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Finiens facilitates cooperation between Chinese and German decision-makers in business, science, education and administration. We promote exchange, mutual learning and a better understanding of cultural differences. Your success is our top priority.


Excellence at all Levels

We believe that quality is the best policy. Therefore we impose the highest quality criteria on our own work and our partners. Our expertise in different fields of knowledge, our experience based on different professional backgrounds, our high-ranking partners and contacts, as well as our linguistic and cultural understanding, allow for the best result for your project.

Our team is distinguished by

– A high scientific level
– Practical and diverse professional background in business, science, associations, politics, media and culture
– A corresponding high-level and diverse network in Germany and China
– Trilingual services at native speaker level (Chinese / English / German)
– Chinese-German cultural diversity
– Direct communication
– Fast, effective and reliable decisions


Connecting Stakeholders of Both Cultures

In our globalized world, the most successful negotiators will be those who know their counterparts and understand their motivation and background. Finiens helps build this bridge, promoting mutual understanding and raising awareness of cultural differences.

Our large network of scientists, societal stakeholders and experts from the media, culture, politics and business is therefore not only the basis of our services, but we also see it as the key to our mission to strengthen the exchange between China and Germany and the opportunities of change for both cultures.

Management Team

Cosmopolitan and Culturally Sensitive

Julia Haes, Founder and CEO (photo)

Dr. Julia Haes studied business administration at LMU Munich and California State University (San Bernardino) and completed an apprenticeship as an office clerk at the W.A.F. Institut für Betriebsrätefortbildung. During her PhD at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) on "university brands", she has set up an international MBA program (Media and Communication) and organized various international training programs for companies such as Deutsche Telekom and SAP organized. From 2009 to 2012, she supervised and expanded cooperation with China at Freie Universität Berlin. Subsequently, she worked again in the family business and is a member of the board there. In founding Finiens, she has combined her two professional areas of training and China. Since 2019 she has been managing the Munich office.

Julia Haes lives with her family on Lake Starnberg south of Munich.

Hanhan Jia
, Managing Director

Hanhan Jia studied at the University of Witten-Herdecke. After graduation she led the International Office of Tongji University (Shanghai) and organized numerous exchange programs between Germany and China in education and politics for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Afterwards, she led several years of research projects in various strategy consultancies and advised renowned German and international companies on their strategy and personnel development in China. She is fluent in German, English and Chinese. She heads the Berlin office.

Hanhan Jia lives in Berlin.

Advisory Board

International Expert Advice

Günter Gerhard

Günter Gerhard is a lawyer specializing in employment law and has worked for many years in the Bavarian State Chancellery. In 1984 he founded his own company, which offers (legal) training for works councils. He is a member of the CSU and for twelve years was mayor of his home town. He has a full understanding of the needs and constraints of local and regional actors.

Klaus Mühlhahn

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and since 2014 Vice President of Freie Universität Berlin, regularly speaks with Chinese decision-makers about the political and economic system in China and Germany and advises on questions of university and science management. He is fluent in Chinese. His 2019 published book "Making China Modern. From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping "treats the history of China from 1640 to today from an institutional perspective.

Zhang Junhua

Prof. Dr. Junhua Zhang is Professor of Political Science at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He is director of the Center for Israel Studies and of the International Master Program "Politics and Economy of China". He is also a senior associate at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS).
Prof. Zhang completed his dissertation in philosophy at the J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt. In addition to his long career at Freie Universität Berlin and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), he was also a visiting professor at several universities in Canada, Israel, Austria and France.

Carolin Zeller

Prof. Dr. Carolin Zeller is a political scientist and teaches at the private Quadriga Hochschule Berlin German and lectures international groups on topics related to political governance. She also has experience in local politics and decision-making in communities.


We are Looking for You

We are growing and are always looking for motivated and committed lateral thinkers who enjoy a varied activity in the German-Chinese environment.

Do you have:

– A university degree
– Ideally first work experience
– Fluent language skills in at least two of the languages: German, Chinese, English

We also look at:

– Flexibility and resilience - a must at the interface between the two cultures!
– Organizational skills
– Communication skills and teamwork

If you are interested in working with us in an exciting international environment, we look forward to receiving your application at recruiting (@) finiens.net