Chris Helm, MBA, is the Executive Vice President of Global Business Development. Originally from South Africa, Chris has lived and worked in the UK, US, China, Japan and Hong Kong, and brings over 30 years of international business knowledge and experience to the organization.   Chris holds a BS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading, England and an MBA in International Business from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai`i where he later taught in their Japan, China, and the Vietnamese EMBA programs in Honolulu and Hanoi.  After a marketing and business development career in animal genetics, health and nutrition, Chris founded the Asia Pacific Marketing Group in Hong Kong with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and then held concurrent positions of Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Research and Interim Director, Office of Research Services, at the University of Hawaii, helping to run all of the university-wide research, before joining Cellular Bioengineering Inc in Honolulu as Director, Commercial Operations.