Interview with Stephane Gonnetand, Board member of Shenyang Chapter; Founder & Associate Director, ODC Marine, Innovative Shipbuilding
As a French entrepreneur based in China for the past 15 years, I have witnessed the growing positive role played by the European Chamber in China: a role in assisting European companies to work better in their local environment and a role in helping the Chinese authorities to better understand how to build a win-win relationship with those European companies. After 20 years devoted to consolidating the quality of relationships between European companies and the Chinese business environment, the European Chamber has become one of the main platforms for both sides to communicate and solve challenges in a mutually trustful manner, both at local operational level and at national strategic level.
I am honoured to have been a board member for the Shenyang Chapter since 2016; our region has always been naturally highly connected to Korea and Japan, but European companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises, now have many new opportunities to participate in the forthcoming transformation and growth of the region with the support of the European Chamber.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Chamber, the Covid-19 pandemic is reminding us how business cooperation constitutes a key channel for mutual understanding, shared benefits and peace.
Stephane Gonnetand, Board member of Shenyang Chapter; Founder & Associate Director, ODC Marine, Innovative Shipbuilding