ADVISORS

JEROME C. OGDEN
MR. OGDEN HAS SPENT A CAREER ADVISING BUSINESSES TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN CHINA. SINCE 1994, MR. OGDEN HAS CONSULTED ON SEVERAL VENTURES BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CHINESE FIRMS, INCLUDING PROJECTS INVOLVING GENERAL ELECTRIC, WESTINGHOUSE, ALLIED SIGNAL, DUPONT AND MALLINCKRODT CHEMICAL. HE LECTURES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS GUEST PROFESSOR AT SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, IS A CURRENT MEMBER AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SHANGHAI, AND SERVES ON THE INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD OF THE CITY OF JIANGYIN, CHINA. IN 2008, HE WAS MADE AN HONORARY CITIZEN OF SHANGHAI AND BESTOWED THE CITY COVETED BAI YU LAN (MAGNOLIA) AWARD.

MR. OGDEN HAS TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE REPRESENTING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN ITS DEALINGS WITH GREATER CHINA. HE WAS SENT TO BEIJING IN THE 1970S TO SERVE IN THE U.S. LIAISON OFFICE, PRIOR TO ESTABLISHMENT OF NORMAL U.S. - CHINA DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, AND WORKED DIRECTLY WITH FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH, THEN U.S. ENVOY TO CHINA, HELPING TO MOVE BOTH NATIONS TOWARD NORMAL RELATIONS. IN 1979, HE RECEIVED AN AWARD FOR HIS WORK ON US-CHINA NORMALIZATION, AND THEREAFTER SERVED AS CHIEF OF THE ECONOMIC SECTION OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S OFFICE OF CHINESE AFFAIRS, RECEIVING AN AWARD FOR COMPLETING THE FRAMEWORK OF COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS THAT STILL GOVERN MANY ASPECTS OF U.S. ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH CHINA. IN THE 1980S, HE SERVED AS CONSUL GENERAL IN GUANGZHOU AND THEN AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN. FROM 1992 TO 1994, HE SERVED AS CONSUL GENERAL IN SHANGHAI.

MR.OGDEN HOLDS A BA FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND AN MPA FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY. HE IS FLUENT IN MANDARIN CHINESE.

BURT PINOLI
MR. PINOLI IS A BILINGUAL EXECUTIVE WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE GUIDING MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS THROUGH ASIA REGION MARKET ENTRY AND DEVELOPMENT WITH A PARTICULAR CONCENTRATION ON AVIATION.  HE HAS SERVED AS COUNTRY DIRECTOR, CHINA,  FOR DELTA AIR LINES AND FOR NORTHWEST AIRLINES DURING KEY PERIODS IN BOTH COMPANIES' DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHINA MARKET.  HE ALSO HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA.  

MR. PINOLI IS A RESIDENT OF BEIJING AND HAS BEEN ACTIVE WITH THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE BOY SCOUTS.

MR. PINOLI HOLDS A MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT FROM THE THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL AND A BACHELORS DEGREE FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT FRESNO.

WEA H. LEE
MR. LEE IS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF THE SOUTHERN NEWS GROUP, PUBLISHER OF THE SOUTHERN CHINESE DAILY NEWS AND THE CHINESE YELLOW PAGES IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. MR. LEE IS AN INVESTOR AND INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS OTHER VENTURES IN PUBLISHING, REAL ESTATE AND BANKING.

MR. LEE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER - HOUSTON, A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL TRADE BETWEEN HOUSTON MIDDLE MARKET BUSINESSES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

MR. LEE IS A GRADUATE OF NATIONAL CHENGCHI UNIVERSITY IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND HOLDS A MASTERS DEGREE FROM LAMAR UNIVERSITY.