Frank Lavin is a director nominee. In 2010, Mr. Lavin founded Export Now, a U.S. firm that operates e-commerce stores in China for international brands, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lavin previously served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2005 to 2007. Before that, Mr. Lavin served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005. In addition to those roles in government, he served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with Edelman, Bank of America and Citibank. Previously, Mr. Lavin served in the George H.W. Bush and Reagan Administrations, working in the Department of Commerce, Department of State, National Security Council and the White House. He served as Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs from 1987 to 1989.
Mr. Lavin currently serves as Chairman of the International Council of the National University of Singapore School of Medicine and on the Board of Directors of Advanced MedTech Holdings, a medical technologies company. He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr. Lavin holds a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, an MS in Chinese Language and History from Georgetown, an MA in International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.