Joshua Cooper Ramo is Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates. His clients include some of the largest corporations and investors in the world. He has served as lead China advisor on more than $20 billion of transactions.
Mr. Ramo has been a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Asia21 project, a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow, and a founder of the US-China Young Leaders Forum. He is a Director of the Starbucks and FedEx corporations.
Mr. Ramo, a Mandarin speaker, has been called "one of China's leading foreign born scholars," by the World Economic Forum. His papers on Chinese economics and politics such as "The Beijing Consensus" have been widely circulated both in China and abroad. In 2008 he served as China analyst for NBC's Beijing Olympics coverage and shared in a Peabody and Emmy Award for his commentary at the Games' Opening Ceremony.
Trained as an economist, Ramo holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree from New York University. In 2009 Mr. Ramo published The Age of the Unthinkable, a New York Times best selling book that has appeared in more than a dozen languages. His previous book, No Visible Horizon, chronicled his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot. In 2012, FORTUNE published "Globalism Goes Backward," Ramo's article on the need for companies and countries to adapt to the rise of the "inside economy."
Prior to entering the advisory business, Mr. Ramo was the youngest Foreign Editor and Senior Editor in the history of TIME Magazine, where he wrote 15 cover stories.