Dr. Stephan Rothlin

Dr Stephan Rothlin was born in Zurich, Switzerland. After studying philosophy, economics, sociology and ethics in various cities in Europe, he obtained his PhD at the State University of Innsbruck, Austria, in Business Ethics in 1991. Between 1992 and 1998 he served as director of an Academic Centre at the University of Zurich while doing research and teaching Business Ethics at the Institute of Management and Economics of the University of Zurich. In 1998 he relocated to Beijing, where he taught International Business Ethics at various Universities, such as Renmin University, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology, the University of International Business and Economics and the Central Party School in Beijing. As a permanent visiting fellow, he remains attached to the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich. He is a regular visiting professor at a number of business schools in Asia and France. His main research focus is the development of business ethics in Asia, with a special focus on China. He regularly publishes books and articles on those topics. Fluent in six languages including Mandarin Chinese he has a considerable experience in cross-cultural projects with a focus on China and India. Previously the Secretary General of the Centre for International Business Ethics (2004-2013), he founded Rothlin International Management Consulting in 2013.