This Case is about MANAGING PEOPLE
PUBLICATION DATE: February 14, 2014 PRODUCT #: W14010-HCB-ENG
In February 2012, a human resources appointment brought extensive interest from the national lubricating oil industry in China. The iconic general manager of Shell Tongyi (Beijing) Petroleum Chemical Co., Ltd. formally took the place as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Huo’s Group, so returning to work for his former supervisor, the creator of the former Tongyi Lubricating Oil.
Before the amalgamation between Tongyi and Shell in 2006, the private entrepreneur and the professional supervisor had together created the well known Tongyi Lubricating Oil and were distinguished as “perfect associates” by many in the business media. In the year 2012, their hope was to reiterate glory on this broader company platform – the Group of Huo. Was this possible?