Company Background


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PanVenture has been providing global management consulting services since 2000. PanVenture’s consultants have broad and varied experience across industries and can help customers to build business and access new markets. PanVenture offers a unique international experience to build business for clients globally.

History of PanVenture:

PanVenture was originally established in 2000 to provide Management Consulting services to American, European and Asian companies.  PanVenture’s Management Consulting experts have accumulated in-depth experience of the booming growth in China and South East Asia. The company has expanded its activities globally and provides Management Consulting services for clients in the Education, Hi-Tech, Biotech and Healthcare sectors.

PanVenture Track Record: 

Since its founding PanVenture has provided Management Consulting services critical to the international supply chain, international procurement, QC and factory audit, business development, operations management, and financial management of its clients in China, Taiwan, South East Asia, USA and Europe. PanVenture has provided Management Consulting services to prestigious entities including European industrial chemical companies, European and American Universities and Schools, UK Government Agencies, and Global Companies. PanVenture has successfully developed supply chains, new markets, funding, licensing, technology transfer, manufacturing, and marketing and distribution partners for its clients.  A list of PanVenture’s Management Consulting engagements and satisfied customers is available under confidentiality upon request.

PanVenture’s Goals:

PanVenture’s Management Consulting goals are to: (1) to build successful international growth strategy and implementation plans for clients; (2) to develop strategic manufacturing, product development, technology transfer, marketing, distribution, supply chain, licensing and investment partnerships; (3) to act as a long-term valuable intelligence and operational resource for our clients as they grow to IPO and beyond; (4) to develop international collaborative business opportunities in the Chemicals, Education, Renewable Energy, Biotech, Pharma, Hi-Tech, and Telecom sectors; (5) to contribute to developing economies through participation in Corporate Social Responsibility driven projects (e.g. Education, Energy, Environment, Carbon Offsets and Healthcare).

Why Talk Business with PanVenture?

PanVenture’s team of experienced Management Consulting professionals bring together a formidable depth and breadth of technical, management and financial expertise, a proven track record and the required relationships with an extensive investor network across the three continents. PanVenture has established strong alliances with Venture Capital Funds and Investment Banks in Asia, Europe and USA, and has local political and industry network in the countries in which it operates.

Management Consulting Team:

Founder and CEO, Dr. Christopher Bayley – Brief Bio

Dr. Bayley has board level experience across multiple industries and has managed international operations in UK, USA and Asia. Chris has expertise in Chinese language and culture, international marketing, project management, financial management, education management, facilities management, interim management, and knowledge management. Chris is the Founding Partner of PanVenture Consulting and has conducted numerous global assignments with PanVenture. Chris was bought in on an interim management consulting role as the Director of International Development (2009 to 2015) for a Sino-British joint venture university (The Sino-British College) . Chris set up the International Office and was responsible for international recruitment. Chris was based in China, and travelling to over 25 countries around the world. Within 3 years Chris achieved international growth from 0.1% to 10% of total students and annual growth of 50% year on year. Chris was bought in on an interim management consulting role as Director of Campus Operations (2003 to 2006) for University of Nottingham, China, based in Ningbo, China. Chris was responsible for all operations including accounting, finance, procurement, operations, estates and facilities at the 140 acre campus which had about 4,000 students and 200 staff at that time. With PanVenture, Chris has worked with numerous clients to provide international finance and business solutions for UK and US companies expanding their business in China and assisted technology companies aiming to benefit from Chinese strategic investors in order to gain access to the large Chinese market and distribution channels throughout Asia. Prior to founding PanVenture, Chris was the Regional Director of Knowledge Management at KPMG Asia Pacific (1996 to 2000), responsible for knowledge management for 127 offices in 27 Asian Pacific countries. Reporting directly to the Regional Partner, Chris implemented KMPG’s global internet, intranet and extranets overcoming the Asian knowledge-sharing cultures and challenges. Prior to this, Chris was an independent consultant with Bay Area Biotech Consultants (Based in San Francisco, California, USA) (1994 to 1996), and established a consultancy to assist start-up Biotech companies in California to create business plans, financials projections, marketing plans, presentations, negotiation, contract writing and deal-closing to obtain funding and favourable term-sheets. Chris was Co-Founder and VP of Marketing for Panocea Products, a subsidiary of Panorama Research (Based in Palo Alto, California, USA) (1994 to 1995), where he spun-off a biotechnology company in California. Chris was responsible for product development, marketing strategy and communications, building sales agent networks, with strong growth in Asian markets. He also spun-off an early E-Commerce and Internet consulting company. Chris was Director of Business Development (1993 to 1994) for Immudyne, Inc (Based in Palo Alto, California, USA), reporting directly to the President and CEO. Responsible for new product development, marketing, corporate strategy and business plan for Asia and Europe for a Texas healthcare/biotechnology company. Chris acted as an expert witness to defend Immudyne’s patents. Chris spent a number of years conducting laboratory research on the regulation of DNA expression in crop plants including rice, wheat and cotton, including postdoctoral research for the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture, and Dupont Experimental Station. Chris holds an MBA in International Finance and Marketing from Santa Clara University, California, USA (1992 to 1993).  Chris also graduated with a PhD in Biotechnology from University of Nottingham, UK (1983 to 1987) and a BSc Joint Honours in Genetics and Biochemistry from University of Nottingham, UK (1980 to 1983). Chris has a number of peer reviewed scientific publications including in the prestigious journal Nature.

Partner, Mr. Graeme Rooney – Brief Bio

Mr. Rooney has over 30 years of board level international management experience in the Supply Chain Sector across Asia, Europe, Middle East , and the USA. The last 20 years have been at CEO and Managing Director level leading and transforming Suttons International and previously TDG. Graeme is a leader, an innovator and an international strategist having consistently created value for all stakeholders. Graeme joined the partnership with the launch of our UK company, PanVenture Consulting Limited.
From 2009 to 2016 Graeme was Global Managing Director, Suttons International (Singapore and Asia) successfully transforming this company from a continental transport provider to an international logistics and supply chain business. From 1994 to 2009 Graeme was CEO Chemicals and Industrial, TDG (London, Manchester, Barcelona and Dubai). At TDG Graeme led TDG’s Chemical Division from start up to USD 430m revenue. He led the improvement of management capability and expertise by developing and mentoring talent. Graeme has managed the acquisition, integration, and growth of 6 businesses in Belgium, China, Ireland, Spain, and Singapore. Graeme developed and implemented 3 year strategies at both Suttons and TDG. Graeme also acted as Distribution Centre Manager (Watford) and General Manager Network Operations (Liverpool) at NYK Line between 1990 and 1994. Graeme received a BA (Honours) in Business Studies and Marketing from Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in 1982.

Senior Consultant, Professor Ian Gow OBE – Brief CV

Employment Highlights:
– 2014 to 2016: Director of Confucius Institute university of Glasgow
– 2009 to 2014: Principal and CEO, The Sino-British College, University of Shanghai for Science and
Technology, China
– 2007 to 2008: Executive Dean of Bristol Business School and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of West
England (UWE), UK
– 1998 to 2003: Dean of the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) and Pro-Vice Chancellor
(Asia), University of Nottingham
– 1998 to 2002: Deputy Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Director of the Scottish Centre for
Japanese Studies, University of Stirling
– 1990 to 1997: Pro-Vice Chancellor and Chairman of the School of East Asian Studies, University of
Education Highlights:
– 1975 to 1981: PHD (University of Sheffield) – Japanese Studies
– 1971 to 1974: MA (University of Edinburgh) – Politics and Modern History
Chinese Awards:
1. Chrysanthemum Award (Ningbo)
2. West lake Award Zhejiang Province)
3. Magnolia Awards for foreign expert excellence

Professor Ian Gow has strongly supported the development of Chinese Studies and Sino-Chinese relations and was responsible for the establishment of the Centre of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield and was the founding Director of the Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham. Professor Gow served as a member of the UK Government’s Office of Science and Technology’s Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Committee and was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Pacific Asia Project. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society Arts and Commerce and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Linguists.

Project Consultant, Cindy Zhang (Shanghai Based) – Brief CV

Employment Highlights:
– 2016 to 2017: China Representative, Dublin City University Language Centre
– 2008 to 2016: International Recruitment Manager, The Sino-British College, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
– 2007 to 2008: Administrator, ATOMIC Recruitment Australia, Shanghai, China
Education Highlights:
– 2008 to 2011: BA (Shanghai University, China) – English
– 2004 to 2007: Dip. (Shanghai Technical Institute of Electronics & Information) – International Business

Cindy has over eight years experience in the international education industry, specialising in marketing, recruiting and counselling students, with a worldwide network of educational agents and schools. Has expertise in administration, budget planning and control, finance, HR management, international marketing, student recruiting strategy, events management, scheduling and planning. Cindy is Shanghainese and based in Shanghai, China. Cindy is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese. Cindy provides administration and project management to PanVenture’s clients.

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PanVenture are a team of global supply chain experts providing organisations around the world with unique international experience.