WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 30, 2019 — The Asia Group is proud to announce that Ambassador Kurt Tong (retired) has joined the firm as a Partner and member of the executive management committee.
Ambassador Tong spent three decades as a diplomat, working to advance U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific at the highest levels of the Foreign Service. He most recently served as Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, where he led U.S. political and economic engagement with that important financial and trade hub. Prior to this role, he also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo, Ambassador to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Director for Korean Affairs at the State Department, and as Director for Asian Economic Affairs at the National Security Council.
As a Partner at The Asia Group, Ambassador Tong will lead the firm’s growth in Japan and broader East Asia, bolstering its ability to provide actionable solutions and key strategic insights into the region’s complex political and economic dynamics.
“Kurt brings a unique perspective at one of the most challenging and consequential times for American interests in Asia,” said Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman and CEO. “His thirty years of experience at the highest levels of U.S. diplomacy give him unparalleled insight into the most complex issues confronting global companies and investors in the region. His addition to our team reflects The Asia Group’s focus on bringing together the world’s finest talent to drive our service offerings for American and global corporations seeking to advance their objectives in the Indo-Pacific region.”
The Asia Group: The Asia Group (“TAG”) is a leading strategy and business advisory firm to corporations and organizations with business interests in the Indo-Pacific region. The Asia Group helps clients identify, integrate, and advance new business opportunities in Asia, and works with businesses to navigate the complexities of both established and emerging Asian markets. The Asia Group represents a diverse client base in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, from leading Fortune 500 multi-national corporations to cutting-edge early-stage companies. The Asia Group’s partner and associate network collectively brings to bear decades of relevant on-the-ground experience and knowledge – spanning multiple generations of politicians, business and civil society leaders, and decision makers on both sides of the Pacific.