Atheneum Partners, a global expert platform with more than 100,000 industry specialists, further reinforced its presence in Shanghai by welcoming Sebastian Vohradnik, former CEO and founder of an e-commerce company in CEE, to their management team.
(PM) Shanghai, China, 14.11.2012 - Mr. Vohradnik, Managing Partner, will be working in collaboration with David Chen, Chairman China, to expand the company’s reach and project execution in China and the greater Asia Pacific region. As with Atheneum Partner’s other international offices, the research hub in Shanghai will be locally run under the direction provided by Mr. Chen, while equally maintain a global vision as Mr. Vohradnik implements strategies he used in internationalizing his former company. Ammad Ahmad, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Atheneum Partners’ headquarters in Berlin, expressed his strong support for Mr. Vohradnik’s addition: “Sebastian will be a great asset in solidifying our presence in Asia, both in expanding our expert network and client base across the region. We envision China to be one of our main research hubs that will allow us to provide 24/7 service with global reach and local depth. Sebastian brings the precise experience we require for building up our Shanghai operational team and ensure we continue a unified vision and quality worldwide.”
Mr. Vohradnik is an entrepreneur at heart and further adds to the consulting and financial track record of Atheneum Partners’ management team. He founded an e-commerce company based in the Czech Republic and operating across CEE, which is now a leading player in its market segment. Prior to that, Sebastian gained years of investment banking and M&A transaction experience with Ermgassen & Co. in London, a member of the Monitor Group and leading M&A boutique with a focus on cross border transactions between Europe, Japan and greater Asia. During his M&A career, Mr. Vohradnik achieved a strong track record of projects in the industrial, e-commerce, consulting and renewable energy segments in Europe, South Africa and Asia.
Mr. Vohradnik holds a Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung) in Vallendar, Germany. He also studied at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
Example market intelligence that Atheneum Partners has delivered to and within the Asia Pacific region include:
- Connecting a Chinese manufacturer with 10 highly-specialized regional experts to contribute to technical field audits on the construction of a high-speed railway connection
- Interviewing and delivering transcript write-ups of 12 poultry trade experts in Thailand regarding current and projected market trends and the impact of quotas and regulations put in place by the EU, with a view to understand the causal relationship between the two markets
- Assembling a panel of experts, executing the interviews and generating a custom report to help a German consulting firm understand the purchasing trends and supply chain of Smartphones in East Asia