Jack Perkowski

Upon graduating Cum Laude from Yale and with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar, Jack spent eighteen 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 twice 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, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Huffington Post, AmCham’s China Brief and BusinessForum China. 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, and CCTV.  Jack was also featured in Thomas L. Friedman’s best-selling book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century in the chapter dealing with China.

Jack serves on the Board of Directors of NASDAQ listed Fushi Copperweld, Inc., the world’s leading bimetallic company with operations in China, the United States and the United Kingdom, and is on the Board of Advisers of Westlake International, LLC, a company whose extensive China expert network provides “on-the-ground” industry information to Western institutional investors. Jack is a member of JP Morgan’s “China Expert Series” and was named a Distinguished Speaker at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

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.


Doing Business in China

Jack Perkowski, the founder and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies, one of the largest, Western-owned components manufacturing businesses in China, shares with audiences the importance of developing a local management team and how to successfully navigate around the cultural differences and China’s unique ways of doing business to achieve business and financial success.

Business Outlook for China

Jack Perkowski, a successful Western entrepreneur doing business in China, shares his thoughts on what the future holds for the largest market in the world.  Taking an economic snapshot of China, Mr. Perkowski provides insight into how other economies affect China and the implications of China’s rise, what to anticipate – and what to look out for.


Dear Jack,

The comments from the group have been laudatory.  You really were perfect. The combination of solid information, a fascinating personal story and an easy going but authoritative style is golden.  Any chance of an autobiography??

You make me want to go back to China asap.

Thank you for agreeing to meet with a group of ours in Beijing or to suggest
someone.  Joan Russell, Travel Director, will be in touch when we have our
next departure.

Thank you so much for a splendid job.  It was a personal pleasure to see you
again an a professional privilege to present you to our members

With all good wishes

Buntzie Ellis Churchill
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Hi Geoff, greetings from Beijing.  I just wanted you to know that Jack hit the ball out of the park today.  He spoke at our Exec Luncheon in Beijing and he was terrific.  Thanks for hooking us up.  It was truly value added for all of the Microsoft execs.


Maggie Wilderotter

Dear Jack,

Wei Li officially announced in class today that based on the survey result, you are the best speaker of the term (I believe that it is a 100% consensus). Congratulations!

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Zhihao(Danny) Yang
University of Virginia
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration



I just wanted to send you a personal, heartfelt thanks for a terrific meeting with our students last week.   To say they loved it would be an understatement – they were inspired by it, and who knows where that may lead?  You were really kind to take time out of your busy schedule for us – thanks again.

David Beim
Columbia University

Willy Lam 林和立

China Politics & Foreign Policy Expert

Chris Chan 陳維康

Professor In Residence of Richard Ivey School of Business and Ivey Asia