Robert Roche is an entrepreneur, attorney and investor with over 30 years’ experience living and doing business in Japan and China. Mr. Roche currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Acorn International (NYSE: ATV), which is located in China, and the Chairman of Oak Lawn Marketing, located in Japan. In addition, Mr. Roche conducts numerous business operations throughout Asia and the United States. President Obama named Mr. Roche to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He is co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees of the Business Forward Foundation. Mr. Roche is also a Board Member of Organizing for Action, and a member of the Advisory Council for the non-profit 100,000 Strong Foundation. In addition, he is also a Board Member of the Center for American Progress. Other civic contributions include serving as prior Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, member of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Board of Governors, and a Board Member at the USA Pavilion, Expo 2010 Shanghai.