We are very proud of our Ambassadors, all of whom have been carefully selected based on their specialist knowledge and professional standing within their communities. Their primary mission is to explain and promote the services offered by CGA, and also serve as a key point of contact for our members and potential companies and individuals in their region.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your local Ambassador for more information about CGA.

United Kingdom

Chris Fraser OBE

Chris Fraser has more than 30 years experience in the FDI industry. He pioneered Chinese investments into the UK in the early 2000s and has led teams attracting over $10bn of FDI Capex and over 40,000 jobs from around the World for organizations and clients. ... Read more

Laos & Australia

Dominic Ryan

Dominic Ryan is an artist and the director of the Peace Project Foundation. He has staged multiple peace events in 12 war and conflict zones across 3 continents. He is also the founder of The Peace Project, a non-governmental organization which deals with conflict resolution and the erection of humanitarian messages in war zones. Over the years, he has brought mayors and politicians into the no mans’ land between Gaza and Israel and written a declaration for conflict resolution... Read more

Latin America & the Caribbean

Richard Allan Nixon

Accomplished, results-oriented and well-rounded, Richard Nixon is a diplomat, leader, and an executive with expertise in business facilitation. He helps to negotiate complex strategic deals that benefit governments and private enterprises. Dr. Nixon is also a critical thinker, with strategic vision and overall policy direction. His work focuses on establishing governmental and corporate policy guidelines... Read more

Philippines & Latin America

Philip Peñaloza

Philip Peñaloza is a director at Coutts & Co. He has over 20 years of client marketing and investment management experience. Prior to Coutts, Mr. Peñaloza held positions at: Lombard Odier; Citigroup Private Bank; Clariden Leu Asset Management; and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers/BlackRock, where he managed global portfolios for institutional and ultra high net worth (UHNW) clients in Asia, Middle East, and the Americas ... Read more

United Kingdom

Rebecca Hossack

Rebecca Hossack was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1955. She traveled to England in the early eighties to study for the bar at Lincoln's Inn, but abandoned the law for a career in art.Having studied at Christie's and worked at the Guggenheim in Venice, she set up her own gallery on Windmill Street in Fitzrovia, in the heart of London, in March 1988 (she signed the lease only three days before the great stock-market crash on 'Black Monday'). Rebecca's business, despite the economic climate, has not only survived, but thrived, and now encompasses two galleries in central London and one in New York City ... Read more

United States & Greater China

Johnny Chen

Seasoned global executive with over 30 years of multinational, corporate experience in Asia.Strengths in financial and professional services with a focus oninsurance industry for Asia Pacific with emphasis in Greater China.Great people leader with bi-lingual and cross cultural leadership skills across this diversed region.Hands-on experience in start-up operations (China, Korea and Singapore) and turnaround situations (China and Malaysia) ... Read more


Tal Gal-Cohen

Tal Gal-Cohen is an international expert on wine, beer, and spirits. He holds a Master's degree from Australia’s University of Adelaide and has vest experience tasting beverages from around the world. Mr. Gal-Cohen is an experienced journalist and has worked for the past 7 years as a wine and liquor reporter for G magazine. He has also worked as a senior reporter for Wine and Gourmet Magazine and appears regularly on television and radio. Gal-Cohen is the proud author of Wine Trails – a Trip to Wineries in Israel published Cordinata and Alcohol and Classic Cocktails published by Carta. ... Read more

China & United States

Wenhe Zhang

Wenhe Zhang has 27 years of extensive experience in the areas of infrastructure and PPP, investment risk management and political risk insurance, and Chinese outward investment. He is currently a Senior Underwriter in the Infrastructure Sector Group at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group. Since joining MIGA in June 2003, Mr. Zhang has worked in a broad range of areas globally, primarily in the infrastructure sector and PPP covering power, water, transportation and telecommunications; investment risk management and political risk insurance; and promotion of both inward and outward investment for China. Mr. Zhang has extensive experience in business development, underwriting complex projects and advising clients on mitigating political and other investment risks to their planned investments in emerging markets. ... Read more


Yoheme R. Arendes

Yoheme R. Arendes is a Venezuelan lawyer, who has outstanding corporate and litigation experience. He was a corporate attorney for Internal Ceramic Corporation in Valencia, Carabobo State. ... Read more


Sidney Yankson

Sidney founded Ghana Capital Partners (“GCP”) in 2012 as a boutique project developer and private equity investor focussing on investments in Africa. Sidney has developed projects from greenfield in the renewable energy space, and also looks at typical minority equity investments into established businesses. ... Read more


Ulrich O. Birch

Ulrich O. Birch is a Swiss national, and he holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, as well as a diploma in Business Administration. He is a seasoned international manager. Ulrich served in senior executive positions at various multinational companies, including ABB, Colfax Pump Group, Leica Geosystems, Wartsila, New Sulzer Diesel, and Ascom, covering the industries of turbochargers, pumps, diesel engines, measuring equipment, telecommunications, and service automation, as well as executive consulting and interim management... ... Read more


Mr. Carlos Pinto

Carlos Pinto is Portuguese and holds a Law Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in Public Local Law and Management, both from the University of Lisbon and a Degree in Trade and Industry from Technical School.... ... Read more


Dr. Ernest Ho

Dr. Ernest Ho founded YEE Marketing in 2018 when he saw the opportunity to connect Western businesses to the Chinese market via WeChat, a Super App with one billion active users..... ... Read more

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