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  • John W. Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China Corporation, At China Leaders Forum 2012 0 comments
    Dec 3, 2012 11:06 PM

    Mr. Allen has been actively involved in Asia and China for over 30 years. He is also a Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation (chineseculturalfoundation.org/about.html) and Member of the China Investment Group LLC (chinainvestmentgroupllc.com). He assisted in founding AIESEC in China, in Mongolia and throughout Latin America and has served as Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, U.S. (a student-run exchange program operating in more than 100 countries) and Chairman of AIESEC Yale.

    Upon graduation from Yale University and the Harvard Business School he became Assistant to Professor George Cabot Lodge for the development of case material for Harvard in Central America. He then joined the Bank of Boston where he eventually headed the global investment subsidiary, Boston Overseas Financial Corporation with investment activities in 36 countries throughout the world including the startup of IBJ Leasing in Japan. Later, he joined Schroder Bank and Trust Company as Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (recent head of the World Bank). Following this he became President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation. He is also CEO of Spring Investment Corporation whose activities have included serving as Chairman of "Venture Japan", and Turtlesnap Ventures (turtlesnap.com), which is developing a network of facilities for starting entrepreneurial led companies around the world.

    In the philanthropic arena, Mr. Allen has served as Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and as one of three Trustees of the International Science Foundation along with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson. He has been actively involved in helping to formulate global policy initiatives as Vice Chairman of the Business Council for the United Nations, Director of the World Policy Institute, Director of the International Business and Academic Council, Advisor to Womensphere and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - USA.

    China Leaders Forum 2012 will provide attendees with the responses to the above-mentioned questions and the most up-to-date review of where the Asian giant stands and the challenges and opportunities for businessmen looking to expand their business with China when others only see growth contraction. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to China Leaders Forum 2012 in its fourth edition to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

    China Leaders Forum 2012 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

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