Dr. Ostende


Dr. Richard van Ostende is a graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration program. He holds an MBA from the Netherlands School of Business and a Bachelor Degree in Financial Management from Inholland University, The Netherlands.

Dr. van Ostende’s areas of interest revolve around International Business in the greater China region with a focus on the fields of Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Market Entry and Strategic Decision Making. Dr. van Ostende is a recognized regional expert for China investment and trade with many publications to his credit. He has been named International Friendship Ambassador for Nanjing Municipality; Ambassador for Investment Promotion of Yangzhou Municipality; Ambassador for Investment Promotion of Nanjing Gulou District; and Strategic Partner for Investment promotion of Nanjing Jianye District. Dr. van Ostende is a recipient of China’s Jiangsu Province Youth Friendship Award.

Professionally, Dr. van Ostende has held the position of Chief Representative at the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office in Nanjing, promoting bilateral trade and investments between the Netherlands and China’s Jiangsu Province. He has also held senior managerial positions including Finance Director Asia Pacific at Formel D Group and Finance Manager Asia at Vestas Aircoil China. At present, he is a workout consultant for international companies in China.