John W. Allen is Chairman & CEO of Greater China Corporation, involved in Asia and China for over 30 years. He participated in developing several multi $billion companies. Mr. Allen is a founding member of the Chinese Cultural Foundation and the China Investment Group, LLC. He assisted in founding AIESEC in China and Latin America and was Chairman of the Board of AIESEC, US and of AIESEC Yale.
Mr. Allen headed the international investment subsidiary of the Bank of Boston and was Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (former head of the World Bank) at Schroder Bank and Trust. Subsequently, he became President of the International Securities Exchange Corporation. Mr. Allen served as Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and one of three Trustees of the International Science Foundation along with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson.
Mr. Allen was the Director of the World Policy Institute, and Advisor to: the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (USA), MITC, Neptune and Womensphere. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Business Council of the United Nations, as well as Chairman of Spring Investment Corporation and Turtlesnap Ventures.
Mr. Allen is a frequent speaker on China, global capital markets, emerging markets, technology and entrepreneurial initiatives.