WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ira Kasoff, former deputy assistant secretary for Asia at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is joining APCO Worldwide as a senior counselor and member of the company’s international advisory council. He will be based in APCO’s Washington, D.C., office.
Before assuming his most recent position with the Commerce Department in Washington, Kasoff served in several commercial affairs roles in Asia, including principal commercial officer in Shanghai, commercial counselor in Tokyo and senior commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as the Beijing representative for the Fuqua World Trade Corporation.
APCO has been operating in Greater China since 1989.