Del Christensen is chief of global business development for the Bay Area Council. Del has championed several priority initiatives in the areas of international trade, cloud computing and cybersecurity, and has played a leadership role in establishing working relationships with Fortune 500 companies, the State of California’s Governor’s Office, and government municipalities and districts in China.

Del currently oversees the Council’s trade and investment efforts in China, directing the development of Bay Area business in China through its office in the Shanghai and Hangzhou. Under his leadership, the China Initiative has become the fastest growing committee of members, with revenues quadrupling over a two-year period.

Prior to joining the Bay Area Council, Del established a 20-year track record of extraordinary success in sales, business development and team leadership working for several Fortune 500 companies.