Asia Insight Circle was founded as a private business network of C-Suite professionals from across numerous industries. Our limited-seating monthly meetings provide deep dives into a wide variety of topics of interest to business professionals doing, or wanting to do, business in Asia. Our services offering extends well beyond our monthly meetings. The vast network we’ve developed at Asia Insight Circle affords us the ability to make connections for our clients wherever and whenever they need it. Asia Insight Circle is where business leaders get business done.
Our services include arranging sounding board meetings for CEOs and senior leaders seeking to do business more effectively in China, as well as one-on-one meetings with select CEOs in specific industries. We also assist clients with assembling advisory boards comprised of diverse members with relevant experience and insights to help spur growth and profitability.
Service offerings also include CEO counseling, professional services training, workshops, webinars, and leadership development, event management and execution, influencer marketing consulting and campaign development, media and communications training for senior executives.
With some 25+ years of communication strategy experience gained working and living in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, France, and the United States, it’s only natural that Walter Jennings is the CEO of Asia Insight Circle.
Walter served as Vice President, Global Corporate Communication at Huawei Technologies in their corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China from 2015-2018. Huawei is the world’s leading telecommunications technology company with 200,000 employees in 170 countries and 2018 revenue of US$108 billion.
During his tenure at Huawei, his focus was on building and protecting corporate reputation in all countries outside of China. In addition, Walter was a spokesperson for the Huawei brand and led Huawei’s global corporate sustainability communications program. Walter developed and led a well-recognized international Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Program that involved the recruitment of key technology influencers around the world.
Earlier in his career, Walter led the Greater China operations for a corporate reputations consultancy in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was based in Sydney and led the Australia and New Zealand markets. He has served four years as Vice President, Global Communications at Ford Motor Credit Company in Dearborn, Michigan. He began his career in New York.
A permanent resident based in Hong Kong, he is an American-Australian dual-national who is fluent in French and conversational in Mandarin. He has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University.
Santo Rizzuto is the Director of the Asia Insight Circle organization, leading operations and event management. A serial entrepreneur, Santo was the co-founder of Pearl River Antiques, importing high end antiques from China to galleries in Dallas, Chicago, and various cities throughout the state of Michigan.
Santo is the quintessential event planner, managing all facets of event planning, development, and execution for a myriad of clients in and around Hong Kong and in other cities around the world. His eye for detail, creative nature, and ability to instinctively know how to put together events that are not only magnificent in every way, but which perfectly suit the end vision and result his clients seek.
He also provides personal tours for visiting executives, influencers, and KOLs, including shopping expeditions, design assistance, and negotiation services for clients interested in custom tailored goods, handbags, shoes, eyeglasses, paintings, artwork, and other goods made in China.
Santo has a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University.