Dr. Van Ostende

Dr. Richard van Ostende holds the position of Adjunct Professor and Head Researcher China Studies at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Dr. Van Ostende holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as a Master of Philosophy in Business Research with distinction. He further holds a Master of Business Administration from Business School Netherlands and a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Services Management from Inholland University.

Professor Dr. Richard van Ostende is a regional expert for China investment and trade with many publications to his credit. He presently lives and works in China. His areas of interest revolve around International Business in emerging Asian markets, with a focus on the fields of Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Market Entry and Strategic Decision Making. Dr. van Ostende has held multiple senior financial management positions of foreign invested companies of European origin with Asian headquarters located in China. Responsibilities include Corporate Finance, Controlling, Administration, Human Resources & Recruitment, IT and Legal. From these support functions Dr. Van Ostende has been continuously contributing towards corporate (re)structuring, ensuring compliance and data-driven enhancement of efficiency and effectivity in business processes.

He has been a Guest Professor at Nanjing Normal University in China as well as a course developer and lecturer at NTI University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Dr. Van Ostende’s expertise in the field of Foreign Investment into China has been widely acknowledged. He is named Honorary Ambassador for Investment Promotion of Nanjing Gulou District Government and Honorary Strategic Partner for Investment promotion of Nanjing Jianye District Government. Professor van Ostende is a recipient of China’s Jiangsu Province Youth Friendship Award.

Academic Positions Held
  • Adjunct Professor & Head Researcher China, Monarch Business School Switzerland
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Guest Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Course Developer and Lecturer, NTI University of Applied Sciences. The Netherlands
Academic Credentials
  • Doctor of Business Administration, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Master of Philosophy Distinction, Monarch Business School, Switzerland
  • Master of Business Administration, Business School Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Economics, Financial Services Management, Inholland University, The Netherlands
Awards and Honors
  • Envoy for Investment Promotion, Nanjing Gulou District Government, China
  • Strategic Partner for Investment Promotion, Nanjing Jianye District Government, China
  • Q Gold Award, Business School Netherlands
  • Q Plus Award, Business School Netherlands
Main Academic Interests
  • Strategic Decision-Making
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Foreign Market Entry
Professional Positions Held
  • Chief Representative, Netherlands Business Support Office, China
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Finance Director Asia Pacific, Formel D Group, China
  • Finance Director China, Formel D Group, China
  • Finance Manager Asia, Vestas aircoil, China
  • Senior Finance Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. China
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, United States
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2020). “Profit repatriation via dividend payments from China”, KDP Select, ISBN: 978-167-053-1377
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2018). “China branch office: Accelerating business expansion throughout Mainland China”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 978942249354
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2017). “China Secondment: Tax implications of cross-border labor dispatch”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402237641
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2017). “China CFO, optimizing profit repatriation and cash allocation”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402235135
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2016). “China Trademarks”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402221619
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2015). “Setting up a Representative Office in China”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402221619
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2015). “China dealmakers”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402216899
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2015). “China HR: A Handbook for Personnel Management”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402214796
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2015). “Hong Kong start-ups”, Uitgeverij Boekscout, ISBN 9789402211559
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2019, May/June). “China’s new Foreign Investment Law: From Promulgation to Implementation”, EURObiz, Journal of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2019 March/April). “China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law: Foundation for Further Improvement of the Foreign Business Landscape”, EURObiz, Journal of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
  • Van Ostende, R.A. (2018). “Foreign Direct Investment Into China: Determinants Of The Strategic Decision-Making Process”, Monarch Management Review, Switzerland, ISSN 1925-2668
Symposiums & Conferences Attended
  • 2019 October: Doctoral Workshop, Monarch Business School, Disentis, Switzerland