How the Chinese Consumer is Changing China

  • Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (6:00pm lecture)
  • Venue: Leeds University Business School, G.02
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Don’t miss this chance to hear China expert Gordon Orr speaking at Leeds University Business School for our Confucius Institute Annual Lecture.

Gordon is a Non-Executive Director of Lenovo, Swire Pacific and BioProducts Laboratories.  Additionally, he provides support to a small number of Chinese entrepreneurs.

Gordon began his career at McKinsey&Company (McKinsey) in London in 1986. After working in Europe and the United States, Gordon moved to Hong Kong in 1993 and to Beijing a year later, opening McKinsey’s practice in China.  Gordon led McKinsey’s Greater China practice for many years and was Chairman of McKinsey Asia from 2009 to 2014.  Gordon was on McKinsey’s global board of directors from 2003 to 2015 with responsibilities for Asia, Governance and Risk. He retired from McKinsey in 2015 and is now a Senior Advisor.

Gordon Orr is a member of the Board of the China Britain Business Council, of the Oxford University China Advisory Group and of the Harvard Business School Asia Pacific Advisory Board. He is a Senior Advisor to Chatham House on China, an Associate of the Oxford China Centre and a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University.

Gordon writes and speaks regularly on China topics, including on LinkedIn where he has more than 1.3 million followers.


5:30pm – Registration and refreshments in the Business School foyer

6:00pm – Lecture and Q&A with Gordon Orr

7:00pm – Networking

7:30pm – Event close


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