Peter Geoffrey de Krassel

Founder & Chairman

Peter de Krassel
Peter is a lawyer, strategic planner, and author of the Custom Maid books series. He started his university studies at City College of New York in 1965, and worked as a photographer and caption editor. As a photographer he covered the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War protests; and the violent confrontations at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago where he started his legal studies.

In 1968 he received his B.Sc. in political science – with honors – in comparative governments of the Middle East and Sino-Soviet Communism, from California State University, Northridge; and received his Juris Doctor – with honors – in 1971 from the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings).

He was the founder of Mercantile National Bank in 1980, at the time, the largest initially capitalized U.S. bank. He became involved with American partisan politics and fund-raising on a national and local level. He was a member of the Executive Finance Council of the Democratic National Committee (1973-1977); member of the Jimmy Carter for President Steering Committee (1976); and founding member of Democrats for Reagan (1979-80).

On a local level he was an active adviser to numerous California state-wide and local races. He served on the California State Motion Picture Council and the California Secretary of State’s China Trade Commission.

de Krassel first came to Hong Kong in 1983 with a trade mission headed by California Secretary of State March Fong Eu. de Krassel has been an environmental activist since May 9, 1979 when he rode his horse from his home in Pacific palisades to his law office in Beverly Hills to protest the Arab oil embargo, with follow up rides in Los Angeles protesting the price of gasoline and excessive greed of oil companies; and written numerous blogs warning of the dangers of Climate Breakdown and Change. de Krassel has published seven Custom Maid for New World Disorder books and hundreds of blogs.

In 2006, with his partner Dr. Pauline Taylor, he co-founded Pets Central, a network of veterinary hospitals and Pets Central Veterinary Academy. They divide their time between their homes in Prescott, Arizona and Hong Kong.