Director of External Relations
Wei Xia joined the National Committee in May 2015. As director of external relations, she is responsible for establishing and maintaining contacts with the government, business, and academic communities, as well as communicating with the Committee’s board of directors and individual members. In addition, she manages the president’s internal and external communications, coordinates media appearances, and works with various external delegations. She also serves as the main liaison with the Chinese diplomats and works closely with the Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C., the Consulate in New York, as well as the Permanent Mission of China to the UN.
Ms. Xia’s prior experience includes private equity financial operations at D. E. Shaw, a premier NY-based hedge fund, assurance and advisory services at Ernst & Young, as well as research and fundraising projects at a number of nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Xia received her Bachelor of Law in international affairs from Peking University, Master in Public Administration from The University of Toledo, and MBA from Northeastern University. In her spare time, she enjoys healthy living, listening to music, playing classical piano, and skiing.