Representing Brand USA in Beijing: AmCham China President Michael Hart
On this episode, Scott talks with Michael Hart, President of AmCham China, based in Beijing. He has over 20 years of experience living and working in mainland China. Scott and Michael discuss the role and history of AmCham China, and how American businesses are navigating increased tensions between the U.S. and China.
Michael Hart is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China), based in Beijing. He has over 25 of business experience in Asia, including more than 20 years in mainland China. As President, Michael oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships, and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 1,000 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. The Chamber’s advocacy includes the American Business in China White Paper and China Business Climate Survey, each published annually, as well as numerous interactions with both the US and Chinese governments on behalf of our members. Prior to joining AmCham China, Michael spent most of his career in commercial real estate in Taipei, Shanghai, and Tianjin, including almost 20 years for NYSE-listed property services firm, JLL. He started in the research division briefing real estate owners, occupiers, and investors on transactions and macro trends, before opening, building, and leading a company branch office in Tianjin, one of China’s largest cities, for over a decade. In addition to this work, Michael has been a long-term AmCham China member and served on the Tianjin Chapter’s Executive Committee for nearly 15 years, including several terms as Chair.