About Dr. Andrea Thürmer Leung
Andrea was born in Swabia (Württemberg, Germany) and trained as a hotel/restaurant manageress in the Black Forest – Hotel Traube Tonbach. Afterwards, she planned to expand her professional knowledge abroad. She first spent 2 years in South Africa, then 1 year in New York City and later 20 years in Hong Kong, China.
She was always fascinated by the respective cultural differences and the international business dynamics. She was particularly attracted by a project of the Chinese government (Millennium Project), which she was allowed to accompany for 8 years. There she was able to experience Chinese communication and negotiation strategies live.
She also managed a team of about 50 Chinese employees and was responsible for quality control, HR development and project management. This experience inspired her to complete a Master’s degree in Training and a PhD in Social Sciences with a focus on Chinese business culture. She then returned to Germany in 2008 to share her experience and knowledge in intercultural seminars.
Her clients come from various industries that operate branches in China or have business contacts with Chinese people through Chinese investments in Germany.
Customer testimonials repeatedly mention the successful dovetailing of theory and practice and the real-life examples in the training, which then stick and enable successful learning.
As a trainer and consultant for Chinese business culture, Andrea stands for practical tips, insider knowledge and successful transfer.