Alexander Feldman is President of the US-ASEAN Business Council. He was named to the position in June 2009. The Council, founded in 1984, represents American-based businesses in Southeast Asia and has offices in five countries in the region.
With a career spanning the private and public sectors, he has been involved in the ASEAN region for 20 years including more than a decade when he resided in Asia and conducted business in all 10 ASEAN member countries.
From 2004-2008, Mr. Feldman held senior roles in the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce. Under the leadership of Secretaries of State Powell and Rice, he led the Bureau of International Information Programs and held the rank of Assistant Secretary of State, with responsibility for global public diplomacy. He was responsible for engaging international audiences on U.S. foreign policy and society. In this role, he helped form strategy for engagement with Muslim communities in Southeast Asia and visited the region to execute that strategy on a number of occasions. Mr. Feldman also oversaw the development of digital media platforms and all international websites including those at U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.
He also was the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade where among other duties, he led an interagency team in the first major marketing campaign to promote American higher education abroad. Feldman and his team were awarded the Commerce Department Bronze Medal for their efforts.
In 2000, Mr. Feldman founded B2Bcast.com, a webcasting company, headquartered in Singapore and focused on Asia, where he served as President and CEO. From 1999-2000, he served as Director of Network Development in Southeast Asia for MTV Networks. Prior to that, Mr. Feldman held a variety of roles at News Corporation's STAR TV, including running its global syndication business and STAR Radio, one of the first satellite radio businesses in the world reaching more than 50 countries. At the start of his career, Mr. Feldman served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy in Washington, DC.Mr. Feldman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Created 8 November 2012 (Last updated: 9 April 2013)