Ricardo Energy & Environment recently visited a range of potential clients, from governments to business and non-profits, in China to provide insights into its range of services that fit in with the country’s current five year plan. To follow up and represent the firm’s interests in the country, Shimin Yang will combine his role at Ricardo Shanghai with that of ‘in country lead’ – supporting the consultancy’s ongoing work in China.
Shimin Yang currently serves as Vice President and Chief Representative of Ricardo at its Shanghai office. Earlier roles include Chief Representative and Business Development Manager of JCI; Engineer and Automotive Section Chief for the department of Ministry of Machinery Industry; and Assistant Engineer at the engine test section for DongFeng Motor Group. He today too serves as Assistant Chairman at CCPIT-Auto.
Yang holds a Bachelors degree and Master’s degree of engine engineering and automotive engineering from Tsinghua University.
The Chinese government is implementing its latest five year plan, which is partly focused on environmental protection: the new plan has considerable ambitions to improve a range of environmental metrics. A high level delegation from Ricardo Energy & Environment, led by Managing Director Tim Curtis, recently visited the country to speak with representatives of government, academic and not-for-profit organisations that are working towards realising environmentally compliant air quality, water, waste, transport and energy programmes.
The meetings allowed the firm to showcase its wide range of offerings within the environmental sustainability space, as well as highlight its work with governments and organisations throughout Asia. As part of the continuation of dialogue with the various stakeholders, Yang will combine his role at Ricardo Shanghai with that of ‘in country lead’ – supporting the consultancy’s ongoing work in China.
Curtis says that the firm is “delighted” to be working closely with Yang and Ricardo Shanghai to share its knowledge and experience with the scientific community in China. “I hope that our enhanced presence in the country and closer working relationship with Chinese organisations will provide opportunities to make a valuable contribution to the country’s long term environmental sustainability plans” he further remarks.