Speaker Bio

Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw
Counselor for Commercial Affairs
Embassy of the United States of America
Beijing, China
Scott Shaw is the Acting Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. As Acting Minister-Counselor, Scott oversees the U.S. Department of Commerce’s trade promotion and trade policy initiatives in China. These initiatives include promoting U.S. exports to China, facilitating inbound Chinese investment into the U.S., as well as administering anti-dumping/countervailing duty cases, intellectual property protection, and export controls. As Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Scott is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Commerce Department's largest overseas presence, including managing commercial officers and staff at six Commerce offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, and Wuhan.

Scott most recently served as Chief Commercial Consul for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Hong Kong, covering both Hong Kong and Macau. Previously, Scott was the Deputy Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Brazil. In Brazil, Mr. Shaw was responsible for the day-to-day operations of CS Brazil’s 5 offices. Prior to Brazil, Mr. Shaw was the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand. He also served as the Director of the U.S. Commercial Center in Shanghai, China and as Commercial Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China, where he received the Commerce Department’s Gold Medal Award, the highest award granted by the Secretary of Commerce for excellence in federal service.

Mr. Shaw began his career with the Commerce Department in positions in Washington D.C., Chicago and Manila, Philippines. He is a graduate of Cornell University and a past participant of the Cornell Public Policy program in Washington, D.C.