Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and is the lead executive in China serving as PGA TOUR China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as an officer for four consecutive terms from 2011 – 2014.
Prior to the PGA TOUR Mr. Gilligan was the Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office. He joined APCO after serving as General Manager of Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s (China) Co., Ltd., where he developed and executed strategies to enhance McDonald's brand and corporate image among China’s regulatory bodies, consumers and other key stakeholders. Prior to that role he served as McDonald’s China’s General Manager for Southeast China.
Matthew Margulies is Vice President, China Operations for the US-China Business Council (USCBC). In this role in Beijing he manages USCBC’s China operations, including strategic planning of the organization’s government affairs and advocacy efforts, as well as policy analysis oversight. Most recently, Margulies worked as director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center, where he was responsible for promoting and executing U.S. Chamber advocacy and programs relating to U.S. trade and investment policy with China. Specific areas of focus included advocacy, regulatory submissions, and stakeholder management for China’s agriculture and ICT sectors. Prior to the Chamber, Margulies served as China Practice Lead and Senior China Analyst for Crumpton Group LLC, a boutique strategic analysis and political risk consulting firm. He also worked previously with USCBC as a business advisory services manager based in Washington, and as a manager of business planning and pricing for the Chinese state-owned enterprise China Unicom Group.
Margulies received his master’s degree from the Ohio State University in Advanced Chinese Language, and his bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Finance and International Business Administration. He is professionally fluent in Chinese.