in the University of California (UC) at Berkeley’s College of Engineering and a partner in the business consulting firm Industry and Trade Strategies. While at UC Berkeley, he co-founded and co-directed the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.

He is the author of 3 books and more than 70 chapters, articles, and monographs on a variety of topics including management of technology, high-technology competition, international trade and investment, and financial strategies for technology companies.

Michael serves on several National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council steering committees including the Committee on Competing in the 21st Century. He also serves on the board of trustees for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the UC Berkeley School of Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. He is a director of multiple privately held technology start-ups creating products for cleantech, life science, and information technology markets.

Michael is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, UC Berkeley, and Princeton University. He is a member of the California State Bar.


Nicholas Brooke is the chairman the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and also of the Professional Property Services Group, which is a specialist real estate consultancy based in Hong Kong, providing a selected range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region.

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation was established in 2001 with the objectives of fostering Hong Kong’s role as a hub for innovation and technology and R&D and to take advantage of Hong Kong’s unique position as the historic gateway to Southern China. Since its inception, the corporation has built and now manages an unmatched range of advanced facilities and services with a particular emphasis on sustainability and green technologies.

He is a past president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Hong Kong Town Planning Board. He is the current chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries and is a member of the Hong Kong Harbour-front Enhancement Committee. He is also the member of the Steering Committee on Promotion of Electric Vehicle in Hong Kong.

He is a non-executive director on the board of MAF Properties, one of the Middle East’s leading shopping center developers, of VinaLand Vietnam Real Estate Fund, the first Vietnam property fund to be listed on the AIM Board of the London Stock Exchange, and of Shanghai Forte Land.

The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement