Between Meetings

Rachel Daydou, Partner @ EY Fabernovel. The Digital Transformation Specialist

July 09, 2023 Marian Danko Season 4 Episode 7
Between Meetings
Rachel Daydou, Partner @ EY Fabernovel. The Digital Transformation Specialist
Show Notes

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel Daydou, Partner at EY Fabernovel, in a recent episode of Between Meetings. We discussed various topics, including her childhood dream of visiting the Shaolin Temple, the valuable lessons she learned while running two startups, her dedication and hard work at Fabernovel, as well as the challenges that international companies encounter in China and much more.


  • What kept me in China was the feeling that I was in the center of everything fascinating happening in the world.
  • What made me start to feel like an entrepreneur was connecting with other entrepreneurs through Startup Grind.
  • Being an entrepreneur totally changed my life.
  • Get into action: 85% action, 15% reflection.
  • Get it done because you learn as you are doing.
  • Take care of yourself: you are the first asset of the company.
  • One of the pain points multinationals are trying to solve is localizing appropriately for the Chinese market.
  • Another challenge for multinationals is keeping up with China's speed.
  • China teams have more autonomy than before.
  • There is less trust between China teams and global teams.
  • Multinationals are trying to derisk the non-China business connected to China.

Rachel Daydou is a driven, authentic, and multicultural C-level executive with 10+ years of experience building innovative businesses in China. My responsibilities have covered management, sales, and marketing in various industries covering F&B distribution, Fashion retail, Digital Marketing, and Education.

Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews featuring industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. In these interviews, we delve into the latest trends and developments in innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, catching our guests between meetings in a car ride across town. Along the way, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success. Each interview is packed with valuable information and inspiration for anyone looking to make an impact in the tech and innovation world.

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