Chris comes to the WTCGP with extensive international market experience, with a concentration on Asia. Chris has an eleven-year history of working in various cities in China, including Shanghai, Kunming, and Taiyuan, most recently as Strategy Manager and International Director of the Noppen Group, an international conference and consulting organization facilitating business across Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. At Noppen, Chris oversaw Noppen’s offices in China, India, and the Philippines and led business expansion efforts in sixteen (16) countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe. In this regard, Chris also developed trend and other analyses for companies seeking investment opportunities in specific markets, conducting related executive briefings and presentations with clients and prospective partners.
A native of Austin, TX, Chris attained a Master of Business Administration with Western Carolina University in Asheville and attended Beloit College, Beloit, WI where he received a Bachelor of Arts in International Business. He also has pursued Mandarin Chinese language studies at Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China and Spanish language studies at Universidad de Cadiz in Cadiz, Spain.