Founder and Managing Partner of JFP Holdings
Founder, Chairman and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies (1994-2009)
Author, "Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China"
Jack Perkowski graduated Cum Laude from Yale and with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar. After graduation, Jack spent twenty years on Wall Street, rising to head of investment banking at PaineWebber. Well before others recognized the significant role that China would play in the global economy, Jack spent three years investigating opportunities in Asia and China, leading to the founding in 1994 of ASIMCO Technologies, a major industrial enterprise which he built and ran for fifteen years.
Under Jack’s leadership, ASIMCO gained a reputation for developing local management and integrating a broad based China operation into the global economy. ASIMCO was three times named one of the “Ten Best Employers in China” in surveys conducted by Hewitt Associates and leading news organizations in Asia. In 2008, Jack was designated by China Auto News one of “30 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in China’s Auto Components Industry over the 30 Years of Economic Reform,” the only foreigner to receive this distinction.
Often referred to as “Mr. China,” Jack is widely recognized as an expert on doing business in China. He authored Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China, and provides timely insights into ongoing developments in the country on www.managingthedragon.com. His articles on China, its economy and developing a business in the country have been published in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, among other publications. Jack is a frequent speaker to university and business school groups, corporate and industry conferences and leading professional organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Asia Society and the YPO, and has been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, Fox, BBC, NPR, CCTV and CGTN. Jack’s unique journey to China has been featured in many articles on the subject.
In April 2009, Jack founded JFP Holdings, a merchant banking firm focused on China, where he now serves as Managing Partner. Jack and his wife, Carleen, have lived in Beijing since 1994. Jack was a starting guard on one of the best football teams in Yale’s history and played in the famous 29-29 tie against Harvard, which Sports Illustrated called one of the most exciting college football games of all time. Jack appeared in the movie, Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, which was produced in 2008 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Game.
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