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David K. Diebold
David has been active in China for over 20 years, ever since he was first involved as a senior United States government official in the implementation of the Sino-US Accord that established the framework for developing the United States' trade and investment relationship with People's Republic, in the early 1980s.
  He led the first official delegation of U.S. electronics executives ever to visit China, and has worked with hundreds of other companies since, through the various stages of China's commercial development.
Drawing upon his earlier experience at the International Trade Administration, where he was responsible for all the industry offices of the U.S. Department of Commerce including Aerospace, Automotive Affairs, Basic Industries, Computers, Biotechnology, Capital Goods and International Construction, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Science & Technology, Services, Software, Telecommunications, and Textiles & Apparel, he has worked across many industrial and service sectors. David also served as a senior officer in the US Foreign & Commercial Service.
He is a frequent speaker and writer on doing business in China. At the invitation of the Chinese government, he has lectured at the prestigious Central Party School of the CPC in Beijing, and at the invitation of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
David has also served as an officer and director of a number of companies. He chaired the International Advisory Council of the American Management Association for many years, and was involved in the early development of its joint venture in China, based in Shanghai. The Diebold Fellowship program at MIT's Sloan School of Management is funded by his family.
David holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Cornell University.
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