business,trade & good governance


Michelle A. Pinkowski, Esq.


Mrs. Pinkowski has combined a career in law and business with experience in international development in matters of legal and administrative law reform, economic development, public administration, and capacity building.  For many years as a private attorney, she represented clients in construction-related legal maters and now brings this legal and business background to the international arena to help countries improve their business enabling environments, especially in the area of construction permitting.  Mrs. Pinkowski also works to find suppliers in developing countries that are looking to expand their markets.

Brian Pinkowski, Esq.


Mr. Pinkowski is responsible negotiating and facilitating trade agreements between heavy industry groups in the Balkans and Asian investors.  He takes on this role after serving as Chief of Party for an Anticorruption Program in East Timor that supported the country’s unprecedented 30-point improvement on TI’s Corruption Perception Index.  Mr. Pinkowski has also helped to establish an anticorruption program in South Sudan and worked for a number of years in building capacity of local governments in Iraq.  He specializes in crisis and risk management, securing positive results for clients and companies who find themselves in complex situations in crisis and conflict zones. 

Piyalak "Toi" Niemi

Director of Research and Development

Mrs. Niemi has an MBA, extensive business development experience, and has run numerous companies.  Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, she has traveled all over the world living in Korea, India, Pakistan, and many countries in the Middle East. She has been on the Board of the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Colorado for over 15 years, serving as Board Chair in 2000. Mrs. Niemi works to connect buyers with sellers and identifies trade opportunities.