Change has been the only constant in the life of Marcel Corbeau, a Hong Kong businessman originally from the Netherlands
MANY PEOPLE STRUGGLE to make money, and dream of getting a nice, cushy desk job in big companies in their chosen field.
Marcel Corbeau did it the other way round.
A qualified young accountant, he started with a nice desk job in a company connected to the world’s biggest accountancy firm.
Then he went the other way.
Today, he’s at the sharp end of the business world, as a small entrepreneur with a tiny company, 9,000 kilometers from home, a pioneer cutting himself a new path.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s because Marcel Corbeau is a change agent. He changes businesses, changes addresses, and his skills change the lives of the people he works with.
His story is unusual in many ways – yet at the same time, it is a classic story about how global business works these days. He has worked on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean – and today is based in Hong Kong.
As the world evolves, the center of gravity moves from the west to the east, and from old legacy corporations to bright new future-focused ones.
But between the two bookend activities of his long career, he had had a number of adventures in his personal and working life, including being a struggling single parent, and working in a developing part of Brazil—not to mention having to learn new trades and new languages.
It’s a complex interesting story, so stay tuned and find out more next week…