Kris Hartley - "Bull Marketer"

Kris holds a dual appointment as Foosa's Senior Research Associate and Eminent Scholar of Practice, focusing on strategic planning and organizational strategy with respect to public-private sector relations. He is also a researcher and PhD student at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. 

Kris has been involved with consulting and research engagements in a variety of contexts, from mortgage crisis policy intervention and community empowerment initiatives to earthquake recovery planning. He has also worked for the U.S. Government in efforts to audit financial institution bailouts (2008), and for the New Zealand central government on state housing asset management strategy and transportation policy. Additionally, he has experience researching the economic impact of public and private industrial estate development in Thailand, and has most recently researched and reported about the economic impacts of post-earthquake nuclear energy policy in Japan. 

Kris's research interests focus primarily on urban planning and economic development as policy tools for regional and global competitiveness, with a focus on East and Southeast Asia. Kris holds a BA in Classics from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Baylor University, and a Master of City Planning in Housing, Community, and Economic Development from the University of California, Berkeley.