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Francois Daugny | Colliers | Shanghai CHJ

Francois Daugny

Deputy Managing Director

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Currently Deputy Managing Director of Colliers Project Management (PjM) - CHINA 

A French national living in China since more than 20 years, I have been leading construction projects in China, setting up a variety of manufacturing facilities for blue chip, multinational groups. Yet under my leadership,  Colliers Project Management (China) has nurtured a diverse team able to service not only manufacturing clients, but also those looking to establish high quality retail, education, health,  F&B  and hospitality facilities here in China.

I am a chartered member of the UK's Institution of Civil Engineers, a graduate of INSEAD (TGM 2012) and I also give lectures in the field of Project Management at UTSEUS, the Sino-European School of Technology at Shanghai University.


·      Management of mid-size services company, P&L and development

·      Management of CAPEX projects

·      Factory start up and ramp-up management:

·      Contract engineering

·     Crisis management, problem solving, project recovery

·      Knowledge of China (20 years of presence in Shanghai)

·      Member of the Board of Directors & Supervisory Board

·      Preparation of medium term industrial plans


·      2012: INSEAD, General Manager program, executive education

·      2007: CHARTERED ENGINEER, British Institution of Civil Engineers.

·      1992: DESS, COMPUTER SCIENCE - DOUBLE COMPETENCE (computer science + technology / mechanical design) University Joseph FOURIER (Grenoble, FRANCE). Phoenix, Arizona (USA), Arizona State University (exchange program).

·      1991: “MAITRISE” of Technology, specialty: industry and mechanical design, University J. FOURIER (Grenoble, FRANCE).

Memberships & Involvements

  • British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, vice-chair of “Construction & Property Focus Group”
  • Indoor Air Quality Association, China Branch, member of the Board of Directors
  • Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution Of Civil Engineers (UK)
  • UTSEUS (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Belfort, etc.), cooperation program with SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY: “Project Management”, and support to Project Internship in several industries.

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