Ronald Hughes - Managing Director - UK/Europe
Graduating with an MBA from Henley Business School and a degree in Textile Engineering, Ronald has been exposed to and managed many different business units ranging from factory operations, logistics, quality assurance, to sales and marketing in large manufacturing companies.
Ronald has vast experience working with both western and eastern cultures with past business partners situated in UK, Germany, Italy, China, South Africa, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Thailand, and Pakistan. With this experience Ronald has a good understanding of how business works in the various countries and the complexities of cross-cultural working.
Ronald has been heavily involved in corporate strategy on the board of a large public company and as such has gained valuable experience and had input into planning and implementing strategic direction.
Ronald was born in the UK and then spent his teenage and most of his adult life in Durban, South Africa where cultural diversity is great. Having lived through the political reforms in South Africa, Ronald has seen how politics can change societies and the effects this may have on business both in terms of risk but also opportunities.
Ronald brings his business acumen and cross-cultural experience to Mandarin Consulting and is excited to be involved in assisting young adults starting off on their business careers.