Andrew G. Durant was a former Vice President at both Hill and Knowlton, Inc., and the Government Research Corporation (GRC). Mr. Durant has extensive experience in international trade and business matters, particularly those affecting the Pacific Rim. Prior to entering private practice, he worked on Capitol Hill for Members who served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. Mr. Durant has written extensively on the US-Japan economic relationship, economic interests in Vietnam and Burma, and on the financial crisis for the Economist magazine, published by Mainichi. He works in Washington on matters related to the environment, international trade and business and helps clients address problems and opportunities throughout Asia.
He served as Senior Advisor for International Trade to Capital Insights Group, a private company that provides advice to the international and domestic investment community. Mr. Durant also served on the advisory boards of the Association for Interactive Media and the Japan Information Access Project. Mr. Durant is a graduate of James Madison University.