Mr. Nickerson has over 30 years of business experience in Asia. Pete is a co-founder and director of Growth-Link Overseas Company, a private Hong Kong–based investment firm founded in 1988. The company’s main activity is investment in and operation of a series of factories in China, Vietnam, and India. These factories are engaged in the supply of name-brand footwear (Nike, Bauer, Cole Haan, Nordica, Clarks) and other related products and components. Other business activities include retail, property development, distribution, transportation, and warehousing.
He sits on the boards of Feng Tay Enterprises, a publicly listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock number TW9910); Cascade Corporation (NYSE CASC); e-BI, a private Oregon company engaged in China-related industrial trade; the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies Advisory Council; and a number of not-for-profit concerns in Portland, Oregon. Pete is a 1979 graduate of the University of Oregon and a fluent Mandarin speaker.