Strategic Insight into Managing China Relationships
Mr. Levine, a senior member of the firm’s China Practice, utilizes his extensive networks and decades of experience in China to assist clients as they enter and grow in the Chinese market, developing and implementing winning strategies as they navigate new territory.
Henry ‘Hank’ Levine is a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. As an experienced member of the firm’s China practice, Mr. Levine works to provide clients with a foundation for long-term success in this complex market through resolution of specific business issues and transactions. His team has extensive networks and partnerships in the central government and in provinces and cities across the country.
Prior to joining Albright Stonebridge Group, Mr. Levine was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. He was responsible for increasing market access for U.S. companies in the economies of East Asia, with an emphasis on China. He served as a lead negotiator for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade and as an advisor on China trade policy to two U.S. Secretaries of Commerce.
Mr. Levine also served as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, China from 1999-2002. In that capacity, he was the most senior U.S. government official in the East China region, at that time an area with a GDP larger than Russia and home of the third-largest American Chamber of Commerce in Asia. As Consul General, he worked closely with Chinese government officials and businesses, local universities, and the U.S. business community. He hosted visiting U.S. government representatives, including (then) President George W. Bush, former Presidents Clinton and Carter and many cabinet secretaries, and managed a Chinese and American staff of 180 people.
Prior to his post in Shanghai, he served as the Deputy Director for Economic Affairs in the State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, and in that role was the State Department’s action officer on China’s WTO accession negotiations.
From 1982 to 1983, Mr. Levine served as a Vice Consul at the American Embassy in Beijing. From August 1989 to August 1992, he served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Section and then as the Consul General at the American Embassy in Beijing. In this latter role, he oversaw the operations responsible for processing over 100,000 visa applications a year and emergency services for American citizens. He has also worked as Director for APEC Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Mr. Levine earned a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University. He did graduate work in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a 1993 graduate, with distinction, from the U.S. National War College.
Mr. Levine is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.