Charles BlumPresident
Over four decades as a diplomat, trade negotiator, and Washington consultant, Charles H. Blum has played an innovative role in American trade and competitiveness issues. He brings intellectual rigor, political acumen, and a sound understanding of law and economics to the solution of public policy problems.

Mr. Blum has served as President of International Advisory Services Group since its founding in 1988. A leading boutique consultancy in the trade and competitiveness area, IAS has a proven track record of problem-solving in steel trade, the use of trade laws and international negotiations, and coalition-building.


Our Valuable Team Members

Carolyn AmonVice President, Trade and Energy
Carolyn Amon is vice president for trade and energy at International Advisory Services Group. Ms. Amon focuses on issues that lie at the nexus of international trade and energy policy, including manufacturing competitiveness and the deployment of renewable energy and alternative fuel technologies.
Donna TungDirector, Global Business Development
Donna Tung is the director for global business development at IAS Group. Since joining IAS in 2008, Ms. Tung has worked on issues related to international trade, investment, U.S. competitiveness, and the Chinese economy. She continuously tracks global trade and financial data and prepares analysis for clients.
Dr. Xin LiuDirector, China Business
Dr. Liu is in charge of our China related business and education consulting project. With sophisticated understanding of politics, culture and how business is conducted in China, he has worked closely with friends and clients from the central and provincial governments, business and academia.
Claire Yiyao MaSenior Analyst, International Trade and Investment
Claire Yiyao Ma is the Senior Analyst for international trade and investment at IAS Group. Graduated from Smith Business School with Master of Finance degree, Ms. Ma is skilled in financial analysis, including revenue forecasting, valuation and business strategy.