Interview with Paul Sives, General Manager, Proton Products Chengdu Ltd.; Chair of Southwest China Chapter, European Chamber
In 2004, I was invited to an event hosted by Xavier Maurey at the Crown Plaza in Chengdu. At the time, I was chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China so I was very interested in this meeting, which was an exploratory discussion to determine if the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China would set up an office in the southwest of China. That was the start of a long and very positive relationship for both myself and my company with the European Chamber. For me, the European Chamber can be considered an anchor of reason and common sense in a world that sometimes lacks both. The Chamber continuously manages to stay relevant through its sensible and intelligent investigation and presentation of the issues affecting its members in China. I am very proud to have been part of the Chamber through my activities as board member and currently as chair of the Southwest Chapter.
I wish the Chamber a wonderful 20th birthday.
Paul Sives, General Manager, Proton Products Chengdu Ltd.; Chair of Southwest China Chapter, European Chamber