WASHINGTON – Today, ITI announced it has hired Naomi Wilson as Director of Global Policy for China, with additional responsibilities for driving policy throughout Asia. Wilson joins ITI from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she most recently served as Acting Director for Asia-Pacific. In that capacity, she played a leading role on cybersecurity, law enforcement, and customs cooperation issues related to Asia and served as a senior advisor to Secretary Jeh Johnson. As the new ITI Director of Global Policy, Wilson will focus on ITI’s public policy advocacy efforts in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
“Over the course of her career, Naomi has successfully navigated the complex policy space in China and the Asia-Pacific region at senior levels of government,” Senior Vice President for Global Policy Josh Kallmer said. “Naomi’s knowledge and experience engaging with senior Chinese officials and with Asia-Pacific governments will be a critical asset and a valuable source of insight for our member companies.”
“I am excited to contribute to and advance ITI’s important work in China and throughout Asia,” Wilson said. “ITI has an exceptional reputation, which I hope to enhance by working with companies and stakeholders to effectively engage China and other countries on complex issues important to cybersecurity and the health of the global economy.”
Fluent in Mandarin, Wilson spent the past several leading development and implementation of policy approaches for DHS engagement with China, including secretarial engagements, initiatives, and agreements. Wilson served as Deputy Director for Asia-Pacific prior to being elevated to Acting Director for Asia-Pacific. Wilson also worked as policy advisor to the DHS assistant secretary for policy and, before that, for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Her previous portfolios addressed a wide range of issues including DHS-China law enforcement and cyber issues, deportation issues, visa and biometric exit programs, and congressional briefings and hearings.
Wilson holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s in International Affairs & National Security. In 2011, she completed intensive Chinese language training at Peking University.