He was speaking of the first summer celebration organized by the Hesse state government in Berlin, where he was representing the state. But he also took the evening as an opportunity for serious, in-depth discussion, touching on topics such as the situation of executives in Asia with Joy Edwin Thanarajah (pictured at left), the managing partner of personnel consulting firm DEININGER CONSULTING, which has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Shanghai. The two of them chatted with Bodo Krüger, honorary consult of Nepal and president of the Frankfurt-based German-Asian Business Circle (pictured, center), about the close connection between Hesse and Asia. Thanarajah is the influential business club’s vice-president. He is also involved in other international business associations and networks, such as the Hesse-China Network.