Our Team
Karl Borgschulze

Managing Director

Karl Borgschulze draws on more than 30 years of experience and an extensive network in Asia, Europe and the world to design sustainable sourcing solutions for the global manufacturing industry. Mr Borgschulze has comprehensive expertise in the optimisation of value chains and international sustainability management. With his well-founded industry knowledge and global commitment, Karl has an extensive network of international NGOs, companies, government institutions and media circles.Against this background he has increasingly focused on the development of practical industry solutions in recent years.

Hayley Kiesthardt-Wong


Hayley completed her education in Hong Kong. She has been living and working in China for several years and has an in-depth understanding of the business environment there. As a lead consultant in CSI, she has been responsible for several sustainability in supply chain projects. She has carried out numerous social standard trainings for management and operation staff of suppliers, supervising qualification programmes and conducting workshops. By utilizing her excellent interpersonal skill she wins the trust of suppliers from management to workers and this trust is important to achieve project goals.

Anne Thiesen


Anne Thiesen is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer services, HR and logistics industry skilled in marketing, business development, sales, negotiation, business planning, event management, business delegations market research. Her assets are her wide networks, both in Hong Kong as well as Germany and other parts of Europe. She is well connected with various industry sectors such as logistics, including port authorities, terminals, container transportation, governmental departments, chambers and associations, and professional services providers. Ms Thiesen came to Hong Kong in 2005 as Deputy Director of the German Chamber of Commerce. Three years later, she set up her own consulting company. Her service focus is to represent companies and industry organisations in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area on a contract or project basis. She is also the Representative of the Port of Hamburg Marketing Hong Kong office.

Asadul Hassan


Hassan possesses an Honour degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He worked in social and compliance related department for both, domestic and international, retailers and has a comprehensive knowledge about production and merchandising of home textiles in Asian countries. Hassan is very experienced in conducting audits, qualification programmes, code of conduct checks, carbon footprint benchmarking and sustainable products. He is a certified SA8000 basic auditor as well as a certified Environmental Management and Governance consultant and qualified GRI Sustainability reporting trainer.

Juergen Norbert Schuessler


Juergen is a foreign trade expert with more than 20 years of experience of working in senior positions in the electronics industry for German companies in Hong Kong and China. Over the last few years Juergen has shifted his professional focus towards sustainability management and the development of processes for more sustainable supply chains. Juergen has a degree in China Studies from a German university well as degrees in Foreign Trade Management and Sustainability Management. He has the appropriate Chinese language skills and intercultural competency to successfully negotiate on behalf of Western and Asian partners.

Gregor Aschoff


Gregor's expertise is ESG risk management, sustainable digitalization (digital tools to collect, monitor and evaluate sustainability metrics), and legal compliance in a globalized context including sustainability reporting. As a managing director for German companies and a member of the board of a listed company in Australia, Gregor has a strong connection and extensive knowledge in the area of corporate governance. Gregor has an MBA degree (International Management) and is an engineer (Master of Science) as well as an additional qualification from the “Australian Institute of Company Directors”.

Samsad Chowdhury


After earning his MBA in Finance from Southeast University, along with a BBA from American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) and a PGDIT in Information Technology from Jahangirnagar University. Samsad embarked on his career with esteemed companies in Bangladesh, including Bashundhara & Confidence Group. His focus primarily centered around Human Resource Management and compliance matters with M.J. Abedin & Co. and Bureau Veritas. Samsad specializes in conducting various qualifications such as HRIS, teamwork, networking, database management, photography, data entry, and effective communication with meticulous organization. Throughout his tenure at Bashundhara Group and Confidence Group, he not only underwent training but also led audit teams in the realm of Factory Management System, based on ISO 9001:2015.

Hedia Wang

Graphic Designer

Hedia is a graphic designer. She has completed a Bachelor's degree in Product Design and a Master's degree in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong. Her education has equipped her with a broad range of design skills, including sketching, graphic design, prototyping, user interface design, and more. Hedia's passion for design led her to join our team as an intern in 2021. In 2022, Hedia officially became a member of our team, and she has continued to grow in her role.