Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China, on promoting Australia-China business links

While Australia and China deepen strategic partnerships, many businesses in each country are only beginning to address cultural and investment misperceptions. In the video below, Geoff Raby, former Australian Ambassador to China and now a corporate adviser in Beijing, speaks at Australia Network News about Australia-China business links.

Dr Geoff Raby

Dr Raby was the Australian Ambassador to China from February 2007 to August 2011 and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from November 2002 to November 2006. He has held a number of senior positions in DFAT, including First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (1998-2001) and First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995-1998). He was Australia’s APEC Ambassador from November 2002 to December 2004.

Today, Dr Geoff Raby is Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby & Associates, a Beijing-based business advisory firm. In addition to his roles at Geoff Raby & Associates, Dr Raby is Executive Director of Riverstone Advisory, as well as an Independent non-Executive Director on the boards of Fortescue Mining Group, OceanaGold, and SmartTrans. He is also Co-Chair of Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s China Business Group, Senior Advisor to Kreab Gavin Anderson and the President of QIC’s China Business.

Topics

  • Doing Business in China
  • Understanding Chinese Business Culture
  • Foreign Company’s China Challenge
  • What does it mean to be China Literate?

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