of Scottish Connections

By leveraging the power of our strong Scottish diaspora, the Scottish Connections committee helps Scottish companies and organisations to achieve their full potential throughout China. Let’s Connect.

Let's Connect

Our purpose

We create connections that are multi-dimensional across the wider Scottish business ecosystem in China. Our purpose is to build relationships, locate business growth opportunities and actively share intelligence through our network.

Meet our Committee


Lawrence Jin
Managing Partner Deloitte China and Hon Professor of Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Vice Chair

Kevin Liu
Head of Greater China and Energy Trade Lead for Asia Pacific for Scottish Development International

Vice Chair

Josh Lane
Regional Director Asia, Holland and Sherry

ExCo Sponsor

Kirsten Johnston
Founder & CEO, JWDK


Grace Guan
Regional Director, East Asia, Edinburgh Global,
University of Edinburgh

Chris Harvey
Director China,
Peak Scientific Instruments

Blair Kelly
Independent Business Adviser (retired former Vice President at BP plc)

Steven Lynch
Managing Director, British Chamber of Commerce in China

John Simpkins
General Counsel,
Jardines Matheson

Charles Soong
Managing Director,
Edrington China

Tingting Yang
Head of Corporate Relations, Diageo

St. Andrew’s Ball 2020

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai welcomed over 300 guests to the St. Andrew’s Ball 2020 in celebration of Scotland’s national day. Generously supported by, #Scotland Is Now, the night was a remarkable success!

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BritCham Shanghai is an organisation proudly run by its members — for its members. Whether your business is based in China or overseas, we welcome you to be part of our community. Let's connect, and become a member today.