Mr. Austin Z. Zhao, Managing Director
Mr. Zhao has over 28 years of experience in international trade with an extensive background in conducting business in both China and the U.S. His expertise includes import and export trade, identifying new markets for established and introductory products, setting up distribution networks, sourcing, outsourcing and training and coaching of Chinese business culture. He is also knowledgeable regarding new company establishment, corporate acquisitions and trade delegation arrangements.
Mr. Zhao was born and raised in China. He began his import and export business career after he earned a BA in Business Administration from Minzu University of China in Beijing in 1987, Then he moved to the U.S. in 1996 to pursue his business endeavors.
Mr. Zhao has been an executive officer for several Chinese and U.S. companies. Formerly he was General Manger of A & G Toys, Inc., Houston, Texas; Executive Vice-President of DL America, Inc., Houston, Texas; and General Manager of Shunlida Company, a unit of The Import and Export Corporation of Dalian Development Zone, which was a state-owned international trade corporation ranking in the top 500 companies in the foreign trade industry in China. He was also one of the eleven Board Directors of the Paraffin Wax Committee for China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters in 1995 and 1996.
Currently, Mr. Zhao also serves on the board of the Asian Chamber of Commerce as Chairman-elect and chairs the organization's International Business Committee.
Mr. Zhao speaks Chinese, English and basic Japanese, and has extensive cross cultural experience in business communication between China and America.
In addition to his business practice, Mr. Zhao delivers presentations and speeches to business professionals and university students on business with China and Chinese business culture.