Doug Grob is a Senior Vice President at ASG, where he advises clients on strategy and operational initiatives in China and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grob served as head of the Asia Section of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a U.S. government agency that provides non-partisan policy research and analytical support to the committees and Members of the U.S. Congress. At CRS, he led a team of senior analysts and researchers developing analytical products that assessed political, security, economic, and social issues in the sub-regions and countries of South, Southeast, and East Asia, and the Pacific. Previously, Mr. Grob served at the U.S. Department of State, where he was a senior advisor on East Asia to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. He also served as Staff Director of the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, established by statute in 2000 as the United States and China normalized trade relations prior to China’s accession to the WTO.
Prior to entering public service, Mr. Grob was a professor at the University of Maryland, a senior research scholar at the School of Law of Peking University, and a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University. He also served as an outside Member of the Board of Directors of Chindex International, Inc., an American company operating in several sectors of the Chinese marketplace, where he previously had worked as Director of Business Development. Earlier in his career, he worked as an analyst and Assistant Treasurer in the global banking division of Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
Mr. Grob received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University, and M.A. and B.A. degrees in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is fluent in Chinese. Mr. Grob is based in Washington, D.C.