Shanghai De Chen Enterprise Management Consulting Co. Ltd.,
Mr. Bernd Pichler who was at that time senior executive at Shanghai
Volkswagen, and Prof. Dr. Utz Schaeffer from the German Business School WHU Vallendar.
They were activists of "Controlling in China", which was at that time
an initiative with the objective to promote the dialog between German
and Chinese business and finance professionals interested in modern,
efficient management accounting and controlling practice.
The 1st forum was held in Shanghai in October 2013. It was co-organized by Shanghai De Chen Enterprise Management Consulting Co. Ltd., CA Controller Akademie from Germany, the International Association of Controllers (ICV), and the Shanghai National Accounting Institute. Through the involvement of the German Chamber of Commerce in China Shanghai which has taken over the role of co-organizer since 2014, the Sino-German Controlling Forum has enhanced the industry focus and put a stronger emphasis on building a bridge between German and Chinese controlling practices.