Dr Ian Lin, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., FIEAust., CPEng is a Business and Social Strategist, and Futurist. He assists enterprises develop new vision, strategies, and resources needed to improve present operations and to develop new opportunities in the rapidly globalising business environment.
He has had extensive international business experience in many areas, including manufacturing, information technology, international trading, finance, and services; and for many years was the National President of the Hong Kong - Australia Business Association.
Dr Lin has been a keynote speaker at many conferences in the Asia Pacific region, and has been instrumental in the incubation of new enterprises, and the rejuvenation of many more established SMEs, as they search for new strategies in order to ensure not only survival, but growth and prosperity in the 21st Century.
Dr. Lin is a Consultant and Policy Adviser to both government and private enterprise, and specialises in the use of Strategic Vision and Future Scenarios as the catalyst in the creation of future opportunities, corporate innovation, and new business.
He consults with organisations on the development of Corporate Innovation, Cross-Cultural Communications, and Multi-Cultural Business Networks; and on the new tier of multidimensional strategies, management skills, and cyber intelligence required for success in the Global Network Society of the 21st Century.
For over 25 years he was Managing Director of a group of companies with extensive global investment, manufacturing and trading interests in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China, and he draws extensively on his bi-cultural heritage and global business experience to help companies identify Asian opportunities and develop cross-cultural strategies for success in Asia. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Australasian Trade Network.
In recent years has been a member of the Australian Government's Trade Policy Advisory Council; the Asia in Australia Council; the Advisory Board of the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research; the Major Organisations Board of the Australia Council; the Customs Advisory Council; the Aid Advisory Council; and the Chairman of a Review Committee on major aspects of Australian immigration policy.
Dr.Lin is an Associate of the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation, and has previously been a Visiting Professor of Engineering and Director of the Centre for Engineering.
Management and Innovation, University of Sydney; the President of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, University of Sydney; and a Visiting Professor of Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. He sits on a number of University advisory boards and has lectured extensively in Graduate Business Schools throughout Australia.
He was Australia's business representative at the APEC Human Resources Experts' Conference in the Philippines; the foundation National President of the Hong Kong - Australia Business Association; and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.