MPS China’s Managing Partner Wilson Zhao welcomed as Board Member of the Finnish Business Council Shanghai

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March 27, 2019 – The elegant Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai set the nostalgic set for this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Finnish Business Council Shanghai (FBCS). With 2019 also marking a-quarter decade for FBCS’ operations in Shanghai, celebrating 25 years since its establishment in 1994.

Following a recap of the activities in 2018-2019 and a presentation of the financial statement of 2018, the meeting discharged the sitting Board. The 2019-2020 election of the Board welcomed 5 new members including the Managing Partner of MPS China Wilson Zhao; other new Board members being P. Kalela (UPM), K. Liu (E.J. McKay), M. von Weissenberg (Handelsbanken) and C. Zhang (Metsä Group). After closing the election for the Board and Auditor for the new term, attention was given to awarding two of FBCS’ members: Tero Kosonen was awarded an FBCS honorary membership -and- Stella Shen was rewarded with the “FBCS Member of the Year” prize. Tero Kosonen lead MPS’ China branch as Managing Director in the period of 2008-2012 and 2014-2017; he also chaired the FBCS Board during 2009-2012 and 2016-2017.

The FBCS supports its members with their endeavors in China by offering a forum to share respective experiences; the community includes 137 corporate members, and additional individual members. Not only did the 2018-2019 term mark the most event-full year-to-date with a total of 98 events, it also celebrated a membership growth with a current total of 176 members.

Wilson (Jun) Zhao

With over 15 years of HR experience -of which 13 years involved in executive search- Wilson has assisted numerous companies and candidates with hiring success. This experience has molded his career, establishing a solid network of industry-specialists and a thorough understanding of several industrial segments, such as flow control, automotive, chemicals and pulp & paper.

Besides managing an understanding of technical requirements, Wilson executes assessments to aid the profiling of leadership skills, behavioral traits and motivation, essential for matching the right individual and a crucial high-profile position. As of 2017, Wilson manages the China branch of MPS, based in Shanghai, guiding his own team in their on-going career development.


MPS has been active in the Chinese market for over a decade, with its own office established in Shanghai in 2005. Since then, MPS has been serving a large number of international companies by searching top executives, conducting various assessments for skill sets and personalities, and developing management teams for potential talents and business growth. The European origin combined with a global view and strong local expertise helps MPS to understand the true needs of international companies based in China. To Learn more about MPS China, please go to:

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MPS is a member of AESC (The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), the global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions.

Since 2017, MPS China has been an associate member of Panorama, a partnership of leading executive search firms that combines local knowledge with global capability; Panorama has a long track record of advising clients at the most senior level in its own markets and through Panorama share a strategic commitment to excellence. Together, Panorama has over 170 consultants and 140 researchers across 17 countries. With Panorama you can search around the world.

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By Stan Vullings, Consultant, MPS China