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Tom is an entrepreneurial executive with a demonstrated record of achievements in worldwide manufacturing sectors including automotive, metal processing and building material manufacturing .  Through his  complex progressive international  assignments  in start- up operations, operational development ,project management, strategy development and deployment , organisational restructuring , product development, capital  investment appraisal  and financial control ,Mckay is able to lead and  assist  enterprises  in capitalizing on opportunities to create and maintain a competitive edge. Mckay has been successful in enterprises from small owner operated ventures to large multinationals and nationalised industries .He has led  start up projects in China, Poland ,Cz Republic and UK from green field development to re organisation , re engineering and turn round with projects in US ,Europe and UK .In these projects he has been responsible for reporting financial performance, development plans , staffing development and recruitment.

A UK national, Tom is a member Institute Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. He holds a BSc  Chemical Engineering  Strathclyde University Glasgow, Foundation of Management Course Ashorne Hill College British Steel Corporation, Lean Manufacturing Academy Training in Belgium, Finance for Manufacturing Executives, and ISO/TS Quality Training qualifications.





Norman G. Thiele




​staffan is a senior level international business executive with a significant record of creating value at leading multinational manufacturing businesses. He has extensive leadership experience in general management, product development, marketing, sales, and business development with small to large enterprises. He is a self-motivated, results-oriented entrepreneurial executive with particular strengths in bringing strategy and people together to ensure focused execution of plan. Akerman successfully completed several progressive assignments over his thirty-plus-year career. These have included setting up of an industrial products business in The Netherlands with sales throughout Europe; restructuring of a U.S.-based manufacturing company; reinvigorating and streamlining of a European wide sales and marketing division to rapidly grow sales; turnaround of a loss-making hydraulics components business; setting up of a global sales and technical organization to service automotive original equipment manufacturers in North and South America, Europe (incl. Russia) and Asia; acquisitions of a German engineering company and a Dubai-based engineering services business; and commercialization of a high tech company with disruptive technologies in the thermal heat transfer sector.

A Swedish national, Staffan holds a Master's of Engineering degree from the University of Lund, Sweden. He is also an alumnus of IMD, Switzerland, having successfully completed seminars in R&D Strategy, international marketing strategy and additional programs.

Norm is an accomplished operationally trained executive with unique cross-functional leadership experience in finance, operations, commercial development, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions. He received world-class training and business experience through a twenty-five year career with the Gates Corporation, a global market-leading manufacturer of automotive and industrial rubber belts and hoses. Norm is an enterprising and results driven leader with a track record of leading change and successfully tackling challenging business initiatives including restructurings and new ventures on a global scale. He has a reputation as a trusted and influential advisor with a unique ability to understand the “big picture” while tactically leading business initiatives with concrete results.

Norm has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, USA, and an MBA from Regis University Devner, Colorado USA. He holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license from the Institute of Management Accountants and two supply chain certifications from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

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Shawn Yu




Shawn Yu leads the China practice for Emergent Global. He is a seasoned executive wiith extensive experience in entrepreneurship and senior management as Founder, Chairman, CEO & General Manager in the Chinese automotive aftermarket industry, covering almost every sector in the value chain such as distribution, retail, service, low-cost-country-sourcing, investment consulting, and capital markets. Shawn has successfully managed cross-border M&A projects for US-based clients in China with responsibilities including the formulation of client market entry strategies, target identification, coordination of due diligence teams, financial analysis, and negotiation legal agreements. He has a proven track record for program managing China local sourcing for US-based tier-one or two automotive suppliers including procurement, supplier and logistic management with in-depth knowledge and expertise on best practices, and tools and methodologies in the Chinese market environment. Shawn has established close relationships with relevant high-rank officials, extensive contacts with government agencies and financial institutions, plus connections with local media and press. He is fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

A Chinese national, Shawn holds a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Socio-linguistics from Peking University, Beijing China, and is an Economic Sociology PhD candidate at UCLA, Los Angeles, California USA. He is a member of the Shanghai Automotive Aftermarket Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, USA.

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