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Senior Vice President

Feb 2006Present
Park Strategies

Since joining Park Strategies in 2006, Sean King has worked to lead the firm's push into Asia.  He divides his time between New York and the firm's office in Taipei, Taiwan.  

Before joining Park Strategies Sean King served as Senior Advisor for Asia in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and was based in Singapore for both PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Citibank.  

Mr. King makes regular public speaking appearances and is a frequent guest on CNBC-Asia.

Senior Advisor for Asia

May 2001Feb 2006
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce

Sean King spent five years at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. He served as Senior Advisor for Asia and counseled U.S. businesses on exporting their goods and services, focusing particularly on Asia.   He represented the Department at events in 17 U.S. states and spoke on its behalf.

Sean King represented the Department at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland on three separate occasions.  Mr. King also joined former Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, former New York State Governor George Pataki, and Marriott International, Inc. Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr. on separate fact-finding missions to mainland China including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Senior Consultant

Oct 1999May 2001

From October 1999 to May 2001Sean King was based in Singapore for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a senior consultant in PwC's Financial Services practice.

Mr. King's consulting engagements included creating a Southeast Asian government export finance blueprint, launching a credit card in Thailand.

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Asia-Pacific Report: Stormy waters focus of territorial dispute

Analyst and former U.S. official Sean King, who is now the senior vice-president of New York-based consultants Park Strategies, said it is unlikely that Taiwan will significantly change its demands in the South China Sea, even with a new party at the helm.

“Taipei’s claims only reinforce Beijing’s,” King said during an interview during a visit to Vancouver. “The DPP will likely keep paying lip service to Taipei’s South China Sea claims, as no leader wants to voluntarily renounce territory and/or claims without getting something in return.”

China, Taiwan Leaders to Meet for First Time in 66 Years

"This meeting will only hurt the Nationalists at home, as it will cause them to even more be seen as Beijing's preferred Taiwan party", said Sean King, senior vice president with the consultancy Park Strategies in NY.

Original Source: WWNT Radio

Taiwan Presidential Election Between 2 Women For First Time In History

Counting on Korea

Says Sean King, a senior vice president with Park Strategies, a New York-based business advisory firm with offices in Taipei, “It’s hard to make projections, as overall tourist arrivals don’t always correlate to gaming tourism—especially at a time when Beijing’s cracking down on high rollers taking money out of the mainland. But Korea’s less susceptible to such crackdowns, as Korean casinos largely target Chinese tourists already there for shopping and other activities. In other words, Korea’s more low rollers and VIPs versus the VVIPs you see in Macau.”

Taiwan-China Relations Heading Into Neutral?

”So long as Tsai Ing-wen says she’s for the status quo and won’t roll back President Ma’s cross-Strait trade, investment and travel openings reached to date, I think she’ll be fine,” says Sean King, senior vice president with the consultancy Park Strategies in New York and Taipei. 

Tokyo Moves to Promote Foreign Direct Investment 7/30/14

..."Finally, Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies, stressed that Japan's economic depth, sophistication, infrastructure, rule of law, and democracy put it in an Asian class of its own. Explaining his experiences and several examples of thriving American businesses, he pointed out an array of reasons for successful business in Japan, some of which are strong intellectual property rights protection, reliable infrastructure, long-term customer loyalty, and a safe, cultural living environment." 

China sparks dangerous game of chess China rival neighbours


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