CHINA BASED CEO
Christopher Neil is a senior Australian businessman who has lived and worked in Beijing for over 20 years since first visiting China in 1991. Christopher studied Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University in 1992 and a bachelor of arts in Asian Studies at Curtin University 1995.
Christopher founded Orient Group in 2011 as a boutique advisory headquartered in Beijing with satellite offices in Hong Kong, USA, Vietnam and Australia, and continues to work on projects with international trade, investment, consulting and assisting companies in various industries including mining/resources, agribusiness, healthcare and education. Christopher has assisted Curtin University with their China program and recently worked with Carl Drusberg Centren on their language consulting business.
In 2013 Christopher chaired the 7th Asian Mining Partnering Forum in Beijing. He was one of the handpicked delegates for Australia Week in China 2014 and 2016. Christopher was a speaker at the Global Service Outsourcing Summit (GSOS) held in Qingdao, China during June 2014 hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and was the key note speaker at the Bauer Media (Australia) conference in Shanghai October 2014, Pathways Licensee Services study-tour to Hong Kong April 2016 and Curtin University MBA Study Tour Beijing September 2016. Rubicon Water – China appointed Christopher as their senior advisor from May 2017.
Christopher sits on various boards and has extensive experience advising western companies on doing business in China, he has strong relationships with central and local governments, various state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and high net worth individuals. He has resided in Beijing since 1996 and continues to travel extensively throughout China and the region.