Michael Hauge serves as Founder and Partner of LearningLeaders, a Hong Kong and Shanghai-based consulting firm specializing in professional skills training and lifelong educational services. At LearningLeaders, he designs and leads custom workshops and seminars that empower executives and their teams to engage and interact with greater confidence and cross-cultural understanding, ultimately leading to improved business outcomes. Additionally, he manages long-term strategy and partner relationships for the company.
Mr. Hauge’s interest in public speaking and cross-cultural communication began at an early age and he has since traveled all over the world to judge at various public speaking competitions. Most recently, in 2014, he was invited to serve as a judge at the World Individual Debate and Public Speaking Championships in Lithuania and the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Championships in Hong Kong.
Previously, Mr. Hauge has worked with the team at Crimson Investment, an international private equity firm specializing in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth capital financing, and cross-border execution strategies. At Crimson, the bulk of his responsibilities were to develop and implement market expansion programs within Asia for Crimson’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Crimson, Mr. Hauge worked at AAC Technologies, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company and a global-leading mobile acoustic component designer and manufacturer. At AAC he reported directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, leading analysis of acquisition and partnership opportunities in the mobile technology sector.
In Shanghai, Mr. Hauge also commits himself to improving the local community. Mr. Hauge has also volunteered for Mifan Mama and Community Center Shanghai, two Shanghai-based non-profit organizations.
Mr. Hauge is also an active member of the Deerfield Academy, Dartmouth College, and Fudan University Alumni networks. Mr. Hauge graduated from Dartmouth in three years, majoring in Economics and Asian Studies, as well as competing on the Varsity Squash team and serving as the President of the Dartmouth Society of Investment and Economics. Upon graduation, the Chinese government awarded him a scholarship to study at Fudan University.
Mr. Hauge lives in Shanghai and speaks Mandarin Chinese.