ZP International Group, LLC
ZP International Group provides international business advisory and consulting services to private investors, small companies and large organizations across the world. With partnerships across all seven continents, we offer unparalleled expertise in solving global business challenges.
ZP International Group are proud sponsors of the Houston Rockets.
Leif Rogers is the Managing Director of ZP International Group, where he leads executive and strategic partnership activities for the firm. Leif carries over 20 years of experience in banking, real estate and import/export consulting. Leif was previously the Deputy General Manager of the Bank of Jinzhou, specializing in foreign customers across the North East region of China. As the sole foreign employee in a 100% Chinese-owned-bank, Leif successfully grew the international department’s yearly volume from $462,000 USD to over $3 billion USD.
Leif previously served as the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in northeast China and is renowned for his active role in providing community service. He has been giving lectures in both municipal and central government facilities and universities across the Northeast of China. Leif has been featured in print media, television and radio programs. He was awarded with the Liaoning Friendship Medal, Top 10 Citizens of Jinzhou, Top 20 Youth of Liaoning, and is the first foreign individual ever to win a “Lei Feng” Medal. The city of Fushun in Liaoning Province has made a permanent display of him in the city’s Lei Feng Museum in recognition of his dedication to community service.
After living in Northeast China for 12 years, Leif now splits his time between Houston, Texas and Shenyang. He is happily married with a 7-year-old daughter and although he travels frequently, in his free time he spends every possible second to be with his family.
David Noel is the Principal of ZP International Group. He leads the firm’s strategic planning, business development and operations functions. David brings over 10 years of experience in launching and managing businesses, leading business transformation programs, and planning and deploying international business strategy. David combines a diverse background of entrepreneurship, consulting, and operations management to lead teams to success.
An entrepreneur by heart, David has a track record of success across industries, including in banking, consulting and academia. Throughout his career, he has juggled multi-faceted roles that balance duties in management, sales, finance, operations, and marketing. David is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and holds a master’s degree in International Management from the University of California San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.
David has traveled overseas extensively, and had previously lived and worked in Northeast China. He is passionate about multiple causes, including education, sustainability, microfinance, and social entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, camping, and going on adventures with his wife and two dogs.
Yao Yao is ZP International Group’s Communication Specialist and Translator. Yao graduated from the University of Houston with a master’s degree in Mass Communication. She had also earned her M.A. in English Education in China before moving to the United States. Yao brings over 5 years of experience in planning and deploying corporate social media and communications programs, and in providing professional Mandarin-to-English translation services.
Yao believes that organizations achieve sustainable success only through healthy and thriving cultures. With a rich experience in social media communication and excellent bilingual skills, she creates and coordinates communication plans to support corporate strategic initiatives and to ensure that all employees have the information necessary to serve clients effectively.