Speaker Bios - 2008 Asian Global Sourcing Conference

Loretta Sanchez, US Congresswoman,  47th Congressional District of California

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez represents the California 47th Congressional District of California, which encompasses the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and some of Fullerton in Orange County. She began her congressional career in November 1996, and is serving her sixth term in the House of Representatives.

Bio at http://www.lorettasanchez.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=21

Dr. Sourav Chatterjee, NERA Economic Consulting

Dr. Chatterjee is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting's Los Angeles office. He specializes in providing complex economic analyses for clients using principles of industrial organization, statistics, and econometrics. At NERA, he has worked on a wide variety of competition policy and intellectual property rights-related matters.

Dr. Chatterjee received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida. He has made presentations at the conferences organized by various professional organizations. He has also written on intellectual property rights protection in various Asian countries.

Prior to joining NERA, Dr. Chatterjee taught undergraduate economics courses at the University of Delhi and the University of Florida. He also worked in the editorial division of Business Standard, a leading financial newspaper in India.

He is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Bar Association.

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is an international firm of economists who understand how markets work. NERA provides economic analysis and advice to corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations, and international agencies. NERA's global team of more than 600 professionals operates in over 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

R Sampath, Director, Global Sourcing, Quanta Consulting, Inc

Sampath heads up Global Sourcing at Quanta Consulting, Inc. Spending a significant part of his time in India & Asia, he provides comprehensive guidance to US companies on their global marketing and sourcing initiatives. He is also Adjunct Professor for Global Business & Marketing at the University of California, Irvine.

Sampath has advised US Corporations & private equity firms on their India strategy, marketing, sourcing, partnerships, acquisitions and investments.

Prior to Quanta Consulting, Sampath held senior management, marketing & technology positions at Capital One, Reuters, and start-ups. His speaking engagements and interactive seminars span globalization, public policy, sourcing, and marketing strategy.

Sampath holds an MBA from The University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.

Bio at http://www.merage.uci.edu/Faculty/FacultyDirectory/FacultyProfiles.aspx?FacultyID=8212&Page=2

Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles

As director of trade services for the Port of Los Angeles, Jim MacLellan is responsible for the direction and management of outreach to beneficial cargo owners and their professional associations. He is also responsible for trade promotion programs to encourage increased trade through the Port of Los Angeles and the Southern California Gateway. This includes outreach efforts to encourage local small to medium size business to consider export markets. Additional outreach includes local and national customs brokers and freight forwarder associations, as well as major commodity sectors.

MacLellan has held this position since January 2007, and previously was Director of Marketing, at which time he directed marketing programs, coordinated the activities of the Port’s international offices and worked with both customers and service providers to help build the Port’s long-term clientele. Prior to joining the Port of Los Angeles in 1992, he spent more than 20 years working in the international shipping industry.

MacLellan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Sir George Williams University. For a number of years he taught a course on International Shipping at UCLA Extension as well as for a special international MBA program at the Anderson Business School. He is a Director of the U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce (Southern California), the Foreign Trade Association (Southern California), the French – American Chamber of Commerce, the Southern California District Export Council (2008) and the California Council for International Trade (which was merged in 2007 with the California Chamber of Commerce).

Roger Clarke, President, LA Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association.

Mr. Roger Clarke was born in Long Beach, CA and grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. He attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Management. After pursuing a career in Industrial Engineering in the Chicago, Illinois area, Mr. Clarke returned to the Los Angeles and joined Williams Clarke Company, Inc., an 87-year-old full service family owned customs brokerage business. He has been a licensed Customs Brokers since 1967, is a licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary and NCBFAA Certified Customs Specialist. As President of Williams Clarke Company, Inc. he has the opportunity to offer his many years of experience in international trade to the importing and exporting community.

Mr. Clarke is presently serving as President of The Los Angeles Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. In his position as President of the LACBFFA he also serves as a Board Director of the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Assns. (PCC). He is a Board Director of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association and also serves on its Other Regulatory Agencies committee. He is a member of the National Fisheries Institute, California Fisheries & Seafood Institute, and the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California.

Mr. Clarke has worked many years with the Los Angeles Customs and Border Protection, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, and Fish & Wildlife Service offices to foster better understanding and communications between the agency’s and the many industries they regulate.

Nancy W. Hiromoto, Director, Import/Export, Citizen Watch Co. of America

Reflecting her first-hand experience in varied facets of the business, Nancy W. Hiromoto is responsible for a broad range of trade-related disciplines at Citizen Watch Co. of America, Inc. including government regulatory compliance, international sales management, global customer and supplier relations, and inventory control. As the company's Director, Import/Export and Facilities Management, she also directs the day-to-day facilities operations, including security, purchasing, telecommunications and office administration. In addition, she oversees the import and export operations of two subsidiaries, Citizen Watch Co. of Canada, Ltd. and Citizen Watch United Kingdom, Ltd.

Having joined Citizen over 20 years ago, Ms. Hiromoto has held various positions within the company. This exposure to a range of corporate experiences provided an extensive view of its business operations from the inside out. In 1987 she was assigned to coordinate all import and export activities, initiating a long-term focus on global commerce and logistics planning. Ms. Hiromoto, a licensed customs broker, has been responsible for the successful implementation of several automated import and export in-house programs and the steady development of her company's operations in the U.S.

Ms. Hiromoto is an executive committee member and past chair of World Trade Week Southern California, under the auspices of Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the executive board of directors of the Japan America Society and the Industry Leadership Council of American Association of Importers and Exporters. As past president and chair of the Foreign Trade Association and the Los Angeles Chapter of Women in International Trade, she continues to be active on its advisory boards. Ms Hiromoto is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque for her advancement of international trade in the Southern California region.

Martin Hubert,, President and CEO, Freightgate, Inc

Martin Hubert is Founder, President and CEO of Freightgate, Inc of Huntington Beach California. Since 1999, Freightgate has provided leading edge Internet native solutions and the number one web portal for the Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics industries. Central to these solutions is the PLTX (Private Logistics Trading Exchange) product suite. Freightgate is consistently recognized as a top 100 IT company by Inbound Logistics Magazine. In addition, Mr. Hubert founded ACES (Association for Contract Standardization).

Before establishing Freightgate, Mr. Hubert in 1996 founded Uptime/EDIideas, Inc, a privately held company offering a wide range of computer related services, from freight industry specific projects to Internet services and Web-Design. The landmark achievement of the Uptime years was the development and launch of I-Trek!, the most complete and sophisticated internet tracking and tracing system to this day. I-Trek! remains a core component of Freightgate's PLTX suite.

While always possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and flair, Mr. Hubert held strategic positions with logistics companies before stepping out on his own -- most notably as Vice President of Information Systems for Right-O-Way Transportation from 1992-1996 and MIS Director for Amerford International, a Thyssen Haniel Logistic company, from 1990-1992.

Because of his deep knowledge of Transportation and Logistics, combined with command of leading edge information technology, Mr. Hubert has received significant recognition and is frequently invited to speak at major industry events. The following are a few examples: . NITL Panel in Anaheim 2005 . RFID Panel at UCLA 2004 . Transportation Forum 2003 . Named Business Man of the year 2003 . Bear Sterns Logistics Panel (2001) . Keynote Speaker @ LAACA 2000 . Keynote Speaker @ CNS 2000 . Listed in Who's Who world wide

Mr. Hubert is a member of the Logistics Advisory Board for the state of Texas

A native of Germany, Mr. Hubert received his post-graduate education at the University of Darmstadt, in 1990 earning a Masters Degree in Computer Sciences and MBA in Management and Marketing.

Dr. Kim Huynh, DBA MBA, Principal/Owner The Small Business Strategist, LLC

Doctorate in Business Administration with an Emphasis on Executive Leadership, MBA in International Marketing, Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business.

* Educational industry with West Coast University, University of Riverside, and Loyola Marymount University * Experience as project director for international projects * Experience marketing education programs and services to corporate clients * Experience teaching MBA and executive levels courses * Experience as divisional manager for 2 start up divisions of two world- renowned educational institutions based in California * 10 years experience in contract negotiations

Dr. Huynh had help many of her clients each day faced with issues and problems in their companies, whether start up or growing business. Regardless of their size or the industry they are in, many of these issues have the potential to result in disaster, but can be minimized or even avoided by using a simple, logical approach geared specifically to the needs of small business owners.

Brian Peck, Counsel for International Trade & IP, Crowell & Moring LLP

Brian K. Peck is a counsel with an international trade practice in the firm's Irvine, California office. Brian's main areas of expertise include international trade law and remedies, trade-related intellectual property matters, international negotiations, and international trade policy.

Before joining Crowell & Moring Brian was Senior Director for Intellectual Property at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2003-2005, and Director of Japanese Affairs from 2001-2003. In his work for the U.S. Trade Representative, Brian was responsible for developing and implementing policies to protect and enforce the copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets of U.S. companies in Latin America, Japan, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Brian was the lead negotiator for the intellectual property chapters in the U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement and U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement negotiations; and was responsible for overseeing U.S. trading partners' compliance with bilateral and international obligations for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. As Director for Japanese Affairs, Brian co-chaired the U.S.-Japan Information Technologies Working Group, and was responsible for regulatory reform initiatives in Japan's legal regime for intellectual property rights, as well as in the IT, e-commerce, and telecommunications sectors. Brian also led bilateral talks with several Asian countries under the WTO negotiations to liberalize international markets for services.

Prior to his work for the U.S. Trade Representative, Brian was an attorney-advisor with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the Department of Commerce from 1998-2001, where he participated in a number of antidumping and countervailing duty cases. Brian also participated in litigation before the Court of International Trade and international dispute settlement panels, including an appearance before a WTO Panel in Geneva.

Before earning his law degree in 1998, Brian lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for over nine years and held management positions with both U.S. and Japanese companies.

Brian graduated Order of the Coif and received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as a member of the San Diego Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Brian is a member of the California Bar and the U.S. Court of International Trade and is fluent in Japanese.

Affiliations: Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of International Trade

Diane D. Stewart, Senior Vice President & Manager, Structured Trade Finance Division, U.S. Bank

Diane Stewart started her banking career in 1979 with The Chase Manhattan Bank where she worked for eight years. She returned to Chase Manhattan in 1997 and remained with the Bank through the end of 2000 after spending 2 years with National Westminster Bank, and 8 years with Citibank, N.A. She was a Vice President in the Structured Trade Finance Divisions of both National Westminster Bank and Citibank, responsible for origination and structuring of medium and long-term trade and project financings.

Over the years, Ms. Stewart has successfully negotiated and structured many trade and project-related financings involving support from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, other export credit agencies, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, bilateral, and multilateral institutions, and private insurance underwriters.

Lindsey Seibert, Partner, International Risk Consultants, Inc.

Studied International Business and French at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Graduated in June 2005 with B.S. degree in Business Administration. Managed family owned restaurant until joining IRC. Partner of International Risk Consultants, Inc., a global brokerage specializing in trade credit and political risk insurance. Joined IRC in January 2006 in Columbus and recently opened the Los Angeles office to expand IRC North America operations. Member of FCIB, NACM, and Women in International Trade.