Nina Palmer

Nina Palmer is a Senior Director in the China practice at ASG, where she advises clients on regulatory challenges and business strategies in China. 

Prior to joining ASG, Ms. Palmer served at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as the Energy Attaché, representing all U.S. Department of Energy interests in China. There, she provided expert advice and coordination on Chinese energy, trade, and nuclear security policies. Previously, Ms. Palmer served as the Assistant Energy Attaché in Beijing, advocating for DOE policies with Chinese and third-country governments, nonprofits, and industry officials. She has also worked as a Senior Asia Energy Security Intelligence Analyst at DOE, and as a civilian Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Navy. Earlier in her career, Ms. Palmer held research positions at the U.S.-China Business Council, Hager Associates, and American International Group.

Ms. Palmer received her M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Smith College. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Chinese Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS-Nanjing University. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Ms. Palmer is based in Washington, D.C.