Dandan Zou is the founder and senior partner of Mainstay Global, a marketing consulting firm specializing in foreign direct investment in the United States and the Texas Investment Regional Center, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-designated regional center in Austin, Texas. She serves as the chair of the Invest in Texas Initiative (IITI), a statewide non-profit trade organization that promotes the Texas investment landscape internationally, and is an active member of the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national EB-5 Regional Center trade association. She also serves on the board of the Greater Austin Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Zou has extensive experience in international investment consulting, business and project management (certified Project Management Professional), as well as direct involvement in real estate investment. Originally from China, she is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Ms. Zou is frequently invited to be a speaker and panelist both domestically and in China on issues related to U.S.-China investment, business trends and cross-cultural forums.
She is very active in the Austin Chinese community and is always looking for opportunities to give back by organizing charitable events and volunteering for local charities.