Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter is one of the world’s significant voices on corporate globalisation and Asian business, influencing major business and governmental decisions with his public comments. Frank is Chairman of Horasis, (his management consulting company) he assists multi-national corporations to craft strategies to develop into real global champions. Horasis is a global visions community dedicated to inspiring our future. Horasis is using its unrivalled history of partnership with corporations from emerging markets to create a powerful platform for cooperation between emerging and developed markets.
In his book Tigers Leap: Asian Business Goes Global, Frank-Jürgen Richter encourages organisations to grow globally in order to thrive. He focused early on Asia as a springboard for globalisation.
Frank-Jürgen Richter used to be the World Economic Forum’s Director in charge of Asian affairs. Under his leadership, the Forum’s Summits in Asia and the Asia part of the Annual Meeting in Davos evolved to facilitate the exchange of expertise between leaders in business, government and civil society. He also had a distinguished career with Multinational Corporations in Asia and Europe. He lived, studied and worked in Asia for almost a decade, in Tokyo and more recently in Beijing, where he developed and managed the Chinese operations for European Multinationals.
Frank-Jürgen Richter was educated in business administration, economics and mechanical engineering in Germany, France, Mexico and Japan. Dr Richter is also an active scholar and has authored and edited a series of best-selling books on global strategy and Asian business. His most recent books include Global Future, Six Billion Minds and Recreating Asia. Frank is also an applied management scientist, whose primary interests are international management and economic development, with strong secondary interests in political economy and geopolitical issues. Understanding economic institutions in general and firm-level organisations, in particular, is central to his public speaking.
He has addressed audiences at Harvard University, Beijing University, Brookings Institute, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and several high-level corporate events. His writings appeared in the financial and regional press, such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Straits Times and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed by several publications and appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, CCTV (China Central Television) as well as the Voice of America.
An exceptionally gifted thinker and speaker- and as a seasoned advisor to several companies with global reach, Frank-Jürgen Richter has an unrivalled reputation for his ability to use distinctive scenarios on how to map the future to illustrate his proposals.
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