Résumé

- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities -
  • 40 years of work experience,
  • 30 years as an entrepreneur, consultant for SMEs to MNCs in France and China,
  • Years as seed capital VC, and startup funding,
  • 10 years as a manufacturer in China,
  • 7 years in sino-french government bilateral relations France-China,
  • 8 years in sourcing, trading, marketing products, and consulting services in China,
  • 8 years as China consultant advising small, medium, and large corporations boards,
  • 10 years in technology and traditional startups creation, funding and marketing: France-China,
  • Years in coaching executives in personal change management, and cross-cultural communications,
  • 10 years as a writer and self-publisher: 11 books, business reports, essays, market survey, articles
  • Years in websites projects design,
  • Years in production transfer,
  • Since 2012 involved in the web and mobile startup industry,
  • 18,000+ LinkedIn followers.

Directed education

2004
Lyon III University

Master in Cultural Identity & Language

The program was part of China Studies at the university. My thesis was focused on the last 150 years of China relations with foreign powers.

1996
IFG - Institut de Contrôle de Gestion

Business Administration Master-like

It was an interesting experience to learn among business people to get a better understanding at MBA-treated topics for career advancement. 

1990
IMT Lille Douai

Master of Engineering

I focused on Quality Management and Metrology. 

1988
CNAM

DPCT Electronics Technician

Essentially a higher level as an Electronics technologist. More oriented towards Engineering department than repair.

1984

Electronics Technician

Essentially the first level for technologists. Well trained for maintenance, repair activities mainly.

Self-education

Since 2015
LinkedIn, Lynda, Udemy, EdX, Aquent,...

MOOCs

40+ courses on User Experience Design, Customer Development, Web technologies.

Since 2013
Codeschool, Codecademy, TeamTreeHouse (100+ badges)…

Coding platforms

Html, CSS, Javascript, Full Stack Development, Ionic-MEAN stack, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Customer Development, etc.

Professional training

Since 2015
Boston U, Linux foundation, IBM blockchain, etc

Blockchain training and certifications

Blockchain e-learning platforms.

1999
Collaborative Leadership Institute, Ottawa, Canada

Collaborative Coaching Program

Collaborative Leadership Institute, Ottawa, Canada: Collaborative Leadership and Transformational Coaching train the trainer seminars.

1996
ISEOR Lab - Lyon II University

Consultant intensive program

Socio-Economic Management Method, Techniques and Tools for Consultant. 

1995
AFITEP

Project Management Certification Program

Project Planification, Cost-Control, and Cost Evaluation Qualifications.

Business

Since 2011
Maison Monte Cristo

co-Founder

12 wine blends and brands self-created in France for exclusive China market.

2001-2009
Lyon city (France) Chamber of Commerce and Industry

co-Founder

Official exclusive partner for China.

Since 2003
AB Editions

Founder

Adrien Beaulieu Editions self-publishing endeavor.

Since 2001
Dalian Xiansheng Co. Ltd

Co-founder and GM

Consulting, International Trade, Manufacturing.

1992-1997
AKB Innovation

Founder

Research & Development / Innovation - Lyon (France)

Entrepreneurship

Build a business from scratch

95%

Create a wine business from scratch

95%

Build a trade business

80%

Build a Business Strategy

90%

Build a Linkedin strategy

70%

Transfer foreign technologies to China

85%

Create a China-based workshop

90%

Consulting

Build functional customer relations

80%

Plan and execute products outsourcing

80%

Language

French

100%

English

80%

Chinese

60%

in Startup support

Assess technical feasibility

85%

Invest as VC or facilitate funding

70%

Advise startups in biz development

85%

Coach and mentor founders

75%

Assess startups market potential

85%

Facilitate R&D interactions: labs - SMEs

80%

Bilateral relations

Represent corporate bodies

85%

Negotiate in bilateral environments

85%

Deliver speeches

85%

Build durable bilateral relations

85%

Build and perform c3 seminars

85%

in Branding & storytelling

Build a strong emotional brand storytelling

85%

Build a professional brand

85%

Write professional blog articles

85%

Writing

Write & self-Publish a novel (Fr and En)

85%

Write & self-Publish a movie script

85%

Write articles, reports (Fr/EN)

85%

Create and design book covers

85%

Training

Build a Course Syllabus

85%

Build and deliver seminars

85%

Train top executives, Boards

85%

Mentor young entrepreneurs

90%

Public speaking

cross-cultural communications training

85%

Skills I'm learning about

Podcasting

5%

Blogging monetization

50%

Website and apps building

60%