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Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Industry & policy projects

[1]                  2014-present Live cases developed for action-based learning

·         Role: Project supervisor


[2]                2010-2011 Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI), Government of Canada (introductory videos: Federal Government ; Province of British Columbia )

·                     Role: Economic Officer at the Coordination Directorate


[3]                2010-2011   KPMG – Transport Canada

·                     Changing landscape of port finance in Canada(final report kept confidential)

·                     Role: Member of the steering committee


[4]                2009-2010   Conference Board of Canada

·                     How to promote two-way international financial flows (final report)

·                     Role: Principle consultant/contributor


[5]                2008-2009   Health Canada

·                     Border investigation in food safety of products from Asian countries (final report kept confidential)

·                     Role: Supporting consultant


[6]                2006-2007   Industry Canada

·                     Canada-China two-way direct investment in part as an independent assessment of the proposed amendment to Investment Canada Act (ICA) regarding foreign state-controlled investors (final report).

·                     Role: Project coordinator


Community engagement & Public speech

[1]                  2017, September 6, organized and hosted a Charlotte City Club “Big Thinkers Forum” on Charlotte as a Rising Global Hub for Analytics, with the Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Mikael Hagstroem (Partner & COO, McKinsey Analytics), and Mirsad Hadzikadic (Director of Data Science Initiative, UNC Charlotte) at Charlotte City Club, Charlotte. The Mayor’s message .


[2]                  2017, March 29, spoke jointly with Mikael Hagstroem (Partner & COO, McKinsey Analytics) on “Business strategy analytics – Integrating reason and data” at 2017 Analytics Frontiers Conference, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Charlotte.


[3]                  Inducted into the Rotary Club in 2016


[4]                  Member, Charlotte-China Business Council for Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts (2016-2017)


[5]                  2016, July 26, invited to speak at and chair a panel on Foreign direct investments into the Carolinas, with Bob Morgan (President and CEO, Charlotte Chamber), Rick Dowd (Chairman/Managing Director, Mid-Market Investment Banking, Wells Fargo), Damon Gregoire (former CFO/Executive VP of M&As, 3D Systems), and Hon. Chase Saunders (former NC state’s attorney; Chair of Charlotte International Arbitration Society), Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. My opening presentation.


[6]                  2014, April 8-10, invited to be a speaker at Annual Investment Meeting  of United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.


[7]                2013, October 23, invited to give a talk on In Pursuit of a Global Business Career without Boundaries for TMS Speaker Series, World Affairs Council of Charlotte.



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