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Holger Klein – a “typical motorist” in Shanghai

Member of the Board of Management of the German automotive supplier ZF

“I’m in China because I believe that a part of automotive history is being written here,” says Holger Klein. Since 2018, the former McKinsey consultant is responsible for the Asia-Pacific region at German automotive supplier ZF. The Friedrichshafen company, which was founded in 1915 as a factory producing cogwheels, has been selling its products in China for more than 40 years, but like many other Western companies, was for a long time only a “sleeping giant” in the Middle Kingdom.

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