Partner + Managing Director, Global China Practice
David Wolf is Managing Director of Allison+Partners’ China Practice. Counseling American, Chinese and European clients in a range of industries, David leads a practice focused on helping clients manage the unique communications and marketing challenges that arise when Western firms do business in China and when Chinese enterprises expand beyond the PRC. David is a recognized leader in the industry in China and a pioneer in the field of strategic corporate communications.
Prior to joining Allison+Partners, David spent time as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wolf Group Asia (WGA), a Beijing-based strategic corporate communications advisory firm. Serving clients such as Discovery Networks, Motorola Mobility, Google, Foxconn, Blizzard, AOL, About.com and Irdeto, WGA won both client and industry accolades and was named Asia-Pacific Boutique Consultancy of the Year for 2012 by SABRE/Holmes Report.
Prior to working at WGA, David led the Asia-Pacific Technology Practice for Burson-Marsteller, leading a team of nearly 50 professionals in offices across China, Japan, Singapore and Australia. Previously, David was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Claydon Gescher Associates (CGA), a boutique strategy and public affairs consultancy based in Beijing with a focus on media, entertainment and telecommunications.
David lived in China for nearly two decades and now divides his time between China and the U.S. He holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish David blogs at Silicon Hutong and The Peking Review.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a firefighter. I liked the idea of preventing fires, putting them out when they happened, and saving people, riding to the rescue. When I think about it, that captures much of what I like about being in public relations.
What’s your biggest success?
Creating the logistical infrastructure that today makes electronic commerce possible in China. It is amazing what you can do when you don't realize it's impossible.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My library. It is a continual source of inspiration and growth for my entire family, in good times and bad.
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