Engaging Asia: Venturing to China - One Oregonian's Story
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:00pm
Engaging Asia: Venturing to China - One Oregonian's Story

The PSU Institute for Asian Studies presents  

Pete Nickerson, Co-founder of Growth Link Overseas Company and Chinus Asset Management

Venturing to China - One Oregonian's Story

Inagural lecture in our new lecture series:  Engaging Asia: Lessons & Perspective 

  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
  • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • PSU Native American Student & Community Cultural Center(710 SW Jackson St)


A Portland, Oregon native, Pete Nickerson will describe his now 35-year journey through Asia. From the source of the inspiration to the realities created and encountered he’ll illuminate the twists and turns of the path he followed through those years which have led to his Forrest Gumpian good fortune.

About Pete Nickerson:

Pete Nickerson is a co-founder of Growth-Link Overseas Company, a private Hong Kong-based investment firm established in 1988. The company’s activity is investment in and operation of a series of businesses spanning manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, with annual revenue of nearly $1billion and employment of over 85,000 people. 

Mr. Nickerson is also a co-founder of the Chinus Asset Management, an investment firm dedicated to providing American investors with access to the historic economic expansion that is occurring in China and India. He serves on the boards of Feng Tay Enterprises, a publicly listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock number; Cascade Corporation listed on the NYSE (stock symbol CASC); e-BI, a private Oregon company engaged in China-related industrial trade; The Johns Hopkins Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies; and the Portland State University Foundation. 

Pete graduated from the University of Oregon in 1979. A Chinese speaker, he and his family have resided in Taipei, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and currently reside, again, in Portland, Oregon.

Sponsored by the Institute for Asian Studies,