Frank Hawke

Frank Hawke

Chairman in Kroll Greater China

Frank Hawke, Chairman of Greater China, stationed in Beijing, Frank Hawke joined Kroll in November 2005. Prior to joining Kroll, Frank had 27 years of experience working in and around China. Most recently, from 1997 to 2005, Frank was President of IMC Asia. IMC Global, its parent company, was the world’s largest manufacturer of phosphate and potassium fertilizers before its acquisition by Cargill in 2004.

From 1986 until 1997 Frank held a number of jobs in commercial and investment banking, including investment banking head for Salomon Brothers China, concurrent positions as multinational group head in Taiwan and Indochina head for Citibank, and Beijing chief representative for Citibank.

Frank is a visiting lecturer in Chinese Politics at Stanford University and previously taught neo-classical economics to students at Peking University.

Professional Experience

Investment Banking. Frank re-established Citibank in Vietnam, including the opening of representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and later a branch in Hanoi. From 1980 to 1986, Frank worked as a consultant assisting U.S. firms to penetrate the new China market.
Investment Banking. Frank was intimately involved in some China’s very first joint venture, between Beijing Jeep, as advisor to American Motors, and the Great Wall Hotel.
Chinese Politics. As part of his Ph.D. program in Chinese politics at Stanford University, Frank was in the first group of exchange scholars to go to the People’s Republic of China after the establishment of diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979. He studied for a semester at the Peking Languages Institute and then for a year at Peking University.


Stanford University, B.A. Economics
Stanford University, M.A., Political Science, concentration in Chinese Politics

Professional Affiliations

China Everbright Bank, Board of Directors Member

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