Dr. Kai Pflug is a chemist by educational background. After obtaining a Ph.D. in chemistry and a master in economics, Dr. Pflug first worked as an R&D chemist for five years before moving into management consulting. In 2000, he joined the chemical practice of Arthur D. Little in Germany as a consultant. In 2004, he moved to Shanghai for a niche consulting company, working as their Vice President APAC and establishing a representative office for them. Since 2009, he has been the head of his own consulting company, Management Consulting – Chemicals. The firm exclusively focuses on the chemical industry in China, covering topics such as strategy, marketing, target search and M&A. In his 15 years of living in Shanghai, Kai has conducted more than 100 consulting projects for a multitude of clients from the chemical industry. In addition, Kai has authored more than 200 papers, the majority of which cover some aspect of the chemical industry in China.