John Gruetzner - Beijing

John Gruetzner
has lived and worked in China for over 25 years where he designs and implements client proprietary business development strategies for companies in telecommunications, financial services and resource sector clients in Asia.

Recent major projects include representing a Chinese Securities firm in the formation of a joint-venture asset management company, a telecom financing project for a major international telecom partner and a policy paper on the Air Express Industry for the US-China Business Council.

Previously John was Manager-China of the Canada China Trade Council in Beijing. He also has several years with the National Broadcasting Corporation, De Laurentis Entertainment and Filmline.

John received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, during which time he attended the University of Nankai, Tianjin, PRC. He has contributed articles on international marketing to many publications, including Doing Business in China, published in 1995 by McGraw-Hill and The Financial Post, the Economist’s Business China and China Hand and special report on “ Distribution in China.” He is a regular speaker in the region and recently presented on the “ Regulatory Environment at PBEC’s conference in Beijing.

John Gruetzner is a non-Executive Director of the North American-Mongolia Busin
ess Council, Insearch (Shanghai) Limited, Global Photographic (China Limited, Guanghe Metals (HMZ subsidiary in China) and Tianli (Mundoro Subsidiary in China) and Chairman of Oxus Solutions Limited, Celadon Forestry Management Limited and a member of the advisory council for Arise Technologies and Unotchit in Canada.