Jacob is an experienced Agile coach and trainer based in Shanghai, China. He has worked with a wide range of both local and multinational companies across Asia to help them successfully implement Agile in their unique environments. He is passionate about helping individuals, teams and businesses achieve success with Agile. He is particularly experienced in supporting distributed teams, and teams working in cross-cultural environments, and has gained many insights on supporting Agile in these circumstances.
Jacob is the founder and organiser of the Shanghai Agile User Group, China’s largest Agile User group, and co-organiser of many Agile community events around China and across Asia. Jacob is fluent in Mandarin, has a degree in Chinese history, and also organises the Shanghai photography meetup in his spare time. He is a keen table tennis player, photographer, SCUBA diver, and tramper.