Category: Podcast Episodes

Episode 3 EU-China: Straight Talk

EU-China: Straight Talk

In the third episode, we look into the top-level meeting between presidents Von der Leyen, Michel and Merkel and Chinese President Xi. Our head of European affairs, Ester Canada Amela joins to discuss the details of the meeting. Chamber President Joerg Wuttke then provides conclusions and what we can expect on the horizon.

Episode 2: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

In the second episode Breaking the Glass Ceiling, we look at the European Chamber’s Cross-industry Mentor Initiative (CIMI). We are joined by mentor-mentee pairing Joerg Wuttke, Vice President and Chief Representative of BASF China and President of European Chamber, and Gloria Zhou, Head of Strategy and Business Portfolio at BP China, who share their mentoring experience and explain how the CIMI is different from other in-house mentor programmes. Guest speaker Sarah Wagner, Project Manager at GIZ, moderates the discussion.

The European Chamber launched this programme at the end of 2019, with a focus on improving female representation at senior management and board level in China. If you want to know more about the CIMI and would like to apply to become a mentee, please visit our website.

Episode 1: The Journey Home

The Journey Home

In the inaugural episode, hear from Chamber insiders Vice President Massimo Bagnasco, and staff members Carl Hayward, Jacob Gunter and Tom Groot Haar as they discuss the ever-shifting policy landscape and the challenges they faced when trying to return to China during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the agenda: Recent policy updates, enduring uncertainty while stuck abroad, navigating the return-visa labyrinth, and tips for surviving and thriving during quarantine.

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