Switzerland

UMI Asia AG in Aarburg serves as a headquarter. We take care about our European clients and manage the business with our subsidiaries in Asia.

In case that companies in Asia look for a market entry into Europe, UMI Asia AG serves as the Umbrella Company for the Asian company and provides all the services that are part of the Umbrella Concept offering. This may include the compilation of a market entry study as a first step.

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke, Managing Director and President of the Board

UMI Asia AG, Steinrain 16, 4663 Aarburg, Switzerland

During his 30 years of practice as a consultant, trainer and entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke worked in more than 40 countries, with a regional focus on ASEAN countries. As Managing Director of UMI ASIA AG in Zurich he is dealing with business development and monitoring of project execution. His functional expertise covers internationalization and intercultural management, entrepreneurship, strategy, change and cooperation management.
His responsibilities as a Professor at the School of Business of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) includes the offshore MBA programs of FHNW in ASEAN countries and the SwissInnovation Challenge in Switzerland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prof. Reineke is also Founder and Board Member of several companies in the consulting and other service sectors in Europe and Asia. Previously he had positions in various universities and major consulting companies such as Gemini Consulting (Cap Gemini).
Prof. Reineke received his Master Degree in Economics and his Ph.D. in International Management from the University of M√ľnster / Germany.

Stefan Philippi MA, EMBA, Partner

UMI ASIA AG, Steinrain 16, 4663 Aarburg, Switzerland

Stefan Philippi has many years of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation, works with numerous start-ups or coaches them and has an excellent network in this field. He has been the head of the Swiss Innovation Challenge office, one of the largest start-up and innovation support programmes in Switzerland, for almost 10 years.
At the School of Business of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) he teaches  entrepreneurship and innovation and has a research focus is in Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Stefan Philippi is member of several juries of start-up and innovation competitions in Switzerland and Asia as the Swiss Excellence Award, the Swiss Sustainable Challenge, or the Swiss Innovation Challenge ASEAN. He is also board member of start-up support or academic organisations as genisuisse Aargau (Switzerland) or gesowip.
He received his Master Degree in Sociology, History and Media and Communication sciences at the University of Basel / Switzerland and holds an executive MBA from the FHNW / Switzerland.

Dr. Andreas Hinz, Partner

UMI ASIA AG, Steinrain 16, 4663 Aarburg, Switzerland

Andreas Hinz currently focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation and digital transformation with special emphasis on sustainable business models. He teaches in various Swiss and international programmes in Switzerland and Asia. He is programme manager of two international MBA programmes. Further, he works as start-up mentor and sits in juries of business incubators and start-up competitions in Switzerland and Asia. Andreas is also co-founder of a sustainable venture.

Prior to his current focus areas, Andreas has also acquired experience in international asset management, sustainability and philanthropy.

Andreas holds a PhD in sustainability innovation, a master in economics and has done postgraduate studies in entrepreneurship.