Executive in Residence, School of Management
Hart Hall, Troy
Gerald Shaye, a native of Albany, New York, was educated at Dartmouth College and The Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Upon completing his education, Mr. Shaye served in the Peace Corps in Venezuela.
Following the Peace Corps, he worked for ten years for The Boulton Group in Venezuela, which specialized in the manufacture, importation and distribution of food products, wines and liquors, construction materials and oilfield equipment as well being Venezuela’s largest customshouse broker and steamship agent. He spent his last six years in Venezuela as General Manager of Cooperativa La Andina, Venezuela’s largest agricultural cooperative, which he had helped found during his Peace Corps service.
In January 1990, Mr. Shaye began working as an International Trade Specialist with The New York State Department of Economic Development. His work involved consulting with businesses and he has successfully assisted many New York State companies to initiate or expand their export operations.
From 1999 until his retirement in October 2012, Mr. Shaye served as Director of International Trade Development for the New York State Department of Economic Development. He was responsible for the development and execution of trade promotion strategies, working with New York State staff and 12 foreign-based NYS offices. He led trade missions to China, Japan, Europe and especially Latin America. Mr. Shaye has worked intensively in the development of a creative export education program, ExportNY.
In October 2012 Mr. Shaye founded Shaye Global, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to international trade development, working actively to provide global opportunities for New York State businesses and educational institutions. He consults with the Tula, Russia city and regional governments and lectured on trade promotion to businesspeople and students at two Russian universities. He has taught International Business at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics in China and conducted a seminar in Ras al Khaimah in the UAE with three Emirati Chambers of Commerce.
In 2015 Mr. Shaye presented information to a delegation from Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Nicaragua organized by the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in New York City and in El Salvador. He will be a panelist at the Ghana Economic Opportunities and Business Strategy Conference in Accra, Ghana in January 2016.
Past-president of the Tech Valley Global Business Network of New York’s Capital Region, Mr. Shaye has been a member of its board for 24 years and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award from TVGBN in 2012. He currently serves as chair of the Albany-Tula Alliance, and is on the board of the Albany Roundtable. Mr. Shaye is a frequent speaker on topics related to areas of his professional interests. He is completely fluent in spoken and written Spanish and travels frequently for both business and pleasure.
Gerald Shaye teaches International Business and International Marketing at The School of Management.