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Our partner team works with experts in consulting and training, web and print design,  journalism and editing, film and video production, programming, coaching, mentoring and mediation, as well as translation and localization.


Mr Kay Schöne

CEO S-MM International

Mr Schoene completed double-degree international studies in European Business Administration at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

He worked as a correspondent banker at the Banco Nacional de México (BANAMEX) in Mexico-City and as a strategic planner and Group Controller at the Hypo-Bank AG .

Thereafter, he was active as an international management consultant at Roland Berger and at Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner for several years, focusing on organization & methods, international strategy and management information systems. He then filled the position of a Director Corporate Development at a Munich-based IT company.

In 2003, he founded his own company, Schöne MittelstandsMarketing (S-MM), focusing on full-service marketing services for family-owned, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Europe. For this target group, he developed a user- friendly but powerful content-management system for websites (S-CMS).

S-MM International is his most recent venture, extending S-MM’s services abroad

Mr. Schoene has extensive experience in the following lines of business: healthcare, insurance, real estate, functional drinks, furniture, retail, information technology, luxury products, fashion and accessories, and NGOs.

He is proficient in German, English, and Spanish, as well as sound working knowledge of French and intermediate skills in Italian.


Mr Arne Teubner

Intercultural Management and International Marketing Solutions

Project Coach and Management Mentor

After studying Economics, Business Administration, and Law, Mr. Teubner worked at a leading German industrial group (Linde) in Europe and overseas for almost a decade. First, he was project manager for large-scale industrial plant construction ventures and then head of the group’s Organization & Methods department.

Thereafter, he was active as an international management consultant for more than 20 years and headed the operations of Roland Berger abroad for several years. He then founded his own consulting company in South Africa. His clients included a number of European subsidiary companies. In some cases, he was instrumental in setting up their overseas operations. He focused on market research, strategy consulting and project management, with an emphasis on integration management.

Mr. Teubner is an internationally Certified Management Consultant (CMC®- IMC ) and has worked as a business coach and mentor for the past 5 years. Apart from the consulting business, he has acquired a wealth of experience in many industries, including: engineering, medical equipment, chemicals, power generation, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

His main focus as a freelance Project Coach and Management Mentor at S-MM International is cross-cultural management, intercultural training, consulting and facilitation. He has substantial experience with multi-ethnic work forces in South Africa (European, Chinese, Indian, African, etc.)

Mr Michael Ma

Liason Officer Mainland China

Business Development & Localizations

Mr Michael Ma received a Bachelor of Arts from Henan University in Kaifeng, one of China’s key universities. His major was English, his minor French.

After graduating from university, he was in charge of textile exports to the US, Germany, Korea, Japan, and other countries at the Henan Arts & Crafts Import & Export Co., Ltd, the province’s largest trading house for several years. In this authority, he also started doing business translations.

Afterwards, he became section chief of the Import and Export Department of Henan Arts & Crafts Import & Export Co., Ltd.The company focuses on textile and light industrial products. Concurrently Mr Ma worked as the key interpreter to the CEO of this corporation for several years, before deciding to make this his key area of expertise. In 1998 he then became a freelance translator and interpreter working for many big companies, such as Henan Native Produce Import and Export Corporation, Henan Yuhui Construction, and Designing Corporation.

In 2003 he also became an associate professor at the famous Sias International University, the first solely American-owned University in Central China. To further international business opportunities, he started his own translation business in 2006, employing many translators and providing translations and localization services for 20 target languages, such as English, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, and Spanish, to name just a few.

Mr. Ma is S-MM International’s key contact person in Eastern and Central China. He has a decade of experience in importing and exporting textiles, light industrial products, and other goods and is looking forward to inquiries from our prospective clients located in Eastern Asia or preferring to converse in Mandarin. Contact


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