Born and raised in Paris, I left France 7 1/2 years ago and settled in Shanghai. I am now in Hong Kong since 2017.
Back in 2011, I did not know much of China! For me, it was “The Blue Lotus” – my emlyon cohort was the first one to get to know the students from the Shanghai campus and China was the country where our family group started in 2005 its first international activities.
Therefore, I started working with my family company, ERGET group, which for the past 6 years had been managing and coordinating the claims on behalf of Chinese insurers in Africa and Middle East. I was developing South Asian and American networks, which lead us to become a global surveyor and loss adjusters for them.
In the meantime, I decided after a few years of experience to set up an insurance brokerage company, Red Asia Insurance, with the idea of helping Western SMEs in their risk management in Asia.
Through these years in the region, the “esprit de corps” of emlyon business school alumni has always bring me support in my professional development as well as in my personal life. Whether in Shanghai or Hong Kong and even Singapore where I was supposed to move a couple of years ago, my first contacts have always been with school alumni. I found advice, help and a similar, entrepreneurial mindset that unites us. I was also surprised by the incredible entrepreneurial success that some former emlyon students have had 10,000km away from France!
Living far from home strengthens this feeling of belonging and I am delighted to support the development of the emlyon forever network as an ambassador in Hong Kong alongside with Aude, Christian and Stanislas!
Augustin Redier - emlyon business school forever ambassador in Hong Kong