Flying Swan 
  Trading Company, 
  LLC

CEO & President Biography


Raymond Chong is Chief Executive Officer & President of Flying Swan Trading Company, LLC, in Houston, Texas USA. The Company facilitates international trade transactions between buyers and sellers for the import of and export of goods between Asia and the Americas, market product lines, and advance asset sales.

 

Mr. Chong promotes investment and trading opportunities in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China.

 

Raymond consults land development and public infrastructure in the Americas and in Asia. He is Executive Vice President in traffic engineering and transportation planning for SP Engineering, a civil engineering firm. He is an Associate with HHL Group, urban planning and landscape architecture firm. He is Strategic Planning Director for Transit Oriented Development Houston, a consultancy.

 

Mr. Chong is involved in several enterprises. He is Vice President – Strategic Planning for Resource Recovery Corporation, a Clean Energy company. He is Director for Global Mineral Services, in mineral purchases and mine reserve sales. He is Development & Infrastructure Advisor for Leader International Group in project financing. He is President for Generations, creative developer of films, novels, poems.

 

Prior to Flying Swan Trading Company, he was Director of China initiatives for Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associates, Inc. (“EHRA”). Raymond managed traffic engineering and transportation planning for EHRA’s Houston office, from 2009 to 2010.

 

Raymond served as Deputy Director in transportation infrastructure for the City of Houston, America’s 4th largest city, from 2006 to 2009. He was Vice President of the National Association of City Transportation Officials from 2007 to 2009.

 

He obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering (University of Southern California) in 1977 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering (San Jose State University) in 1988. Raymond has over three decades of professional experience in traffic engineering, transportation planning and civil engineering for public agencies and consulting firms.

 

Mr. Chong is founder and past President of the Texas Chapter of International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association. He serves as Secretary-Treasurer for Houston-Shenzhen Sister City Association.

 

He was previously Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston in transportation planning in 2009.

 

Mr. Chong is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the State of Texas, and a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and Traffic Engineering, licensed in the State of California. He is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and a Professional Transportation Planner.

 

Raymond is also certified in Intelligent Transportation Systems by the University of Maryland, in Project Management for Transportation Professionals by California State University, Sacramento, and Strategic Leadership by American Management Association.

 

He maintains professional memberships with the American Planning Association, American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, Institute of Transportation Engineers, International Municipal Signal Association, ITS Texas, Transportation Advocates of Texas, and Transportation Research Board.

 

Raymond has served at several nonprofit organizations. He was President for Ventura County Chinese American Association, from 2004 to 2006. He was President for Northern California Chapter of International Chinese Transportation Professionals   Association, from 2002 to 2006. He was Founder and Board President for Oakland Asian Students Educational Services, from 1991 to 2000. He was Board President for Wa Sung Service Club in Oakland, 1991.

 

Mr. Chong holds business memberships with Asian Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Center, Asian American Engineers & Architects, and Chinese Professional Club. 

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