This week, Jonathan Geldart was appointed Director General of the influential Institute of Directors, the UK’s longest running organization for professional leaders (founded in 1903). Jonathan is the author of Inside the Middle Kingdom: Insights into Modern China, published by LID.
Regarding his appointment, Jonathan said: “With current turmoil in both political and business environments, I strongly believe that it is even more important to equip directors of all organizations with the tools to be resilient and agile in their response to a fast-changing world. The IoD has a crucial role to play in this and I’m honoured to have been chosen to lead it at this time. Increasing value for today’s directors, whilst making the IoD relevant to the directors of the future, is the task at hand.”
Before becoming Director General of the IoD, Jonathan served on the global board at Grant Thornton International Ltd and was responsible for the company’s interests in China. He is currently writing his next book – How to Do Business in China – to be published by LID in 2020.
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Jonathan Geldart, Executive Director of ‘Grant Thornton International‘ will be launching his new book, Inside The Middle Kingdom at the Dehuitang Teahouse in Beijing this Wednesday. The book offers a spectrum of stories of people in modern China. This is Jon’s third book about China published in the UK.
Over the past 7 years, Jon has been working and living in China. He has key insights on brands and culture and contributes greatly to bringing business partnerships and communications between China and the UK. The launch ties in perfectly with the ‘Beijing International Book Fair’ and will consist of VIP speeches, a Q&A with Jon, an exclusive book signing, photos and networking.
We celebrated the launch of Jonathan Geldart’s recent book, Inside the Middle Kingdom last night at Blackwell’s on High Holborn.
Inside the Middle Kingdom is a unique book which contains a collection of 50 personal stories from modern China.
Jonathan is a writer, adviser and speaker on the cultural and business aspects of China. He has been visiting, working in China and collecting insights into the mysterious middle kingdom in the process for over seven years.