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Terrence Barber

Terrence is Founding Principal of Tenso Barterre Group, providing local-global market development services to leaders in food, health, environmental technology and education sectors. As a senior diplomat, senior executive, international investment banker and strategist, he has advised and directed entrepreneurial and complex organizations, private and public, generating opportunities in high tech and consumer markets in the US and worldwide.

Leadership roles include:

  • University Professor and VP/COO/International at US university renowned for pioneering psychology/international operations
  • President/CEO of a US medical foods/nutrition innovator advancing integrative health and hunger solutions
  • Governor's Representative and Managing Director for Asia, overseeing California Offices of Trade and Investment in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore
  • Senior Diplomat/Executive Director of US Agricultural Trade Offices in Japan; CMO for US Agriculture
  • Chief Strategist and Senior Director of Strategic Operations for the US Foreign Agricultural Service in Washington
  • SVP at a leading institution of higher education in Singapore/Geneva and CEO of its US strategy advisory subsidiary
  • VP/Manager of M&A Strategy for US operations of top Japanese bank, leading in high tech, food/bev and pharma
  • Senior Financial Engineer at the US strategy arm of the Central Agricultural Banks of Europe
  • Principal Consultant to California Legislature Committees on Economic Development/New Tech and the Pacific Rim
  • Principal Consultant and State Director of California Community Colleges Small Business Programs
  • International market strategist for a leading US computer manufacturer
  • Instructor for US Department of Defense and Royal Thai Air Force in Bangkok

Born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and California, Terrence is fluent in Japanese and speaks German. As a Harvard MBA with Honors AB in East Asian Studies and Economics, core mentors have included pre-eminent Harvard Asia scholars Edwin Reischauer and Ezra Vogel and HBS global food system thought leader Ray Goldberg. In his free time, Terrence enjoys writing poetry and playing his Moeck blockflüte, Native American and South African wood flutes and Yamaha electronic wind instrument.

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