The YiLu
mentor
club.

The mentor club - learn from experienced leaders on the bridge between Europe and China.

Why becoming a mentee?

The YiLu Mentor Club is an open community which aims at supporting people who are keen to learn, grow and develop. Mentees can expect advice, which is based on year long experiences. Our mentors are open, give honest and direct feedback and, of course, guarantee full discretion.

It's free

YiLu China Europe Mentor Club

Yes, that's right. All our service is for free and just based on the goodwill of our mentors to give back to society!

It's for everyone

YiLu China Europe Mentoring Session

We try to find the best mentors across a wide spectrum of domains, languages, and industries.

People love it

YiLu China Europe Mentor Club

We received extremely positive feedback from our mentees and mentors already. They love it and told us that the sessions had a very positive impact on their careers and lives.

Are you in?

YiLu China Europe Mentor Club

Join the YiLu community and start deep diving with our mentors!

How it works

For our mentor club, we work with a matchmaking tool. This connects mentee and mentor based on each other's interests.

After the match, the mentor determines how often and when they want to interact with their mentee.

A good connection between mentee and mentor occurs with at least one exchange per month. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to give something back to the next generation and learn from the new trends at the same time.

We see our Mentor Club as a bridge where the experienced generation and the new generation can connect with and learn from each other.

Testimonial from one of our mentors

"It opens up a world to me that I don't normally travel in anymore. We didn't have a fixed catalog of topics, but we discussed a very broad range of issues. We talked for an hour almost every week. The communication via the platform worked extremely well."

Wolfgang Hirn, mentor

“Don't have a transaction mindset. Build a trust relationship first, before you talk about business.”

Yuanyuan Cui - Director, Asia Program at Closed Loop Partners

“Use only the last 5 minutes of your first business dinner to talk about your company.”

Philip Carmichael - Former President & CEO Haier Asia Pacific

A mentee's perception of program

"Through the mentoring program, I would like to learn more about China through personal knowledge and experiences. My goal is to learn more about the country and especially to gain information about the people, the culture and the country itself."

A YiLu mentee

“Don't have a transaction mindset. Build a trust relationship first, before you talk about business.”

Yuanyuan Cui - Director, Asia Program at Closed Loop Partners

“Use only the last 5 minutes of your first business dinner to talk about your company.”

Philip Carmichael - Former President & CEO Haier Asia Pacific

What else...

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

In the session

We keep introductions short and come back to them, when needed. Since time is limited, we want to spend as much time mentoring you as possible!

Cancellation

should you not be able to join the mentoring session, pls make sure you cancel 24h in advance, or as soon as you know it. This allows others to take your slot and get one step further in their challenge.

After the session

We are happy if you are happy. More than anything else, we want to let every session count and don't waste time! We strongly encourage you to give us feedback on what you liked and what we could improve. Only, if we constantly evolve, our Mentor Club will be successful!

And finally

please spread the word on your social networks and let more people know what we have to offer!

Our Mentors

Sabrina Wetterkamp
Head of Innovation
Danli Zhou
Deputy CEO
Felix Spyrka
Regional Director
Fabian Triebe
Portfolio Manager
Min Wang
CEO of Route2China
Mark Hedley
Director at CBBC
Kathrin Neunteufel-Steyer
CEO of CultureBEYOND
Florian Mueller
Head China Desk
Thomas Willemsen
Interim Manager
Wolfgang Hirn
Journalist
Alice Zhou
Trade Director
Hery Henry
CEO & Founder
Chenchao Liu
CEO at SILREAL
Tilo Bonow
Founder & CEO at PIABO PR
Florian Hildebrand
Co-Founder at Qualifyze
Fabian Knopf
R&P China Lawyers
Dr. Hannes Jedeck
Managing Director
Martina Fuchs
Business Journalist
Michael Hager
Senior Consultant

Give knowledge and insights back to the next generation

Become a mentor!
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