Wei Su joined Signature Paradise International Realty in March 2015. She believes that her unique background and skills would be of value to Signature, as she wishes to consolidate my experience in the service of a firm with a clear dynamism and growth trajectory.
Wei is also a Mandarin-speaking attorney, and Member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars. With post-graduate education on four continents, including special studies in European Law and International Media Law at Oxford University in the UK; Chinese Law at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law; Accounting (CPA) at Australia’s Deakin University; a Master of Journalism at Sheffield University in the UK; Economics at McGill University and pre-doctoral Statistics and Marketing at Concordia University in Canada; as well as Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation at California’s Southwestern Law School, she has a broad immersion in international legal, business and cultural issues.
Wei’s international business experience spans a multi-year tenure as Founding CEO and Director of American Apparel China, a subsidiary of the largest clothing manufacturer in the US, with 270 stores worldwide. She independently handled the regulatory procedures to establish the company, conducted the retail site searches in nine Chinese cities, plus Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao, negotiated the leases for five stores, and supervised their construction. She was directly responsible for a multi-million dollar operating budget and staffing and management of over 100 employees. She was interviewed by CNBC, TimeAsia, and WWD on the audacity of importing “Made in the US” clothing to China, and my success in this venture.
Previously, Wei was involved in commodities trading information, market research and contract management for an Australian multi-national, and advised an international high-fashion company on marketing strategies, site selection and expansion in Asia.
Wei’s international legal work has included an appointment as “of counsel” to an important US investor-immigration law firm, advising on investment projects and client recruitment; a clinical program on intellectual property for a Chinese legal practice; and my current position as contract attorney for Special Counsel, consulting to Holland and Knight, FTI Consulting and others on international litigation's evaluating Chinese documents and evidence.
Wei has been a widely-followed investigative journalist, a film-maker, published her memoir in New York of growing up in China, and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the US and Canada.