Virginia Kamsky is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kamsky Associates, Inc. (KAI), a strategic advisory firm with offices in Beijing and New York.
Founded in 1980, KAI was one of the first approved foreign advisory firms in China.
Since its inception, KAI has advised on deals in excess of $10 billion.
KAI’s work focuses on inbound investment into China, as well as outbound from China, and the Asia Pacific area, in general.
Ms. Kamsky is serving under a White House appointment as a member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Panel (SNAP), which provides the Secretary with independent advice and recommendations on critical issues.
Ms. Kamsky served for 10 years as the Chairman and CEO of the Board of Trustees of China Institute in America, the oldest not-for-profit U.S. organization focused on the U.S.-China relationship.
She served on the Board of Trustees of her alma maters, Princeton University, from 1988-92 and The Dalton School from 2001-06.
Ms. Kamsky currently sits on the board of Dana Incorporated, is a member of its Compensation Committee and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
She also served as Executive Vice President of Foamex International.
Ms. Kamsky graduated from Princeton University with a B.A., cum laude, in East Asian Studies and was a MPA graduate student at The Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
She began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank where she completed Chase's Global Credit Training Program and served as a credit and lending officer based in Tokyo, New York and Beijing where she was a Second Vice President prior to starting her own firm.
Ms. Kamsky studied Chinese and Japanese.