Shanghai-Based SIM Separates into two Industry-Leading Consultancies

by swisscham in Business

Mr. Michael Lehmann, Partner and General Manager of sim (selective international management) Co. Ltd, and Mr. Philippe Zwahlen, former Partner and Managing Director of sim, formally announce the split of sim into two companies. The restructuring of sim ownership and strategic separation allows Mr. Zwahlen to move forward with a new company, SST Co. Ltd, while Mr. Lehmann advances into sole ownership of sim. sim was founded in 2006 by Mr. Zwahlen as a business consultancy. Mr. Lehmann joined the company initially as a business developer, then in 2008 moved into the GM position and became officially a partner in 2010. In 2009, sim expanded, opening three liaison offices in Zurich, Berlin and Helsinki, while in 2011, sim Switzerland was established. As of January 2014, sim has announced plans to open a branch office in the Sino-Swiss Zhenjiang Ecological and Industrial Park as the acknowledged Swiss Consultancy of the Park. The latter is to be carried out as a shared initiative between the Chinese and Swiss governments. sim is further proud to stand as the official organizer of SwissWeek in China.

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