Peter R Gourlay is the President of the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership (MD-AEP), a dynamic trade group dedicated to developing U.S.-Asia partnerships to address Asia’s pressing needs for water, energy and pollution prevention.
Gourlay has served in senior positions with both private and public international organizations including the U.S. Agency for International Development, CNA, a multinational insurance company, the World Trade Center Institute, The Johns Hopkins University and the US-Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP).
At US-AEP, Gourlay was a key director for a U.S. Presidential initiative which leveraged over 25 U.S. government agencies to address environmental concerns in Asia. Gourlay established US-AEP’s business offices in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Mumbai and his strategic efforts helped U.S. business realize over $730 million in clean technology transactions in the region.
He has the richness of nearly 20 years of international business experience working in Asia, and has senior government and business contacts throughout the region. Gourlay’s US-Asia business leadership has been has been featured on Philippines GMA Channel 7 Television, Business World, the Seattle Journal of Commerce, Engineering News Record and Crains Chicago Business.
Gourlay is also freelance international business columnist contributing to Manufacturing Today magazine, Pollution Engineering Online, the Corporate Responsibility Institute and the Wealth Management Exchange. He received a BA from Frostburg University in Political Science and French and has completed executive courses on trade and finance from Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. He was born in Antwerp Belgium and received his education in France, Morocco and the United States.