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China Leaders Forum 2013
 

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Speaker Profiles

 

Ann Lee, Author, What the U.S. Can Learn from China   Ann Lee focuses on issues of global economics, finance, and U.S.-China relations. A former investment banker and hedge fund partner, she is a frequent media commentator on economic issues. In addition to television and radio appearances on MSNBC, Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, and NPR, her op-eds have appeared in such publications as The New York Times,The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The American Prospect, and The American Banker.
She has been quoted in hundreds of publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences. Ms. Lee is also an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University and a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives.
While she was teaching at Peking University, she also acted as an economic adviser to Chinese economic officials as well as to several large Chinese asset management firms. She was educated at U.C. Berkeley, Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and Harvard Business School.
     
Crocker Coulson, President, CCG Investor Relations   Crocker Coulson is President of CCG Investor Relations, CCG Asia (China) and CCGK (Israel), and has been the primary driver of the firm's national and global expansion. He has designed and overseen investor relations campaigns for more than 60 public companies, including numerous IPOs, secondary offerings, acquisitions and proxy contests. Many of the campaigns he has overseen have won top industry awards.
Mr. Coulson is a frequent public speaker on subjects relating to investor relations strategy, initial public offerings, reverse mergers, investing in China, disclosure issues and corporate governance. He is regularly quoted in national and local publications on topics related to accounting issues and the capital markets. Mr. Coulson served for two years as the co-Chairman of the AeA's Capital Sources conference and for two years as the Chairman of the Investment Capital Conference, hosted by LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association). He is a board member of both LAVA and the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Prior to joining CCG, Mr. Coulson served as a writer-researcher for The New Republic magazine in Washington, DC, and wrote for a number of leading publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and ArtNews. He also produced five independent films, several of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. Mr. Coulson graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Daily News. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied philosophy at the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
     
Dan David, Co-founder and Vice President, GeoInvesting   Dan David is Co-founder and Partner of GeoInvesting and currently serves as vice president. Mr. David oversees daily operations; China based investigations and business relationships for GeoInvesting. Mr. David has been featured in several major news outlets such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Magazine and ABC’s Nightline for on-the-ground due-diligence.
GeoInvesting is a financial portal designed to gather, analyze and disseminate information on public companies trading on the U.S. financial markets. The major theme of the GeoTeam's philosophy is to provide quick, concise and efficient research. GeoInvesting also offers on-the-ground due diligence services for clients in China. The GeoTeam currently includes employees who are Chinese nationals based both in the U.S. as well as China. GeoInvesting’s professional diligence team to date has identified an impressive list of both long investment ideas as well as companies who have materially misrepresented themselves.
     
Mr. Perez Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street   Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), 交易快手, 透视正在改变投资世界的新兴高频交易, published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).
Mr. Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai) and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.
Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS's Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV's Market Makers, CNN en Español's Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN's Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia's Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.
Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group‘s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).
Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.
     
Harry Edelson , Managing Director, Edelson Technology Partners   Harry Edelson is Managing Director of all of the ETP funds. He is highly respected in both the technology and financial industries and is one of the most prominent and successful venture capitalists on the East Coast. Throughout his career, Mr. Edelson has been known for his energy and outsized results partly due to his unique background combining technology and Wall Street analyst experiences. Mr. Edelson was named an All Star Security Analyst by Institutional Investor magazine and was among the most quoted analysts on Wall Street. Mr. Edelson left Wall Street when the CEOs of ten of the world’s largest multinational corporations (AT&T, Viacom, 3M, Ford Motor, Cincinnati Bell, Colgate-Palmolive, Reed Elsevier, Imation, Asea Brown Boveri and UPS) each in a different business, entrusted him with corporate rather than pension money to manage a series of strategic venture capital funds. Two additional prominent limited partners were Harbourvest and Wellcome Trust which entered the partnerships through secondary purchases. Mr. Edelson worked closely with the executive management of his corporate partners providing strategic assistance, consulting advice and contacts. Other venture capital funds managing equal sums often had four times the personnel and expenses of the Edelson Technology Partner funds (ETP). By way of contrast, Mr. Edelson voluntarily returned to the limited partners over 25% of management fees annually.
His venture capital performance over a 20-year span was rated number one of all venture capital firms in the Eastern United States by two of the four leading auditing firms. The annual return (IRR) for his funds averaged 27%, even through the disastrous stock market decline of 2000-2002. The Edelson Technology Partner funds were the first venture capital investor in ten early stage companies that grew to have market capitalizations of more than $1 billion and up to $30 billion. This was accomplished in part by Mr. Edelson’s instigation and support of numerous M&A transactions. Mr. Edelson has served on 80 boards, 12 as chairman.
Mr. Edelson’s career includes a long line of firsts. He was the first Wall Street analyst to combine coverage of computers, software and telecommunications. At that time, there was not even one buy side telecommunications analyst. He conducted the first video conference call on Wall Street bringing together CEOs and investors. Because of his background as a computer engineer and telecommunications engineer, and his innovative research on the confluence of computers and telecommunications, Mr. Edelson performed consulting assignments for more than 50 corporations. Before hedge funds were popular, he started a hedge fund for CEOs of technology companies and had positive results in a severely down market.
In March 2007, Mr. Edelson raised $40 million for a public Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) whose mandated goal was to merge with a Chinese company within two years. To complete the merger by the deadline in 2009, Mr. Edelson traveled to China 13 times in 18 months. His travels to numerous provinces in China entailed visits to 50 companies involved in diverse industries. In 2009, when many SPACs failed to complete their mergers and had to dissolve, Mr. Edelson completed a merger with a high-growth specialty thin steel company.
     
James O’Neill, Managing Partner, Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd.   James O’Neill is Managing Partner of Jin Niu Investment Management Ltd., a Beijing-based investment and financial advisory firm which helps Chinese companies unlock value in both the domestic and international markets. He is also an Advisory Partner and member of the Investment Committee of an RMB-denominated private equity fund which he helped establish in early 2011.
Mr. O’Neill has been involved in international investment banking and private equity activities for over 25 years. He has been actively involved in China-focused investment activities since 1995. Previously, he worked for Trust Company of the West, where he helped build and manage a $2.2 billion private equity investment program focused on emerging markets with investments across Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. While at TCW, he was primarily responsible for originating, structuring, marketing and managing private equity funds totaling over $400 million which were invested in 17 companies in China. These funds were among the earliest and largest private equity investors in China.
Mr. O’Neill earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.
     
Janet Stites, Publisher, China Business Knowledge   Janet Stites is the Publisher of China Business Knowledge; she has a 25 year history as a business, technology and science journalist. She has been a business columnist for The New York Times, was founding Publisher & Editor of PHONE+ Magazine in the late 1980′s, co-founder and CEO of AlleyCat News magazine, the first Editorial Director of Jupiter Communications in the mid-1990′s and a freelance writer. Over the years she has been a feature writer for OMNI Magazine and written for other various national publications such as Fortune Small Business, Self Magazine, and Portfolio Magazine. As well, for 15 years, she was a contributing writer for the The Bulletin of the Santa Fe Institute, interviewing world-renowned scientists, such as John Holland, Murray Gell-Mann, Tom Ray, Stephen Langton and Beniot Mandelbrot.
She graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications with a degree in Magazine Journalism and received her M.F.A. in fiction writing from UNC-Greensboro. She lives in New York City with her son, Sam.
     
John Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation   John Allen is Chairman & CEO of Greater China Corporation. Instrumental in starting and building more than 20 companies worldwide, some of which have reached a multi-billion dollar size. Involved in Asia and China for over 30 years. Also, founding member of the China Investment Group and founding Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation. Helped to found AIESEC in China and was Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, US and of AIESEC Yale. Headed the international investment subsidiary of the Bank of Boston and at Schroder Bank and Trust Company was Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (former head of the World Bank). Subsequently became President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation. Served as a 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. Director of the World Policy Institute and of the International Business and Academic Council, a successor of the Business Council for the United Nations. Advisor to Womensphere.org and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. Received BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
     
Jonathan Krane, CEO, Harvest Krane   Jonathan Krane is CEO of Harvest Krane Investments. Mr. Krane is responsible for growing the US business and developing financial products and strategies to meet US investor needs. He focuses on establishing and growing relationships with institutional and retail clients and driving assets and profitability for the firm in the United States.
Prior to joining Harvest, Mr. Krane spent five years working in China. He founded Krane Capital, an investment and advisory company based in New York and Beijing. Mr. Krane is a registered representative of Harvest Krane Investments with series 6, 62, 63, and 24 registration.
     
Lisa Prager, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel   Lisa Prager is partner in both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Ms. Prager represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of federal criminal and regulatory matters. She focuses on government investigations and enforcement actions relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws, anti-money laundering laws, the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions, and government contracts matters. In her practice, she represents clients before multiple U.S. enforcement agencies and bodies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other authorities. Ms. Prager conducts extensive internal investigations on behalf of multinational corporations and has represented them and their Boards in FCPA and export control matters involving issues arising around the world. In connection with these investigations, she provides advice to general counsels and senior management regarding company practices, remedial measures such as compliance program enhancements and disciplinary action for company employees, and settlement options. She also works with companies in the administration of consent decrees, monitorships and other post settlement agreements. In addition, Lisa represents individuals in white collar criminal matters, including representing senior management in FCPA and export control investigations.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Prager was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. Her work at the Department of Commerce included managing many of the Agency’s largest export control settlements and indictments to date, including criminal investigations related to Chinese exports and the freight-forwarding industry. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lisa handled federal cases involving terrorism, wire and mail fraud, economic espionage, and export control violations, among many other matters. Ms. Prager was recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. She is a frequent speaker on topics in the area of the FCPA and U.S. export controls. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the AUSA Association and the International Bar Association.
     
Minggao Shen, Managing Director, Citigroup   Minggao Shen is Head of China Research with Citigroup. Dr. Shen, Managing Director based in Hong Kong, is an Economist. Before joining Citigroup in 2005 in Beijing, Dr. Shen was an Associate Professor at the China Center for Economic Research, Peking University. He also served as a research fellow at the Research Center for Rural Development, and the Development Research Center, both under the State Council of China.
Dr. Shen specializes in economic and market analysis in China. During his 25+ years in the industry he has conducted collaborative research with or provided consulting services for the World Bank, Asia Development Bank, National Development and Reform Co mmission, and People's Bank of China. Dr. Shen received his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2001.
     
Ned Cloonan, Managing Director, Liberty Square Group   Ned Cloonan is Managing Director of the Liberty Square Group’s New York office. He provides strategic planning, business development and international business consulting to a variety of clients. He also serves as the Chairman of Liberty Square’s Board of Advisors, where he leads a team of experts in government and business to guide LSG’s organizational development and client service strategies. He has over thirty years of experience in international business as an executive for one of the world’s largest corporations and has held a leading role in managing successful market access and business development strategies in markets throughout the world, including in China, India and Vietnam.
Prior to joining the Liberty Square Group, Mr. Cloonan served as Vice President of Corporate and International Affairs for American International Group (AIG). Based in AIG’s New York headquarters, Mr. Cloonan reinvigorated the office as a center of political and international activity, built what is considered one of the most effective and respected global relations and political management capabilities in corporate America and drove strategies that secured AIG’s presence in China (the first 100% foreign licensee in the country), India and Vietnam—all firsts for a U.S. insurance company. Additionally, he built one of the most effective global political and commercial information networks in the corporate sector – an asset considered by analysts and clients to be one of the company’s most important and unique competitive advantages. This network, made up of informed sources, including government officials, academics, corporate and philanthropic executives and analysts spanning every industry, provide timely and relevant insights vital for advancing strategic initiatives and risk management.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cloonan has played key roles in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, both at AIG and as a Chairman and Board Member to numerous organizations. At AIG, he created and led a highly regarded $100 million dollar corporate philanthropy program that encouraged early innovations in women’s initiatives, microfinance and disaster relief. He also led strategic planning efforts to restructure and revitalize the brand of non-profit organizations resulting in both improved financial and program delivery performance.
Mr. Cloonan is currently affiliated with a number of professional and business organizations: He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Boards of the Americas Society / Council of the Americas, the Business Council of the Asia Society, the Center for Contemporary German Studies, the International Center in Washington, D.C. and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. Mr. Cloonan has previously served on the Advisory Boards of the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the American Turkish Society.
Mr. Cloonan graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a Master of Arts from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is married to Linda Sherry-Cloonan, Deputy Director of Human Resources at the United Nations Population Fund.
     
Neng Wang, Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School   Neng Wang is Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
His research fields include asset pricing, corporate finance, macroeconomics, and real estate finance. His current research involves dynamic corporate finance (e.g. investment, financing and risk management policies), dynamics of entrepreneurship (e.g. entrepreneurial entry, exit, investment/saving, and financing decisions) and entrepreneurial finance, dynamic investment strategies and valuation of private equity and hedge funds, equilibrium investment, asset pricing and economic growth, investment under dynamic agency, dynamic contracting, investment under uncertainty and real options analysis, the impact of investor protection on asset prices and welfare, household consumption/portfolio decisions, equilibrium wealth distribution, and real estate finance and valuation.
His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. Among other awards and honors, he won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance in 2008, the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University in 2011. He recently became a recipient of the “Thousand Talents” Program, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Chinese central government. He is also the Honorary Dean at the School of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). He is a Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and Frontiers of Economics in China, as well as an Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Management Science.
Before joining Columbia University, he taught Fixed Income Securities and Financial Institutions & Risk Management at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester from 2002 to 2004. He also held visiting positions at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). He was a special-term professor at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU).
Born in 1973 in China, he received B.S. in Physical Chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 1992, M.S. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1995, M.A. in International Relations and Pacific Studies from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1997, and PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2002.
     
Peter Halasz, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel   Peter Halasz is a partner in the Investment Management and Business Transactions Groups at the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Educated in both law and business, his practice includes mergers & acquisitions, securities, private equity, international business and investment funds. In the area of private equity M&A, he has represented clients in auctions and sales, restructurings and leveraged capitalizations, mergers, unsolicited tender offers, privatizations, international joint ventures, special-committee representations and venture capital investments. In the finance area, Mr. Halasz has represented issuers and underwriters in public offerings of equity and debt, commercial paper and euro medium-term note programs, Rule 144A offerings, and the organizations and offerings of alternative investment fund products.
The United States Lawyer Rankings – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions ranked Mr. Halasz as one of the Top 10 lawyers in the nation in the area of International Trade and Finance. After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 1980, Mr. Halasz was admitted to a dual-degree program offered jointly by Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and, in 1984, was awarded a J.D., cum laude, and an M.B.A.
     
Reuben Guttman, Director, Grant & Eisenhofer   Reuben Guttman is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer, where he heads the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice involves complex litigation and class actions. He has represented clients in claims brought under the Federal False Claims Act, securities laws, the Price Anderson Act, Department of Energy (DOE) statutes and regulations, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and various employment discrimination, labor and environmental statutes. He has also tried and/or litigated claims involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, business interference and other common law torts.
The International Business Times has called Mr. Guttman "one of the world's most prominent whistleblower attorneys." He has served as counsel in some of the largest recoveries under the False Claims Act. In 2013, Mr. Guttman was lead counsel in an intervened case by the United States Department of Justice against Pfizer, Inc. involving the kidney-transplant drug Rapamune. On July 30, 2013, The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Pfizer had agreed to pay $491 million to settle criminal and civil charges stemming from the illegal marketing of Rapamune by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Pfizer in 2009. Mr. Guttman represented two whistleblowers---sales representative Marlene Sandler and pharmacist Scott Paris---who brought the initial action in the case, United States ex rel. Sandler et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Also in 2013, Mr. Guttman was lead counsel in U.S. ex rel. Kurnik v. Amgen, Inc. et al., resulting in the recovery of $24.9 million from Amgen. That case exposed kickbacks designed to increase sales of the drug Aranesp.
In 2012, he served as lead counsel for the lead whistleblower, Meredith McCoyd, in U.S. ex rel. McCoyd v. Abbott Labs, which resulted in a $1.6 billion recovery for the government. In 2012, he also represented one of the four main whistleblowers in a case against GlaxoSmithKline that returned over $3 billion to the government. Also in 2012, Mr. Guttman represented whistleblower Lynn Szymoniak whose qui tam case, involving fraudulent mortgage assignments, was resolved as part of the government's $25 billion settlement with some of the world's largest banks. He represented one of the six main whistleblowers in litigation resulting in the government's September 2009, $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer Pharmaceutical and he served as counsel in U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co., 33 F. Supp. 2d 528 (E.D. Tex. 1999), where over $300 million was recovered from the oil industry. On behalf of a European whistleblower, Mr. Guttman was counsel in litigation that resulted in a $13 million settlement.
     
Robert Vambery, Professor of International Business, Lubin School of Business   Robert Vambery is Professor of Marketing and International Business at Pace University's Lubin School of Business. An expert on skills and strategies required for a global corporation, international marketing, the marketing of large size loans, international debt defaults, the causes of the trade deficits of the United States, and global competition in strategic industries, Professor Robert Vambery (PhD, Columbia University) is the coeditor and coauthor of the book International Business Knowledge: Managing International Functions in the 1990s with W. Dymsza and the author of the book Capital Investment Control in the Air Transport Industry. He presented papers including "High-Tech Global Export Strategy Model for Accelerated Growth of Developing Countries" with T. Um, at the Academy of International Business, British Columbia, Canada. He also authored a two volume monograph with L. Kanuk, for the U.S. Department of Commerce entitled "Industrial Policy for the Maritime Industry."
For nearly ten years he served as Managing Editor and Editor at Large of the Journal of International Business Studies, the refereed journal of the Academy of International Business. He is a cofounder of the journal Maritime Policy and Management.
Dr. Vambery has extensive international experience including academic work assignments to all five continents and visits to over fifty countries and territories. He was part of a joint project with KPMG Peat Marwick that lead to the development of a training program for East European University graduates. He worked on "Trading and Investing in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China" and researched the "Modernization of the Chinese Economy and its Role in the Global Economy" in conjunction with the Global Economic Action Committee.
For twelve years Dr. Vambery served as the Director of the Lubin School of Business Center for International Business Studies, overseeing the Institute for U.S.-Brazilian Business Studies, the Institute for U.S.-Canada Business Studies, the Institute for German-American Business Studies, the Swedish Program, the Tokyo Keisai Program, the Hakou University Program, the Middlesex University Graduate School of Business Program, the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (San Paolo) Advanced Marketing Program, and more than twenty other international seminars involving executives and graduate students from France, South Korea, Romania, Hungary, and Russia. For six years, Dr. Vambery also headed Lubin’s graduate programs in international business.
In 2012, Dr. Vambery received the Global Business and Technology Association's Global Excellence Award for his work in the international business studies field. Earlier, in 2008 he received the Global Business and Technology Association's Global Excellence Award for his keynote presentation entitled "When Transparency Is Not Enough: from Global Financial Crises to Ethical and Environmental Challenges" delivered before 200 professors from some 40 countries at the Association's Tenth Annual International Conference held in Madrid, Spain. He made related presentations on the International Financial Crisis and on Ethics in Global Business before senior financial industry executives in Geneva, Switzerland, before mid-level executives in London, England and in New York City before members of various associations of African citizens and executives presently living and working in the United States.
His current research and publications focus on the marketing of large size loans, international debt defaults, the causes of the trade deficits of the United States, and on global competition in strategic industries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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