People

Olaf Schulz-Lobeck

Olaf Schulz-Lobeck

Founder, Chairman

Mr. Schulz-Lobeck’s personal statement: The true value of life is in accomplishing meaningful deeds!

Olaf Schulz-Lobeck is a purpose-driven visionary and culturally sensitive entrepreneur with over 20 years of business experience in the leisure industry and a key focus on medical wellness, wellness, hospitality, and retail. Recognized for his strong strategic focus paired with tailor-made customer service and a deep understanding of market dynamics, Schulz-Lobeck has particular expertise in driving business growth, managing transformational change, and leading major structural development strategies.

Since 2009, Schulz-Lobeck has been developing and launching international medical wellness projects, including a collaboration with the long-standing managing director/shareholder of Lanserhof, Prof. Andreas Wieser, highly recommended F.X. Mayr physicians such as Dr. Udo Jakobitsch, awarding-winning architects, and medical wellness experts such Dr. Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven.

In China, Schulz-Lobeck managed the overall medical wellness concept development and implementation of the world-class Sangha Retreat by Living Octave (Suzhou), which opened in 2017.

Stacy Sun

Stacy Sun

Co-Founder, President

Ms. Sun’s personal statement: Happiness is not about wealth, power or position: it is about living in peace, joy and harmony!

A passionate, dream-driven entrepreneur, Stacy Sun focuses on the core competitiveness of business success, brand management, and continuous value creation.

After moving to the United States from China in 1994, she made a unique business footprint during her 20-year career in California. She founded the Asia-Pacific USA Chamber of Commerce, an NGO that bridged relations between business leaders in the US and China, and became the CEO/President of a Shanghai-based textile joint venture that launched its business in the US in 2008. An opportunity with the American film company DreamWorks brought Sun back to China in 2013 where she later met her future husband and business partner, Olaf Schulz-Lobeck

Sun first experienced the F.X. Mayr Cure at the VIVAMAYR Altaussee in Austria after meeting Schulz-Lobeck who introduced her to the wellness philosophy. After they got married, Sun and Schulz-Lobeck decided to bring F.X. Mayr medicine and F.X. Mayr Retreats to China—an exciting next chapter in their lives that blends their entrepreneurial spirit, China’s boundless opportunities, and a focus on the importance of family life.

Brandon Ming-Yung Chi

Brandon Ming-Yung Chi

Executive Assistant to the Board

Brandon Ming-Yung Chi, a United States-registered professional engineer and licensed investment advisor representative, has worked with major civil engineering firms and real estate development companies. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California.

Chi has served in senior management positions at startup companies in the health, education, technology, and consumer product industries. He also worked as a consultant for many international companies such as Tetra Tech, the world’s largest environmental engineering company, and Gensler, the world’s largest architectural firm with projects that include the Shanghai Tower.

His 35-year career includes numerous citations for leadership excellence connected to various governments, industries, labor, and academia partnerships in the health, environmental, and small business areas. Civil engineering areas of significant expertise and experience include commercial and residential subdivisions and construction management.

Xiao Qing Dong

Xiao Qing Dong

Board Member

Xiao Qing Dong, Board Member/Vice President, is a highly experienced business executive with a focus on real estate development and finance, private equity, and finance investment.

With a proven track record of 20 years working in large corporations such as Yunnan An Sheng Chuang Xiang Investment Management Co., Ltd. and the Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group Co., Limited (YMCI), parent company of Yunnan Hot Spring Valley Real Estate Co., Ltd., Dong has become known for his sophisticated business thinking and planning. His ability to develop and manage large real estate projects, such as the Hot Spring Valley in the Chinese city of Kunming, has earned him accolades for his problem solving and finance skills.

With experience in both the finance and real estate sector, he has ample experience managing operational cash flow and long-term finance wellness for companies. Dong manages project development for F.X. Mayr Retreats and retreat funding planning.

Dr. med. uni. Alex Witasek

Dr. med. uni. Alex Witasek

Leading Medical Advisor

Since earning his doctorate in 1983, Dr. Alex Witasek has been working with F.X. Mayr Medicine. He is one of the most recognized and respected F.X. Mayr physicians in the world.

At the beginning of his career, Dr. Witasek had the good fortune of working with Dr. Erich Rauch in medical tourism in Austria. Afterwards, he became head physician at the Lanserhof Lans, a scientific advisor at the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine, and owner of his private practice near Vienna.

Dr. Witasek is currently President of the International Society of F.X. Mayr Physicians, author, and publicist of numerous articles on the subject of regenerative medicine. He has also become one of the most highly regarded consultant in the arena of medical tourism.

Medical Doctor Meri Bura

Medical Doctor Meri Bura

Medical Advisor

Meri Bura is a Doctor of Medicine, the founder of Mulier Holistic Center (Croatia), creator of the Mulier Method, and a F.X. Mayr Physician at The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre. At the same time, she is a member of the Health Tourism Community within the Croatian Chamber of Economy, a member of the Commission for Other Medical Activities at the Croatian Medical Chamber, and a member of the Croatian Association of Homeopaths.

Bura is a natural healing expert who offers a personalized combination of scientific and holistic methods. Her primary focus is on thyroid health, body detoxification, weight loss, and fatigue syndromes.

She is also an experienced homeopath, Neuro-Linguistic Programming  (NLP ) therapist and associate trainer, yoga instructor, and practitioner of individual therapies such as Ayurveda (152 movements), Raindrop & Vitaflex, Traditional Thai Massage, Aroma Massage, and Reflexology.

Rob Fischer

Rob Fischer

Leading "Learning Centre" Advisor

Rob Fisher, MFT, CHT, Training and Psychology Coaching Program Development Advisor

Rob Fisher is an international speaker, trainer, professor, psychotherapist, consultant, and certified supervisor. An adjunct professor at a number of graduate departments at John F. Kennedy University and The California Institute of Integral Studies (“CIIS”), Fisher advocates the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy.

He is the co-developer and former lead instructor of the Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program at CIIS. He teaches Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, Ecotherapy, and Experiential Couples Therapy in the US, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ireland. As co-director of the Hakomi Institute of China and the Hakomi Institute of California, Fisher has integrated the elegance of mindfulness into both psychotherapy and coaching.

Georg (Jiri) Kobos

Georg (Jiri) Kobos

Hospitality Advisor, Global Hotelier

Georg Kobos most recent assignment as Managing Director of Absheron Hotel Group, Azerbaijan’s leading hotel company, he has lead operations, strategic business development and financial performance of a portfolio of ten operating hotels including Asset Management the Four Seasons and JW Marriott hotels in Baku.

Jiri’s 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry across 16 countries within renowned luxury Brands like Hyatt International, Shangri-La Hotels, Dusit International. Kobos is no stranger to China, arriving in 1987 as part of the management team of the Shangri La hotel, Hangzhou yet to return again in 2015 as the Head of Hospitality of Octave Management overseeing the Sangha hotel project in Suzhou. Prior to that, Kobos was serving as the Vice President of Operations for the premier Thailand based Dusit International Hotel group overseeing 27 operating hotels and 13 domestic and international projects.

His curriculum and accolades amongst other, include ‘President of the Hotel Association – Mumbai Chapter’, India, President of the Azerbaijan Hotel Association, and receiving awards as one of the ‘Top 50 Hoteliers in Middle East“two years running.

Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester

Culinary Advisor, Executive Chef

Simon Winchester’s international culinary career spans over two decades and includes experience in both Michelin-star restaurants and 5-star luxury hotels. During his experience as a chef, Winchester worked in Europe, the Caribbean, North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Mainland China.

Winchester’s culinary experiences include managing hospitality operations around the world and establishing award-winning fine dining restaurants. He also supervised all the culinary components of the first-of-its-kind development project for Sangha Retreat by Octave(Suzhou), which opened in 2017, and the Living Room by Octave in Shanghai. His most recent project was the Mondrian Hotel in Qatar.

An avid marathon and ultra-marathon runner, Winchester’s aim is to give people the opportunity to choose a lifestyle and diet that meets their everyday needs and access to a new skill set and palette from which to work.

Wendy Sanders

Wendy Sanders

Architectural Advisor, Designer

Wendy Saunders was born and raised in Bruges, Belgium and comes from a family of craftsmen. Her influences are varied, ranging from the nuances of street life in China to the construction of a well-made chair, the visceral smell of leather, the sensation that a material evokes, and the impression of space both externally and on our mental maps.

She graduated with a Master of Architecture in Ghent, Belgium and practiced for 10 years in top design offices in Amsterdam before coming to China in 2004. Saunders’ design philosophy is direct, powerful, and punctuated by a sense of humor, beauty, and daring.

  • Fushengyu Hotspring Resort, Hotel & Resort Category, WAF 2016
  • Architizer A+ Award, 2016 shortlisted, Fushengyu Hotspring Resort
  • WIN (World Interior News), 2016 shortlisted, SOHO Guanghua Road 3Q
  • WAF (World Architectural Festival), 2018 Finalist, HARMA
Stacy Sun

Stacy Sun

Mayr Family Coach

Stacy Sun redirected her career focus after ten years to concentrate on how childhood shapes an adult’s life. In 2006, she started participating and following the training of several internationally renowned life coaches and spiritual teachers, including Tony RobbinsEckhart Tolle, and Neale Donald Walsh who focus on childhood wounds, adult healings, and romantic relationships.

Beginning in 2012, she realized her calling and redefined her purpose in life as a child educator and therapist for children and families rather than a businesswoman. Sun is known for her nonviolent approach and her passion for children. Recently she published her 13-step education program online. Her community is growing constantly, and Sun is collaborating with schools, kindergartens, and education institutes.

arteprevent The modern Art of Healthcare

arteprevent The modern Art of Healthcare

Owner Dr. med. uni. Alex Witasek

The Modern Art of Healthcare

Arteprevent Health Consulting, Ltd. was founded in 2010 by Dr. Med. Alex Witasek. As the company’s head and CEO, Witasek has more than 30 years of experience with private health centers and medical wellness resorts. The group is dedicated to the conception and development of bespoke high-end health resorts and centers around the world. These centers interweave traditional natural medicine with the latest science of university-based medicine in the fields of preventative health and treatment of chronic illnesses and diseases. Guests of Arteprevent’s health resorts benefit from receiving holistic medical treatments in a gorgeous vacation atmosphere with the very best service, hospitality, high-end diagnostics, intelligent combinations of treatments, and private consultations. The centers also boast highly trained therapists and hotel staff as well as a unique selling point for the medical wellness resort. Investors and operators will be pleased by the consistent profits. 

Arteprevent Health Consulting, Ltd. not only offers medical concepts with an operating manual, but it grants the best training for all the staff, from the physicians and therapists to the cooks and marketing department. PR articles, speeches, symposiums, and videoclips help spread the group’s message and brand.

AIM-Architecture

AIM-Architecture

Principals Wendy Sanders & Vincent de Graaf

AIM Architecture 

Founded by Wendy Sanders and Vincent de Graaf in 2005, AIM is a Shanghai-based studio, which designs and manages a substantial number of projects throughout China and Southeast Asia.

AIM is inspired by the fine line between vision and practically. The journey from a concept to the final product unfolds with careful consideration, devotion to quality, and an ability to see small details within the bigger picture. With more than 10 years in Shanghai, AIM understands the complexity of building in Asia. With experience in different scales of design, architecture, and urban planning, AIM appreciates projects that combine all of these aspects. AIM enjoys collaborating across different fields, which results in more complete and integrative projects.

At AIM, process is part of the purpose!

AIM is comprised of a passionate and international group of urban planners, architects, and designers who understand the value of the design process and the importance of context. With a team of 40 people from 10 different countries, the group is culturally sensitive and can adapt to diverse contexts.