Leo Liu

Senior Vice President, Asia

+86 22 27500322


Leo is Senior Vice President & Managing Director of TriVista’s Asia Headquarters in Tianjin, China.  He also oversees all recruitment and staffing operations in Asia for TriVista Recruitment. Prior to joining TriVista, Leo established himself as one of China’s few Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing experts implementing and championing Operational Best Practices across a number of industries for Fortune 300 companies throughout the Asia Pacific region.  Leo is an expert in driving operational excellence for multinational companies in China, and assisting those companies with cross culture management. More recently, as TriVista’s lead advisor in China, Leo supports investors and management teams with critical operational initiatives throughout China and Asia.

Industry Experience

Leo has extensive experience across a wide array of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Cosmetics & Cosmeceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Packaging
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Packaging
  • Textiles (Cut & Sew)
  • Footwear

Professional Experience

Leo began his career in Quality Systems Management at Lucas Industries as the Fortune 500 firm expanded operations further into China. After several years in increasingly critical roles for Lucas in China, Leo began working for ITT Industries where he became a Lean Master and Value Based Six Sigma Champion for all of ITT’s operations throughout Asia. Prior to leaving ITT, Leo directed over 1,800 employees as Factory Director and General Manager for their Tianjin, China facility.

  • Plant Manager – Grammer Interior (Tianjin)
  • Deputy Plant Manager – SPX Cooling Technologies (Tianjin)
  • Factory Director – ITT Cannon Electronics (Tianjin)
  • VBSS Champion Asia Pacific – ITT Cannon Switches
  • General Manager – ITT Cannon Connectors (Zhenjiang)
  • Manufacturing Manager – ITT Industries (Tianjin)
  • Project Manager – ITT Industires (Tianjin)
  • Project Manager – Lucas Control Systems (Tianjin)
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor – Lucas Control Systems (Tianjin)


  • Hangzhou University of Commerce – Zhejiang, China
    • Bachelor of Arts in English for International Trade and Business
  • Ashridge University – Berkhamsted, UK
    • Executive Leadership Program


  • Lean Master – ITT University
  • Six Sigma Green Belt – ITT University
  • Six Sigma Champion – ITT University


  • English (fluent)
  • Chinese – Mandarin (fluent)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) China
  • American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) China – Tianjin

Personal Interests & Endeavors

Leo is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys traveling. When he isn’t on the road, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his family in Tianjin.

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