Helis & Associates
Helis & Associates is a politico-economic communication agency, facilitating effective dialogue between Chinese & European decision makers both in politics and business. Our customers include trade associations, regional governments and corporations looking to foster business development in both China and Europe.
Through effective communication, our extensive network and our own intercultural team, we offer support in understanding cultural differences, overcoming any possible difficulties involved, successfully entering Chinese markets and developing long-term strategies for growth. At Helis & Associates we pride ourselves on being intellectually informed. Whatever your native tongue; German, English, Mandarin or Cantonese, our team not only understands the correct and appropriate language but the underlying ideas and implications for your business as well.
We at Helis & Associates, with headquarters in Munich, are experts in matters concerning South and Southwest China.
Peter Helis, Managing Director
Simon Tang, Director
Peter Helis is a consultant in international relations. He founded the consulting firm Helis & Associates in Foshan, Guangdong in 2015.
Peter graduated in Chinese studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and worked in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta for more than 15 years. He has worked professionally as General Manager of the German Chamber of Industry Commerce in Guangzhou and speaks fluent German, English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Additionally, Peter Helis is the Vice Chairman of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (South China) and the Guangdong Representative of the German-Chinese Business Association (DCW).
Wolfgang Dan, Senior Consultant
Born in the Chinese Hubei province, Wolfgang worked for the large German mechanical engineer and automotive supplier Bosch for one decade. In addition, he worked for eight years at German Guangzhou TWO Consulting Co. Ltd. as a senior consultant. Through this Wolfgang Dan has acquired a profound knowledge of German and Chinese business culture. Being an expert in both cultures, he serves as a connecting link between German and Chinese stakeholders.
Pia He, Account Executive
Pia is Account Executive, responsible for South China. During her German language and literature studies at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Pia accumulated invaluable experience at the German Industry & Commerce Greater China. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and German.
After studying accounting and IT in Britain, Simon returned to his home town Hong Kong in 2000.
He then worked in the high-end jewellery industry for ten years, where he also became a GIA certified gemologist and gained extensive experience in the luxury sector in both Hong Kong and China. Simon is also one of the co-founders of Helis & Associates.
Sasha Zhu, Event Manager
Sasha acts as leading Event Manager for delegation trips, business conferences, and Matchmaking events.
She studied German language & literature at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and has gained valuable intercultural experience in her year abroad in Siegen (2013/2014). Sasha is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, German and English.
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