Dr Neale O’Connor, Professor, Head of Department, Accounting, Monash University, Malaysia
An expert in the modernization of manufacturing in China, Dr O’Connor is also founder of Ricebox.com, a risk management consultancy, which advises start-ups and buyers on sourcing strategies.
Dr O’Connor has spent 20 years in Hong Kong, researching the modernization process of Chinese firms, and examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification and trust. His “China 1000” project is the largest ever survey of operational risk issues for foreign buyers and Chinese suppliers. His cases are used extensively in university courses around the world. He is also the founder and editor of the Tech Asia YouTube channel, which has more than 22,000 subscribers.