Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
Running for: Governor
I have been a speaker and panelist to many of AmCham China’s government affairs events, facilitating key dialogues with our government stakeholders and mindshare amongst member companies. I am also the chair of AmCham China’s Automotive Forum.
My long-term engagement with AmCham China dates back to the time when I was with GE Aviation, where I participated the launching activities of U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) and Energy Cooperation Program (ECP).
GM China has been very supportive of AmCham China’s events and activities, including July 4th Independence Day celebrations, year-end Chinese government Appreciation Dinner, provincial trips, the production and delivery meetings of AmCham China’s White Paper and policy advocacies.
I see AmCham China as a bridge connecting U.S. business community with Chinese government stakeholders, helping members to deliver business concerns and advocate for a better business regulatory environment in China. AmCham China has done a lot for member companies. There are still a lot we can do to make things better and serve our members better.
Policy advocacy and a level playing field for member companies will be my focus. With my cross industry working experience and my multiple job backgrounds, I believe I can contribute to AmCham China and all the member companies. I have the passion. I’m prepared, and I’m ready to serve you. Thank you for your vote!
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.