Dear Fellow AmCham China members,
My name is Joe Mazur and it is my honor to have my candidacy for the AmCham China Board of Governors considered.
I believe I would bring a unique and valuable perspective to the board. For the past four years, I have extensively analyzed and wrote on China’s policy and regulatory environment and its rising bilateral and multilateral engagement with the world in my role as a senior analyst at Trivium China.
Trivium’s central mission is to bridge the ever-widening gap between the US and China through objective and thoughtful analysis of economic and political trends. It’s a mission that my Chinese and foreign colleagues and I take very seriously and one which we believe has taken on an outsized importance in recent years. Through my work at Trivium, I have gained firsthand understanding of the hopes and anxieties of the foreign business community. I believe the combination of a broad-based experience in liaising with foreign multinationals, deep familiarity with key policy issues, and an extensive research background make me a strong candidate to push for real solutions to the problems facing foreign businesses in China. If elected, I would work hard to create positive impact on behalf of foreign companies and encourage meaningful dialogue between US and Chinese policymakers.
Apart from our day-to-day work of addressing the concerns of international businesses, Trivium is itself a small foreign company trying to navigate the complexities of China’s post-COVID business landscape. My role in a small, entrepreneurial US company gives me a window into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by American small and medium-sized companies that operate in China. As such, I would look to represent the perspective of other small and medium firms in BoG proceedings and advocate on their behalf.
Compared to other board members I am relatively early in my career. In an era when fewer and fewer young Americans are willing or able to come to China for education, as I did, I view this as a strength. I would seek to play a role in expanding educational exchanges and early-career training programs is crucial to building the next generation of people capable of working across cultures. Moreover, during my eight years in China, I’ve enjoyed a long-term affiliation with AmCham first as a government affairs intern during my first year in Beijing and later as an AmCham Young Leader Development Program fellow in 2019. I have an abiding respect for AmCham’s work and would be honored to have an opportunity to contribute to it.
Thank you for your kind consideration,
Joe Mazur is a senior analyst at the research consultancy Trivium China. In this capacity he advises multinationals on China’s policy landscape and assesses risks and opportunities for foreign companies in the China market.
Early in his China career, Joe was a government affairs intern at AmCham China and was later selected for AmCham’s Leadership Development program alongside other young professionals.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in history and East Asian studies and a master’s degree in international relations from Peking University’s Yenching Academy.