FORECAST 2018: David Frey

David Frey

Partner, Markets Strategy, Head of U.S.-China Corridor, KPMG in China

David has spent nearly twenty years in industry and consulting roles, leading strategy projects and business transformation programs for clients in China, across Asia Pacific and in the United States. In Asia Pacific, he has worked in China, Japan, India, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. David focuses on assisting multinational companies in developing strategies for establishment and expansion in China and Asia. He leads a team in the region responsible for developing insights and capabilities that are relevant to “the Boardroom Agenda” for MNCs operating in China and around the region. He is a sought after public speaker and opinion writer, and appears frequently in the media on the topic of China’s urbanization, the Sino-American political dynamic, and the emerging opportunities for MNCs to contribute to a sustainable urbanization path in China.

Before beginning his consulting career, David worked at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, as an aide to a prominent United States Senator in Washington, and in strategic planning roles with two global telecommunications companies. David holds a Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English literature, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Hopkins Nanjing Center, a unique Sino-American joint-venture educational institution founded more than 30 years ago in China.

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