Centre Fellows

Senior Fellows


Daniel Shapiro

Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He has worked for over thirty years as an educator and researcher and published five books and monographs and over fifty scholarly articles on corporate performance and strategy, corporate ownership and governance, foreign investment and MNEs, industrial structure, and various aspects of public policy. He has also had international experience in a variety of countries including El Salvador, Belarus, Germany and Hong Kong. He has been visiting professor at McGill University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), Monash University, and CEIBS (China).


Yuen Pau Woo

Mr. Woo was President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada from 2005-2014. He continues his association with the Foundation as Distinguished East Asia Fellow. He is a co-founder of China Global: The Vancouver Society for Promotion of Chinese Art and Culture, and serves as its President. He is also Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Mr. Woo has previously worked as an Economist for the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. He is on the board of directors of the Public Policy Forum, the Ontario Brain Institute, and the Vancouver Academy of Music. He is also on the Global Council of the Asia Society and the Advisory Board of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation and the Mosaic Institute. In 2012, he was honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to Canada-Asia relations.




Yul Kwon

Professor Yul Kwon is currently an adjunct professor of the Beedie School of Business, and a Centre Fellow for the Jack Austin Centre. He retired from Griffith University in Australia in 2013, where he served as the Korean Foundation (endowed) Chair in Korean Studies and the Director of the Australian Centre for Korean Studies for 18 years. Prior to joining Griffith University in 1995, he was a professor at the University of Regina, Canada (1975-1995), teaching a broad range of courses in the areas of economics and international business. In addition, he taught at other universities as a visiting professor including Seoul National University and Korea University in Korea, and Queen’s University in Canada,

Professor Kwon also worked for the Bank of Korea (the central bank) and for the Department of Finance, the government of Canada in Ottawa. He also served as a Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Securities Commission, a Board Member of the Korea Exchange Bank of Canada, and Vice President of Net Five Telecom Corporation in Canada.

Professor Kwon has published eleven books and edited three books. Two of his books were translated into Japanese. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals, chapters of books, and Op-ed and special columns of newspapers. He is well fit. He jogs about 2000km and runs a few full marathons a year.


Jiawei Zhang

Dr. Zhang (PhD, Dalian Maritime University) is a professor at Dalian Maritime University (DMU), a research fellow at the Institute of Strategic Research of Peking University, the chief research fellow at the World Shipping Research Center of DMU, and the chief research fellow of the Grizzly Bear Institute of Canada. His research includes strategic planning, new business models, and supply chain management. In particular, Dr. Zhang focuses on economic issues related to China and North America as well as the crowdfunding business model and niche market behavior. Dr. Zhang has rich business experience. He was the Chairman and President of a large state-owned company in China for more than ten years. He is an expert in Chinese enterprises’ reform and development and has a deep understanding of China’s Corporation Law. He is also a successful Angel investor and a well-known consultant for companies.