Joan McEntee

Founder, Middle Kingdom Business Consulting LLC

Joan M. McEnteeis the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Middle Kingdom Business Consulting LLC, (MKBC Intl) a strategic business consulting company that represents interests of multinational corporations in international business.  Drawing on her high-level international experience in the U.S. Government, Ms. McEntee assists companies in meeting challenges in emerging and developed countries worldwide.    Under her leadership MKBC has concluded many successful business projects in various industry sectors interested in Europe and Asia. Though China is a prominent focus of her business efforts, she is well regarded for her professional accomplishments in European and South American markets as well.

Ms. McEntee maintains strong relationships with the Chinese government leadership at the Ministerial, Provincial, and local levels throughout China as well as the Chinese Embassy in the U.S.  MKBC is supported by its Representative Office in Beijing, which Ms. McEntee established in 2001.  She is often consulted by trade experts from both China and the US for her international advice and speaks frequently at international trade forums on global relations.  

She has been awarded international recognition for her many global accomplishments; among those was an “Honorary Traders Award” for her efforts that resulted in Hong Kong’s being granted special technology trade status.  She is also recognized as one of the key policy experts instrumental in the re-establishment of US-China relations after the Tiananmen breakdown.   Prior to her founding of MKBC, Ms. McEntee was the Chairman of the International Group in the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of Baker, Donelson and was also the first woman to serve on its Board of Directors.  She is a keynote speaker for industry platforms on various trade issues and a requested commentator on international affairs.

Ms. McEntee served in a number of senior international policy positions in the U.S. government, that involved communication, energy, transportation, defense, environmental and various additional issues. As Under Secretary for International Trade Ms. McEntee was the key policy advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on a wide range of trade industry matters.    When President George H.W. Bush nominated Ms. McEntee as the Under Secretary for Export Administration, she became the highest ranking policy official at Commerce on sensitive technology transfer issues, such as leadership of the US team negotiating the Japanese fighter aircraft ( the FSX) development  as well as representing business interests regarding prohibitive technology negotiated under COCOM. She worked closely with the National Security Council and other Defense related agencies, championing positions of US industry and defeating efforts of Government over-regulation that restricted industry development.  

Prior to her service at the Department of Commerce, Ms. McEntee served in the White House as Deputy to the Chief of Staff for the Vice-President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and as the first woman Staff Director and Chief Counsel of a U.S. Senate Committee. Earlier she served in the Office of Management and Budget for Energy, Environment and Science.  

Ms. McEntee received her B.A. from Marymount College in New York, her M.A. in Government and Public Administration from The American University, and her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at The American University.

She has served on various international company Boards, and is a member of the DC Bar, and several major policy Associations.

Joan McEntee

Founder, Middle Kingdom Business Consulting LLC

Joan M. McEnteeis the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Middle Kingdom Business Consulting LLC, (MKBC Intl) a strategic business consulting company that represents interests of multinational corporations in international business.  Drawing on her high-level international experience in the U.S. Government, Ms. McEntee assists companies in meeting challenges in emerging and developed countries worldwide.    Under her leadership MKBC has concluded many successful business projects in various industry sectors interested in Europe and Asia. Though China is a prominent focus of her business efforts, she is well regarded for her professional accomplishments in European and South American markets as well.

Ms. McEntee maintains strong relationships with the Chinese government leadership at the Ministerial, Provincial, and local levels throughout China as well as the Chinese Embassy in the U.S.  MKBC is supported by its Representative Office in Beijing, which Ms. McEntee established in 2001.  She is often consulted by trade experts from both China and the US for her international advice and speaks frequently at international trade forums on global relations.  

She has been awarded international recognition for her many global accomplishments; among those was an “Honorary Traders Award” for her efforts that resulted in Hong Kong’s being granted special technology trade status.  She is also recognized as one of the key policy experts instrumental in the re-establishment of US-China relations after the Tiananmen breakdown.   Prior to her founding of MKBC, Ms. McEntee was the Chairman of the International Group in the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of Baker, Donelson and was also the first woman to serve on its Board of Directors.  She is a keynote speaker for industry platforms on various trade issues and a requested commentator on international affairs.

Ms. McEntee served in a number of senior international policy positions in the U.S. government, that involved communication, energy, transportation, defense, environmental and various additional issues. As Under Secretary for International Trade Ms. McEntee was the key policy advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on a wide range of trade industry matters.    When President George H.W. Bush nominated Ms. McEntee as the Under Secretary for Export Administration, she became the highest ranking policy official at Commerce on sensitive technology transfer issues, such as leadership of the US team negotiating the Japanese fighter aircraft ( the FSX) development  as well as representing business interests regarding prohibitive technology negotiated under COCOM. She worked closely with the National Security Council and other Defense related agencies, championing positions of US industry and defeating efforts of Government over-regulation that restricted industry development.  

Prior to her service at the Department of Commerce, Ms. McEntee served in the White House as Deputy to the Chief of Staff for the Vice-President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and as the first woman Staff Director and Chief Counsel of a U.S. Senate Committee. Earlier she served in the Office of Management and Budget for Energy, Environment and Science.  

Ms. McEntee received her B.A. from Marymount College in New York, her M.A. in Government and Public Administration from The American University, and her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at The American University.

She has served on various international company Boards, and is a member of the DC Bar, and several major policy Associations.