extensive and deep personal understanding of the Chinese culture, the former President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce will dissect the critical success factors and challenges in corporate China and provide a framework for successful cross-cultural understanding and interactions.
The Fireside Chat is a new format inviting seasoned Swiss speakers to talk and discuss their experiences in China; this presentation series is a collaboration between the swissnex China and SwissCham. Please join us for interesting talks, discussions and networking!
DATE / PLACE
swissnex China, 22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza 319, Xianxia Road, Shanghai
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Joint-event by ETH Zurich Alumni Chapter, EPFL Alumni Chapter and SwissCham. Hosted at swissnex China.
18:30 – Registration / Opening word
19:00 – Speech by Mr. Kurt Haerri
20:00 – Q&A Discussion time
20:30 – Photo shooting / Networking with refreshments
21:30 – End
Mr. Kurt Haerri
Head New Installation Business, Schindler China Ltd.
He graduated in 1996 at the University of St. Gallen as an Executive MBA HSG and before in 1990 as Mechanical Engineer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.
Kurt Haerri joined Schindler Switzerland in 1987 as a Sales Engineer for Heavy Freight Elevators. He worked for Schindler in China from 1996 to 2003. Later he served as President of the Top Range Division, the global competence- and profit centre for Schindler’s Skyscraper Business. From 2013 to 2015 he was Head of Global Sales & Marketing of the Schindler Group.
Since October 2017, Kurt Haerri is back in China leading Schindler’s New Installation Business in China.
From 2006 to 2014, Kurt Haerri was the President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Since 2012, Kurt Haerri is member of the Board of Directors of Komax Holding, a High-Tech company listed at the Zurich stock exchange. Since 2004 he assumes the responsibility at ETH Zuerich as Head Asia Module of an Executive MBA program.
Kurt Haerri was born in 1962 and is living in Shanghai. He is married and a father of a son.