For companies and interested parties looking to locate or expand in San Francisco, SFAsia offers the following services:

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Facilitate Key Introductions

  • Connections in China and Latin America through the GlobalSF network.

  • Asian businesses/organizations.

  • Stakeholders from San Francisco’s innovation, business community and technology ecosystem.

Advisory Services

  • Provide end-to-end advisory services to Asian companies who want to establish a presence in San Francisco.

  • Introduction to investors, partners and potential clients.

  • Make initial contact between Asia, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.

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Business Expansion

  • Assist businesses with finding commercial real estate to establish a physical location in San Francisco.

  • Opening R&D offices, laboratories, manufacturing facilities for your businesses.

  • Creation of innovation centers.


  • We curate our own events.

  • We also partner with 3rd third- party organizers.

  • We organize our own roadshows to Asia (outside China).

  • We create focused events for Asian companies to network in the Silicon Valley.

  • We host trade mission delegation.


Director – SFAsia

GlobalSF in partnership with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is currently seeking an experienced Director to develop and manage business attractions and retention efforts for the San Francisco Bay Area with a main focus on companies in and from Asia, outside of China. This San Francisco based position is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual who possesses a passion for international economic development while joining a high-profile economic development organization in SFAsia.


  • Develop and execute a marketing strategy focused mainly on attracting ASEAN companies to San Francisco

  • Attract and recruit ASEAN businesses to San Francisco while developing and tracking qualified leads

  • Assist ASEAN companies in navigating the various regulations and requirements necessary to establish a business in San Francisco

  • Provide assistance and a range of professional services to inbound clients

  • Provide assistance and introductions to San Francisco-based firms seeking business opportunities in Asia, outside of China

  • Manage relationships with partner organizations; government and private-sector entities in San Francisco; and State and Federal governments in the U.S. and Asia respectively

  • Develop and deliver sector-focused San Francisco sales presentations

  • Develop and implement fundraising programs to grow our initiative

  • Manage reporting requirements

Requirements and Experience:

  • Candidate should have significant experience managing and implementing an economic development job growth program; excellent communication and presentations skills; and previous experience working in Asia, combined with the following requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a business development position combining international experience

  • Native English speaker preferred, bilingually fluent in written and spoken Asian language

  • Proven experience as a client relationship manager

  • Minimum Bachelor’s college degree

  • iOS and Social media skills

  • Well organized, self-starter, able to work independently

  • Business plan development, including program development and fundraising strategy

  • Prior work or experience in ASEAN country a plus

How to apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to: info@globalsf.biz

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Thank you.


Advisory Committee

David Ogburn

Senior Client Strategist

, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Don McCormick

Managing Partner

, DJM Consulting, Inc.

Drew Aversa

Aversa Strategies, Business & Brand Growth Strategist / Motivational Speaker

Dr. Izza Jahari

Co-Founder & Director
Neopeutics, Inc.

Jane Wachiradejkul

Global Sales Director, McGuire Real Estate

Jessica Nersesian

Co-Founder, Metric Designworks

Karen Masterson Dienst

Partner, Montgomery Pacific Law

Kathy Wong

Partner, BPM

Madhu Iyer

Venture Capitalist, Deep Tech SEA (DTS)

Michael Luong

FVP - Regional Sales Manager, CTBC Bank

Steve Wilson

Counsel, Withersworldwide

Steven Nersesian

Design & Manufacturing Consultant, Metric Designworks

Mike Blakeley

CEO, Marin Economic Forum

Richard Dasher

US-Asia Technology Management Center,
Stanford University