BEIJING—APCO Worldwide has added three senior executives to its offices in Shanghai and Beijing, naming Kenneth Jarrett and Alastair Campbell as vice chairmen for its Greater China operations and Sharon Ruwart as managing director in Beijing.
Jarrett, who is based in Shanghai, has more than 20 years of experience in U.S-Chinese affairs and previously served as the U.S. consul general in Shanghai. He also held a range of professional positions in the U.S. government in different locations in Asia and the United States.
Campbell, who is based in Beijing, is a former executive director and head of corporate finance at the Bank of China International. He is also a former president of Thomson, a leading provider of video solutions for the media and entertainment industries, in China..
Ruwart, a former managing director for Elsevier Science & Technology, China, oversaw efforts to promote scientific inquiry among China’s research community. Prior to her position at Elsevier, Ruwart was the director of special projects at Caijing Magazine, a Beijing-based business and finance publication.
The firm is also deepening the emerging-market resources on its international advisory council with two new members: Eugene Lawson, former president and founder of the U.S.-Russia Business Council and founder of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade; and Lalit Mansingh, former Indian ambassador to the United States and the United Arab Emirates and former Indian high commissioner to the U.K. and Nigeria.
APCO operates from four offices in greater China in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.