Frank Hawke is the Director of the China Program for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has been Regional Leader, East/Southeast Asia and the Pacific, The International Potato Center (CIP), responsible for managing the Asia regional operations for CIP, an international R&D NGO that focuses on food security and poverty reduction. Previously, he was the Chairman, Greater China of Kroll Associates, as well as an independent consultant assisting companies with business strategies in China. In the early 1980s, Professor Hawke assisted numerous firms in closing landmark deals in China, including the Great Wall Hotel—China’s first joint venture—and the Beijing Jeep Corporation. He worked for Citibank from 1988 to 1994, managing businesses in the PRC and Taiwan, and he headed a team that re-established Citibank in Vietnam. From 1994–1997, Professor Hawke was Head of Investment Banking for Salomon Brothers China. Professor Hawke is an independent director of a large state-owned financial services firm and chairs the Human Resources sub-committee of the board. Professor Hawke was in the group of the very first American exchange students to study in China, at Peking University in 1979.
Tim, Bian Yang, is a lecturer at School of Banking and Finance in University of International Business and Economy (UIBE), where he has been teaching courses including Intermediate Macroeconomics, Exchange Rate and Balance of Payment and Financial Programming and Policies. His fields of study are Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Real Estate and Banking. Tim received his doctorate in Economics from Georgetown University in 2013, where he has also taught the course International Finance and Principle of Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. His research experience include working in the role of Research Assistant for Professor Marius Schwartz and Pedro Gete 2010-2013 and for the Research Department of IMF in summer of 2009. ”