Dr. Harley Seyedin President, AmCham South China; President, Allelon Energy Partners; Visiting Scholar Jinan University Dr. Harley Seyedin President, AmCham South China; President, Allelon Energy Partners; Visiting Scholar Jinan University
●Winner of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award (together with Elon Musk), Awarded by the Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics
●Among less than 20 individuals to be awarded the Thomas Jefferson Initiated “Peace Through Commerce Medal” by the U.S. Government since its inception in 1790 and the only person in history to have been awarded both the Oslo Business for Peace Award and the Peace Through Commerce Medal. ●President, Allelon Energy Partners and former President of Sithe Global Pacific (Sithe Global is owned by the Blackstone Group) ●Visiting Scholar, Jinan University ●President, the American Chamber of Commerce in South China ●Former Chairman of Montgomery College and State Chairman of the Maryland Association of Community College Trustees representing all seventeen colleges in the State. ●Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Institute by appointment of Cardinal James A. Hickey. ●Together with Secretary of State of Cambodia Knighted under the Philippine act of Parliament 646 joining Dr. Henry Kissinger and King Carlos of Spain and others previously knighted. ●Together with the Philippines Secretary of Health, Dr. Francisco T. Duque, III, became a Sino-Philippine Asia International Peace Laureate for “his dynamic contributions to humanity” David Buxbaum Senior Partner, Anderson & Anderson, LLP David Buxbaum Senior Partner, Anderson & Anderson, LLP
David C Buxbaum who was born in New York, has been primarily resident in Asia since 1963, in China since 1972; and in Mongolia from 1990. Mr. Buxbaum has a BA (NYU), JD (University of Michigan), MA (University of Washington) and a PhD (University of Washington), the latter two degrees in Asian law, with a specialty in Chinese law. Mr. Buxbaum was a fellow at Harvard University of 1962-1963. Mr. Buxbaum left academic life where he taught law, including Chinese law in the USA and Singapore, to join the law firm of Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz as a junior partner in 1968, where he worked primarily on joint ventures for American companies in Japan and on Hong Kong legal matters. In 1970, Mr. Buxbaum formed the Asian offices of the predecessor of the firm, Anderson & Anderson, LLP, and continued to be active in USA legal practice, particularly in corporate finance, securities and commodities fields.
Mr. Buxbaum is fluent in both oral and written Chinese. He was the first American lawyer invited to China to represent American business interests in 1972, after President Nixon’s historic visit. He founded the firm’s first office in Guangzhou (Canton). Subsequently, the predecessor firm opened offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu and Mongolia and closely affiliated offices in Bombay, India. Mr. Buxbaum is a well regarded expert on private international and Asian law who, in addition to being an experienced and highly respected practitioner, has also published extensively in the field. He was originally the primary author and reviser of the China Law, Mongolia Law and Macau Law Digests for the Martindale-Hubbell directory until 2007. In addition to international transactional matters and work in the securities and commodities fields, Mr. Buxbaum, is also professionally active in litigation, particularly regarding international business disputes, intellectual property and commodities and securities matters. He represented the successful respondents before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case ofButz v Economou 438 U.S. 478 (1978) successfully handled a leading IP case in China, namely Microsoft vs Juren (Zhong jing zhi chu zi No.586, 1994), which trial was broadcast nationally in China; and he has been active in litigation and arbitration in China, Japan, Mongolia, USA, and Hong Kong. Neil Bush Founder and Chair of George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations Neil Bush Founder and Chair of George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations
Neil Bush is the founder and chair of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. He is the third of five children of President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush. He and his wife Maria live in Houston, Texas and have six children.
Mr. Bush has been involved with energy, real estate and international business development for four decades beginning in 1980. For the past 25 years, Mr. Bush has engaged in various international business development activities with a focus on China. He first visited China in 1975 when his father was the chief liaison officer representing the United States in Beijing. His business and personal interests have allowed for many return trips over the years. Since 1975, Mr. Bush has traveled to China over 140 times and has visited over 40 cities. He has worked with numerous entities on a variety of projects including real estate development, health care services, automobile parts, sheet rock manufacturing, iron ore mining, oil acquisition and paint production. Mr. Bush serves as chairman of Singhaiyi, a Singapore-listed real estate company investing in the United States; he is the co-chairman of CIIC, a Beijing-based real estate development company; and he serves on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Finance Investment Holding Group, a Hong Kong-listed company with global real estate and finance interests. In 2016, Mr. Bush co-founded A&A Consultants, which focuses on cross border business development, mergers and acquisitions, fund management and financial advisory. Mr. Bush graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in international economics and from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business with an MBA. Mr. Bush chairs Points of Light and serves on the boards of the Houston Salvation Army and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. In addition, Mr. Bush and his wife, Maria, chair the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Brian Schweitzer 23rd Governor at State of Montana Brian Schweitzer 23rd Governor at State of Montana
Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005, to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western Governors Association as well as the Democratic Governors Association. He also served as President of the Council of State Governments.
Schweitzer was born in Havre, Montana, the fourth of six children of Kathleen Helen (née McKernan) and Adam Schweitzer. His paternal grandparents were ethnic Germans from Kuchurhan in the Odessa Oblast (then in Russia, now in Ukraine); his maternal grandparents were Irish. He is a first cousin, once removed, of entertainer Lawrence Welk (Schweitzer's paternal grandmother was Welk's aunt). Following his high school years at Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colorado in 1973, Schweitzer earned his bachelor of science degree in international agronomy from Colorado State University in 1978 and a master of science in soil science from Montana State University, Bozeman in 1980. Upon finishing school, Schweitzer worked as an irrigation developer on projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. He spent several years working in Libya and Saudi Arabia, and speaks Arabic. He returned to Montana in 1986 to launch a ranching and irrigation business in Whitefish. Bill Clinton appointed Schweitzer to the United States Department of Agriculture as a member of the Montana USDA Farm Service Agency Committee, where he worked for seven years. While working for the USDA, he was appointed to the Montana Rural Development Board (1996) and the National Drought Task Force Martin Maciak Expert at International Finance, Trade,RMB Internationalization Martin Maciak Expert at International Finance, Trade,RMB Internationalization
Martin is Head of U.S. Client Relationship for Financial Institutions based in New York. Martin recently left HSBC where he was in charge of Asia Origination & RMB Internationalization. Based in New York City, he originated and managed cross-border capital market businesses and flow businesses across Asia-Pacific, North America, and Latin America, with main focuses on RMB-denominated and Asia-related business opportunities.
Martin supervised client relationship management and collaborated across business lines for product features, enhancements, marketing, operations, and customer supports to advance businesses and drive revenues both ways in Asia-Americas corridor. He also served as Chairman of HSBC US RMB Steering Committee and Co-Chair of Regulatory Considerations Subcommittee of Michael Bloomberg’s US RMB Working Group, where he advised the US marketplace on RMB trading, clearing, management and settlement capabilities and educates corresponding operation practices and regulatory requirements. Under his stewardship, HSBC USA was named 2020 Best RMB Bank for the fifth year in a row. He also pitched and won HSBC Canada, Chile and Argentina four years in a row, and first time ever in 2020 for HSBC Mexico and Uruguay were name best Renminbi Banks, by The Asset. His efforts and commitment have also led HSBC to be awarded Outstanding Member of the Year by China General Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Martin has more than 22 years of experience in financial services and he joined HSBC in 2001 from Morgan Stanley. Brian Krolicki Chairman/former Lt. Governor and treasurer at Faraday Future/Nevada Brian Krolicki Chairman/former Lt. Governor and treasurer at Faraday Future/Nevada
The Honorable Brian Krolicki
A veteran of the private banking industry and a master of municipal finance, Brian began his career on Wall Street working with high-profile firms such as Smith Barney and Bankers Trust Company. A temporary foray into a state government role unexpectedly led to Brian’s 24-year career in public service, and to four sweeping election victories to the Nevada Constitutional Offices of Lieutenant Governor and State Treasurer. Brian is the first person in Nevada history to be term-limited twice. As Lieutenant Governor, Brian led Nevada’s economic expansion efforts and spearheaded strategic legislation that prompted the state’s emergence as an economic innovator and a preferred location for new and expanding businesses such as the Tesla Gigafactory. He served in a wide variety of critical positions, including Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, and President of the Nevada State Senate. In these capacities Brian spent considerable time focusing on international tourism and economic development, particularly in the PRC. As State Treasurer, Brian was honored with the prestigious Award for Excellence in Public Finance and, in 2004, earned the distinction as being the nation’s “Most Outstanding State Treasurer.” Brian is a graduate of Stanford University, and currently serves on multiple corporate and non-profit boards including Faraday Future, Vislink Technologies (NASDAQ: VISL), Nevada Nanotech Systems and the World Union of Olympic Cities. Ben Jacobs China IP Guru at US Chamber of Commerce Ben Jacobs China IP Guru at US Chamber of Commerce
Ben Jacobs is Senior Manager at the China Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he works with businesses to address challenges in the areas of intellectual property, digital trade and cybersecurity, standards, competition policy, and market access. He also leads the China Center’s ICT-Data Working Group, helping members analyze developments in China’s ICT and data space, and oversees all China Center work on Chinese intellectual property laws and regulations.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Ben worked as an ICT policy analyst for the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO), where he drafted and edited policy briefings for members on U.S.-China trade developments and cybersecurity policies. Before his time at USITO, Ben worked as a consultant at APCO Worldwide in Shanghai, managing public affairs and business advisory projects in the financial services and chemical sectors. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ben has spent the last 12 years living between China and the United States. From 2014 to 2015, he lived in Wuhan, China as a Fulbright Scholar researching China’s higher education reforms. Ben graduated with a B.A. in Social Studies with university honors from Wesleyan University, and received an M.A. from Harvard University’s Regional Studies – East Asia program. He is professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Klaus Zenkel Chair at European Chamber South China Chapter Klaus Zenkel Chair at European Chamber South China Chapter
General Manager Imedco Technology (Shenzhen) Co.Ltd
Vice President European Chamber Chair at European Chamber South China Chapter Born in Germany and graduated in Industrial Engineering. Until late 80’s mainly remained in Germany near his hometown in Erlangen, where he had a position at Siemens Healthcare HQ. From 1993 to 2006 he was based in Hongkong, Malaysia, Germany and China for several executive management positions within the Siemens Healthcare organization, one of which was Technical Director at SSMR, based in Shenzhen’s Hi-Tech Industrial Park. In 2006 start-up and developed from scratch the Shenzhen subsidiary of a Swiss Company, Imedco AG. Imedco is global player involved in the healthcare Industry, manufacturing MRI shielding solutions for hospitals and research institutions. Involvement at European Chamber South China Chapter board since 2016. In the capacity as Vice President supports the member companies and meets with government officials. Yingyan Jiang Lead IP Consultant at Anderson & Anderson LLP (Asian Head office) Yingyan Jiang Lead IP Consultant at Anderson & Anderson LLP (Asian Head office)
Patent Law; Trademark Law; Copyright Law Ms. Jiang has been professionally active as an IP consultant since 2014. The scope of her expertise is expansive, as she has successfully aided a considerable number of company and person at home abroad on patent application, trademark registration, copyright registration, patent reexamination and invalidation. Ms. Jiang Yingyan's talent stems from her ability to speak with clients thoughtfully, render insightful legal advice, and a conviction that her support should endure until the matter is resolved. She is an invaluable member of the Anderson team and remains a source of sound IP consultant for clients. Education: July 2013 South China Agricultural University, Guangdong, Bachelor of Science and Engineering Languages: Fluent in Chinese, English Examples of Cases and Transactions Patent application and response to further office action; Patent invalidation; Patent and technology transfer; Trademark registration; Trademark transfer; Renewal of trademark.