Campaign Statement

My candidacy for the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in China is based on a simple desire:  to remain actively engaged in issues of concern to the American business and policy communities while seeking to contribute however possible to the broader development of healthy Sino-U.S. relations.  I hope to be part of a strong, passionate team of professionals looking to continually enhance the utility and effectiveness of the AMCHAM China platform to meet the interests of our members.

     I believe AMCHAM China should play a strong role helping define and shape U.S. policy objectives here, and I would like to be an active participant in ensuring that our role in this regard is carried out to the greatest benefit to our members and the community as a whole.  At the same time, I want to ensure that AMCHAM continues to provide tailored assistance to a range of American businesses seeking to establish and broaden their successful China-based endeavors, and will look to encourage a spirit of innovation and inclusiveness to make this happen. 

     My previous 28-year experience in the U.S. Government, with the vast majority being Asia-focused and China-centric, provides a unique perspective that I believe will help me serve most effectively in this role.  I have served for four years previously on the board as well, including as Vice Chairman for two years.


Biography

Randal Phillips is Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group, and correspondingly manages the Group’s activities across Asia.

Randy spent 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations, most recently serving as the Chief CIA representative in China. He has an extensive background in foreign field operations, policy and program management, and leadership development. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian.

Randy has lived and traveled extensively throughout China and Asia. He has managed worldwide and regional programs from Washington, has extensive relationships with officials and business leaders throughout the continent, and previously served as Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Randy has deep expertise on issues relative to Asia, with particular emphasis on China. This includes an intimate knowledge of the full range of political, economic, trade, investment and security issues, from a bilateral as well as a multilateral perspective. Randy has extensive experience unraveling a variety of complex matters involving finance, trade and fraud.

Randy has a B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University, and a Masters of International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Randy can be reached at (86) 139-1022-1621, and by email at rphillips@mintzgroup.com.

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