General Manager for Government Affairs, Greater China
Running for: Governor
2017 will without a doubt be a challenging year, if not more challenging, for U.S. companies doing business in China because of the enormous political and economic uncertainties. Members demand strong Board leadership with passion, local know-how and executional inspiration to help them navigate through the bumpy time ahead. I believe my insight of the political and economic situations of China, my experience working with both the U.S. and Chinese governments on policies and regulations, and my knowledge of the purposes of U.S. companies will contribute to the relevance and effectiveness of the Board in 2017.
I have been an active member of AmCham China for 15 years, co-chairing the Financial Services Forum from 2011 to 2014 and the China Government Affairs Committees since 2010, having written and edited five White Papers, leading events including the successful annual Government Affairs Conference, speaking to members on policy issues and advocating a transparent and level business environment. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you on the Board of Governors, and support your businesses.
Gloria Xu is General Manager for Government Affairs at the Dow Chemical Company in Greater China, and is responsible for the company’s policy advocacy and government engagement in the region.
Prior to joining Dow, she led the China government affairs functions at DuPont and Standard Chartered Bank for over 10 years with rich experiences in policy development and regulatory issues. Gloria also served as China Public Relations Manager for Alibaba.com Group from 2000 to 2001, and helped build up brand awareness of the internet company at its very early and fast growing stage.
Prior to her corporate career, from 1993 to 2000, Gloria was a political correspondent with the China Daily, covering legislative and foreign affairs, military, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan news.
Gloria is currently Chair of AmCham China’s China Government Affairs Committee.