Markus Herrmann Chen

Markus Herrmann Chen China Macro Group (CMG)
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Amid China’s key developmental challenges and a complex policy reform agenda after the 20th Party Congress, China’s business environment is becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. This event will explore the evolving strategic context of doing business in and with China and provide insights into navigating amid economic and geopolitical uncertainities.

  • Recap China’s political and economic system
  • Examine key policy priorities of the Chinese government
  • Discuss the “Taiwan issue” and other geopolitical factors
  • Share examples of how European and Swiss business is responding


Markus Herrmann Chen, Co-Founder and Managing Director China Macro Group (CMG)

Markus, a Swiss-Chinese, is an experienced advisor to European business, investors and public sector focusing on effects from China’s evolving political economy and global geoeconomic developments on business, organizational and government affairs strategies for engagement in the Chinese market. Prior to CMG, Markus worked as Government Affairs Director with Bayer MaterialScience in China and as Management Consultant with Boston Consulting Group in its Shanghai, Hong Kong and Zurich offices. Markus is a Strategic Advisor Europe to Caixin Global, a Foundation Board member with the Stein am Rhein Symposium (stars) and is further engaged in advisory boards with CEIBS Zurich, the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) and the UZH AOI.

Markus holds a B.A. and M.A. in Law focusing on public policy, international public, economic and WTO law from the Universities of Geneva, Bern and Fribourg, plus he studied Chinese at the Peking University as a resident student and holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies from the University of Zurich in applied ethics.


18:30 Welcome cocktail
19:15 Take seat at dinner table
19:30 Welcome speech (5min) by Bruno Meyer
19:40 Appetizers
20:00 Keynote speech  (30-40min)
20:40 Main Course and Dessert
21:30 End of event

About CRO circle

The CRO Circle institutionalizes the need to debate thoughts and ideas with your C- and Board level colleagues informally. It helps you to identify risk topics that you didn’t think of yet. It provides you with very exclusive networking opportunities and surely new friendships. The “CRO Circle” targets the most senior risk managers, the leaders who are responsible to identify and manage the risk for a company comprehensively. A CRO Circle seat is available as a part of our Corporate Packages.

  • China’ economy after the 20th Party Congress
     9. January 2024
     18:30 - 22:00


Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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