George Mui is on a special assignment from U.S. Department of Commerce serving as the Senior Advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) focusing on economic development. George’s responsibilities include leading the WHIAAPI Doing Business in Asia initiative and supporting other economic development projects.
At U.S. Department of Commerce, George is the Market Access Team Lead for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). As a global strategist, he provides business consulting services for minority businesses in the area of international business development and strategy with a keen focus on domestic and international partnerships that provide access to global markets. Leveraging his extensive background, George also facilitates several industry-specific networking groups and serves as the Asian American business liaison. George is responsible for the implementation of the WHIAAPI/MBDA Asian American Advocacy program. He is also serves on the President’s National Export Initiative Small Business Working Group. Outside of MBDA, he serves on the advisory committee for the Office of New Americans for the City of Chicago and the Advisory Board for the Chicago Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Chicago). He is also a member of the Alumni Board for the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
George is a community advocate with a special focus on Asian American business advocacy. He is an active member of the OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, having served two successful years as the OCA-Chicago chapter president. Under his leadership, he created the OCA-Scholarship Fund, OCA-Chicago Mentoring for Asian American Professionals, and the Asian American Business Expo. He also coordinates the Asian American Executive Network – a nationwide advocacy group for Asian American professionals and entrepreneurs.
George holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Sciences from The Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. He has completed two Executive Education programs at Stanford University.