Ndesandjo, Mark Obama
Born in Kenya and a twelve year resident of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo is an accomplished pianist, writer, artist and businessman. He has a BSc. Physics rom Brown University, an MSc Physics from Stanford and is an Emory EMBA graduate. He consults worldwide, using over 15 years of telecommunications and international marketing and branding experience gained as a senior manager at Lucent, Nortel and other companies. He is an HSK L7 (advanced) Mandarin speaker and writer, and an avid brush calligrapher. In addition to his first book the novel Nairobi to Shenzhen, he has published 3 piano CDs, The Untimely Ones, Night Moods and his own composition Reflections on William Blake.
His current projects include a translation of Tang Dynasty poems. He regularly gives piano lessons to orphans in and around Shenzhen. Mr. Obama Ndesandjo has been appointed Volunteer Image Ambassador and Special Olympics Image Ambassador by China. Recently he established the Mark Obama Ndesandjo Foundation Ltd for cultural exchange, which brings art to youth and the disadvantaged. He lives in Shenzhen, China.