Owen Haacke is Chief Representative of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Shanghai office. He has worked at USCBC since October 2013, working closely with US member companies to inform and advocate for US companies doing business in China. Owen has experience serving USCBC member companies at USCBC’s headquarters in Washington, DC and in Shanghai.
Owen coordinates targeted research and intelligence on best practices, operational issues, and policy & regulatory changes that impact operations of US companies in China. Owen also coordinates with USCBC’s Beijing, Washington, and Shanghai office to advocate in both the US and in China on issues that impact the trade and investment climate for US companies.
In his role, he writes, speaks, and consults with senior executives and government officials regularly on a broad range of business and investment issues in the China market, including human resources, administrative licensing, regulatory transparency, operational planning, and investment issues.
Prior to joining USCBC in 2013, Owen held a variety of positions in the public and private sector in US, including working on international trade policy for former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and serving as a Research Fellow at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where his analysis focused on China’s monetary policy.
Owen holds a B.A. from Dalian University of Foreign Languages in Chinese, International Economics and Trade. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has spent over seven years living and working in China.