George Koo
Director of Chinese Services Group, Deloitte & Touche

For the last 20 years, George has been helping technology companies form strategic alliances with local entities in Asia, as well as helping Asian companies find partners in the U.S. He advises clients on strategic issues preparatory to establishing a local presence and assists in cross-cultural communications and negotiations. He has been a board member of Aeolus Thomson Co. Ltd., a Sino-American joint venture he helped formed in 1985 and an advisory board member of WI Harper Group, a venture fund that focuses on Asia. Prior to founding Bear Stearns China Trade Advisors, he was Vice President and co-director of Chase Pacific Trade Advisors of Chase Manhattan Bank.

He received his S.B. and S.M. degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sc.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. His technical expertise is in polymer material science. He is a former Chairman of Asian American Manufacturers Association and has been chairman of several past conferences on Asian financing and alliances sponsored by the AAMA and held in Silicon Valley. Dr. Koo is a frequent speaker in various public forums on how American business can succeed in Asia. He is on the advisory board of Pacific Time, a new public radio program on KQED and writes for Pacific News Service on issues relating to Asia. He is also a director of the Committee of 100, a national organization of prominent Chinese Americans.

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