Press Release: The Asia Group Welcomes Merry Lin as Principal

September 25, 2020

The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Merry Lin has joined the firm as a Principal.

Merry brings more than a decade of public and private sector experience working on international economic and financial issues in both the United States and Asia. Merry advised and briefed senior officials at the highest level of government across three administrations, including most recently as Senior Advisor on the National Economic Council (NEC).

“Merry brings deep expertise and a thoughtful perspective during a complex and consequential period in U.S.-Asia relations. We are delighted to welcome her to the team,” said Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder of The Asia Group. “Merry’s addition underscores The Asia Group’s continued commitment to bring together exceptional talent dedicated to providing cutting-edge and dynamic business solutions to companies operating across Asia.”

During her tenure at the White House, Merry helped develop and coordinate the U.S. Government’s economic approach to China and played an instrumental role in the U.S.-China Phase One trade agreement. She served as the lead coordinator of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue and was deeply involved in negotiations with Korea to improve the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Previously, Merry held various senior roles across the U.S. government. At the Department of the Treasury, she advised leadership on China currency issues and participated in the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations. Previously, Merry served at the Central Intelligence Agency, including in Asia, and as a global energy market analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her private sector experience includes Citadel and Citigroup.

The Asia Group is the premier strategic advisory firm to the world’s leading companies seeking to excel across the Indo-Pacific region. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and supported by our office in Hanoi and senior advisors across Asia, The Asia Group is the partner of choice for corporate leaders, investors, academic institutions, and non-profits. We leverage decades of experience operating at the highest levels of government and business in Asia to provide our clients with strategic, high-impact, and cross-cutting advisory services. 

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