WAUKESHA, WIS.— Eric V. Zwisler, who has spent 25 years in business in China, will be the keynote speaker at Carroll University’s Career Day on April 11, 2013. Zwisler also will receive a Carroll Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement.
His talk, “Riding the Red Dragon: Creating a Life and Career in China,” will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Stackner Ballroom of the Campus Center, 101 N. East Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Career Day, a networking opportunity for students, alumni and members of the business community, and Zwisler’s lecture are sponsored by the Carroll Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.
Zwisler, a 1980 Carroll graduate, earned an MBA and is a master’s degree candidate in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. He earned a Chinese language certificate at the Interuniversity Center for Chinese Studies in Taipei and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Now president of Cardinal Health China, Zwisler has been involved in health care businesses in China for 23 years. Most recently, he was CEO of Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific, a Pan Asia health care distribution and services company with operations in 15 Asian countries. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years establishing and building a breakthrough distribution business in China for Zuellig Pharma, which was sold in 2010 to Cardinal Health. Following that sale, Zwisler returned to China to lead the business again.
He has been recognized by the Chinese government for contributions to business and society, including the Friendship Medal, the highest national award bestowed on foreigners in China. He is chairman of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers, a board member of the Jane Goodall Institute in Shanghai, and a board member of ChinaYES, which promotes environmental protection concepts to Chinese youth.