Scottish Connections

Mission Statement


Scottish businesses and organizations operating in China achieve their full business potential through leveraging the collective power of a strong Scottish business diaspora.


Creating Scottish Connections – create  and maintain specific distinctive  mechanisms and activities that will allow connections to be made across the Scottish business ecosystem in Shanghai  and elsewhere in China - building relationships, sharing ideas, business growth opportunities, insights and knowledge to mutual benefit.

Burns Night Held to Strengthen ‘Scottish Connections' in Shanghai

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

The BritCham Shanghai's 2020 event calendar kicked off with a great start on 13 January as the Scottish Focus Group held the Burns Night Scottish Connector with over 60 members and guests present.

Committee Members

The Committee is currently made up of members who have a diverse range of operating experience in China and elsewhere in the sectors that are most important to the Scottish economy. These include Oil, Gas and Renewables, Technology, Education, Engineering, Food and Drink, Professional Services, Textiles, Tourism as well as Scottish Government agencies.

Lawrence Jin, Managing Partner Deloitte China and Hon Professor of Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Kevin Liu, Head of Greater China and Energy Trade Lead for Asia Pacific for Scottish Development International
Josh Lane, Regional Director Asia, Holland and Sherry

Dr Lu Jianzhong, President China, Weir Group
Charles Soong, Managing Director, Edrington China
Chris Harvey, Director China, Peak Scientific Instruments
Blair Kelly, Independent Business Adviser (retired former Vice President at BP plc)
Josh Lane, Regional Director Asia, Holland and Sherry
John Simpkins, General Counsel, Jardines Matheson
Tingting Yang, Head of Corporate Relations, Diageo
Steven Lynch, Managing Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in China
Ed Craig, Director, Innovation & International, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation; Dean, University of Edinburgh, Low Carbon College, Shanghai JiaoTong University
Grace Guan, Regional Director, East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: Kirsten Johnston, CEO, JWDK

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang

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If you would like to apply to become a member of this committee or recommend an event, please contact the Chamber Staff Jun Wang