About Silk Road International
David Dayton, CEO
David Dayton is the owner and manager of SRI. David has nearly twenty years experience working in and with Asia and he leads SRI from our Shenzhen, China office. Before China, David was based in Bangkok, Thailand, and in Taiwan before that. David is a regular presenter for Global Sources’ New Buyer Training seminars in Shanghai and in Hong Kong. He has also spoken for Global Sources’ Supplier Education program. David has been published in Euro Biz magazine and numerous other trade and online publications. He has also been interviewed by CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, the BBC, Market Watch and by National Public Radio on China related issues. David has a Master's Degree in Southeast Asian Cultural Anthropology, focusing on Comparative Chinese and Thai Corporate Cultures and a BA in International Relations and East Asian History. David has worked as a consultant, manager, trainer and translator on both sides of the Pacific and he is fluent in both Thai and Mandarin.
David, Jessica, Jasy, Emily, Steve, Cherry, Sarah, Jonathan, Kent
The SRI China staff is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and five other Chinese dialects.