Special Advisor Group

Robert Roche


Robert Roche is an investor in Krane Funds Advisors, and has helped promote the company’s growth as an advisor. He is an international entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist, and has launched, managed, and invested in businesses across the U.S. and Asia in a variety of sectors. He founded and is Executive Chairman of Oak Lawn Marketing, a multi-channel direct marketing company in Japan. He developed a top-rated golf course and residential community in Utah, and through Gallup Land Partners, is developing a carbon-neutral manufacturing complex with an inland port, free trade zone, and residential housing in Gallup, New Mexico.

Along with his successful business ventures, Roche is an engaged civic leader who has served as a representative for the U.S. and Japan, and participated as a donor, advisor, and board member to many organizations. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Quad Investors Network (QUIN), a non-profit that facilitates investments, joint ventures, and licensing in critical and emerging technologies across the Indo-Pacific. He also serves on the Board of a U.S. national security and foreign policy think tank, Center for New American Security (CNAS), and co-founded the Business Forward Foundation. In 2010, President Obama named him to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, a committee he served on until 2014.

Through personal philanthropy and the Roche Family Foundation, Roche has backed organizations that promote cultural exchange including the U.S.-China Strong Foundation and US-Japan Bridging Foundation.

To learn more, connect with Robert on LinkedIn.