Candid Business Diplomacy: A Conversation about China with Joerg Wuttke

Join Scott Kennedy for a discussion with Joerg Wuttke, one of the most influential foreign business leaders in China in the past fifty years. They discuss Wuttke’s long career in China, the different approaches to China of the European and American chambers of commerce, the legacy of Dr. Henry Kissinger, and China’s future trajectory.

Joerg Wuttke

Joerg Wuttke has lived and worked in China for more than 30 years. Through most of this period he has represented the European business community. In 1999 he was a founding member of the German Chamber of Commerce and served as its president from 2001 to 2004. Wuttke subsequently served as President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China for most of the time between 2007 and 2023. He joined BASF in 1997 and currently serves as General Manager and Chief Representative, a position he will step down from in 2024. In addition, since its establishment in 2013, he has been a member of the Advisory Board of Germany’s foremost think tank on China, the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), in Berlin. The views expressed in this podcast are his own and do not represent the positions of any other institution.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics