A passionate Team

A clear vision, a strong feeling for relevant trends and a suite of digital learning tools.

The ICUnet Intercultural Consulting China team provides high quality services for clients in Greater China and Northeast Asia.​

Laura Mitchelson
ICUnet Intercultural Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Managing Director China & North East Asia

+86 21 52831835
+86 18512105306

I design solutions for large and medium sized companies that are globalizing. For a JV with a lack of trust between stakeholders at senior level or an HR department with Business Unit leaders who need to be guided on appropriate global communications or a Chinese multinational with challenges recruiting in overseas markets, I work on tailored consulting solutions. My previous work with government, corporations, small business, and charities helps me provide a wide-range of approaches and solutions. In all my previous roles, I’ve been involved in improving the efficiencies of multinational organizations, deepening mutual understanding of communication practices and developing teams in China. In the training space, I make sessions interactive, positive and effective in the long-term, which means everyone gets involved.

Jimmy Yang
ICUnet Intercultural Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Senior Consultant

+86 18516328379

I have held management roles in Asian, Chinese and European (German) companies over the past ten years, mainly in the automotive parts industry. In the course of years of communication with German headquarters, I have accumulated a wealth of cross-cultural communication experience and successfully promoted a number of high profile, global projects in the Chinese market. I believe that by actively sharing the "China Story", the team's decision-making influence at headquarters is enhanced. At the same time, my management and MBA experience at international business school gives me a concrete understanding of the best ways to effectively implement an effective strategy. As lead on the consulting services of ICUnet, along with colleagues in Germany, I enjoy supporting both Western and Chinese multinationals to grow and internationalize their global business. I speak Chinese and English and I'm considering learning a third language.​

Valerie Guglielmi
ICUnet Intercultural Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Senior Consultant


Driven by a strong belief that cultural diversity brings richness and infinite possibilities, I design and deliver training and coaching programs to support ICUnet clients rise beyond the expected. For organisations, teams or individuals operating in China or willing to internationalize their expertise, I work on tailored solutions to help our clients overcome intercultural related challenges. 

As a certified executive coach, I have a strong track record in supporting people from diverse business sectors and cultures. In addition, as a doctor in pharmacy working for more than 17 years in global pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies, I built up significant experience, succeeding as an international leader in project management, product development, partnership and alliance, and strategic organisational planning. 

I bring enthusiasm, agility and passion to design and deliver ICUnet intercultural programs.

Sue Yuan
ICUnet Intercultural Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Office Support Manager

+86 186 1657 0527

I worked as a teacher of Chinese for over 7 years. I have taught students in more than 50 countries on Chinese language, history and culture. I am using my experience and understanding of different value systems and cultures to support the work of colleagues and clients at ICUnet. During the university, I lived and studied in Eindhoven/ Netherlands for two years. I have a Bachelors degree in International trade from Xi'an University and IBMS in Fontys - Eindhoven Netherlands. I speak fluent English and Chinese and basic Dutch and I am trying to learning Spanish.

Our consultants

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