Del Christensen is Chief of Global Business Development for the Bay Area Council overseeing trade and investment efforts between China and California. The China Initiative influences policy and commercial strategy to create opportunities for California companies. More than 250 organizations have utilized this network to access cross-border investment. In 2015, Del established the Global Entrepreneur Initiative connecting entrepreneurs from the Bay Area’s top universities and institutes with business opportunities and investment from China and the United States. Del has a 30-year track record of success in business development and team leadership working for several Fortune 500 companies.