President, The Economic Strategy Institute, Washington D.C.


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

SESSION ONE: The New Geopolitics: The Role of China in an Uncertain World | 10.50 am - 12.30 pm

Clyde Prestowitz is President of the Economic Strategy Institute, one of Washington’s leading think tanks dealing with trade and globalization.

Previously he served as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan administration where he played a key role in negotiations with Japan, China, Korea, Mexico, and the EU. He also served as Vice Chairman of President Clinton’s Commission on Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region, Director of the Export-Import Bank, and as an advisor to leading global companies such as Intel, Fedex, Ford Motors, Chrysler, and United Airlines. He has been the Chairman of the U.S. Pacific Basin Economic Council, a member of the advisory Board of the Institute for Strategic and International Studies in Indonesia, a fellow of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Vice President of Egon Zehnder International in Japan, Director of European Operations for Scott Paper Company, and a member of the board of Lanxide, Inc.

He is the author of several best selling books including: Japan Restored, the Betrayal of American Prosperity, Three Billion New Capitalists, Rogue Nation, and Trading Places.

He is a graduate of Swarthmore College with honors, holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in Asian studies from the University of Hawaii and Keio University in Tokyo.