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Founder and MD of CMR and author of 'The End of Cheap China'.


Shaun Rein is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world's leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He works with Boards, billionaires, Heads of States, CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 & leading Chinese companies, private equity firms, SMEs and long/ hedge funds to develop their China growth, political and investment strategies.

Current experience:

Rein authored the international best-sellers "The War for China's Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order," "The End of Cheap China" & "The End of Copycat China."

Publishers Weekly named "Cheap" a "Top 10 business book for 2012." The Financial Times called "Copycat" "Intriguing" and said of Wallet: “Mr. Rein’s insider tales of what it takes to work in contemporary China are insightful...a toolbox for those who want to work with Chinese companies make it a worthwhile read.”

Rein is regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times. He frequently appears on CNN, BBC, MarketPlace, CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS and MSNBC. Rein formerly taught executive education classes for London Business School and was a weekly columnist for CNBC and Forbes. He also wrote a column for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Rein is one of the most sought out keynote speakers focused on innovation, consumer trends and the economy in China.

Previous experience:

Speaking engagement clients include: Estée Lauder, Adidas, HSBC, AXA, Credit Suisse, SASAC, Baker McKenzie, Blackrock, Baillie Gifford, KPMG, Macquarie, Nomura, Baird, AT Kearney, Herman Miller, Deloitte, CLSA, Global Sources, Fragomen, Clariant, Solvay, Sodexo, Barry Callebaut, Nestle.

He has given speeches globally including South Africa, Australia, the US, France, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, S. Korea, HK, China.

As an author and Columnist, Shaun is one of the world’s most recognized thought leaders on innovation and consumer trends in China. He is the author of the best-selling books "The End of Cheap China" and "The End of Copycat China". Publishers Weekly named "Cheap" one of the top 10 business books for 2012. The Financial Times called "Copycat" "Intriguing." and "Cheap" "Brilliantly written." USA Today said, “Rein combines elegant writing and methodical research. Years of working in China have given him access to important players.”

Rein is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The Financial Times. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, and he frequently appears on CNN, BBC and CNBC, and appears weekly on Bloomberg. Rein formerly taught executive education classes for the London Business School. He previously was a weekly columnist for CNBC and Forbes and also used to write a regular column for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

He graduated from Harvard university with a master's degree focused on China's economy, a BA Honours from McGill University and he sits on the Asia Council of St. Paul's School.

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