A Principal of The Scowcroft Group, Robert Goldberg provides strategic advice, business solutions and informed analysis on the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on China and Northeast Asia as well as regional security and economic institutions. Prior to joining The Scowcroft Group, Mr. Goldberg’s career included thirty years of public service as a U.S. diplomat. During that time, he worked as an advocate for U.S. businesses abroad, advised companies on U.S. foreign and economic policies, negotiated the resolution of trade policy disputes and helped expand market and investment opportunities.
Mr. Goldberg retired from the State Department in January 2011 following an 18 month assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Previously, he was U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, China (2006-2009), Director of the State Department's Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (2005-2006), the Deputy Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs in the State Department's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (2001-2003), and Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (1996-1999). Prior to those posts, he served in the East Asia and Pacific Bureau of the State Department, which was responsible for U.S. policies in the ASEAN Regional Forum and the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (1994-1996). Mr. Goldberg's other assignments in the State Department included tours in India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Mr. Goldberg was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College and a Master's Degree from the University of Chicago, where he completed additional post-graduate work.