San Diego Advisory Board

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San Diego Advisory Board

This board consists of insightful business leaders advising Global Chamber® San Diego in our efforts to support international trade and businesses in the region.

Rick Moore, Co-Chair

VP Business Development at ROI Research On Investment

Rick is a results-driven business development and marketing professional with broad experience engaging senior executives and a strong record of creating successful client and partner relationships. With an expertise in economic development, particularly international trade and investment promotion, he is the VP of Business Development at ROI - Research on Investment.

Polly Yu  

Vice President of Asia Getaway

Polly is a professional meeting planner with 30 years experience in hospitality industry. Unlimited knowledge of contract negotiation especially in Asia. Excellent network and logistics planning on business programs such as meeting, conferences, trade mission for professional associations and government offices. Great business connection in China. Polly is the current Vice President of Asia Getaway.

Kuntal Warwick, Co-Chair  

Global Advisor at Global Chamber  

KuntalShah Warwick is a marketing and communications consultant with over 15 years of experience in international education, cross-cultural outreach and program management.  She has worked across a variety of industries and cultures, with a specific focus on arts and culture, healthcare, higher education, and with a regional focus on India and South Asia.  She has supported national and international branding, marketing and communications projects for healthcare, government and retail clients, often times launching memorable, landmark campaigns. Kuntalhas particular expertise in linking private and public partnerships, and in impactfullyarticulating an organization's mission to a wide range of global customers and constituents.

Kuntalis excited about fostering business, educational, cultural and creative exchange in San Diego.  Now with the Global Chamber®, Kuntal’s team is helping a variety of businesses and organizations in the region find more worldwide success

Ted Langs  

SVP Global Finance, External Affairs and Development at Kachay Global Development, Inc.  

Ted is a government, corporate, community external affairs specialist (federal/local/foreign) having operation experience in project development, financial, B2B/B2C sectors and in trade/development organizations, with over 25 years’ in advocacy outreach. His strengths are in understanding diverse cultures, global operations management, small business advocacy, economic development and crisis management.

Kevin Wilson  

Director of Business Development & Clients Relations at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP  

Kevin is an experienced Director Of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Coaching, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, and Strategy. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Strategic Management, Finance from University of Chicago GSB. He is currently working at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.

 

Michelle Solis  

Venture X - Business Manager

As a professional realtor, Michelle represents the international firm, Venture X, as Business Manager.   The company is expected to grow to more than 40 domestic locations by the end of 2017. Venture X recently opened its first international location in Canada, and it’s projected to expand in Australia in the near future.  Before this stage of my real estate career, I spent fifteen years as a property tax consultant, advocating for the interest of real estate owners across the country. It’s a specialized field and I always enjoyed being on the “white hat” side of the ever increasing tax burden of my clients. I also founded a culinary incubator, serving start-ups and existing small businesses within the culinary industry. Helping entrepreneurs wade through the wilderness of getting their business off the ground was one of my most fulfilling accomplishments.   What I love most about business is creating win-win situations, and solving problems. My success has come through completely understanding the goals and objectives of my clients and advocating on their behalf, independently, as well as, through partners with the expertise needed. I’d like to put my demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial experience to work for you

Jean-Patrick Ehouman

African Liaison from Côte d'Ivoire

Jean-Patrick Ehouman is an Ivorian Tech Entrepreneur and Community leader working on global issues in Africa. He is concerned by the African Startup ecosystem, local content and apps and also African content.

JP worked as a software architect in Europe for 5 years, before goIng back home in Côte d'Ivoire where he is running Akendewa, a tech NGO he started in 2009, where his team and him are producing apps (health, election, social engagement, ...) and teaching young Africans how to use technologies for entrepreneurship and culture of peace.

His organisation has the biggest tech community in Francophone Africa with more than 1 800 members.

In 2016 JP started sheIsTheCode, a 4 months fellowship training  programme on tech and entrepreneurship for 50.000 young African women from 15 countries.

 

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