Solving problems upstream
Supply Chain, Business Intelligence, Resilience
Helping you build resilience in practice
Current Consulting Group

Current Consulting is a Supply Chain and Risk firm with a specific focus on operational quality and risk mitigation in China. We are headquartered in Hong Kong, with operational offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen (opening early 2019).

We know all the ins and outs of manufacturing in China, from early planning stages and market entry to operational efficiency, execution, problem solving, and risk management. We take pride in our in-depth knowledge across industries in China, ranging from automobile and heavy-duty manufacturing to IPO preparations and cross border fintech.
Case studies & Projects
Testimonials & References
Thomas Olsson, NCC Purchasing Group
“Current Consulting have assisted us with a variety of services for our purchasing office in Shanghai, China. They are customer oriented and gives us timely and proactive attention and service. We are satisfied with our cooperation with Current Consulting and recommend their services to other companies needing quality control and delivery assurance services in China and Asia”.
Thomas Olsson, NCC Purchasing Group
Mariella Lundgren, Avisera AB
“Current Consulting has been supporting us with both small- and large-scale assessments and quality assurance projects across our supplier network in China. Their quick and dependable on-the-ground advice is crucial for us to continuously improve quality, minimize risk and for the positive development of all supplier relationships”
Mariella Lundgren, Avisera AB
Lars Eriksson, GMA AB
“We have been sourcing material and components in Asia for the past 10 years and know first-hand both the opportunities and risks involved of doing business in the region. Whenever we feel the need to minimize our risks, or to solve urgent problems in our supply-chain, we collaborate with Current Consulting’s team in Hong Kong and Shanghai and they always deliver fast service and efficient solutions.”
Lars Eriksson, GMA AB
Nils Wanhainen, Pandalus AB
“Pandalus invests heavily in transparent, responsible and environmentally sustainable relationships throughout our supply-chain. To ensure that our high standards are maintained, we collaborate with Current Consulting’s professional team in China to conduct analysis and on-site CSR audits on our supplier base”.
Nils Wanhainen, Pandalus AB
Our Experts
Björn Wahlström
Björn Wahlström
Managing Director
Anders Bäckström
Anders Bäckström
Partner
Jacky Han
Jacky Han
Senior Consultant
Ilya Umanskiy
Ilya Umanskiy
Director, CCG Resilience
Amber Ma
Amber Ma
Risk Manager
Thomas Olsson
Thomas Olsson
Partner
Björn Wahlström
Björn Wahlström

Managing Director

BJÖRN WAHLSTRÖM is a seasoned risk management expert with over 15 years’ experience in China. Björn is a Partner and Managing Director based in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in due diligence and corporate investigations and has personally led investigations in China as well as in Europe and the U.S. He has also been involved in investigative work in high risk countries. Björn is a certified external SAI auditor, with extensive on-the-ground experience in corporate security and manufacturing in China. Björn is also active in the field of FinTech and cross-border payment systems. Previous roles include Asia Quality Manager for Swedish multinational SCA (Shanghai), head of IP Investigations for Australian O2O Brand Protection (previous CISAA), and Hong Kong Manager for risk management firm Keylink Associates.
 
Anders Bäckström
Anders Bäckström

Partner

ANDERS BÄCKSTRÖM has over 12 years of management- and business development experience in China, Asia and Europe. Anders is the Founder and former Managing Director of Current Consulting Group, and has served a global client base with a wide variety of business interests in Asia since 2007. Has also held several manager positions at Crem International, in Asia Pacific, China and UK, penetrating, establishing and successfully growing numerous new markets, setting up region wide sales- and distribution networks. Furthermore, Anders served two years in the Swedish Armed Forces, first as APC squad leader based at IB2 in Sweden and then international service in Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia under NATO/KFOR.
 
Jacky Han
Jacky Han

Senior Consultant & Lead Auditor

JACKY HAN is a quality expert with over 8 years’ experience in quality management. Jacky’s focus is on auditing, quality systems, and problem solving in manufacturing. He is a BSI certified quality manager, and has extensive experience in Corporation Social Responsibility, ISO9001, and practical supply chain optimization. Previous roles include Quality Engineer for Shimano Bicycle Components and Shanghai Grandar Light Art & Technology.
 
Ilya Umanskiy
Ilya Umanskiy

Director, CCG Resilience

Ilya has many grateful clients in multiple countries around the world.  His work has touched a wide spectrum of resilience factors, including:
  • threat and vulnerability assessments
  • risk management framework development
  • design and implementation of technological, physical, and operational asset protection controls
  • incident management
Here are just a few of his past accomplishments:
  • Security redesign project lead for the UN HQ in New York City: access control, video surveillance, blast protection, information protection
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment for one of the world’s top international law firms. He found critical vulnerabilities in protection of information on leased desktop computers and in financial instruments.
  • Helped a sovereign wealth fund mitigate information protection vulnerabilities after several incidents
  • Enabled a high net-worth family with recommendations for better protection of their reputation, lifestyle, and residence. Found shortcomings in protection of privacy, travel, and electronic security systems
  • Advised a government agency on risk management for an upcoming transportation project
  • Helped remove a rogue executive and resolve a 3-day plant siege for a client in the manufacturing sector
  • Developed an intellectual property protection framework for a large multinational corporation
  • Helped Philippine government investigate causes of a fatal explosion at a large residential complex and improve the systems of prevention and incident response
Ilya believes that resilience can be achieved by aligning organization’s culture, processes, and resources with in-depth understanding of mission-critical assets and risks facing the organization’s objectives. To learn more about Ilya, please consider the following talks and presentations:

The Rise of Resilience

A Failure to Plan (with Sean A. Ahrens) The Generalist Webcast  
 
Amber Ma
Amber Ma
AMBER MA is a highly experienced investigator and security practitioner with over 10 years of success in client relationship management and field operations. She’s been responsible for a number of high-profile raids and seizures in mainland China and has led several international investigations. Amber is based in Shenzhen and manages all operational matters of the risk department.
Thomas Olsson
Thomas Olsson

Partner

THOMAS OLSSON is an experienced executive in supply chain and sourcing. He is a Partner and Member of the board for Current Consulting, as well as the co-founder of Swedish based consultancy firm PPS Consulting AB. Thomas has a long background in the construction industry, and has held several executive positions in Procurement and Change management in Europe and Asia. Previous roles include Regional Manager for ThyssenKrupp (Sweden), VP NCC Construction (Sweden), and Head of NCC Purchasing Asia (Shanghai).  
News & Insights
Kobe Steel Scandal
Kobe Steel Scandal
The report, produced by Kobe Steel without input from regulators or other outside parties, concluded that the company had erred by elevating the pursuit of short-term profit over the maintenance of scrupulous quality standards. That failing, it said, was exacerbated by lax oversight by senior executives and an “insular” corporate culture that discouraged employees from questioning improper but...
Björn Wahlström appointed MD
After 12 years in China, and 11 years at the helm of Current Consulting Group, our Managing Director Anders Bäckström has decided to move his base to back to Europe where he will be able to work closer with key European clients and business development. Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Björn Wahlström as the new Managing Director of the group.
OPERATIONAL RISKS IN CHINA 2020 AND BEYOND
We are happy to announce this inaugural event by Current Consulting Group, where we will address new and evolving threats to operations in China and Hong Kong. Against the background of current political turbulence, we want to take the opportunity to look at new ways of making use of intelligence and discuss innovative methods of proactive due diligence, and how to make adequate contingency...
Contact us for more information

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Office


    66/F The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

    info@current-consulting.hk
    Shanghai

    Shanghai office


    Room 1902, Xinmei Plaza, 585 Middle Tianmu Road, Shanghai, China

    info@current-consulting.hk