Senior Commercial Officer
As the Chief of the Commercial Section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Gregory M. Wong assists Taiwan and American companies to find partners, and promotes U.S. exports in Taiwan. AIT’s Commercial Section has offices in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
Mr. Wong has been a commercial attaché at U.S. embassies in Beijing,
Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi. He was the first commercial counselor (2004-05) at the newly-opened U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Wong also served as the director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in his home state of Hawaii.
Mr. Wong has more than ten years of private sector experience, including work for U.S. apparel leader Jockey International, and as the owner of a Chinese antique furniture business. He also worked overseas as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the African state of Burundi, and as an advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda.
He has served as chairman of the board for five orphanages in northern Vietnam, and co-founded a project for training persons in tsunami camps in southern Thailand, providing them with new ways to sell crafts and earn income despite catastrophic declines in tourism to those areas.
Mr. Wong holds a B.A. in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an MBA from the University of Hawaii, and an MPA from Harvard University, where he was named a Littauer Fellow as one of the top scholars in his class. In 2005 he received the Gold Medal, the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Commerce, for his work in Iraq.
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