Dealing with Chinese Business Leadership

by Dr. Nandani Lynton

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 17:30 to 19:00


Working and negotiating with Chinese leaders is important to almost every business today. What are the hallmarks of Chinese business leaders, how have they evolved, and are there identifiable types? What are the major differences between Chinese and Western European leaders? What are the current relevant business pressures and some solutions? What is the prognosis? This presentation draws on long experience working in organizations, teaching and doing research in China on Chinese and Western leaders in different contexts and from different generations.


About the speaker:

Dr. Nandani Lynton is Leadership Development Director at A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in Copenhagen since 2012, where her remit is to drive a high performance leadership culture across the group. Nandani Lynton's career has focused on how to best develop effective leadership in global organizations. In her business consulting with Fortune 500 multinationals and governmental organizations around the world, she worked on building cultural agility for competitive advantage. Her perspectives on global leadership developed through decades of working in India, the US, Singapore, Germany, China, South Africa and 39 further countries. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Cornell University.


Previously as professor at CEIBS - China Europe International Business School - Nandani Lynton managed executive programmes with industry and government. Her research has focused on comparative Chinese and Western leadership, how to use diversity to raise top executive team performance, and on the values of the upcoming generation of leaders - Generation Y in China, Europe, South Africa and Chile. Until mid-2008, she worked for Thunderbird School of Global Management as Vice-President of Corporate Learning Asia and Clinical Professor of Global Business. Previously she ran the award-winning organizational consulting firm Lynton John & Associates Ltd.


Nandani Lynton‘s work in the public sector includes designing and implementing projects on raising the effectiveness of diverse teams, the integration of immigrants from Eastern Europe to Germany, and including views of impacted citizens in policy change for German federal ministries and the European Commission, research institutes, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and multi-lateral funding agencies including the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Link to her CV is at:


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