David Hathaway is a Senior Vice President in ASG's China practice, where he advises clients on government affairs, regulatory issues, and business strategy. With more than two decades of consulting experience in China and across the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Hathaway brings a wealth of knowledge of policy and management in both the private and public sector to ASG.
Mr. Hathaway was a Vice President at ICF International and Managing Director of the consulting firm’s China operations. In this capacity, he oversaw the launch of ICF’s commercial consulting services in China, established the firm’s legal business entity, and directed technical and management consultancy services for both private and public clients. He was also the Director of Business Development for Asia Pacific, leading ICF’s growth opportunities across China, and East and South Asia.
Mr. Hathaway has 25 years of experience working at the intersection of government and the private sector. He has led bilateral collaboration between U.S. and Chinese governments, focused particularly on leveraging market-based instruments and policies to address energy, environment, and climate change challenges. His clients within the public sphere have included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of State, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Within the private sector, Mr. Hathaway’s clients have included many of China’s largest private enterprises in the industrial, commercial, and aviation markets, as well as leading multinational firms.
Prior to his positions at ICF International, Mr. Hathaway worked at Chemonics International Consulting in Washington, DC as a Project Manager for the firm’s Asia Pacific portfolio of development aid programs. He has been interviewed on U.S.-China relations and trade issues by media outlets including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and The Capitol Forum.
Mr. Hathaway graduated from the University of California with honors in History and received his M.Sc. in Public Administration and Policy from the London School of Economics. He also has a Diploma in Chinese Studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China and has studied at Peking University in Beijing. He is fluent in Chinese.
Mr. Hathaway is based in Washington, D.C.