Ambassador (ret.) Jason M. Chung serves as a Senior Advisor at Patomak Global Partners where he advises clients on geopolitical, regulatory, and reputational risk issues. In addition to his role at Patomak, he serves as a senior adviser with the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) Global, a sustainable building materials company that creates appreciating value from the world’s plastic waste and as an Advisor to REITIUM, a real estate technology investment platform utilizing NFTs and blockchain.
Jason previously served as United States Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the rank of Ambassador, where he represented the U.S. on the Board of Directors of the multilateral institution from August 2018 to January 2021.
On November 21, 2019, Jason was nominated by the President and confirmed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate on August 6, 2020. Prior to his confirmation, Ambassador Chung served as U.S. Alternate Director. Ambassador Chung led the U.S. Mission to the Asian Development Bank and provided leadership in promoting U.S. policy goals and interests before ADB departments and offices as well as foreign officials and counterparts. For his contributions at ADB and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Chung was a recipient of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Distinguished Service Award. From January 2017 to July 2018, Ambassador Chung served in the U.S. Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and as an advisor in the Treasury Office of International Affairs, where he worked on communications and policy issues related to international economics, development finance, trade, multilateral fora (G20, G7, FSB, and Paris Club), CFIUS and the bilateral relationship between the U.S. Treasury and ministries of finance, central banks, regulators, and aid agencies of other countries.
He previously worked as a public affairs and strategy consultant focusing on Asia. His prior service includes working in federal and state government and in the U.S. House of Representatives. His prior political experience includes assisting candidates seeking national, state, and local offices and at the Republican National Committee. The son of immigrants from South Korea, Ambassador Chung is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut. Born and raised in New York, he is married and has two children and resides in Northern Virginia.