Washington D.C. – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Jake Colvin today announced that Jeannette Chu has joined the NFTC as Vice President for National Security Policy.
Ms. Chu will head a new effort under the NFTC on national security and global competitiveness, serving as NFTC’s lead strategist, expert and advocate on policies surrounding export controls, sanctions, investment screening, critical infrastructure and ICT supply chains.
Most recently, Ms. Chu was Senior Managing Director and head of the Export Controls and Trade Sanctions team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). She has also served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce and as the Senior Export Control Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing among other roles.
“As national security considerations increasingly influence the trade policy landscape, Jeannette is uniquely positioned to develop and lead a forward-looking strategy for business community engagement in the United States and abroad on key export controls and sanctions policies,” said Colvin.
“She will be an invaluable resource for NFTC and our member companies as we promote best practices and engage governments to inform the conduct of national security-related trade policies and controls,” he added.
Jeannette’s full bio can be found below.
Jeannette L. Chu
Vice President, National Security Policy
Jeannette L. Chu is Vice President for National Security Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council, the leading business association dedicated to advancing the interests of U.S. companies in international commerce.
In this role, she leads efforts to advance the interests of U.S. business in safeguarding U.S. national security and promoting global security through export controls, sanctions regimes and policy initiatives.
A recognized subject matter expert and thought leader on export controls and trade sanctions, Jeannette joins NFTC from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she served as a Senior Managing Director advising U.S. and multinational companies and co-leading the national security regulatory compliance practice. She will continue to hold a concurrent role as a non-resident senior associate with the Trustee Chair for Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs (CSIS).
She previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce where she worked on export control reform, export licensing and foreign policy matters. She also served at the American Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou in several capacities including as the Senior Export Control Attaché for nearly six years, conducting end-use visits to more than 250 locations across China and negotiating a landmark export control cooperation agreement with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. She was the first Officer-In-Charge of the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) in China.
Jeannette received her B.A. in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C. and is a 2020 graduate of Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry program on preparing women for corporate board service. She serves on the Executive Board of Ascend Greater Washington and volunteers as a mentor for Ascend’s Corporate Executive Leadership Program, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and Women in Technology.
About the NFTC
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business association advancing trade and tax policies that support access to the global marketplace. Founded in 1914, NFTC promotes an open, rules-based global economy on behalf of a diverse membership of U.S.-based businesses.