“I am driven by the belief that engaging those we disagree with in respectful dialogue engenders mutual understanding, which subsequently helps to promote the development of more equitable and peaceful relationships, communities and societies at large.”
Ilan is a British / Israeli national with extensive experience living and working in China. He is an alum of the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield; and the International MA Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University.
Having started his professional career working in financial services in London, Ilan moved to Beijing where he learned Chinese and worked at the British Embassy before moving to Israel for graduate studies. After completing his master’s degree, Ilan worked with a number of high-profile organizations in Israel, and later returned to Beijing to work at the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He also recently worked as a community mediator in the UK and returns to Israel each year to train the new cohort of postgraduate students in mediation skills at Tel Aviv University. Now based in Shanghai helping international companies to enter and operate in the Chinese market, Ilan brings years of experience across a range of industries and a wealth of knowledge on East Asian culture to his work as a mediator and trainer in the UK, Israel and China.
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