BEIJING—APCO has added former Asia-Pacific CEO Christian Murck and Freda Wang to its international advisory council in China.
Murck, who will be based in New York, rejoins APCO after retiring from his post as head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He left APCO in 2010 after a decade at the agency, first as its managing director for Greater China and later as its CEO for Asia-Pacific.
Wang, meanwhile, is the Shanghai representative of the Asia Society and a member of the China Reform Forum thinktank, and has also headed Shanghai Wisdom Communication Consulting since 2005. Previously, Wang was the founding chief corporate representative of Dow Jones in Shanghai.
Both Murck and Wang will serve on APCO's international advisory council, where they will provide counsel to APCO and its clients in China and around the world.
Being based in New York, [Murck] will be much more accessible to US senior corporate leadership as well as Chinese business leaders seeking to expand their operations in the United States," said APCO founder and CEO Margery Kraus. "His stellar reputation, decades of experience and recent involvement in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China on business affairs makes him an invaluable asset to any company trying to navigate the complexities of the China market.”
“We are equally excited to have Freda join us in Shanghai to add to our ability to navigate the complexities of the Chinese market on the ground,” added Kraus. “While she is new to APCO, she has a long and successful career in the market and a deep understanding of both public affairs and the Chinese media.”