A member of the Pacific Council on International Policy’s Board of Directors, Mr. Robert Liu is the founder and Chairman of Tireco, Inc., one of North America’s largest importers and private brand marketers of tires and tire related products from Asia. He is the son of Chinese World War II hero, General Fang-Wu Liu, who rescued 7,500 First Division British soldiers along with American journalists and missionaries from Japanese captivity in Burma and whom was recently selected as one of 60 of the most important historical figures by the Chinese Defense University. In 2008, Mr. Liu was honored as a select few to represent North America in the National Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) held in Beijing. Born in Hunan, China, Mr. Liu later attended Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan and the University of Utah where he earned his MS in Civil Engineering. In addition to serving on many company boards of Asian-based companies, Mr. Liu is also an active supporter of the University of Notre Dame where his family established the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Mr. Liu’s family also actively supports the Los Angeles community through its many affiliations including participation on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation.