President, US-China Business Council
Craig Allen has served as president of the US-China Business Council since July 2018. Prior to joining USCBC, Mr Allen had a distinguished career in government service, beginning in 1985 at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).
Early in his career, he served as director of the American Trade Center in Taipei and as commercial attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing, then spent several years at the US Embassy in Tokyo.
Mr Allen then worked on the Brunei, China, and Mexico APEC Summits at the National Center for APEC in Seattle. In 2002, he returned to Beijing, and was promoted to the minister counselor rank of the Senior Foreign Service.
After four years in South Africa, he became deputy assistant secretary for Asia at ITA, and later, deputy assistant secretary for China. Mr Allen served as US ambassador to Brunei Darussalam from December 2014 to July 2018.
He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Asian Studies, and holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.