China business developer; US-China relations expert, author and artist
Travels from Shenzhen
Building bridges between China and the US has become his passion, ever since Mark Obama Ndesandjo lost his job after 9/11 and found a new homeland in China. As an accomplished businessman, he decided that there is more into life than making money. He started to teach piano at orphanages and has been heavily involved in charity events in China.
Apart from running a successful business management and strategy consulting business in China, he is advising foreign companies on their route into China. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of his key subjects. As an American who grew up in the Kenya and the US and now has extensive experience in China, he is well positioned to discuss multiculturalism in a corporate setting.
In December 2013 he announced the publication of his memoirs to appear later in 2014, Cultures: My Personal Odyssey of Self-discovery. In the well-received book, he gives a thoughtful overview of his early life, and corrects the image and facts US president Barack Obama has published earlier.
A resident of Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China, American Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo has a BSc. Physics (also completed BA math requirements) from Brown University, an MSc Physics from Stanford and is an Emory EMBA graduate. He consults worldwide, using over 15 years of international marketing and branding experience gained as a senior manager at ATT, Lucent, Nortel and other companies. He is an HSK L7 (advanced) Mandarin speaker and writer, and an avid brush calligrapher.
In addition to his first novel, Nairobi to Shenzhen, he has also published 3 piano CD’s, The Untimely Ones, Night Moods and his own composition Reflections on William Blake. He regularly gives piano lessons to orphans in and around Shenzhen. Mr Obama Ndesandjo has been appointed Volunteer Image Ambassador and Special Olympics Image Ambassador by China.