RMA Featured Speaker Clark Randt Jr (Ret.): US-China Relations

Ambassador Clark “Sandy” Randt, will return to his hometown of Greenwich for an in-person discussion with members of the RMA.

Mr. Randt, who is recognized as one of America’s foremost authorities on China, is a diplomat, attorney and businessman.

He served for more than seven years as America’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China under the administration of President George W. Bush. He is our longest serving ambassador to the People’s Republic.

Fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Mr. Randt lived and worked in Asia for 40 years. He lived in Beijing from 1982 through 1984, where he served as First Secretary and Commercial Attaché at the US Embassy.

He lived in Hong Kong for 25 years, first as a partner with the international law firm of Shearman & Sterling where he headed the firm’s China practice.

He is a member of the New York Bar, was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar and is a former governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

In 1974 Mr. Randt was the China representative of the National Council for United States-China Trade and, from 1968 to 1972 served in the US Air Force Security Service.

He studied at Hotchkiss School and in 1968 grauated from Yale with a BA degree. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1975. He also attended Harvard Law School where he was awarded the East Asia Legal Studies Traveling Felowship to China.

Mr. Randt is President of Randt & Co LLC, a company that advises firms with interests in China. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Qualcomm, Valmont Industries and Wynn Resorts.

The Ambassador and the RMA request that his remarks at this session be kept off the record and not be recorded.

Attendees must show proof of complete vaccination at the door for admittance.