Executive Forum: Opportunities for China-EU Cross-border Investments in the Post-CAI Era
Please join us for our upcoming CEIBS Executive Forum on March 18, 2021, with Mr. Eddie Chen, Managing Director and Head of China & Asia at EURAZEO, who will give a lecture on Opportunities for China-EU Cross-border Investments in the Post-CAI Era.
Despite the impact of COVID-19, China-EU trade has been on the rise. In 2020, China was crowned the EU’s biggest trading partner （overtaking the US） and China is now the biggest market in the world for French cosmetics. These are just some of the trends shedding light on new opportunities for China-EU cross-border investment.
The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment （CAI） is a milestone for cross-border investments. As China deepens its cooperation with the EU to promote mutual interests at a global level, the country is also providing unprecedented access to its market in several key sectors. In this context, seeking mutually beneficial opportunities and win-win cooperation will be the way forward for both foreign investors and domestic players.
So, where do new cross-border business and investment opportunities exist? How will the CAI influence the current investment dynamic between China and the EU? And, how can organisations gain competitive advantages in an increasingly dynamic and complex environment? During this event, Eddie Chen will share his thoughts on the latest trends and opportunities for China-EU cross-border investments.
Please join us on March 18 for this special CEIBS Executive Forum with Mr. Eddie Chen.
About the speaker
Eddie Chen’s career path spans numerous sectors and functions, ranging from IT executive and diplomat to senior government official and private equity investor. Mr. Chen has extensive international experience, having undertaken assignments in the US, Sweden, France and China.
Mr. Chen is currently the Managing Director and Head of China/Asia of EURAZEO, a 140-year-old leading French private equity firm listed on the Euronext stock exchange with an 18.5 billion Euro fund. Mr. Chen has played a role in more than 20 major investment projects, including Colisee, Moncler, Accor, Neovia, Planet, Iberchem, Sommet and DORC.Mr. Chen participated in the establishment of the France-China Cooperation Fund, where he served as both fund manager and committee member. It was the first bilateral fund between France and China dedicated to promoting cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Under the witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron in 2019, the three founding partners （EURAZEO, China Investment Corporation and BNP Paribas） signed an agreement to establish a 1 billion Euro France-China Cooperation Fund with EURAZEO serving as its fund manager.
Prior to EURAZEO, Mr. Chen served as Vice President of Invest Sweden, a Swedish government agency. Responsible for Greater China, he boosted China-Sweden bilateral investment cooperation in both the financial and industrial sectors. During this time, participated in more than 200 bilateral investment deals and projects, including Geely’s acquisition of Volvo in 2010.
Before working for Invest Sweden, Mr. Chen worked for the United Nationals Development Programme （UNDP） in New York, where he served as Chief of the Information Technology Group, overseeing all IT strategy and operations for UN offices in 150 countries, as well as leading many IT projects for numerous developing countries.
He holds an MA in Business Administration and Management from New York University, and a BS and BA in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University （USA） and Fudan University （China）， respectively.
We look forward to seeing you at this much anticipated event.
Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 18:30-20:00 (Shanghai Time), 11:30-13:00 (Zurich Time)
Venue: Online (livestreamed via Zoom)
Note: Limited offline seating is open for CEIBS alumni and current students. Please select ‘offline participation’ in the registration link below if you qualify.
18:35-19:30 Speech by Mr. Eddie Chen, Managing Director and Head of China & Asia at EURAZEO
19:30-20:00 Q&A session
Contact: Please RSVP via the link below or contact Ms. Tracy Kong at email@example.com or +86-21-2890-5415.