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Meet our executive team

Our Executive is formed by the savvy and entrepreneur minded professionals, from different backgrounds and profiles, that have helped to build the success of China 2 West in the last decade, discover more about them below:


Nick Cunningham – President

A dual national British/Bahamian, Nick is the founder of China 2 West and spends half his time based in the China office and half in the Bahamas office and the USA. He is a former Royal Marines Commando (UK) achieving the rank of Major. He has extensive operational experience in Bosnia, Georgia, Sierra Leone and Nicaragua. He was awarded with a QCVS in the 1999 Queens New Years’ Honours List for actions whilst in operations. After leaving the military, he joined a group of entrepreneurs seeking to invest in the exciting growth market of China. He has been managing projects and manufacturing in China ever since and has grown an extensive list of reliable contacts. He is now experienced in manufacturing sectors such as plastics and rubber, various metals (machining and casing) and electronics (especially in the field of substrate lighting). Nick speaks fluent Spanish and Chinese and conversational French.



Mark Jacobs – CEO

Mark is a talented engineer graduating from university with 1st Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering. Before arriving in China in 2005 he spent seven years working for Airbus UK in a variety of their core engineering departments. Mark gained significant experience in project management as well as the manufacturing, design and procurement side of the aviation business. Since joining C2W in 2006 Mark has helped a wide variety of customers from multi-national companies to small start-ups enjoy the benefits of China supply. His experience has been key in bringing numerous product concepts through to mass production reality. He is permanently based in China and provides us with Western quality assurance in our technical projects as well as managing all C2W China operations.


Mark Clayton – CFO

Mark was both one of the youngest people to qualify as an accountant in the UK and is also proud to have achieved his qualification in one of the shortest timescales. After qualifying, he gained two years’ experience with a UK Accountancy firm prior to moving to China. Since his arrival in China at the beginning of 2005, Mark has gained a wide range of experiences, management expertise and a deep understanding of Chinese culture making him an invaluable asset with input on almost any project. His skills and foresight with business development has allowed C2W Group to expand and grow to the family of companies it is today. Mark is advanced in Mandarin Chinese and a member of AAT & CIMA.