|Name Robert Roche||Education Illinois State University|
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Robert W. Roche is the co-founder and a Board Member of Acorn International Inc, a media and branding direct sales company based in Shanghai, China. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc., a Japan-based company that engages in the TV home shopping business.
Roche is a founding member of the American Business Community of Nagoya. He is also the first governor from Chubu of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He was the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in 2010 and served as the Vice Chairman for 2011. Roche currently also serves on the board of Redhorse Automotive. In March 2012, he was named to the board of rVue Holdings.
In September 2010, Roche was appointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. On January 18, 2011, he attended a U.S. State dinner which included President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President of China Hu Jintao, and Chinese Actor Jackie Chan.
Roche received his bachelor's degree in Economics and Japanese Studies from Illinois State University in 1985 and a J.D. degree from the University of Denver in 1988.
In 2010, he made a joint gift with the Roche Family Foundation of $3 million to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to establish the Roche Family International Business Transactions Program.
In 2013, Cachet Hotel Group was founded with Robert Roche and Alex Mirza. It was created with the focus on building new distinctive hotel brands.