Frank Lavin


Whether in banking, communications, trade negotiations or e-commerce, I have devoted most of my professional life to helping companies enter and succeed in new markets, with a particular focus on China. As Founder and CEO of Export Now, I run the largest international firm in China e-commerce. Export Now provides turn-key services for international brands in China e-commerce, including market strategy and competitive analysis, regulatory approval, store operations and fulfillment, financial settlement and remittance of profits. Previously, I served as Asia Pacific Chair for Edelman Public Affairs and in my last role in government, I directed the export promotion activities for the U.S. Government, serving as Undersecretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Previous to this, I served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore. Earlier in my career, I served in Hong Kong and Singapore with Citibank and Bank of America and on the White House and National Security Council staff.

I write about China e-commerce and China business solutions