Mr. Chris Brown has worked in China energy policy analysis and consulting for over ten years in the US government, for private companies and independently. Most recently, he has been a consultant for Itochu as they have entered the North American solar industry and has worked with Applied Materials to expand their China photovoltaic sector business. Chris has managed China energy research projects at the Gerson Lehrman Group and Ergo Advisors in New York. He was also a senior China energy research analyst for the CENTRA consulting company in Washington D.C. Chris was a China political analyst and Mandarin linguist at the US Department of Defense from 1998 to 2004. While in that position, he co-authored a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), briefed the highest levels of US Department of Defense leadership on China policy issues, and has written extensively on China’s emerging world power status. He received his master’s degree in China Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Chris lives in New York and speaks proficient Mandarin Chinese.
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