China Fortunes: An American Pioneer’s Adventures in China’s Energy Trade
John D. Kuhns, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, China Hydroelectric Corporation; Author, China Fortunes
In 1984, as the founder and CEO of Catalyst Energy Corporation, Kuhns was the first American to acquire commercial hydroelectric generating equipment from China, powering much of the profitability behind the company's successful IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Author of China Fortunes, a novel about his China adventures, Kuhns will describe his fortunes made and lost in the Middle Kingdom as it transformed from strict communist rule to a freewheeling market, and insight into the complexity of working in China’s energy sector.
MLF: Asia Pacific Affairs
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organize: Cynthia Miyashita