Charles is the Executive Managing Director of Asia and a Partner at IDEO. He is responsible for driving the growth of IDEO’s business in Asia ranging from guiding programs that deliver growth through innovation for clients, providing strategic advisory to executive teams and building new ventures for clients and for IDEO. Based out of Shanghai, Charles has spent the last decade working with clients in China, Japan, India, Singapore and South Korea among others. He is also a member of IDEO’s global leadership team. Charles is a founding member of Lead a Creative China executive education program in collaboration with Tsinghua University. It is China’s first program focused exclusively on helping CEOs and Chairmen in China strategically apply the role of design & creativity in business. In addition, he is a member of the 2020 World Economic Forum Global Future Council on China. Recognised as an exceptional institutional intrapreneur, Charles has been selected by The Aspen Institute as a First Movers Fellow in the class of 2016. He was also recognised in 2014 in FastCompany China magazine as one of 100 Most Creative People in Business for his contribution to creativity, business and nurturing talent.