Shanghai, China - October 24, 2011 - A select group of China business leaders were welcomed by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG and L.E.K. Consulting in Shanghai on Monday, October 24,2011 as part of the Duke’s current visit to China.

The Duke’s visit to China follows recent successful visits by Premier Wen Jiabao to the UK and by Prime Minister David Cameron to China and underlines the growing importance of China-UK relationships.

The Duke of York is a leading advocate for the UK as an attractive inward investment destination for foreign investors, creating more positive business conditions for British businesses investing overseasChina is a key focus market and His Royal Highness has visited China on many previous occasions.


Following a brief discussion on the development of L.E.K.’s leading strategy consulting capabilities in China the Duke joined a dinner hosted by L.E.K. for business leaders from around Greater China where the strategic challenges faced by businesses with international growth aspirations were discussed.

HRH The Duke of York with business leaders at dinner in Shanghai

HRH The Duke of York with Wang Qunbin, President of Fosun Group

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L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm with offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises clients on the key issues facing their organisations to help them make informed decisions more quickly and solve their toughest and most critical business problems. L.E.K. was founded in the UK in 1983 and has emerged as a leading international strategic advisor. L.E.K. is a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade), employs more than 900 professional staff around the world and has had a presence in China since 1998. For further information see  or contact Ellen Fang (+86 21 6122 3900).

The Duke of York is the fourth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. His role involves supporting The Queen as Head of State; supporting the business community within society and looking forward to finding ways to enhance their ability to create prosperity for the UK. For further information see or contact Ed Perkins (+44 207 930 4832).

and helping UK companies export their products to emerging and established markets.