James McGregor is the CEO of James McGregor Inc., a China-focused advisory firm based in Beijing. Previously, he was CEO of JL McGregor & Company, an equity research firm focused on Chinese listed companies. McGregor also has been CEO of Dow Jones & Company in China, bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal in China and Taiwan, and the China managing director for GIV Venture Partners, a $140 million venture capital fund.
He is a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and author of the acclaimed best-seller One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. He has long served as a China advisor for many multinationals and investment funds, including Ogilvy Worldwide, Spencer Stuart, and Thomson Financial. He has also advised many Chinese Internet startups and he was an early investor in and board member of Sohu.com during the company's July 2000 NASDAQ listing.
McGregor is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and a member of the International Council of the Asia Society. McGregor, a native of Duluth, Minnesota, and a University of Minnesota graduate, has lived in China for more than 20 years.