Sean King joined Park Strategies in February 2006. He is leading the firm’s push into Asia, dividing his time between New York and the firm’s office in Taipei, Taiwan.
Before joining Park Strategies, Mr. King spent five years at the United States Department of Commerce, where he served as Senior Advisor for Asia in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS). While at Commerce, he headed up all domestic USFCS outreach on U.S. exports to mainland China. On separate occasions, he joined then-Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, then-New York State Governor George Pataki and Marriott International, Inc. Chairman and CEO, J.W. Marriott, Jr. on fact-finding missions to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Before joining Commerce, Mr. King was based in Singapore for both PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Citibank. From 1999-2001, his consulting engagements at PwC included, among others, creating an export finance blueprint for a Southeast Asian government and launching a credit card in Thailand. Mr. King also worked for the New York State Department of Economic Development, on whose behalf he led a February 1997 trade mission to Taiwan.
Mr. King makes regular public speaking appearances, and is a frequent guest on CNBC-Asia. His opinions and quotes, since joining Park Strategies, have appeared in the Alaska Dispatch, Asia Times Online, Christian Science Monitor, Korea Herald, JoongAng Daily, Korea Times, New York Times, Seoul Times, Singapore Straits Times, HanCinema.net, Notre Dame Business, Oh! Kpop, South China Morning Post, TIME.com, Taiwan Security Research, and Topics (the official magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan).
Mr. King has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and an undergraduate degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. He is fluent in Swedish. As part of his MBA, Mr. King did a summer internship for Citibank in Taipei. He maintains residences in New York City and Taipei.