Board of Directors Members

MeiYin Kang

President

MeiYin Kang is Founder and Managing Partner of consulting firm ChinaConsult.cz and has been involved in EU/China business since 2008.

Using his profound knowledge of both Western and Chinese mentalities, natural observation skills and highly developed social intelligence, MeiYin works as leading business consultant and mediator for European and Chinese companies.

MeiYin speaks Mandarin, Czech and English.

Petr Zinek

Vice-President

Petr Zinek is an experienced manager with many years of practical experiences in finance, corporate banking and mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and corporate governance as well as foreign trade, strategy and communications.

Petr focuses on consulting and advisory activities in the fields of strategic industries and government-related issues.

Petr’s four core values are: innovation, entrepreneurship, focus on results and fair-play approach.

Petr speaks English, Czech and Russian.

Jiří Ctibor

Member of the Board

Jiri has been active in international business for almost 20 years. He has long experience in setting up the first business connections, negotiation the basic terms as well as the finalisation of various deals.

As lawyer by a profession, he brings the necessary knowledge of both continental and China law background enabling the partners to enhance the opportunities while skipping the obstacles on the path to the success.

Jiri speaks English, German and Czech language.

Zhao Kuan

President of Beijing Branch

Born in Beijing, Zhao Kuan displays by appearance a simple and honest quality, and his behaviors indicate the accumulated life wisdom of his over the years.

Mr. Zhao has been a pioneer in the general aviation industry and has made tremendous contributions to the development of the industry, for example aviation colleges, aviation equipment supplies, airport construction, aviation exhibition, pilot recruitment, UAV aerial photography and other relative areas.

As a consultant to many enterprises, Mr. Zhao offers concrete assistances on policy interpretation and analysis, consulting and implementation.

Advisory Board Members

Phil Plumley

Advisor to the Board

Phil Plumley has been active within international business for over 15 years.

His experience within energy and finance have driven him to advise and be of service within multiple sectors including sustainability, energy storage and cleantech solutions.

Phil speaks English, French and Spanish.

Michael Kabát

Advisor to the Board

Michael focuses on managing companies, especially growing start-ups. He combines his creative and constructive approach with years of experience in fostering relationships with clients and partners.

Michael is Founder of StartUpStart, connecting investors and projects in CEE region and has been involved with business development of several successful projects. Aside from his business activities, he is successfully using his communication and negotiation skills in politics.

Michael speaks Czech and English.

Jan Šmejkal

Advisor to the Board

Jan, a.k.a. YourChinaGuy, is featured on the LinkedIn Power Profiles List 2018 alongside Kai-Fu Lee, Starbucks China CEO, VIPKid CEO etc. Previously, Jan managed to scale the world's largest start-up community Startup Grind to around 100 cities in Asia as the only employee in the region.

Now he is Co-Founder and Partner at 5X Ventures investing in hardware start-ups and Founder of The Dinner, a series of exclusive networking events.

Jan speaks Czech, English and is learning Chinese.

Jan Jiřík

Advisor to the Board

Jan is Co-Founder of CCIC.cz, a platform created to support existing companies and start-up projects with global ambitions and want to break through the Chinese market.

Jan is involved with a number of innovative projects in blockchain, renewable energy, marketing etc. Besides his work activities, he is currently studying International Trade at the Metropolitan University in Prague.

Jan speaks Czech, English and is actively studying Chinese.

Petr Heyduk

Advisor to the Board

Petr Heyduk is an experienced VC with expertise in IT, blockchain, smart cities and biotech.

Previously, he has worked in M&A, global business development and international trade.

Petr speaks English, German and Czech.