Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
General Motors, China
Running for: Governor
Thanks for your trust and support, and, I’m honored to serve as the governor of Amcham China 2017 Board, which enables me to advocate equal treatment and a level playing political field for our common business interest in China on your behalf. Our voice has been heard by both Chinese and the US government agencies, but there is still a long way to go and a lot of things need to be done.
I see it is more important today than ever before, for AmCham member companies invested in China to get the equal opportunities in the policy & regulation development processes and implementation processes. I see AmCham member companies expect to gain more business supports from AmCham for government advocacies for a sustainable long term profitable growth.
Automotive industry is a very important industry in both US and in China, with many new technologies developing very fast. Autonomous driving, electrical vehicles, and connected vehicles, shared drives, are some of the examples. I would like to continue serve in the AmCham board, work with all the related companies, including all the OEMs and many component companies, for the transparent policy environment and equal treatment.
Albert Xie is Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations at General Motors, China, with over 30-year working experience in the academia in China and foreign companies, and good understanding of the Chinese and Western cultures.
Albert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Beijing Aeronautical Institute, and a Master’s degree in business administration from the China Program of City University in Seattle, Washington.
Before joining the corporate world, Albert had an 11-year career in the academia in China, teaching aviation engines and aircraft maintenance at the Civil Aviation University of China. Prior to General Motors, Albert worked for General Electric (GE) in China for 17 years, serving major leadership responsibilities covering sales and marketing, and government affairs, and most recently served as General Manager, China Government Affairs, GE Aviation.
Albert joined General Motors (GM) China in February, 2014, as Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations based in Beijing, responsible for building and maintaining GM's strong relationship with key government agencies, interpreting China's political environment to support management decisions, promoting GM's corporate image, and fostering strong relationships with GM's partners to enhance its government relations strategies.