China Seminar | 12 September 2013

China: A Business Environment in Transition

Brenda Foster Brenda Foster

The China Seminar joins Hawaii at large in welcoming Brenda Lei Foster back to its shores. President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai from 2005 to 2013, Brenda presided over the signal growth of that body to 4,000 members, oversaw all of the Chamber’s initiatives, designed and developed new and innovative programs and services, and represented American business interests not only in China but throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Honolulu remembers her well as President and CEO of a firm specializing in emerging technologies, Executive Adviser to the Governor of Hawaii for international and National Affairs, Director of the State of Hawaii’s Office of International Relations, Executive Director of Hawaii’s World Affairs Council, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council. Recipient of numerous awards, among which the Paul S. Bachman Award. Brenda Foster also serves on national and international consultative bodies of note. A B.A. and M. A. degree holder in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, Brenda also received an M. B. A. from the University of Hawaii’s Executive MBA program, from which she received the 1999 Outstanding MBA Alumnus of the Year Award.