China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia
July 2011 - Current
The China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP) is a non-profit organization that promotes collaboration – primarily on public/private clean technology initiatives – between Philadelphia and the People’s Republic of China. Its mission is to accelerate job creation, attract investment, and support clean technology business flows through strategic linkages between Greater Philadelphia and China. CPGP harnesses the Greater Philadelphia region’s exceptional academic, government, cultural and business resources to leverage regional and national initiatives in both countries. In July 2014, CPGP's work was awarded bi-national U.S. -China EcoPartnership recognition by U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and PRC State Councilor Yang at the annual high-level U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue talks.
Terry Cooke was a 2010 Public Policy Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C., researching the U.S.-China clean energy relationship, particularly the interface of technology, policy and investment. His book Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy was launched via webcast by the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute in September 2012.
World Economic Forum
Director for Asian Corporate Partnership
From 2006 to 2008, Terry was Director for Asia Corporate Partnership for the World Economic Forum. Based with the Forum’s Centre for Global Industries in New York, Terry worked on three continents and across the Forum’s 18 industry groups to design and implement closer engagement with Asian Global 500-level firms (having annual revenues of US $16 billion and above). Building on this strategic foundation, Forum founder Klaus Schwab presented Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda a set of “CEO Climate Policy Recommendations to G8 Leaders” (signed by 100 Chairmen and CEOs) on June 20, 2008 while Japan hosted the annual G8 Summit Meeting.
2003 - 2006
The GC3 Strategy model is to build value by bringing together specialty teams and innovative technology resources, combined with insight into the commercial dynamics that are driving investment opportunity in the changing global marketplace.
U.S. Senior Foreign Service
Commercial Counselor (ret.)
1988 - 2003
During a fifteen-year career with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (1988-2003), Terry held progressively more responsible positions at U.S. Missions in Asia (Taipei, Tokyo, Shanghai) and Europe (Berlin), including being the senior commercial representative of the United States in Taiwan and Berlin and the deputy senior commercial representative in Tokyo. His work involved consensus building with the ministerial-level in host countries; with the CEO-level in industry; and with top-levels of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. This work required skills in complex, cross-cultural decision-making: transactional skills in major projects and in bilateral negotiations; policy and fund-raising skills in organizing international conferences/events; and administrative skills in managing substantial budgets and staffs. Terry was nominated by the U.S Department of Commerce and the White House to the Senior Foreign Service in March 2002 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2002.