Allison Lapehn

Manager, Business Advisory Services


Allison serves as a Business Advisory Services Manager in the Beijing office. Prior to joining the Council, she worked in policy and government affairs at AmCham China, covering the Chamber's policy research and analysis, along with US government outreach. Allison also spent two years working in the private sector as a market entry and business development consultant for European SMEs interested in China.

Allison grew up in rural Ohio and has called Beijing home since 2017. Her interest in international politics was originally sparked by her participation in a State Department NSLI-Y exchange to Russia. While in college, she received a summer study grant to attend Renmin University's summer program and began her study of Chinese language, politics, and culture.

Allison enjoys reading, writing, baking, and hiking with her two adopted dogs in the countryside. She holds a master’s in International Relations from Peking University and a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.