Neale O’Connor

Managing Director, Ricebox
Neale O'Connor_Silk Road Associates

Dr Neale O'Connor is Managing Director and Founder of Ricebox (www.ricebox.com) a China risk management consulting company based in Hong Kong. His speaking engagements and executive programs are in demand from international and mainland China managers. Neale has spent 18 years in Hong Kong where he researched the modernization processes of Chinese firms, examining issues such as performance measurement, order qualification, and trust. His 'China 1000' project is the largest ever survey of operational risk issues for foreign buyers and Chinese suppliers. He has worked in the Petroleum and Insurance industries as well as an Accountant

He is a Cofounder of China Sourcing Academy (www.Chinasourcingacademy.com) a complete training system for professional buyers seeking to source from China and is the founder of the China Supplier 1000 Project (www.Chinasupplier1000.com) that focuses on helping suppliers to develop their international business. He is the author of The China Casebook on Operational Risk, and The Management Control of MNCs in China.

Neale has developed corporate business cases for a number of large multinational companies including HTC, PQI, Philips, Delphi, and Alpharma. His cases are used extensively around the world, with over 8,000 purchases to date. Based on publications, citations and research grants, he is one of the leading management accounting researchers in Asia. He is an Associate Professor in Accounting at Hong Kong Baptist University and is also a member of the CIMA Research Board of Directors (U.K.) and a Corporate Social Responsibility judge for the HKMA Financial Reporting Awards. He has previously taught at City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong and The National University of Singapore.