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A talented team of experts with years of experience in both government and industry, with a passion for finding solutions and a deep understanding of the institutions and protocols of nations around the world.
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Provide corporate leadership with strategic advice and assistance in marketing, regulatory affairs and deal sourcing and capital raising activities through all stages to successful deal closure. 
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Focusing the full strategic and intellectual assets of the firm to meet each client’s individual needs, covering every major business sector and every critical region of the world.

Michael Zorger

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Associate

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Michael Zorger joined The Cohen Group in January 2013. Previously, Mr. Zorger served as Manager of Global Strategies at the US Grains Council (USGC), an export market development trade association. At the Council, Mr. Zorger was responsible for managing Executive priority initiatives in China, South and East Asia, including conducting the first in-country market assessments of Sri Lanka and Nepal. He was also responsible for incorporating the organization's then-new trade policy focus into the annual export strategy guiding worldwide programming.

In addition to his time at the Council, Mr. Zorger also spent time working in the office of Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. He previously worked at the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency supporting the Under Secretary on high-level China trade and priority rural economic opportunity initiatives, and with Senator John D. "Jay" Rockefeller, working in the press office conducting research and drafting talking points, press releases and speeches for the Senator.

A native of West Virginia, Michael graduated magna cum laude from University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, concentrating in political science and earning Honors distinction.

Shouqing Zhang

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Senior Director

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Prior to joining The Cohen Group, Shouqing Zhang served as the Vice President for Government and Public Affairs for the energy company British Petroleum (BP) China Holdings Ltd. where he was instrumental in improving relations between BP and the Chinese government. In this position, he led a team that played a critical role in facilitating central government approval of one thousand gas stations in two key provinces and implemented a comprehensive communications strategy to effectively manage crises, large and small.

From 2001-2003, Mr. Zhang was the Director of Corporate and Government Affairs in the Beijing office of global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, where he participated in the development of complex legislative and regulatory initiatives. In two years, he established one of the most successful government affairs teams in China's pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Zhang previously worked as a business consultant in Washington, DC and served for over a decade in China's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now the Ministry of Commerce), culminating in a three-year tour at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC from 1995 to 1998. While in government service, Mr. Zhang assisted in the management of bilateral trade relations between China and the United States and helped formulate trade policy. His broad knowledge of Chinese and Western business practices, along with his understanding of the Chinese government structure and decision-making processes, have proven extremely beneficial to US and Chinese businesses alike.

Mr. Zhang received his MBA from the University of Hawaii as a degree fellow of the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI and holds a BA from the Foreign Language Department of Jilin University in China.

Xiaorong Wu

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Deputy Chief Representative

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Xiaorong Wu joined The Cohen Group (TCG) after eighteen years of service in the Chinese government and multinational companies. His expertise covers a wide range of areas including government relations, public policy, business development, external communication, crisis management and project management.

Prior to joining TCG, Mr. Wu spent a total of eleven years in two multinational companies and a leading public relations firm, holding such positions as Senior Government Affairs Manager at PPF Beijing Representative Office, Corporate Affairs Manager at Philip Morris China and Associate in Burson-Marsteller China. In the highly-regulated financial and tobacco industries, he successfully managed government relations, organized diversified public relations/corporate social responsibility programs and greatly contributed to significant business development achievements. In the PR/consulting industry, he provided his clients with strategic support in the field of market access, public policy, joint venture cooperation, corporate image-building and product positioning, bidding support and crisis management. His clients came from a variety of sectors, ranging from consumer goods, banking and insurance to energy, power and IT.

Before entering the business world, Mr. Wu served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China for seven years where he participated in Sino-UK negotiations on the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong to China, facilitated the organization of the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony and the preparation of APEC Summit in Brunei, coordinated with various government agencies on a broad range of issues and conducted political and economic analysis.

Mr. Wu received his MA in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University in Australia and his BA from Zhejiang University in China.

Yinghua Wang

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Tianjin Chief Representative

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Yinghua Wang, a native of Tianjin, China, comes to The Cohen Group after gaining valuable experience with the government of Tianjin. He offers considerable expertise and dedication in assisting Western businesses establish relationships in the flourishing Tianjin area.

Mr. Wang served for ten years in the Tianjin Municipal People’s Government as Deputy Director in the Foreign Affairs Office with responsibility for the US affairs portfolio. During his tenure with the government, Mr. Wang hosted leaders from various nations, including US President George Bush, as well as chairs and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. He also organized numerous international events including the China Tianjin International Entrepreneur Consultative Conference, the 2002 Businessweek Forum in Tianjin, and the Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century. His experience with high-profile international events and leadership give him a unique expertise in public-private relations.

Mr. Wang received his MBA with a focus on marketing from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 2003. He graduated with BA in English from the Tianjin Foreign Studies University in Tianjin, China.

He is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

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