Nicholas Butts

Head of Government Relations & Global Trade


Nicholas Butts is Head of Government Relations & Global Trade at HP. He has extensive experience working with US-China relations, as well as governments in both countries. Previously, Nicholas worked on global strategy for HP and led the company’s work on the US-China trade war. Prior to HP, he was a diplomat and worked for AP Moller-Maersk.

Outside of HP, Nicholas serves on the board of Harvard Kennedy School’s Fund, and is also an award-winning social entrepreneur recognized by the UN, Oxford University, and others for work in widening access to higher education.

Nicholas holds graduate degrees from Peking University, London School of Economics, and Harvard University, respectively.

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