Kun Cao

Kun Cao

Senior Manager

Senior Manager with solid experience in corporate and business unit strategy, market entry, new business development, and digitization. Currently leading various strategy efforts in energy, telecom, and IT sectors.

Insights by Kun Cao
Prospects in shipbuilding for South Korea and Japan amid the US and China scrutiny

Prospects in shipbuilding for South Korea and Japan amid the US and China scrutiny

8 May 2024 — Following the recent investigation by President Joe Biden into alleged unfair Chinese economic practices in shipbuilding and maritime logistics, the dynamic of the global maritime industry is expected to shift. This action, intended to support US shipbuilders, could inadvertently provide an opportunity for South Korean and Japanese producers to strengthen their market position against increasingly competitive Chinese rivals.

Bringing agility to a traditional PMO to thrive in volatile situations

Bringing agility to a traditional PMO to thrive in volatile situations

21 March 2024 — The concept of PMO or program management office has been around for decades and played an integral part in bringing large scale programs and transformations to fruition. However, with the latest advances in project management, such as agile or lean, it is time for a facelift. In this article, we provide a blueprint for integrating the latest best practices into a traditional PMO setup.

China's landmark for the shipbuilding sector with its first cruise ship setting sail

China's landmark for the shipbuilding sector with its first cruise ship setting sail

15 January 2024 — Adora Magic City, China's first domestically built cruise ship, completed its first commercial voyage. As the vessel set sail, it signified China's capability to build mega-cruise ship and marked a significant milestone in the nation's maritime ambitions.

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

18 December 2023 — Many companies struggle to free up significant cash via optimizing net working capital (NWC). This article walks you through a pragmatic process for optimizing net working capital adding some practical key considerations as well. A systematic process is essential to free up cash reserves and shift working capital management from passive monitoring to active optimization.

China built its first cruise ship, initiating an ambitious plan to take a share of the multi-billion industry

China built its first cruise ship, initiating an ambitious plan to take a share of the multi-billion industry

6 October 2023 — After 3 years of hiatus caused by the COVID-19 restrictions, international cruise lines can now resume sailings from China. However, China has moved forward on a 10-year plan with its own cruise line, with the ambition to become a key player in this multi-billion-dollar industry.

Opportunities for Korean companies in the post-COVID international markets

Opportunities for Korean companies in the post-COVID international markets

4 October 2023 — Amidst the ongoing recovery from the profound ramifications from COVID-19, the global economy and the intricate web of global supply chains are going through a transformative phase. However, within these shifts lie many opportunities. For Korean enterprises, this phase presents the potential for fresh prospects beyond the borders.

New market entry - best practices and lessons learned

New market entry - best practices and lessons learned

2 February 2023 — In a series of webinars and lectures, we discuss how leveraging a systematic and structured methodology for international expansion and new market entry can increase chances of success.

Outlook on the Finnish marine industry

Outlook on the Finnish marine industry

13 May 2022 — Reddal's Marine Practice provided an outlook on the Finnish marine industry in light of recent geopolitical and global supply chain disruptions as an invited speaker at the Finnish Marine Industry Association's annual spring seminar.