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Jim Yarbrough - International Business Development, Experienced Transportation Executive, Leadership Development Author
A 25-year veteran in the international relocation, freight forwarding, and warehousing industries, he returned to Bangkok in 1999 to become the Country Manager of Brink’s Thailand, a subsidiary of Brink’s Inc.
Jim is a graduate of the University of Southern California (International Relations and Economics) and Master’s program at UCLA (Public Administration and Computer Information Systems).
Following service as a US Air Force pilot Jim lived and worked overseas since 1975. He managed and owned warehousing and forwarding companies in Panama, Thailand, Indonesia, and the US. He has taught college level courses in Negotiations, Leadership, and Personal Effectiveness.
Jim has always strived to be a positive contributor to his community. He has formerly been the president of several school boards, industry organizations, and charitable institutions. Jim co-founded the Visitor Aloha Services of Hawaii (VASH), a volunteer based program organizing and funneling community and corporate support to tourists who were victims of crime. During his first tour in Thailand Jim co-founded the ‘Adopt-a-Bus’ project which worked to reduce air pollution by retro-fitting catalytic converters on municipal buses. Jim served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Director of Operation Smile Thailand for seven years. From 2008 to 2012 Jim served as the Asia-Pacific Director, Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity International.
Jim has served as a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand for eight years. Jim was recruited by Habitat for Humanity in mid-2008.
Jim has been a Rotarian for 25 years while living in Panama, the US, and in Thailand.