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Matt Williams

Partner & CEO

Palo Alto

 

 

mwilliams@ambershoregroup.com

Having gained extensive consulting and legal experience in numerous growth markets, Matt leads Ambershore’s growth.

Matt has cultivated expertise in finance, development and academia for over a decade, working on-site with clients ranging from individual investors and early growth-stage companies to Chinese State-Owned Enterprises, acting in advisory roles in China, Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria, Mexico, and Sri Lanka as well as the US. Prior experiences include building relationships and strategic, financial and legal evaluation of markets and investments for a New York-based frontier markets listed equities fund. Sector experience includes consumables, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, agriculture, and utilities.

Matt’s academic background in understanding China’s rise continues to serve him well. Since first going to China in 2002, he has spent over three years in country and visited over 20 Chinese cities. Research experience includes selection by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University, as well as selection by Fordham University as a Leitner Summer Fellow. Legal experience in China includes summer positions at the law firms of Allen and Overy LLP (Beijing) and Liu and Wang LLP (Shenzhen). In the United States, Matt has acted in China-related research and analysis capacities at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Matt has a BA in Political Science, with honors, from Swarthmore College, an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a JD from the Fordham University School of Law. He has published op-ed articles in the Huffington Post, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Christian Science Monitor and has translated numerous articles from Chinese to English for the Chinese Journal of International Politics. Matt is professionally proficient in Mandarin.