China Business Development Associates
China Business Development - Advisors

Mr. Steve Mullinjer             Heidrick & Struggles, China Managing Partner

Mr. Tracy Myers                Chevron Facilities Engineering Manager

Mr. Steve Mullinjer
Heidrick & Struggles, China Managing Partner
China Leadership, People Leadership, Knowledge Leadership

A native of Australia and a twenty year veteran of China and Hong Kong - Steve Mullinjer
and David Stiefel share a common background of attending the Beijing Languages
University in 1986 and 1987 and working for IBM in the late 1980s in Beijing.   Steve
holds four degrees including an undergraduate degree from Beijing Languages
University, a B.A. in Urban Design, and dual Master’s Degrees in Human Relations and
International Law from The Australia National University.

Steve is the Managing Partner for Heidrick & Struggles China.  He is an active member of
the firm’s Industrial and Financial Services Practices serving the recruiting needs of
global MNCs and local conglomerates.  He was awarded the “Headhunter of the Year”
in 2000 by the Financial Intelligence Agency and is often a featured guest on Asia Pacific
business shows such as MS NBC, CNN, and others.
“To get China right from the leadership point of view, companies must first develop the
correct strategy for acquiring, developing, and retaining leadership bench strength.  Not
just for the top positions, but for second tier and middle management ranks”.  

Tracy Myers
Plant and Facilities Engineering

Tracy Myers is another twenty year veteran of China.  A native of the United States,
Tracy brings over twenty years of experience in facilities engineering design and analysis
to the team.  David and Tracy have know each other for over ten years and have
collaborated on various Due Diligence Projects for major MNCs considering acquisitions
in China.  

Tracy conducts detailed analysis of existing and planned facilities,  providing an
assessment built on years of hard-won operating experience in China. Tracy is also one
of the most experienced project managers to oversee the construction of new facility
upgrades to billion dollar construction projects -- including sea ports, airports, nuclear
power plants, petrochemical plants, chemical plants and automotive factories amongst

"After 20 years in China I'm still frequently making new discoveries, you can't believe what
really happens behind the plant doors and walls here until you've waded in and had to
face it and fix it. As a foreign firm you can't operate the same way as the local competitors
but nor can you pretend that you are not in an environment and culture different from 'at
home'. The 'trick' is to find the best of both worlds, not to look for a series of