James Heimowitz is President of the China Institute. Founded in 1926, China Institute is the oldest bi-cultural organization in the United States focused exclusively on China. It is a resource for “all things China” – Chinese language, art, culture, and business. James Heimowitz brings 35 years of experience in building trust and understanding between China and the U.S. James went to China as a student before it opened to the West, and has formed deep relationships in China over several decades. His background, education, and on-the-ground professional experience have come together to create a unique insight into some of the country’s most important initiatives. Prior to joining CI, James spent nine years at Hill + Knowlton Strategies where he was CEO for Asia, and Chairman, China. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Independent Economic Task Force on China, which is charged with delivering policy advice to the White House. He is also a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and sits on numerous boards of companies in the media, technology and China sectors.
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