Speaker Bio

Richard Pearson
Richard Pearson
Business Development Officer, Asia-Pacific
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Washington, D.C.

Richard Pearson is Business Development Officer for the Asia-Pacific at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He is responsible for Ex-Im Bank business development and outreach activities in East and Southeast Asia, for coordinating with relevant Asian and U.S. government agencies and marketing Ex-Im’s products throughout Asia. Prior to joining the Export-Import Bank Mr. Pearson held Asia-focused positions at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Central Intelligence Agency. He started his career as a business reporter and translator at The China Post in Taipei.

Mr. Pearson holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focusing on economics and Asia at both institutions. He held a Fulbright grant to Taiwan.