Austin Zhao is a Senior Business Advisor at the Transworld Business Advisors Houston team and a Co-founder & President of China-US Pathway. He is also the immediate Past Chairman (2016 -2017) of the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Houston and a founding board member and the International Committee Chair of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Houston Chapter.
Austin has more than 30 years of experience in international business with an extensive background in conducting business in both China and the U.S. His expertise includes:
Business sales and M&A
Real estate investment
Sourcing, outsourcing, import and export trade
Setting up distribution networks and identifying markets for established and introductory products
Austin 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.
Austin speaks Chinese, English and basic Japanese, and has extensive cross cultural experience in business communication between China and America. He is also a Certified Business Intermediary, Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Professional, and a Business Certified Appraiser.
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