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Senior appointment to expand our global trade & investment work

Senior appointment to expand our global trade & investment work

We’ve made a senior appointment as we expand the trade and investment services we’re delivering to government clients around the world: Micah Hostetter has become our American Director of Trade & Investment.

Micah has taken up the role to help US, Canadian, South and Central American government agencies to drive international trade programmes and attract overseas investment.

Based in Virgina, he’s also leading the delivery of trade and investment programmes within the Americas for clients from other parts of the world.

Micah formerly spent 10 years as a senior member of our Shanghai team and brings extensive, hands-on experience of working with Asian corporations and helping international companies to increase their exports to Asia.

During his time in our China office, he specialised in the government sector, enabling numerous EDOs from US states and European countries to achieve their trade and investment goals in the region.

He's also skilled in market entry strategies, business development and policy analysis across a range of industries including renewable energy, automotive and life sciences.

With a background in management consulting, Micah holds a Master's degree in International Studies and is fluent in Mandarin.

This appointment is of great significance to us because the demand for international support from economic development organisations and investment promotion agencies is growing fast.

The client assignments we’re handling in this field include FDI programmes for several US states, Canadian provinces and cities, European nations and countries in the Middle East.

We're also managing overseas trade programmes for government clients. In addition to the UK-APAC Tech Growth Programme, this includes an extensive trade mission to Korea which we’re delivering for the Canadian government this month – for which our team in Seoul has set up more than 200 targeted meetings with Korean corporations for Canadian cleantech and life sciences firms.


To discuss how we could help your organisation attract overseas investment or expand your exports, please contact Micah Hostetter at

See also this recent article by our Global Head of Trade & Investment, Richard Lyle, about the considerable opportunities to attract FDI from Asia this year.

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