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.
Dave Q. Wu, Partner
Dave Wu is a seasoned technologist and veteran investor, specialized in communications and telecommunications, digital security, clean energy and mobile internet. Mr. Wu currently is the Chairman of Smart Unicorn Group, a China-based international investment and asset management group, and a partner of Asia Perspective, involved in all M&A activities between China and the Nordics.
Unicorn Capital Group (UCG), an investment fund controlled by Mr. Wu’s family has been highly committed to investing in selected, technology originative companies in the Nordic. At the same time, through highly active post-investment management practices, its invested technologies have been widely applied and commercialized in China and other markets.
Dave has been actively involved and invested in series of leading-edge technological companies in North America, Nordic and China, and has worked at well-known investment fund firm, Capital One as well as at UBS.
Dave holds an MBA from Berkeley.
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.
Niklas Ruud, Partner
Niklas joined Asia Perspective in 2020 and has over 15 years track record of business expansions in the Asian regions.
He has a comprehensive international P&L management experience and has supported global companies with M&A search and post M&A integrations for over a decade in both Asia and Europe. Niklas specializes in driving market share, revenue and profit growth and has a great track record for doing so from both small to large size corporations. He has held management positions for companies such has CRH China, Konecranes and Cowin Global Holding.
Niklas holds an B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University in Sweden as well as an Executive MBA from Hult University in Boston, USA. He is fluent in English, Swedish and Chinese.
Jonas Elmnäs, Partner Indonesia
Jonas is an experienced Business Developer in the Southeast Asia region, working with cross-border projects for over a decade, supporting companies in market expansion, building brand awareness and new business opportunities.
Part from Jonas being Country Manager for Asia Perspective in Indonesia he also supports global companies in their export strategies and management challenges. He also has vast experience in Automotive and General Industry in the Southeast Asia region and has recently been focusing on clean air and energy saving solutions within the HVAC business area in the region, with an extra focus on Indonesia.
Jonas holds a BA from Sales & Marketing University and a Pedagogical Degree from Gothenburg University, he has also some Logistics, IT and Media studies.