|| Mr. Douglas P. Menelly |
Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
||Trends in the Growing Business Partnerships between China & the U.S. |
||Mugar Hall Room 200 |
Douglas Menelly is publishing his first book in 2010 entitled, "Lessons in Communication: A Study of the Integration of Western Business Philosophy and Chinese Culture."
Currently, Douglas serves as VP, Investor Relations & Communications, at SinoHub, Inc. (NYSE:SIHI), an electronic components company focused on Supply Chain Management (SCM) for the mobile phone industry in China and Southeast Asia. He is responsible for corporate communications, and defining the firm's marketing and growth strategies. He coordinates the company's messaging at conferences, forums, earnings events, and shareholder meetings. In 2006, he launched Asian operations for a US-based supply chain management firm, implementing Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs for Fortune 500 clients in Asia. He has developed performance-based training programs in China, studied the evolution of cross-cultural management, and regularly lectures at Shenzhen University in China. He has been a guest speaker at Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) conferences in Beijing. He previously served as Vice President at Marsh and McLennan, a leading provider of advice and solutions in risk, strategy, and human capital. Prior, he founded Exband Systems, a wireless software firm offering RFID tracking and location solutions for people and products. He serves on the board of the Prostate Awareness Foundation (PAF). Douglas holds a BS in Engineering from the State University of New York (Buffalo), and a MS from the Polytechnic Institute at NYU.
About “Lesson in Communication: A Study of the Integration of Western Business Philosophy and Chinese Culture”
“Providing deep and well-sourced insight, Douglas pierces through the misconceptions about doing business in China. He makes great strides in reducing the cultural and communication gaps between China and the West. A truly insightful read on what it takes to be successful in the world's second-largest economy.” Shaun Rein Founder, Managing Director, China Market Research Group Columnist for Forbes and BusinessWeek Dr. Charles Wang, PhD Director, CDI Center for Logistics China Development Institute
“An unsuspecting Western expat is thrown unceremoniously - from the moment he sets foot on the shores of China - into a cauldron of dichotomous philosophies; independent versus inter-dependent culture, direct, to-the-point versus maddeningly indirect and subtle discourse, specific relationship-based versus an all-encompassing Guanxi dominated business ethos, egalitarian versus hierarchical social structure, citizen-of-the world versus hometown-centric. A Western expat who recognizes, understands and appreciates these dichotomies and quickly learns to maneuver his way around and through them will find success in China.” Vis Gowtham American Executive with substantial expat experience in China/India