Dr. Lei XU is an associate professor of Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, since the end of 2010. He studied in Karl-Franzens- Universitaet GRAZ and was awarded his Ph.D. Degree in 1993. Afterwards, Dr. Xu worked as the Chief Representative in several Austrian/Germany companies successively. Therefore, he owns rich experiences of business management in Multinational corporations. Now his research interests focus on Institutional Economics.
1989.10 ~ 1993.3 Ph.D., Karl-Franzens- Universitaet GRAZ,
International Economic Relations and Business Management, research area: Business Goal planning and management in the contrastive humanistic and social environment
Supervisor: President Prof. Dr. Helmut Konrad
1985.9 ~ 1988.7 Master’s Degree, major in International relations, research area: Postwar European Economic and Political Relations, China Foreign Affairs University
1981.7 ~ 1985.7 Bachelor’s Degree, Foreign Language Faculty, university of international Politics (later known as Chinese People's University of Police Officers, namely People’s Public Security University of China nowadays)
Since 2010.12 ~ Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Associate Professor
2007.1 ~ 2010.7 Chinese representative office of KNAUF ISOLATION/HERADESIGN (German) Corporation, Chief Representative, residence: Shanghai
Main performance: after KNAUF completed the acquisition of HERAKLITH, transferred and integrated the original organization and business of HERAKLITH Holding Group’s Chinese representative office to KNAUF INSOLATION Group overall
2002.1 ~ 2006.12 Chinese representative office of Austrian HERAKLITH Holding Group, Chief Representative, residence: Shanghai
Main performance: investing exclusively foreign-owned Production plant in China
In 2001, Austrian HERAKLITH Holding Group planned to invest no less than seven plants in China. As Chief Representative of the Chinese office, I directly reported to Vice GM, who was in charge of this project. The strategic planning as well as the necessary preliminary investigation started in 2002. The investigation ranged from law/political environment, industrial environment, over the up-and downstream enterprises related to the financial environment in China, human resources and social welfare, as well as the related costs.
The strategic planning involved the definition of the general strategic goals and goals in the sub-system, the technical input, plant location and scale. Meanwhile, the influence, restrictions and interactivities with the head-quarter were also taken into allowance.
Apart from the strategic planning and the necessary preliminary investigation, series of preparation were carried out, including team building and training, communication with the local government offices, determination of the articles to be produced locally, finding testing projects for the product revision and certification and completion of the pilot etc.
1996.9 ~ 2001.12 Chinese representative office of Austrian ISOVOLTA Holding Group, Chief Representative, residence: Shanghai
Main performance: investing joint-venture processing plant in China.
The goals are to develop Chinese market and establish a joint-venture/cooperative enterprise for the deep processing of the local market oriented products. The strategic planning of the joint-venture/cooperative enterprise was begun in 1998, for which I acted as the main person in charge of the affairs in Asia & Pacific area. The responsibilities included
After the strategic planning was approved by Isovolta in 2000, I participated in the initial negotiation for the joint-venture company and later passed the relative work to the Department for Regulatory Affairs and Production Management for further negotiation.
1993.5 ~ 1996.9 Austrian CSE International Trade Co. Ltd.，Asia-Pacific Business Department