Our mission is to help small and medium-sized companies successfully expand their business into China, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Who we are
SilkBridge is a boutique consulting firm, founded by Lauren Nan. She spent her formative years in China, then undertook her further education and career in Europe, so she is ideally placed to assist you in achieving your Global ambitions.
Lauren is fluent in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French and English. She has over a decade of corporate experience, working in the worldwide leading financial institutions such as Rothschild, Credit Agricole, Caversham and amongst others. She has advised and assisted a number of family’s wealth structures including Trusts, Foundations and Companies worldwide to manage their overseas investments.
Over this time, Lauren developed a passion for helping entrepreneurs, families and businesses alike to develop their Global business presence and operations using her extensive expertise and networks in Asia and Europe.
Lauren’s business credentials are well recognised; in addition to being a qualified STEP member and being honoured as the Country Director for China and South Korea in CCIINDIA, she is also a member of Asia Society and SCCC.
We are Your Asian Partner!
What we do
We Help to Expand into Asia!
At SilkBridge, we understand that although the world is getting smaller through technological advances, there are still vast cultural and regulatory chasms that need to be navigated.
We are passionate about helping organisations increase their global brand impact, and assisting them in realising their future growth potential.
We also enable entrepreneurs to unlock investment insights, discover challenging new market entry points, and to achieve sustainable growth in line with their unique objectives.
We offer a full advisory service to help expand your global presence.
What makes us different
Our unique experience, expertise and network allow us to get your business into Asian markets quickly, effectively
and affordably. In addition:
- We help you avoid common mistakes made by foreign companies with limited knowledge of the market.
- We help you avoid unnecessary expenditures often incurred by foreigners.
- We navigate you through the cultural complexities of doing business there.
- We know equally well both Western and Eastern business world. They both are our homeland.
As part of our overall consulting services, we are able to offer advice in the following areas:
Companies wishing to expand their global presence into the prime Asian markets, mainly China and Hong Kong, need to understand the challenges in doing so from a regulatory and cultural perspective. In order to boost your chances of success in business development, to save time in understanding a totally different culture, to save cost on unnecessary expenditures and to get market insights quickly through affordable but effective methods, it is crucial to obtain guidance from a local market expert.
How it works
To focus on client's need is our top priority, especially when we are dealing at global level. Therefore, our philosophy is to deliver personalised service.
Interview with Kevin Harrington, from American TV show
Alexandre Challand, CEO, Vintage Investments SA
Testimonials & Endorsements
Mr. Walter Schmid, Founder of US-Virgin
Dr. Mahin A. Bafghi, President of Medicine Alternative
"Think Global, Act Global"
A “One-size-fits all” approach will no longer work in the global market. Brands that want to do well in emerging economies in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where demographic trends offer greater potential for growth than developed markets, must tailor their products to local demands.
"Healthcare market is booming in China"
China’s healthcare industry is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years. Investment in the Chinese healthcare market was USD350 billion in 2014 and it is poised to exceed USD1 trillion by 2020. This growth will be driven by two main factors.
Wellness Retreat Overseas
"Spotlight on Chinese Consumers"
The World Wellness Organisation estimates that China will become the next hub for global wellness tourism, based on the push factors including the following: support from the government, increase in household incomes, rapid development of the tourism market, increasing demand for and consciousness of wellness.
"Asian Silicon Valley"
The latest annual global technology innovation survey, which polled 841 hi-tech industry executives around the world, also identified Shanghai as the city that will rival San Francisco, along with the rest of California’s Silicon Valley, as the world’s leading technology innovation hub over the next four years.
"Family Office Haven"
It is estimated that there are currently around 70 single family offices and 400 multifamily offices, and it is expected that the number of family offices will continue to grow in Switzerland.
"Leaders go abroad"
Spend your next term learning from locals, interning with change makers and living in a place with strong economic growth or the potential for future career development, are perhaps the most appealing aspects for those seeking study experience abroad.
We are proud to work with some of the prestigious institutions in Europe and Asia. It is crucial for us to build long term relationships with our clients and partners across the different continents.
We are able to provide our professional services to a wide variety of clients across a broad range of industries and regions including, but not limited to, the following:
- Family Offices
- Non-Government Organisations
- Non-Profit Organisations
- Retail / Wholesale
- Consumer goods
- High Tech
- Financial Institutions
- EU Countries
- China/Hong Kong
- South Korea