Peony Liang

Peony Liang
  1. Tell us who you are!

    I am Peony Liang. As more than 13 years career life in Finance area, I started my career as editor and journalist of finance and economics, now I work as Head of Finance in a 13 Billion RMB annual sales and 2400 employees company of Volkswagen Group. Before that I worked in Continental Group as CFO in a new JV plant when I back to China from German headquarter in 2014.

  2. What does “Social Capital” mean to you?

    Now more and more international companies are working on diversity which to increase female management proportion. My understanding of “Social Capital” is try to coach the high potential females be successful in their career.

  3. What makes you successful in life/current job?
    1. Well rounded expertise in key finance areas including accounting and reporting.
      Controlling, planning & analysis, Treasury, strategy and tax.
    2. Business acumen, operational excellence and economic & strategic thinking.
    3. Leadership, especially intercultural management.
    4. Global project management and German headquarter controlling experience.
    5. International EMBA ( Tongji-Mannheim University) study.
  4. What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?

    Got the only global assignment chance of Finance & Controlling function since most global assignment are technical, R&D, Sales, Purchasing.

  5. What skills, experiences or incidences helped you to get you to where you are today? What hindered?

    Commitment skills, problem solving ,deal with complexity.

  6. What can you offer your 1World Mentee?

    Find out the high potential areas of the Mentee and coach her how to further develop herself to be more successful based on her advantages, big picture, business awareness, global vision.

  7. What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?

    Young and energetic, quick learner, open minded, strong desire for self-development.

  8. Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?

    Yes. This could be broken with more and more successful examples to enhance the confidence both for young female professionals and the social mass.