George T. DeBakey
Mr. George T. DeBakey has over 35 years of international business and educational expertise, with a strong concentration in the Middle East market. He focuses his practice on international business development in the education sector.
In the educational arena Mr. DeBakey was Director of ESI International, a major educational and training company. He provided business development to Atomic Learning, an educational technology training solution company, with a focus on the Middle East. He also provided business development to ePals, an education social community for K-12.
Mr. DeBakey taught international business at the undergraduate level at Georgetown University and The American University, and in the graduate school at the University of Maryland University College. He developed international business courses for major corporations such as AT&T and was an instructor for the executive management training.
Mr. DeBakey served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Science and Technology Division, at the International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce in the mid-eighties and was responsible for trade policy and trade promotion for the science and technology industries. During this time, he was involved with the telecommunications trade talks with various European countries, U.S.-Japan semiconductor agreement, and led the first telecommunications and software trade missions to China to open business opportunities for U.S. companies.
Mr. DeBakey began his career with Rockwell International in the communications sector, where he was assigned to London, England and Cairo, Egypt. While in Cairo he formed the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
He received a M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), a Masterís of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) (Phoenix, Arizona) and a B.S. in Business from Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa).