Jacob Parker is the Director Chief Representative at the U.S.-China Business Council’s Shanghai office, where he works with members to research, analyze, and speak on topics important to their operations in China. He has worked on a variety of international public and private projects throughout his career. Before joining USCBC, Jacob worked as a program manager at Philips Healthcare where he oversaw implementation of ExIm Bank, Nordic Investment Bank, and Ashra Bank international government loan projects for developing medical infrastructure in China. Prior to that, as the director of operations of the USA Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010, Jacob was responsible for the set-up, maintenance, and general operation of the pavilion, and for sharing American culture and values with the more than 7 million visitors during the six months of operation.
Mr. Parker discussed the impact of China’s economic ‘New Normal’ on foreign companies, offering an update on the commercial dimensions of China’s anti-corruption campaign and sharing the results of the U.S.-China Business Council’s annual survey of U.S. companies involved in China, which reveals how foreign companies view the general business environment in China.