Alan Beebe was appointed President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China on Mar. 14, 2016.
Alan was an Executive Director based in Beijing, leading EY China’s Cleantech and Supply Chain and Operations (SC&O) practices. His clients include major global corporations, primarily diversified industrials and high-technology companies operating in China.
Prior to joining EY, Alan held Executive positions with the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He has twenty years of management consulting experience in the US, China and other Asian countries helping clients develop and implement sound business, operations and technology strategies. At EY China, he helps global clients transform their business models to drive new revenue opportunities and preserve profitability in China’s changing economic climate.
From 2010 to 2013, Alan was a Managing Director with CGTI, a collaboration platform serving over 50 international energy and environmental companies. At CGTI, he led advisory services and strategic research across all major areas of energy and cleantech. In 2014, CGTI merged with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.
Alan holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the United States. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and China. Alan has lived in China since 2002 and speaks Chinese fluently.
Passionate about technology and the wine industry. Deep technical background, inventor of several patents with strong business and product experience. Currently Founder and CEO of Penrose Hill.
Previously Founding CEO of Lot18 and Snooth. Food and wine industry investor, with multiple successful exits. Raised over $50m in financing from investors including Accel, NEA and Softbank. Scaled companies to 100+ employees and tens of millions of dollars in revenue.
World traveler: Motorcycled around the world solo, raising money for Wine to Water, a water charity with projects in 15 countries. Climbed Mt Everest. Featured in two mountaineering documentaries. Certified Yachtmaster with over 10,000 nautical miles, including 5th place in a Trans-Atlantic race.
Perpetrator of the "Miracle Machine" campaign - an appliance that claimed to turn water into wine. Designed to raise awareness for Wine to Water. The Miracle Machine news went viral with over 500 million media impressions and over 500 media outlets around the world covering the story.
Named a Finalist in Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012. A "Top 100" person in New York Technology by Business Insider, a “Wine Influencer of Tomorrow” in Appellation America, and a "Person to Watch in Silicon Alley" by Crains. Recipient of honors for entrepreneurism including the Columbia Venture Community "30" and the NY Venture Fellows award. Awarded the O1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Visa, for "Extraordinary Ability in Digital Media". Member of the NYC Metro Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Awarded the InfoCommerce Model of Excellence Award.
Profiled in several books: Growth in a Difficult Decade published by Regus; Rock and Vine by Chelsea Prince. Given hundreds of press interviews, featured in most major media outlets. Frequent public speaker at events worldwide. Guest speaker at both NYU and Columbia MBA classes: speaking on entrepreneurship, new product development, marketing and leadership.