Therese Shaheen

Recent work and outreach

Selected Publications

Michigan-born Therese Shaheen is the founder and CEO of USAsia International, an investment and technology development company that specializes in the Asian markets. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Therese Shaheen has been a noted figure in US international relations, and she has been listed on Rankers list of famous female diplomats.

While spearheading the growth of her company, Therese Shaheen earned a graduate degree in international public policy and accepted an appointment by former President George W. Bush to become the first female managing director and chair of the American Institute in Taiwan, a position she held for two years. Ms. Shaheen continues to speak and publish regularly on Asian business and economic activity.

Therese Shaheen

Past performance and service

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Ms. Shaheen graduated from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a masters of international public policy. She completed her bachelor of science in foreign service at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Before starting her professional career, she was already working with international organizations such as Action/Peace Corp and involved in global refugee affairs.

Ms. Shaheen served on the National Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum, a research and educational foundation focused on women’s independence and women who value free markets. Ms. Shaheen also previously traveled to Kenya and Haiti among other countries with the National Endowment for Democracy to help monitor elections.

While spearheading the growth of her company, Therese Shaheen pursued and earned a graduate degree in international public policy. She then accepted an appointment by former President George W. Bush to become the first female managing director and chair of the American Institute in Taiwan, a position she held for two years.

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As the chair and CEO of USAsia International, Inc., Therese Shaheen builds on more than 34 years of experience in international business and economics. Ms. Shaheen founded an emerging-economies investment group that grew to include locations in many of Asia's major capitals.

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