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Jack Perkowski is the Managing Partner, JFP Holdings Ltd. and the Founder, ASIMCO Technologies. He is the author of Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion Dollar Business in China.
Upon graduation from Yale and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Perkowski spent eighteen years on Wall Street, rising to Head of Investment Banking at PaineWebber. Well before others recognized the significant role that China would play in the global economy, he spent three years investigating opportunities in Asia and China. This lead to the founding in 1994 of ASIMCO Technologies a unique foreign-invested company that is headquartered in Beijing and that was established specifically to serve the China market.
Jack Perkowski served as Chairman and CEO of ASIMCO for 15 years after it's founding, building it into one of the most important players in China's automotive components industry. ASIMCO operates 17 factories in eight different provinces in China, with 12,000 employees throughout the country and offices in the US, the UK and Japan. Under his leadership, ASIMCO gained a reputation for developing local management and integrating a broad based China operation into the global economy. ASIMCO has twice been named one of the "Ten Best Employers in China," ranking third in the most recent survey conducted by Hewitt Associates and 21st Century Business Herald.
In January 2009, Mr. Perkowski left ASIMCO to establish JFP Holdings, a merchant-banking firm that is focused on China. Based in Beijing, JFP Holdings was established to help companies with good products, technology and know-how gain access to the China market. Leveraging his extensive experience creating, building and running a major industrial enterprise in China, JFP Holdings assists companies to develop and implement their China strategies, with an ability to provide infrastructure support and access to capital where necessary.
Widely recognized as an expert on doing business in China, Jack Perkowski has authored Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion Dollar Business in China, as well as numerous articles on China, its economy and developing a business in the country. He is a frequent speaker on all matters relating to China and provides timely insights into ongoing developments in the country on www.managingthedragon.com. In 2008, he was named by China Auto News as one of "30 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in China's Auto Components Industry Over the 30 Years of Economic Reform," the only foreigner to receive such distinction.
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