Nancy Hernreich Bowen is currently the Managing Director for Asia with Teneo Strategy, an integrated global advisory firm that provides consulting, investment banking, business intelligence, and restructuring capabilities across a broad range of industries and sectors. She served as Managing Director for the Clinton Global Initiative Asia from 2007 to 2008 and has lived and worked in Asia since 2001 in her capacity as founder and Managing Director of her own firm, NHBI, and as a Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates. Prior to her time in Asia, she served as an Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations in the Clinton White House.
In her current role, Ms. Bowen oversees Teneo’s activities in Asia, bringing decades of experience and relationships in business and politics to support companies throughout the region. Specific expertise includes public affairs, government affairs, crisis management and communications, market entry and development, identification and due diligence of joint venture partners and investment opportunities, as well as problem-solving across a broad range of complex markets.
As Managing Director of the Clinton Global Initiative Asia from September 2007 to December 2008, Ms. Bowen was responsible for the planning and execution of a two-day event that brought together over 400 of the most influential Asian leaders across the business, government, and civil community. The CGI Asia Hong Kong meeting was the first CGI meeting held outside the United States and provided these leaders an opportunity to discuss important global issues and to make personal, actionable commitments to help solve challenges in the areas of education, health, climate change, and energy.
As an Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations from 1993 to 2001, Ms. Bowen designed and implemented the systems that enabled the White House staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other parties to interact with the President. While overseeing the President’s contact with Congressional leaders and other elected officials, corporate leaders and foreign officials, Ms. Bowen had frequent contact with parties at the highest levels. She also traveled extensively with the President to countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Within the White House, Ms. Bowen coordinated daily with the White House Chief of Staff, the National Security Advisor, and Cabinet Secretaries. In this capacity, she represented the President's interests in the planning and executing his priorities. As the President’s longest-serving senior aide, one of her key roles was to manage the competing demands for the President's time and attention and to make decisions that had positive policy and public relations ramifications. She managed an extensive number of staff in the White House and was responsible for the budget of her office. In her capacity as advisor to the President, Ms. Bowen was required to be well versed in domestic and foreign issues, exercised impeccable judgment and maintained absolute discretion and utmost diplomacy.
Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Bowen was the Director of Scheduling for Governor Clinton from 1985 to 1993. She currently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
Ms. Bowen graduated with honors from Webster College in St. Louis, Missouri. She is married to Louis Bowen, an investment banker who has been based in Asia for 35 years.