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Multinational corporation executive

Michael Barbalas, American manufacturing executive. Executive director Friends of China Foundation, 1991-1995; president American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, China, 2006-2010, Board member/Vice Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 2003-2005, board member, Suzhou University, since 2004, vice chairman, Wuhan Mayor International Advisory Committee, since 2009; Member of American Management Association, American Chemical Society.

Background

Barbalas, Michael Peter was born on August 4, 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Peter Maneo and Eleanor Jean (Morecraft) Barbalas. arrived in China, 1997.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1977. Master of Science in Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Cornell University, New York, 1982.

Career

Postdoctoral researcher, Columbia University, New York City, 1982-1983;from senior scientist to assistant research group chief, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey, 1983-1985;foreign expert, Lanzhou U., Gansu., People's Republic of China, 1985;from senior consultant to manager, director, Management Technologies International, Inc., Tianjin, People's Republic of China, 1986-1990;executive director, Friends of China Foundation, Ltd., Tai Wai, Shatin., Hong Kong, 1991-1995;general manager, Andrew Telecomms. (Suzhou) Company Ltd., Suzhou, Jiangsu., People's Republic of China, since 1997. Director Management Technologies International, Inc., Chicago, 1988-1991.

Consultant in field.

Membership

Executive director Friends of China Foundation, 1991-1995. President American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, China, 2006-2010, Board member/Vice Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, 2003-2005, board member, Suzhou University, since 2004, vice chairman, Wuhan Mayor International Advisory Committee, since 2009. Member of American Management Association, American Chemical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, bicycling, music, foreign languages, traveling.

Connections

Married Lorina Cheng Barbalas, October 10, 1981. Children: Jonathan, David.

father:
Peter Barbalas

mother:
Eleanor Barbalas

spouse:
Lorina Cheng Barbalas

child:
Jonathan Barbalas

child:
David Barbalas