Brian Walker

Brian Walker


Senior International Manager with 15 years of expatriate experience in diverse environments around the world.Expertise in business analysis, strategic planning, and project implementation for global markets.Recognized for multilingual abilities, strong and effective communication, interpersonal and rapport building skills along with a deep understanding of cultural differences.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Special Asst. to President

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

Manager, Business Administration / Special Assistant to the President

·Advised president on reorganization, processes, marketing and sales to improve division performance in the U.S, Canada and Latin America.

·Managed business communication with Kawasaki headquarters in Japan thereby overcoming past communication problems in the areas of accounting, legal and facilities planning.

·Analyzed legal and financial situation and executed improvements in contracts and finances so that risks could be quantified and cash-flow tracked accurately.

·Managed accountants, external legal counsel and office administration by implementing disciplined progress reporting procedures which resulted in a much improved business picture for the President.

·Created accountability processes for project management, engineering, and procurement to ensure that decisions were made effectively and as a team.

Jun 2006 - Feb 2008

Risk Management Manager

Risk Management Manager

·Managed international and project insurance placement as well as captive operations which allowed regulatory compliance for Anadarko during exploration in West Africa, Latin America and China.

·Served as Vice-President of operations for captive, KM International Insurance, Ltd (Bermuda) maintaining regulatory compliance with the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

·Managed insurance renewal process for Liabilities, D&O, and Property in order to maximize protection and minimize cost.

·Reviewed and modified ongoing contracts for insurance and indemnities in order to minimize liability and manage risk appropriately.

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Regional Manager

Regional Manager, Transactional Insurance/Special Projects, SEA/GC (2004 – 2006)

·Assisted in Managing Financial Lines Division covering 50 staff members in eight territories through strategic planning and implementation which resulted in meeting or exceeding the division’s planned production for every quarter.

·Managed M&A product marketing for Asia (ex-Japan/Korea) which provided solutions for international merger and acquisition projects of clients.

·Created IPO liability products for China, Hong Kong, and Singapore with US$3million in premiums during the first 12 months.

·Special Projects included creation of production estimates tracking system for Commercial Lines Asia which resulted in disciplined reporting processes and detailed production data for the entire Commercial Insurance Division for all countries in both regions.

Manager, Financial Lines, SE Asia/Greater China (2003 – 2004)

·Underwrote Financial Lines Insurance Products (ex-Japan/Korea) which provided management and professional liability coverage for clients.

Manager, Commercial Lines, Japan and Korea (2002 – 2003)

·Referral Underwriting of Casualty and Property Insurance for Japan and Korea which provided property and general liability coverage for clients.

·Special Project: Due diligence and selection of Mainland Chinese IT back-office outsourcing firms for AIG Japan which finalized three Japanese-capable Chinese companies for Japan market support.

Jul 1998 - Jul 1999

Product Manager

Gateway Computers Japan

Product Manager, Corporate Product Marketing

·Created the Corporate Desktop Products for the Japanese market with US$20million revenue in the first 12 months.

Sep 1994 - Jul 1998

Product Analyst

Compaq Computers Japan

Product Analyst, Japan Corporate Desktop Marketing Division (1996 – 1998)

·Created and introduced products for the Japanese market (Yearly Gross Revenue: US$500million+)

·Japan representative member of Compaq Global Corporate Marketing Strategy team (Yearly Gross Revenue: US$20billion+) which created the first small form factor desktop personal computer.

Senior Systems Engineer, Japan Development Division (1994 – 1996)




Baylor University

B.S. Computer Science/Asian Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX – 1994

Studied Computer Science/Engineering and Asian Languages, Culture, History and Anthropology


M.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. – 2001

Studied International Relations, Political Economics, Finance, Trade, Globalization, and Security.

Received Dean’s Academic Recognition

Graduate Student Intern, EOP, Office of U.S. Trade Representative, Office of Japan

·Researched trade issues and prepared senior negotiators for talks leading up to G8 Presidential Summit in Okinawa, August 2000.



General Management

International Finance

Risk Assessment / Management

Product Marketing

Contract Negotiations


Spanish – conversational


  Japanese – near native reading, speaking, and listening.

Chinese Mandarin

Chinese (Mandarin) – fluent reading (simplified characters), fluent speaking and listening