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Alex Renner

Vice President

As a Vice President for the firm’s China practice, Alex assists clients in navigating China’s complex regulatory and political environments across a variety of areas including information communications technology (ICT), financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and biotechnology, among others. From developing market entry and expansion strategies, to briefing clients on breaking in-country political developments and arranging executive travel, Alex has experience servicing the full range of client needs across one of the most challenging global markets.

Prior to joining The Asia Group, Alex supported the energy and environment practice of Signal Group in Washington, D.C., a domestic government affairs and advocacy firm, where he tracked power sector reform as well as developments in biofuels, nuclear power, and climate change. At Albright Stonebridge Group, Alex supported the firm’s China practice, where he focused primarily on agriculture, energy, and food safety. As part of his work with the firm, he worked on a variety of client projects including water rights management, industrial overcapacity in the steel and energy sectors, food safety monitoring and regulation, as well as updating clients on developments pertaining to the broader U.S.-China investment climate.

Alex also brings experience from his work at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, where he conducted research on liquefied natural gas safety and security as well as the geopolitical dynamics of energy flows in the Caspian Sea region. Previously, Alex spent nearly three years living in mainland China, where he took courses in graduate-level economics and linguistics.

Alex holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Chinese and Global Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a master’s degree in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is fluent in Mandarin.