Jeannette Chu

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Jeanette Chu

Jeannette L. Chu is a senior associate (non-resident) with the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Chu is the vice president for national security policy at the National Foreign Trade Council. She is leading a new program around advancing the interests of U.S. business in safeguarding U.S. national security and promoting global security through export controls, sanctions regimes, and policy initiatives. Prior to the NFTC, Ms. Chu was a senior managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she led a multidisciplinary team in advising clients on national security regulatory compliance matters. Ms. Chu previously served as a senior adviser in the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. From 2005 through 2010, Ms. Chu served as the senior export control attaché at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, China, and was the first officer-in-charge of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service offices in Guangzhou and Beijing, serving from 1997 through 2005. Ms. Chu brings over 24 years of law enforcement and investigative experience. Ms. Chu received her BA in political science from American University.

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