Alan Beebe served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) from March 2016 to March 2022. He has nearly thirty years of business experience across Asia, including twenty years in Mainland China. Alan is currently an Advisor to the global management consulting firm Bain & Company, and Co-Founder of KYOS, a global education start-up based in the United States.
As AmCham China President, Alan oversaw all Chamber advocacy, programs, partnerships, and insights to support the growth of nearly 900 members, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He led major advocacy efforts related to market access, cybersecurity, structural impediments, implementation of Chinese regulations and laws, U.S. – China relations, and other major challenges impacting U.S. business in China.
In 2018, he launched AmCham China’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, focused on the business and policy implications of disruptive digital technologies. In 2020 he launched the Social Impact Initiative, a Chamber-wide effort to support China’s recovery from COVID-19. In 2021, he oversaw the development of a “Green Channel” approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support Chamber business executives traveling to/from China.
Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions across Greater China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.
Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China. His clients have included global private equity firms, high technology companies, energy related companies, and major state-owned and private Chinese enterprises.
He holds a Master of Arts Degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is fluent in mandarin Chinese. Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.