Daniël de Blocq van Scheltinga


Daniël is the founder and managing partner of Polarwide Ltd, a Hong Kong based independent financial and strategy advisory firm. He partners with Silk Road Associates as part of our executive program and briefing services.

Daniël is the former CEO of ChemChina Finance Company, the financial and M&A arm of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), Asia’s third largest chemical company. In this position, he was the first non-PRC citizen to ever be appointed to the management committee level of ChemChina and was one of the most senior non-PRC citizens working for a Chinese state-owned enterprise.

Daniël was also the Asia Pacific Head of Chemicals and later the Asia Head of Asset Based Finance for ABN AMRO in Hong Kong. Prior to this, he enjoyed a 10-year banking career in Europe with ABN AMRO, DKB and KB.

Daniël provides unique value to our executive programs and briefing services as a result of his knowledge of Asia’s chemical and financial markets combined with his insights into how a Chinese state-owned enterprise works.