Host: Joe Guastella, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Presenters: Ken DeWoskin and Lawrence Ling Yun Jin
Despite some concerning economic news from China and globally, China has continued to see selective areas showing healthy output growth. Based on analysis of present key sector trends and a thesis that China’s economy will continue to mature, we believe some areas of specialization will gain strength. We’ll discuss:
- Where China is likely to remain competitive for sourcing and attractive for market growth in the coming midterm
- China in the broader Asia-Pacific context and how the region is likely to develop with increased specialization, interaction, and facilitation
Meet the speakers
Joe leads the Deloitte US Chinese Services Group practice and serves as the Global lead client service partner (GLCSP) for a UK-based financial institution with extensive operations across Asia. His 25 years of consulting experience spans through many sectors in the financial services industry. Joe served as the US and Global Financial Services Industry leader for consulting and led many large-scale, global projects for some of our largest financial services industry clients. Prior to this, Joe led the Global Insurance practice and served as the APAC and US Insurance consulting leader. His experience in the Asia Pacific region dates to the time when he lived in Tokyo for his APAC leader position and supported clients as they implemented business process improvements and transformed their business models.
Kenneth serves as senior advisor and eminence fellow to Deloitte Services LP for China research and insight, providing research and consulting with C-Suite executives on critical financial, economic, and business issues. He has lived and worked extensively in China since 1977, advising multinational clients on China strategy and related issues across various industries including consumer and industrial products, energy and resources, financial services, life sciences, and technology, media, and telecommunications. He has presented on China’s economic development and policy trends in global venues such as the World Economic Forum, Chambers of Commerce, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Conference Board, Asian Financial Forum, Greenbrier Global Leadership Conference, Boao Forum for Asia, and others. He regularly contributes thought leadership on China issues to major news media and research publications. Kenneth is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.