Mónica Wong Profile

Monica Wong   Founder of Monica Wong Corporate Guidance (MW Corporate Guidance) was born in México City.

She studied International Commerce and Agribusiness at Tecnologico de Monterrey

in Monterrey City, in México.

Her Mexican and Dutch nationalities and Chinese roots along with a wide working experience in China and The Netherlands have given her a deep understanding of both Chinese, Mexican and Dutch culture.

She has been working as an import and export consultant. Her specialization is International Trade and Investment project development in The Benelux region, China, Mexico and other Latin American countries.

While living and working in The Netherlands since 2006, she has gained a deep understanding of the Dutch language, culture, business etiquette and protocol. The Dutch communicate extremely directly. This is important to take it in to account when doing business with Chinese and Latin people. Regulations and certification play a big part in doing business in the Netherlands. Still Dutch companies could judge how you are introduced so it is wise to have a third-party introduction if possible. With Monica’s help you can overcome more of these cultural barriers with the Dutch people.

In 2002 she collaborated with BGP Mexico, a leading Chinese geophysical company and member of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Here she gained knowledge of the Oil Industry. In June 2004 she took the position of Director and Office Manager in Beijing, China for ITESM. She set up the first liaison office of ITESM in China, situated in the Mexican Embassy in China. She used this opportunity to gain a high level of Mandarin and establish a network in politics and diplomacy between China and Mexico. She set up the first student exchange network between Mexico and China. She initiated the co-operation between Tecnologico de Monterrey and major Chinese Universities; such as Tsinghua  Daxue University, Beida (Beijing) University and University of International Business and Economics (UIBE). In 2005 she started negotiations to open the Confucius Institute in México City. The National Office of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, HANBAN, and the Mexican government, opened the Confucius Institute in 2006.

She joined Shell International Exploration and Production in September 2007 in the Netherlands. She worked here as a Contract Administrator of the Commercial Department. Through this experience she gained management and problem solving skills, experience in contracting and procurement. as well as international business consulting experience.

In 2008 she returned to Beijing, this time as a freelance business consultant in China for Mexican and Dutch companies. She also advised Chinese companies aiming to enter foreign markets. She

initiated contact with Chinese, European and Latin American companies organizing business trips in China. Here the idea evolved of setting up her own consulting company in the Netherlands. This idea became reality in 2010.

In 2009 Mónica Wong came back to the Netherlands and was appointed Director of Exports of ProMexico for Benelux. ProMexico is the Mexican Government institution in charge of promoting the export activity of Mexican companies and to attract foreign direct investment to Mexico. It is situated in the Mexican Embassy in the Netherlands. She was the project manager of multiple export promotion projects to the Netherlands and established and facilitated contacts between Mexican exporters and Dutch importers. In January 2010 she participated in the setting up of the operations of the Mexican company Grauforz in Rotterdam. Grauforz is a company specialized in trading steel. She was the general co-ordinator of the project for setting up business in Europe.

In April 2010 Monica Wong established MONICA WONG CORPORATE GUIDANCE in The Hague. It can be seen as a culmination of all the experience she has gained so far. Monica Wong is an expert in export consulting, agribusiness, international trade and foreign investment projects. Her company aims to serve as a bridge between companies from Latin-America, Europe and China, to help them participate in global business.