Will Heidlage

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Will Heidlage is a research director at BowerGroupAsia where he supports clients operating in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan and manages BGA’s programming in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining BGA, Will served as an analyst with The Asia Group supporting government affairs across a range of industries in the Asia-Pacific. He also brings experience in corporate intelligence from Kroll Inc., a due diligence firm. Will began his professional career in China, where he worked in business development for a medium-sized Chinese digital art company, engaging some of the world’s largest video game development firms.

Will is the head of Young China Watchers – Washington, D.C., the newest chapter of a 4,000-member strong organization with ten chapters across the globe. In 2016, he was selected to participate in the year-long “Future Leaders” Program hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

Will received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2014. Proficient in Chinese, he received a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center at Nanjing University, where he studied graduate-level courses in Mandarin under Chinese university professors. Will received his bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.