9/28/16: Danny Le, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG
11/9/16: Angela Killoren, COO, CJ E&M America
2/8/17: Leon Grice, New Zealand Consul General in Los Angeles
4/10/17: Terry McCarthy, President and CEO, Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Danny Le has more than 20 years of consulting experience with KPMG across multiple industry sectors. He spent 10 years building and leading KPMG China’s consulting business and advised numerous companies on how to enter, operate and grow in China. Danny discussed the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China and shared his expert advice for U.S.-based companies and executives who wish to achieve success in this rapidly-growing global market.
Angela Killoren is the COO of CJ E&M America, the Los Angeles subsidiary of Korea’s leading entertainment conglomerate. She discussed how the rise of Korean music (K-Pop) and television dramas (K-Drama) is driving the globalization and commercialization of everything “K” (Korean not Kardashian).
Leon Grice has served as New Zealand Consul General in Los Angeles since 2012. He also recently became chairman of the New Zealand United States Business Council - New Zealand’s premier business, trade and economic policy advocacy organization. Leon discussed the benefits of free trade, New Zealand’s economic and trade strategy going forward, where TPP stands today, and trade trends in the Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in 2012, Terry McCarthy traveled the world for TV and print media, covering politics, business, military, social and environmental issues. He speaks six languages, has won four Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award. His lecture focused on emerging U.S. policy toward Asia, both economic and security. Terry also addressed the current trading landscape between the U.S. and Asia and highlighted the economies to watch in Asia.