Frank Lavin

Frank Lavin | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Frank Lavin | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Founder & CEO of Export Now, Chairman at Edelman, former US Under Secretary & Ambassador to Singapore
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Frank Lavin | Speaker Biography

Frank Lavin is a speaker, business leader, and former diplomat with experience in both public and private sectors. He is currently the CEO and founder of Export Now, a company that helps businesses sell online in China. Lavin also chairs Edelman Asia Pacific, providing advice on regulatory matters and government relations.

In politics, Lavin served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the United States Department of Commerce from 2005 to 2007. He was the lead trade negotiator for China and India and oversaw global trade negotiations. Prior to that, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005, where he played a role in negotiating the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

Before his government service, Lavin had a successful career in the private sector, holding senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore with firms such as Cushman & Wakefield Investors Asia, Bank of America, and Citibank. He also worked in various capacities in the George H.W. Bush and Reagan administrations, including serving as Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House from 1987 to 1989.

Lavin holds degrees from Georgetown University, the Johns Hopkins University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His expertise includes international trade, diplomacy, and business strategy. He has authored books, contributed to publications, and served on boards of directors for various organizations.

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