Nationality - US | Hong Kong-based

Adam Rider

Global Sales Operations Manager

Beckman Coulter



I started the programme as an expat in Japan, working in operations. I chose Hong Kong as the primary location for attending workshops because I wanted to expand my exposure to Southern China, and to build a network of contacts in a city that I would want to work in the future. I would say that the connections made were the best things about the programme—through workshopping, I managed to build a network across industries.  Several classmates even tried to offer me new work opportunities! Moreover, the programme taught me how to speak the language of executives in high-level meetings—something I initially lacked as I came from an engineering background. Now that I’m relocating back to the U.S., I have decided to continue coming to Hong Kong for workshops, as the connections and friendships I’ve built here are truly precious.

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