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Tradeshift opens new office in Shanghai

31.05.2018  05:48

On 15 May 2018, Tradeshift opened its new Shanghai office, which is located in the same building as the Royal Danish Consulate General. ICDK Shanghai has worked with Tradeshift for some years and is glad to welcome them to ‘our’ building.


The opening ceremony took place at the Royal Danish Consulate General and was joined by friends of Tradeshift, employees and partners. Tradeshift’s management was represented by Founder & CEO, Christian Lanng, SVP of APAC & Co-founder, Mikkel Hippe Brun and the new SVP for Greater China, Galina Ho.

Tradeshift’s development in China
In his opening speech, ICDK Shanghai’s Executive Director, Morten Brandtoft commented on Tradeshift’s impressive development in the competitive Chinese market, which is already advanced within widespread application fintech solutions and e-commerce. A topic, which was also addressed by Hans Henrik Pontoppidan, General secretary of Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF), who further pointed to the fact that: “Success in China is not something you just get – it is something you carefully and strategically plan for, combined with hard work and rapid implementation”.

Interview with Christian Lanng and Mikkel Hippe Brun - Watch the video below to hear for yourself how Tradeshift approached China and what kind of strategic choices they have made to succeed in the market.

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a Danish fintech company founded in 2010 by Christian Lanng, Mikkel Hippe Brun and Gert Sylvest. The organisation is on a mission to digitise trade and offers the world’s largest business commerce platform, which connects buyers, suppliers and all their processes. The organisation has customers in 190 countries and divisions in 13 countries. Tradeshift has been present in China since 2013 and has – besides Shanghai - branches in Suzhou and Chongqing. Their strategic alliance with Baiwang constitutes one of only two companies that are authorized to implement and market e-invoicing solutions for Vat compliance in China.

At ICDK Shanghai, we hope that the success of Tradeshift will inspire more Danish fintech companies to explore business opportunities in China. If you want to know more about the event and fintech in China, please contact our Fintech Innovation Officer, Ran Zhao: or (+86 21) 8025 0627.