Evans J.R. Revere is a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Mr. Revere advises clients on entry and growth strategies throughout the Asia region, with a specific focus on Korea, China and Japan. Mr. Revere is also a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Mr. Revere is a frequently quoted expert on Asia-related matters, and until recently, served as President and CEO of The Korea Society, the leading U.S. private, non-profit organization devoted to improving U.S.-Korea relations.
In early 2007, he retired after a long and distinguished career as an American diplomat and one of the U.S. Department of State’s leading Asia experts, with a special focus on Korea, China and Japan.
His last State Department assignment was at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where he helped launch its Independent Task Force on U.S.-China relations and served as the task force’s first director.
Mr. Revere also served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (2004-2005), managing U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region and leading an organization of 950 American diplomats and some 2,500 Foreign Service National employees.
He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul (2000-2003), and served as Chargé d’Affaires at the embassy during most of 2001. His diplomatic career included service in China, Taiwan, and Japan – and extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea.
Mr. Revere is a three-time winner of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Revere is a graduate of Princeton University and was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Mr. Revere is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.