James Golsen is the Executive Director for Asia at the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, Mr. Golsen oversees the Commerce Department’s operations in 14 Asian posts and manages three Asia-focused policy offices in Washington, DC.
Before assuming the role of Executive Director, Jim was the Commerce Department’s coordinator for the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
Previously, Jim was the first Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar/Burma. He opened the office in August, 2014 and has worked with hundreds of US companies to explore the Myanmar market.
In addition, Jim held positions with the U.S. Commercial Service in India as the Principal Commercial Officer for South India (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai), with the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China and Memphis, TN at the U.S. Export Assistance Center and as the Commercial Service Partnership Manager at FedEx World Headquarters.
Before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jim worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a focus on China.