My name is Michael Spavor. I am a full-time consultant specializing in diverse projects and initiatives involving research, business consulting and the development of sport, education and cultural exchanges with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a.k.a North Korea.
I’m originally from Calgary, Canada but I’ve spent over 16 years living, working and studying in East Asia. For the past seven years, I have amassed a considerable amount of experience, and made many contacts and friends working within the DPRK. In addition to working in many organisational leadership and management positions, my past roles have involved close cooperation with various governments, UN organisations, humanitarian and development NGOs, academics, investors, tourists, professional athletes, celebrities, and world leaders.
“The Canadian behind Dennis Rodman’s travels in North Korea, How Michael Spavor became an emissary to North Korea” by Nicholas Köhler, December 1, 2013
New York Times
“In Video and on Twitter, Glimpses of Rodman’s North Korea Trip” by Christina Hauser, January 6, 2014
Watch Out, Kim Jong Un: Wrestler Antonio Inoki Is Bringing Slap to N. Korea by Geoffrey Cain, August 12th 2014
This badass Japanese politician is organizing a pro wrestling match in North Korea by Geoffrey Cain, August 12th 2014
Marshall Kim Jong Un and Michael Spavor
Dennis Rodman Delegation to the DPRK (Wonsan, September 2013)
(left to right) Dennis Rodman, Kim Chul (translator),
Marshall Kim Jung Un and Michael Spavor
Dennis Rodman Delegation to the DPRK (East Sea, September 2013)
more photos coming soon…