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Engaging Asia: Venturing to China - One Oregonian's Story

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Published on Apr 24, 2013

Institute for Asian Studies' Engaging Asia: Lessons & Perspective Lecture Series features Peter Nickerson's lecture "Venturing to China - One Oregonian's Story".

A Portland, Oregon native, Pete Nickerson will describe his now 35-year journey through Asia. From the source of the inspiration to the realities created and encountered he'll illuminate the twist and turns of the path he followed through those years which have led to his Forrest Gumpian good fortune.

Pete Nickerson is a co-founder of Growth-Link Overseas Company, a private Hong Kong-based investment firm established in 1988. The company's activity is investment in and operation of a series of businesses spanning manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, with annual revenue of nearly $1billion of revenue and employment of of over 85,000 people.

Mr. Nickerson is also a co-founder of the Chinus and Indus Funds, which are dedicated to providing American investors with access to the historic economic expansion that is occurring in China and India. He serves on the boards of Feng Tay Enterprises, a publicly listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock number 9910.tw); Cascade Corporation listed on the NYSE (stock symbol CASC); e-BI, a private Oregon company engaged in China-related industrial trade; The Johns Hopkins Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies; and the Portland State University Foundation.

Pete graduated from the University of Oregon in 1979. A Chinese speaker, he and his family have resided in Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and currently reside, again, in Portland, Oregon.

April 23, 2013

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