With a highly collaborative team of problem solvers and a passion for excellence we will add value to your business. We work closely with our clients to create and deliver insight, advantage and real impact.
Daniel Karlsson, Partner
Daniel Karlsson is the founder and Managing Director of Asia Perspective. He has over 20 years of Management Consulting experience, focusing on Supply Chain Management, Procurement as well as in Growth Strategy Engagements in emerging markets.
Before founding Asia Perspective in 2010, Daniel held the position as Managing Director of Applied Value’s Shanghai office, an office which he started in 2005.
Daniel holds an MBA from the University of Tampa, US, and a BA from the University of South Florida, US. Apart from Asia Perspective, Daniel also serves as a board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China as well as Procuris Solutions.
Andreas Sigurdsson, Partner
Andreas Sigurdsson became one of the first foreign investors in Myanmar in 2012, and has stayed in the country ever since.
He is now the Managing Director of Asia Perspective’s Yangon office. He has extensive hands-on experience in supporting clients with their sourcing and market entry operations in Myanmar. Amongst other industries, he has been instrumental in supporting clients in entering the garment industry in Myanmar, and he also has extensive experience in Cleantech, Banking, Media, Retail and Manufacturing.
Andreas is fluent in Mandarin and has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management as well as an M.Sc. in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Johan Hackman, Partner
A partner since 2014, Johan has led projects across a wide variety of industries such as machine building, FMCG, Retail, Automotive, High-tech and Med-tech.
He has supported global leaders in developing best-in-class solutions in projects such as supplier evaluation, benchmarking, operational due diligence, simulation of production sites, inventory management and design of global logistic networks.
Johan holds an M.Sc. In Economics from Åbo Akademi University in Finland and has also studied at the Chinese University of HK, National Taiwan Normal University, Central Institute of Nationalities Beijing and Pacific Asian Management Institute University of Hawaii.
Sami Lindstrom, Partner
For almost two decades Sami has advised leading industrial actors in the field of mining and metals, and lifting equipment in their various global projects.
He has supported companies in building more efficient, risk strategy-based global compliance and integrity risk management systems, and to cope with and investigate fraud, anti-trust and corruption allegations, and thus limit the negative impact on core business operations. Stakeholder identification, counterparty due diligence and related risk reporting also falls under Sami’s expertise and his reporting models are currently in use in many companies.
Sami holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Helsinki and has been admitted to the Finnish Bar. He also holds a diploma from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Vincent Chang, Partner
Based in San Francisco, Vincent joined Asia Perspective in 2019 with the charter to lead business activities in North and South America.
He has a multi-cultural background and broad international business experience in medical technology and specialty chemical markets. Vincent specializes in formulating market entry & growth strategies, leading business development initiatives, managing operations and building new businesses, teams, and channel networks. He has held management positions in Mexico, Germany, Malaysia and China for companies such as Baxter Healthcare, B.Braun Medical, Dow Corning and Momentive
Vincent earned his Bs. and Ms. Sc. Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese and German.
Sam Li, Associate Partner
Sam Li joined as partner in 2018 and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations in China.
He brings with him over 20 years’ experience leading and advising organizations, and has acquired extensive hands-on experience in market expansion, cross border negotiation and JV formation, corporate strategy, M&A due diligence and operational improvement. Before joining Asia Perspective, Sam held the position of Managing Director for Mideaux Power Technology. He has also held several leadership positions including General Manager of business unit, and Sales and Marketing Director at SKF Group China.
Sam holds an MBA from BI Norwegian Business School, as well as a BS in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation from East China University of Science and Technology.