Thomas Twardowski, China Business Advisor


A versatile business consultant, Thomas works closely with Harris Bricken’s China lawyers and clients. 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 in dealing with Chinese businesses. 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.

Thomas has a master’s degree in business management and marketing and he also 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. 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)


  • 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)

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