Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter
Entrepreneur, Visionary, Asia-Expert
Frank-Jürgen Richter has been the World Economic Forum’s Director in charge of Asian affairs. Under his leadership, the Forum’s Summits in Asia and the Asia part of the Annual Meeting in Davos have evolved to facilitate the exchange of expertise between leaders in business, government and civil society. He also had a distinguished career with Multinational Corporations in Asia and in Europe with a number of European Multinationals. He is an exceptionally gifted business thinker and advisor to companies of global reach.
Frank was educated in business administration, economics and mechanical engineering in Germany, France, Mexico and Japan. He is an applied management scientist, whose primary interests are international management and economic development, with strong secondary interests in political economy and geopolitical issues.
As one of the world’s significant voices upon corporate globalisation and Asian business, he encourages organizations to grow globally in order to thrive. He particularly focuses on Asia as a springboard for globalisation as he assists multinational corporations to craft strategies to develop into real global champions.
An informative and to the point speaker he has an unrivalled reputation for his ability to use distinctive scenarios on how to map the future to illustrate his proposals.
Languages: German, French, English, Japanese and Mandarin.