James McGregor, Chairman and CEO, James McGregor Inc.
James McGregor is the founder, chairman and CEO of James McGregor Inc., a China-focused advisory firm. A Mandarin speaker, he is a journalist-turned-businessman who has lived in China for more than 20 years and the author of the book One Billion Customers: Lessons From the Front Lines of Doing Business in China, a widely-acclaimed best-seller published by Simon & Schuster. Previously, McGregor founded and served as CEO of the China equity research firm JL McGregor & Company. Before researching and writing the book, McGregor was a partner and the China managing director for GIV Venture Partners, a $140 million venture capital fund specializing in technology investments in China and India. McGregor was also a pioneer of the Chinese Internet, serving as an advisor to many Chinese Internet startups and as an early investor and board member of Sohu.com during the company's July 2000 NASDAQ listing. McGregor's interest in Asia began at age 18 when he served as an infantry soldier in Vietnam. From 1987 to 1993 McGregor served as The Wall Street Journal's Taiwan bureau chief and The Wall Street Journal's China bureau chief. From 1993 to 2000, McGregor was chief executive of Dow Jones & Co. in China, and a vice-president in the Dow Jones International Group.
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