Magali Menant

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Magali heads the Shanghai Office of CONSTELLATIONS, which she co-owns since 2012. She oversees and delivers on projects for corporates and institutions alike, including strategic advisory, concept development, mapping and facilitation. She designs and facilitated learning programs and collaborative workshops across sectors.

She has trained on Facilitation of Collaborative Workshops (Formapart, Paris), SPOT on Facilitation and Future Search (Intents, Shanghai), Theory U Foundation Program  (Presencing Institute, Hangzhou), Design Thinking and Business Model Generation (SAP, Shanghai), Art of Hosting, (Knowmads, Vietnam). She received her certification in 2017 from the International Association of Facilitator  (IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator).

Her specialty is sustainability and urbanisation. While designing city-to-city peer learning programs for sustainable urban development (between China/Asia and Europe, among Chinese/Asian cities), she  also often facilitate corporate leadership groups (ManCom, ExCom levels) on sustainability and innovation strategy as well as multistakeholder dialogues across sectors and disciplines.

She has been working in China since 2001 with a strong focus on Sino-European/ German cooperation on sustainability and urbanization issues.

Prior to founding CONSTELLATIONS, from 2002 to 2011, Magali worked at the Delegation of German Commerce and Industry in Shanghai, where she was in charge of promoting Sino-German cooperation in the field of environment and sustainability issues. With her team, Magali developed a platform called econet china, which aims at further positioning German solutions for sustainability in China, in particular successful concepts for energy efficiency in building and sustainable urban development. econet china acts as an industry and research consortium, pooling resources from various stakeholders to offer solutions to Chinese decision makers (local governments, developers, investors, city planners, design institutes).

Magali has a solid understanding of the current sustainability issues linked to rapid urbanization in China and has extensive experience in marketing, public-private partnership building, strategic network development as well as management.

With a degree in International Business (BA, ESCE, France), Magali first came to China in 2001 to conduct research on opportunities in the Chinese wind energy market for a French wind turbine manufacturer. She later on completed a Master in International Relations at the Free University in Berlin. Her main interests are urban governance and the role of cities on the global stage, and her masters thesis focused on city-to-city networking and sustainability studies.

Magali is fluent in English, German, Chinese, Polish & French.