Dr. Stephan Rothlin S.J.,Ph.D
Director of the Macau Ricci Institute
Based primarily in China, Dr. Stephan Rothlin S.J. has gained an international reputation for providing dynamic promotion, support and inspiration for the worldwide practice of ethics in business and commerce. He has consistently epitomized best practices while offering educational consulting and sound business precepts that encourage the business community and society at large to look at honesty, integrity, respect, transparency and responsibility as being an indispensable part of the proper conduct of business activities.
Dr. Rothlin S.J. was born in Zürich, Switzerland. Throughout his professional life, he has been a transformative force in the field of ethical thought and its application in the Chinese context. His approach to ethics is holistic and collaborative, always aiming to synergize our world’s cultural and wisdom traditions to discover common principles to work from. In particular, Dr. Rothlin’s academic and professional contributions to the area of international business ethics has been especially efficacious, raising awareness about the power and influence of business in a globalized world and how through it we can bring about a truly common good.
Dr. Rothlin acquired two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees, in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics, from universities in Rome, Munich and Paris. He completed his academic studies in 1991 with a PhD in Moral Theology, Economics and Philosophy at the State University of Innsbruck, Austria, and is fluent in six languages, including Chinese, English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish.
From 1992 – 1998, he was the Executive Director of the Academic Center (AKI in Zürich) and professor at the Institute of Management and Economics of the University of Zürich in Switzerland.
From 1998 - 2005, he served as the Associate Director of The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing. Since his relocation to Beijing in 1998, he has become a sought-after guest lecturer in International Business Ethics, having taught at various universities throughout Asia, including Renmin University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, The Central Party School and the INSEAD Business School in Singapore.
From 2005 – 2013, he was the Secretary General of the Center for International Business Ethics, Beijing, and Chairman of the Association of International Business Ethics in Hong Kong. He serves as the CEO and Founder of Rothlin International Management Corporate Social Responsibility Consulting in Beijing.In 2015 he was appointed as Director of the Macau Ricci Institute.
Vice Director of the Macau Ricci Institute
Jarosław Duraj is a Polish born Jesuit based in Macau. He majored in philosophy and theology, after which he completed a postgraduate licentiate in missiology and interreligious dialogue in Rome. He holds M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Moreover, he did a research on Chinese Buddhism at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. In 2017 he received his PhD in political philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University (PUG) in Rome with the thesis on Eric Voegelin. Currently he serves as the Vice-Director at the Macau Ricci Institute (MRI) and teaches courses in religious studies and political science at the University of St. Joseph (USJ) in Macau. His research interests focus on interreligious dialogue, intercultural philosophy, Buddhist studies and political philosophy.