Gao is one of Tractus’ most senior Strategy and Implementation practice consulting managers. Based out of Tractus’ Shanghai office for more than 11 years, Gao has led dozens of multinational manufacturing investments in Asia including site selection, real estate and investment incentives negotiations, M&A and project implementation management. His experience spans a variety of sectors including the automotive, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceutical, medical devices, minerals manufacturing and construction industries among others. Recent engagements include the industrial site selection, investment incentives negotiations and entity-establishment of a US$150 million textile processing plant, advisory on a M&A transaction between a US distributor and Chinese OEM and the disposition of a 50,000 m2 manufacturing facility and a first-of-its kind acquisition by a foreign company of a Chinese OTC-listed group.
Prior to joining Tractus, Gao owned and operated an engineering and management consulting business where he plied his academic training as a civil engineer.