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Dr. Kai Pflug
CEO, Management Consulting – Chemicals
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About the author:
With a Ph.D. in chemistry and a master in economics, Kai Pflug Ph.D., started his career as a chemical researcher. After 5 years, he switched to management consulting (primarily for the chemical industry), which he has done for more than 15 years, being based in Shanghai for the last 12 years. This included work as project manager and as Chief Representative of a consulting company in Shanghai. In 2009, Kai started Management Consulting – Chemicals, providing strategy, organization, marketing, sales and innovation consulting to the Chemical industry in China and Asia.
Posts by Dr. Kai Pflug
Posted on February 29th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
A key development of the global chemical industry in 2015 was a further shift of leading multinational chemical companies towards specialties. Continue reading “Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry” »
Posted on February 10th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
In one of my previous posts, I described a certain slowdown in R&D activities in China on the part of multinational companies. My post today is a pledge to chemical companies to keep and expand R&D activities in China, as I am convinced that China will be the key future location of chemical R&D. Continue reading “China – the Future of Chemical R&D” »
Posted on December 16th, 2015 in Chemical R&D
The period of about 2005-2010 saw a huge increase of chemical research done by multinational companies in China, particularly in Shanghai, where dozens of companies opened R&D centers. Continue reading “Invented in Shanghai? Chemical R&D in China” »