Having worked in the European energy industry for over 18 years, I decided to join the Uniper Global Commodities Helium Business and move to Asia at the end of 2018. The impressive economic growth across Asia and the resulting significant impact has been a frequent topic of discussions in Europe. I wanted to experience this first-hand myself.
Certainly, I had never imagined to be hit with something like Covid-19 this year.
From a European perspective, I believe it is very difficult – due to the sheer distance involved – to understand the variety, dynamics and dimensions of the Asian markets. I have been both impressed but also surprised, at how little I knew about it while I was in Europe.
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