James Chen

James Chen | SMASHotels

James Chen
Director of International Development

Mr. James Chen has more than 25 years of manufacturing, international trade and cross-border M&A experiences. He has invested, owned and operated several businesses including apparel manufacturing, plastic fabrication, thermal power plants and auto repair franchise stores in China and Hong Kong.

Mr. Chen has traveled extensively across different continents of the world for business and has accumulated a great multi-cultural network and experience set.

With his solid and profound understanding of the differences between Chinese and Western culture, including business practices, rules and regulations, Mr. Chen has been engaged in assisting several foreign-invested business projects operating in China and has also helped many Chinese entrepreneurs develop international business and investment opportunities.

He is excellent at discovering and translating client needs into practical and effective solutions. James is truly a strategic thinker with global visions and insights.

Mr. Chen has developed strong relationships with government officials in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, China, and has been appointed by the Tianjin Commission of Commerce to serve as the official trade and investment representative of Tianjin City. Mr. Chen graduated from the faculty of Business Administration in Hong Kong Shue Yan University.