Chen, Manager

"Different cultures are respected and team spirit is encouraged at Estin & Co. The international projects allow me to travel and to contact different people around the world, which is an interesting experience."

Profile

Manager

Chinese

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Life outside Estin & Co:
  • Basket ball
  • Swimming

Why I joined

I decided to join Estin & Co not only because of the steep learning curve I could have, but also to have an impact on large corporations at an early stage of my carrier. By working on different industries, I could quickly build up my knowledge and experience, and through participation on the formulation and implementation of strategies for large corporations, my work could have an impact.

Life at the firm

Every case is new at Estin & Co, different industries and different areas of focus, which could be challenging, one month I may be working on China entry strategy for beauty products retailing, and the next month I may be working on growth strategy for OCTG products. But this is at the same time rewarding, it helps me progress faster than any other job. Estin & Co has a collaborative culture and open environment, where diversity of viewpoints is encouraged. We work in lean teams with flat hierarchy, which gives consultants lots of responsibility and the opportunity to grow and develop quickly within the firm.

The daily job

As manager, my task includes both case management and client management. For case management, I manage the whole process, including steering of consultants, update with partners, and communication with people in charge on the client side; for client management, it's both maintaining relationships with existing clients and business development with new clients.

Iím also responsible for building and strengthening the local team as manager of the Shanghai office, including mainly training and personal development .