Thomas Twardowski, China Business Specialist


Thomas, a versatile business consultant, works from Harris Bricken’s Beijing office. His experience is broad—ranging from supporting our attorneys on film and TV projects to quality control of manufacturing and export projects for foreign engineering firms.

Thomas moves effortlessly between the boardroom and the factory floor, where he routinely anticipates and resolves cross-cultural issues arising in dealings with Chinese interests. He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and is recognized as an adept problem-solver with a keen sense of local customs and business practices.

In addition to holding a master’s degree in business management and marketing, Thomas has completed a two-year Chinese Business Language Course at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics.

Thomas moved to China in February of 2000. He enjoys living and working in Beijing, the cultural center of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). His work and recreational travels take him all over the country, affording him a wonderfully privileged view of Chinese life not typically seen by foreigners.

In his free time, Thomas enjoys travel, practicing internal Chinese martial arts, and diving in South East Asia.

More About Thomas

Professional Experience

China market consultant, consulting work for different clients from Europe and Australia, in China (2003 – Present)

Client Manager, Apex Beijing (2002 – 2004)

Client Manager, consulting for various advertising firms, Poznan, Poland (1997 – 2000)

Practice Areas


  • University of International Business and Economics, Business Chinese language course (2002)
  • University of Economics, Poznan, Poland (M.S., 1997)


  • English (Fluent)
  • Polish (Fluent)
  • Chinese (Fluent)
  • Russian (Conversational)
  • German (Basic)