One of ChinaSF’s key strengths is its bilingual staff which is uniquely experienced in helping Chinese and American companies access new markets. Spread across offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, the staff at ChinaSF offers support to companies every step of the way on either side of the Pacific.
Darlene Chiu Bryant
Executive Director, GlobalSF - San Francisco Headquaters
Darlene Chiu Bryant is Executive Director of GlobalSF, a non-profit organization established to support San Francisco’s economic development efforts with global partners. Appointed by the late San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee to head up ChinaSF, a public private partnership of the City of San Francisco, she oversaw efforts that brought in more than $5.1 billion in Foreign Direct Investment, created more than 788 jobs and recruited more than 98 companies to San Francisco Bay Area.
Darlene has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors, in international trade overseas working for German, Japanese and Chinese multinational firms and in her native San Francisco to work in communications and public affairs for Mayor Gavin Newsom, East West Bank, United Commercial Bank and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Bryant is a current boardmember of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, founding boardmember of Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation and CALNET, boardmember of the Edwin M. Lee Democratic Club, and advisory boardmember of the University of San Francisco Chinese Business Studies Initiative.
In 2015, she was named the “fixer” for Chinese Businesses looking to make hay in San Francisco by San Francisco Magazine.
Leanne Lee Wang
Deputy Director - San Francisco Headquarters
Leanne Lee Wang is Deputy Director at ChinaSF and supports both inbound and outbound investment in San Francisco. She develops and maintains programs to foster relationships between government agencies and private organizations in both the US and China. Prior to joining the ChinaSF team, Leanne managed global real estate and land acquisition projects in mainland China and Hong Kong and served as a consultant to the administration of the Guangzhou New High-Tech Industrial Development Zone to attract foreign direct investment.