World Affairs Council Presents: From Wall Street to the Great Wall: Jack Perkowski on American Business Development in China

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

No westerner knows China like Jack Perkowski, investment banker turned entrepreneur, who went to China and built one of the most successful companies in its automotive industry. The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invites you to this discussion, in which Mr. Perkowski will discuss how he helped to successfully lead the way for American business development in China.

Upon graduating Cum Laude from Yale and with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar, Jack spent eighteen years on Wall Street, rising to head of investment banking at PaineWebber. Well before others recognized the significant role that China would play in the global economy, Jack spent three years investigating opportunities in Asia and China and, in 1994, founded ASIMCO, an automotive components company based in Beijing, China.

In 2009, Perkowski established JFP Holdings, a merchant bank for China, to help global companies develop and implement their China strategies and to assist Chinese companies in developing global footprints.

Jack Perkowski was featured in the best-selling book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman. In 2008, he authored Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China.

The Evening's Schedule:

  • 5:30 PM: Registration and wine reception
  • 6:00 PM: Program
  • 7:00 PM: Adjournment

Registration for WAC-Phila Members includes the program and a wine reception for only $18, or free with a lecture pass.
Registration for the general public includes program and wine reception for only $28.
Full-time students with a valid ID are invited to take part in the 6 PM program for only $10.

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Educational Events
International Commerce
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