Dr. Ken DeWoskin is a former partner for Strategy and Business Development at one of the Big Four and now serves as a senior adviser to Deloitte China and director of Deloitte’s China Research and Insight Center. He concurrently serves as senior adviser to The Conference Board and on the board of directors of Agria, a NYSE-listed Chinese agriculture technology corporation.A former professor of international business and chairman and professor of Asian cultures at the University of Michigan, Dr. DeWoskin has been involved with China for more than 45 years and has lived and worked extensively in both China and in Japan.
Dr. DeWoskin’s direct experience with mainland China goes back to 1977.He has worked in financial and strategic investment, automotive and industrial sectors, energy, telecommunications, consumer products, entertainment, media, and IT, software, pharmaceutical, logistics and financial service industries.Current client projects focus on financial investment and strategic opportunity identification in manufacturing, cleantech, healthcare and agriculture sectors.
Dr. DeWoskin has taught numerous executive education programs for Michigan, Singapore Management University, and Wharton.He has appeared in press interviews, with The New York Times, Financial Times, Economist, SCMP, People’s Daily, CNBC, Business Week, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Red Herring, BBC World Services and major wire services.He has presented on China business issues across the United States and throughout Asia and Europe, in the World Economic Forum, chambers of commerce, Economist Intelligence Unit, Eurasia Group, The Conference Board, US-China Business Council, China-Britain Business Council, World Transportation Forum, in Chinese print and broadcast media, and for numerous corporate clients and business interest groups.
He writes a regular column for the China Economic Review and wrote regularly for the Far Eastern Economic Review.Recent publications include two articles in M&A in China: Praxisberichte und Perspektiven (2006) and the PwC publication Redefining Intellectual Property Value: The Case of China.He is co-author of an article, “China: Facing the Corruption Challenge” (September 2006), and authored a review of China investment issues for China Into the Future: Making Sense of the World’s Most Dynamic Economy (2007) as well as Deloitte publications China and the New Global Financial Order and China Cleantech: The Great Mobilization.His recent articles in the Far Eastern Economic Review include “The Made in China Stigma Shock,” “Private Equity Transforms China,” “Can China Attract the World’s Capital?” and “Can Investors Bank on China?” (March 2009), and “Beijing’s Private Equity Revolution” (September 2009). He is currently completing a study of renewable energy with a focus on wind projects in China.
Dr. DeWoskin received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1974.He has also studied at National Taiwan University and Kyoto University, and he is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
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