Hands of Asia Dynamics

Over the past, we have implemented multiple strategy projects in various assignments and positions. Companies come to us with repeat assignments – the most compelling testimonial there can be. And this is based on confidence:

We know Asia, and what it means for distribution

We know clients’ business strategies, processes and workflows

Only with industry knowledge can we develop customer-specific solutions that stand out from the crowd and stand the test of time

Thanks to our experienced team of partners, consultants and industry advisors we can draw on profound expertise in Customer Goods, Specialty Chemicals and Investment goods like Semiconductor, Instrumentation, Machine Tools and Hospitality equipment.

In terms of countries, we provide services with a special focus on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea in Northern Asia and on Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia in South-East Asia.

Our Team

Adrian

Education Adrian studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and graduated with an engineering degree (dipl. Masch. Ing.) in 1997. In parallel to his work, he obtained a PhD in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in 2004.

Professional experience In 1998, he joined the privately held Swiss aviation and aerospace company SR Technics as Purchasing Manager, and became Project Manager in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from 2001. From 2004, he was appointed Vice President of the world-leading manufacturer of construction equipment, where he was in charge of Marketing and Communication. In 2008, Adrian joined DKSH, the leading Distribution Company in Asia as President of DKSH Taiwan. Under his leadership, Taiwan developed into one of the strongest profit growth contributors. In recognition of his abilities, Adrian was promoted in 2010 to the Group Executive Board and global Head of Business Unit Technology, managing 1’400 people and 19 countries – a position he held until 2013 when he co-founded asiadynamics.

Further activities/board memberships Adrian serves as a Trustee of the Pestalozzi Foundation and acts as a special advisor to the Berghilfe. Additionally, he’s a Member of Staff of the Infantry Brigade 7 in the Swiss Army.

Holger Hohgardt

Education Holger studied at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated with an engineering degree (Dipl. Masch. Ing) in 1990 and obtained a PhD (Dr. sc. techn.) in 1995. In parallel he studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and graduated with a Master degree (lic. oec. HSG) in 1995.

Professional Experience In 1995 Holger joined Roland Berger in Munich as Project Manager and became Senior associate at Apax Partners from 1997. In 2001 Holger took over the position as Global Head of Private Equity at Bank Julius Baer. He started the Bank’s Private Equity business and became CEO of shaPE Capital AG (a SWX listed company). In 2002 he was promoted to Global Head Product Development for Alternative Investment products.

In 2003 Holger joined Credit Suisse Group as Global Head Family Office and Investment Solutions of Credit Suisse Solution Partners AG (CSSP) with offices in Zurich and Hong Kong. Holger was substantially involved in the built-up of CSSP’s Asia operation and was appointed Managing Director in 2006. In 2007 he took over the position as CEO of Clariden Leu Trust, a Credit Suisse Group company, where he successfully managed the post-merger integration and the turnaround.

From 2010 until 2014 Holger was Group Head Private Banking at Habib Bank AG. He started a new global Private Banking organisation with offices in Zurich, London and Dubai, serving South Asian clients globally. Since 2016 Holger is a Partner of Asia Dynamics AG in Zurich.

Further activities Holger is senior lecturer at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

Daniel

Professional experience Dr. Daniel Corsten is Professor of Operations & Technology Management at IE Business School in Madrid and Privatdozent at University of St. Gallen.

He was formerly a Visiting Associate Professor of Operations & Technology Management at London Business School. He also taught and researched at the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), INSEAD (Singapore and Fontainebleau) and Bocconi University (Milan).

Daniel is member of the prestigious Supply Chain Thought Leaders Roundtable. His research appeared in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Operations Management, in managerial journals such as Harvard Business Review and the International Commerce Review and was mentioned among others in the Financial Times, Bloomberg Business, India Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He authored several books on supply chain management (in German).

He also consulted and researched with Fortune 500 companies such as ABB, Agentrics, BASF, Bayer, Brammer, Coloplast, Daimler, Danone, Metro, Microsoft, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Swisscom, UBS and Unilever.

Further activities/board memberships Daniel is a Director of Inflexionpoint Aquisition Corporation, an Asia-based IT supply chain company and majority owner of Iris Computers in New Delhi and Dragon Electronics in Singapore as well as Chairman of Lake Geneva Groupe, a global consulting and executive education company. He is an advisor of the Swiss Railroad Operating Division and Profitect Inc, a Massachusetts-based retail IT-Big Data firm.