Jean-Baptiste DealFounder & Managing Director, Avantagents

With more than 15 years of experience in business development and negotiation with Chinese partners, Jean-Baptiste has represented the interests of many businesses of different cultures and nationalities.

Born in France in 1980, Jean-Baptiste became interested in foreign cultures while travelling abroad during his university studies. He showed a keen interest in Mandarin and began his adventure in China by learning Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University, he later completed an MBA degree at HKUST (Hong Kong).

After spending a few years in Beijing, Zhejiang and Guangdong, Jean-Baptiste moved to Hong Kong, where he has lived for more than a decade.

Passionate about negotiation, he completed several Programs On Negotiation at Harvard in the United States. He has exceptional language skills and a deep understanding of several cultures (and their differences).