Kate Lorenz – Managing Director and Co-Founder
Kate Lorenz has been an expatriate her entire life, having spent extensive periods in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. She has worked directly on expatriate services in China for more than 6 years. Drawing on her diverse personal and professional experience with expatriate lifestyles, Kate has shaped Ark Relocation’s services and culture to create an organization that truly understands the challenges and issues involved in international transfers today.
Dima Lorenz – Managing Partner and Co-Founder
As Managing Partner Dima looks after the geographical development of the company and also steers its client development. After finishing his BA in intl. Management and Chinese from SOAS in the UK, Dima relocated to China where he has been living and working since 2002. A former manager at a Swiss Consultancy he focused on market entry, company formation and BD for start-ups in China before opening Ark together with his wife and partner Kate Lorenz. Dima was born in Hong Kong and speaks German, English, Chinese, Russian and French.
Helene Sini – China Relocation Director
As the head of the relocation team and a prominent member of the Shanghai expat community, Helene not only understands the tasks involved in moving to China today, but also makes it a priority to integrate newcomers into an existing network of contacts and organizations.
Kelsey Shi – Shanghai Relocation Manager
Kelsey Shi was born in raised in China and educated in England. She earned a Masters degree in Emerging Markets from Reading University before returning to China. Kelsey has over 8 years experience as a Housing Consultant, Manager, and Assignee Manager within Ark. She now supports Ark Relocation’s clients and partners.
Lily Chen – Program Manager
Lily has been with Ark since its inception. A native Shanghailander, Lily completed her university studies in English at Shanghai University. She worked in our housing, customer service, and administrative divisions before becoming a Program Manager for large relocation accounts. Lily has traveled extensively throughout China and supports our Beijing and Suzhou operations on a regular basis.
Minna Mustonen – China Relocation Manager
Minna was born and raised in Finland. She has been living in Beijing for the past 16 years, first going to school, then she stayed to continue her studies at the international college in Beijing. Minna’s entire career has been in housing and relocation. First as Customer Relations Manager in a real estate firm, then supporting admissions of one of the International Schools in Beijing and in 2010 joining the Ark Team and managing our China wide team and operations.
We have the combined experience and dedication of our team to thank for our company’s success. All management and senior consultants have been promoted from within and have been supported to thrive in their new positions through extensive external and internal training programs.