Advisory Committee

Mdm. May Hsu

Ms. Hsu has over 20 years of experience in market research, business development, management consulting and marketing for international businesses. Her experience includes identifying and securing high-profile clients and conducting market research for firms such as Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc., a high-tech manufacturing company with nearly 4,000 employees in China and the U.S. Ms. Hsu also assists North American firms establish business in Asia and helps Chinese companies set up businesses in the U.S.

Ms. Hsu was appointed as the Acting Secretary of State for California in 1990, and Senior Consultant to Zhuhai New Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone in China in 1997. She also served as Advisor to Suzhou Machinery Holding (Group) Co. Ltd. in China in 1999.

Ms. Hsu is affiliated with numerous community organizations in California, including the Young Generation Asian Professionals, Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center, Bowers Museum and Pan Pacific Performing Arts.

Madam Guo Yiqing, Consulate General, People's Republic of China (retired)

Madam Guo was the Education Consul for the Consulate General of The People's Republic of China before her retirement in 2000. Over the past 30 years, she has represented China's Ministry of Education at Chinese embassies and consulates located in New York, Washington, Australia and Canada. From 1983 to 1992, Madam Guo served as the Division Chief of American Oceania Affairs, Foreign Affairs Bureau, and Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China. From 1979 to 1983, Madam Guo served as Third Secretary at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, also Vice Consul at China's Consulate General in New York.

In addition to her exemplary service as a diplomat, Madam Guo was a scholar and teaching professor at Nankai University, China. As a professor and leader in the exchange of high quality international academia, Madam Guo has extensive experience and contacts in both the education and international political circles.

Prithep Sosothikul, BSc

Mr. Sosothikul is a well-known business executive in Thailand with extensive contacts in the IT industry throughout Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia and the Philippines. Mr. Sosothikul completed his studies in the U.S. and returned to Thailand in 1980. Since his return to Thailand, he has worked for major international corporations such as Loxley Public Co., Ltd., the Seacon Group, Datamat Public Company Ltd., HCL, and Perot Systems of Singapore. For three years, he served as the president and executive director of Datamat Public Company Ltd. of Bangkok, Thailand. During these years, he guided Datamat in its international expansion plan and doubled their annual revenue from CAD$65 million to over CAD$130 million. He is responsible for establishing corporate and marketing policies for his family's asset, Seacon Center located in Bangkok, Thailand. Seacon was ranked the fifth largest shopping center in the world, and the largest in Asia. He is also a Director of various private and public companies in Thailand. Mr. Sosothikul became an active Director of his family's company, the Seacon Group in 2006. Seacon Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Thailand with businesses in construction, shopping malls, hotel, food ingredients, rubber shoes manufacturing and real estate holdings. Mr. Sosothikul adds tremendous value to the company's expansion into the ASEAN (Association of South East Asia Nations) region.