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David Wolf is a public relations strategist, a China specialist, an author and an historian. He serves as Managing Director of the Global China Practice at Allison+Partners, LLC, counseling American, Chinese, and European clients in a range of industries and helping them manage the unique communications and marketing challenges that arise when Western firms do business in China, and when Chinese enterprises expand beyond the PRC. David is a recognized leader in the industry in China and a pioneer in the field of strategic corporate communications.
In addition, David is called upon by regional and global media as an analyst and commentator on business in China, and has contributed over fifty articles to publications including Foreign Policy, The Holmes Report, The Fletcher Forum on World Affaris, EuroBiz, Media, AdAge magazine, and WARC. David is an Editorial Advisor for the China Economic Quarterly.
Prior to joining Allison+Partners, David spent seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolf Group Asia (WGA), a Beijing-based strategic corporate communications advisory firm. Serving clients including Discovery Networks, Motorola Mobility, Google, Foxconn, Blizzard, AOL, About.com and Irdeto, WGA won both client and industry accolades and was named Asia-Pacific Boutique Consultancy of the Year for 2012 by SABRE/Holmes Report.
Before starting WGA in 2005, David led the Asia-Pacific Technology Practice for Burson-Marsteller, leading a team of nearly 50 professionals in offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney. David took the Asia-Pacific post after having founded B-M's Technology Practice in China in 2000, growing it into China's largest technology, media, and telecommunications public relations organization and winning a dozen major industry awards for client work.
Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, David was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Claydon Gescher Associates (CGA), a boutique strategy and public affairs consultancy based in Beijing with a focus on media, entertainment, and telecommunications. His clients included Intel, HBO Asia, Reuters, DeBeers/Stockdale, PanAmSat, Turner International, and Irdeto Access.
David lived in China for nearly two decades, and now and divides his time between China and the U.S. He holds a Masters degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.