With a master’s degree in International Management and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Thomas Shao started his career in Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce in 2000. He served as the Chief English Interpreter for Mayor of Shanghai for 7 years before he was promoted to Assistant Director for Foreign Investment Promotion Department in 2007. In 2012, he joined Evonik Degussa China as Senior Manager for Public Policy. In 2014, he joined Abbott China as the Associate GA Director of Public Policy. Now he is Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy of Abbott China, responsible for policy, strategy, and crisis management of Abbott’s all four business columns including medical device, diagnostics, pharma, and nutrition. He is also Chair of Government Affairs Committee of AmCham Shanghai since December 2018.