William A. Owens

Jan 26 , 2021

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William A. Owens -- Executive Chairman, Red Bison Advisory Group, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral William A. Owens is the Executive Chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, a company which identifies opportunities with proven enterprises in China, the Middle East, and the United States. He was the long-time Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. Owens serves on the board of directors at Wipro Technologies and is a director of several private companies. He is on the boards of EastWest Institute, Seattle University, and the Center for Excellence in Education.

Until 2015, Owens was the Chairman and Senior Partner of AEA Investors Asia, in Hong Kong, and Vice Chairman of the NYSE for Asia. Owens has served on 26 public boards including Daimler, Eastern Airlines, British American Tobacco, Telstra, Nortel Networks, and Polycom. Owens was the CEO of Nortel Networks, CEO/Chairman of Teledesic LLC, and SAIC. and served on the boards of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Brookings Institution, and RAND Corporation.

Owens is a four-star US Navy veteran. He was Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second-ranking United States military officer. Owens, served as Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet from 1990 to 1992, which included Operation Desert Storm and was senior military assistant to Secretaries of Defense (Cheney and Carlucci). He was a nuclear submariner, including tours as Commanding Officer of 3 submarines and duty in Vietnam.

Owens is a 1962 honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy, has a BA/MA from Oxford University, and an MBA from George Washington University. He has written more than 50 articles on national security and authored the book “High Seas.” His book, “Lifting the Fog of War,” was published in English and Mandarin.

Owens has received numerous awards: the “Légion d’Honneur” by France, and the highest awards given to foreigners by the countries of Indonesia and Sweden. He was one of The 50 Most Powerful People in Networking, one of the 100 Best US Board Members in 2011 and 2016, and the Intrepid Salute Award in recognition of his business achievements and support of important philanthropic activities. Owens is active in philanthropy to foster Chinese – American relations including dialogues between the most senior retired officers in the United States and Chinese militaries and similar dialogues between very senior economists.

威廉·A·歐文斯 —— Red Bison諮詢集團執行主席、前美國參謀長聯席會議副主席

威廉·A·歐文斯將軍是Red Bison諮詢集團執行主席,該公司和知名企業聯手在中國、中東和美國發現機會。歐文斯曾長期擔任CenturyLink Telecom公司主席,該公司是美國第三大電信公司。歐文斯是Wipro Technologies公司董事會成員,同時還擔任在數家私營公司擔任董事。他還是東西方研究所、西雅圖大學和教育卓越中心的董事會成員。

歐文斯還在香港擔任AEA Investors Asia公司董事長和高級合伙人,以及紐約證券交易所的亞太副主席,直到2015年。歐文斯曾在26家公司擔任董事,包括戴姆勒、東方航空公司、英美煙草公司、澳大利亞電信、北電網絡、Polycom。歐文斯還曾擔任加拿大北電網絡首席執行官,Teledesic和SAIC公司首席執行官兼董事長。他還在弗雷德·哈欽森癌症研究中心、紐約卡內基基金會、布魯金斯學會和蘭德公司擔任董事。


歐文斯1962年畢業於美國海軍學院,隨後又在牛津大學獲得了本科和碩士學位,並在喬治華盛頓大學獲得MBA學位。他曾就國家安全問題寫作了超過50篇文章,並出版專著《大洋》(High Seas)。他參與寫作的著作《揭開戰爭迷霧》(Lifting the Fog of War)以英文和中文出版。