Chen's core competence which makes him a good candidate for Japanese corporations with global operations or multinational corporations operating in Japan is firstly he speaks Japanese, Mandarin and English at business level or above. Moreover, after 5-year study in Japan and with 3-year working experience closely related to Japan, he knows well the Japanese thinking. Hence, he could be a good coordinator and communicator between Japanese and their business counterparts from a different culture background. As a Chinese, he can also help companies leverage the China or oversea Chinese markets. He had also been in Oxford, UK for 10 months for an English language course during undergraduate and is an MBA candidate at John Molson School of Business in Canada at the moment.
Chen's motto: "Being humble" "Better done than said"
Originally from Shanghai, a city with severe air quality issues, Chen particularly has an interest in renewable energies and is seeking opportunities to devote himself to business development or project management in a sustainable business like solar PV or wind power industries after MBA programme.
As VisasQ was considering entering the Asian (out of Japan) market, I was requested to conducted the market research on Hong Kong and Singapore markets by the CEO. I pulled out a potential client list of funds and local consulting companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China with the contact information. VisasQ’s business development team succeed in making appointments with most of them and had a fruitful visit to Hong Kong.
-Recruited Japanese and Chinese experts in various industries for consulting projects -Facilitated telephone and in-person meetings for clients of PE, Hedge funds, Mutual funds, Consulting firms with industrial experts. (Examples of clients, Bain Capital, Broadpeak, Kylin, Eton Park Asia, BCG, Bain, Roland Berger etc.) -Conducted primary research for each project (Industry overall, market size, growth prospects, growth drivers, main players, competitive landscape and current trends) -Crossoffice projects with UK, US and Indian teams -Expert relationship management -Trained new staff
-Assisted sales strategies of domestically manufactured and imported Mitsubishi Elevator/Escalator for medium-large projects in East China -Assigned sales tasks and monitored project progress -Maintained relationships with key accounts -Developed new accounts and sought for new business opportunities -Trained new staff -Reported directly to Vice President of Sales
When as Associate Project Manager -Managed small projects and assisted Senior Project Managers in large projects -Sales pitches -Participated in contract negotiations -Coordinated with clients, suppliers and installation teams -Reported directly to Senior Project Manager
When as Project Manager Assistant -Conducted research on current market trends and industry prospect of elevator & escalator industry in China -Interpreted at meetings for Japanese suppliers -Implemented contracts -Reported directly to Project Manager
I am in my second year of MBA program at John Molson School of Business (Concordia University), a renowned business school in Canada. I developed my research and analysis skills from the systematic courses and gained business insights with a global view. I was awarded the International Student Fund Scholarship last year. After class, I actively participate in business case competitions and devote myself in the real business environment to purchase pharmaceutical equipment from China and to set up distribution channel of Japanese cosmetics in Montreal, which is now at the feasibility study stage. Besides, I have been studying French at the university's French Department. The richness of both business knowledge and language skills enable me to better fit into the international business.
My four-year study at Rikkyo University was mainly in the area of the management of tourism. In addition to the basic industrial principles, I also took multidisciplinary courses such as General Administration, Management of Human Resource, Marketing, Administration of Travel Agencies, Administration of Hotels etc., given by both scholars and senior executives from leading companies in Japan like JTB and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. I received JASSO scholarship of JPY600,000 for 4 consecutive years. The extracurricular activities I did vary from teaching foreign secondary school pupils who need language support, to working as a barista at Starbucks where I learnt the Japanese style hospitality.