Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

Adam Williams


Adam Williams is currently Group Chief Representative of Jardine Matheson (China) Ltd. From 1980 to 1984 he was Editor and Head of Research at the Sino-British Trade Council in London, leaving in 1985 to become the representative of GEC Marconi Avionics Ltd in Beijing. He has lived and worked in Mainland China ever since. In 1986 he joined Jardine Matheson & Co to become its Chief Representative in Shanghai. In 1989 he returned to Beijing to run Jardine Matheson Special Projects Ltd, which included the agency for GEC-Marconi Avionics. In 1990 this agency was extended to cover the whole of the GEC-Marconi Group, and until 1994 Adam was the Chief Representative of GEC-Marconi in China, on secondment from Jardine Matheson.

In 1995 Adam became the Chief Representative in Beijing of the merchant bank, Jardine Fleming, which had opened its office there the year before. Building up JF’s business and its contacts with the Central Government, Adam was promoted in 1997 to be the Country Head for Jardine Fleming in China, and this was a job that he maintained until Jardine Fleming’s merger with J P Morgan Chase in 2000. At the beginning of 2000, Adam was asked to take on the representation of the whole Jardine Matheson Group in China. He is currently involved in all the Group’s activities from hotels, real estate, insurance broking, construction, automotive, retail and distribution to airport services and shipping.

Adam was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the British Empire) for his services to business between Britain and China, after having served for four years as Vice Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China (1992-1996) and two years as Chairman (1996-1998). He was Chairman of the Securities Working Group at the European Chamber of Commerce in China (1998-2000) and later became a director of the EU China Financial Services Advisory Group.

Over the last fourteen years as Jardines Group Chief Representative in China, Adam has been responsible for senior Government relations both centrally and within the provinces as well as with top management of state owned Industries and chairmen of some of the biggest Private sector companies.