For more than 20 years Markus Thinnes worked in different management positions in Japan and East Asia, primarily in the machinery and electronics industries.
As Partner and Board Member of UMI ASIA AG in Switzerland he is dealing with business development and monitoring of projects focusing on Japan.
His functional expertise covers business development and intercultural management, strategy and organization development, especially between Japan and Europe.
Markus Thinnes is also founder and board member of several companies in Japan and Switzerland.
In parallel, he is engaged in the education of the next generations of experts at various universities such as HTWG, Konstanz, and IGR, Rennes, France.