With the addition of Jeanne Marie Gescher, Wellington Partners gained their first Beijing-based Venture Partner in October 2011. As China becomes increasingly important as a market and center of production, it is a privilege to work with one the leading advisors in the country.
Jeanne-Marie moved to China 22 years ago to develop a franchise advising businesses on successful strategies in, and related to, this fast-growing economy. Leveraging her expertise, Jeanne-Marie is supporting our portfolio companies to ensure their business prospects and staretgies consider the rapid expansion of China’s strategic and competitive interests in their sectors. Additionally, she will be able to connect our entrepreneurs to the relevant players in their respective fields, in Beijing and beyond.
A barrister by profession, Jeanne-Marie founded one of the first private advisory firms in China, acquiring a reputation for highly effective strategic work. Successfully positioning global clients in a range of industries from the first internet communications to natural resources, the firm went on to create robust analytical and knowledge frameworks to support global corporate positioning and decision-making in one of the fastest-changing economies in the world. Over 20 years, the firm has advised leading corporate clients and financial institutions in multiple sectors, from investment banking to clean technology. Since 2009, she has become advisor to an expanding portfolio of CEOs seeking trusted counsel on strategic and practical responses to the fundamentals driving China’s continued growth.