Neil Bush is the founder and chair of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. He is the third of five children of President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush. He and his wife Maria live in Houston, Texas and have six children.
Mr. Bush has been involved with energy, real estate and international business development for four decades beginning in 1980. For the past 25 years, Mr. Bush has engaged in various international business development activities with a focus on China. He first visited China in 1975 when his father was the chief liaison officer representing the United States in Beijing. His business and personal interests have allowed for many return trips over the years. Since 1975, Mr. Bush has traveled to China over 140 times and has visited over 40 cities.
He has worked with numerous entities on a variety of projects including real estate development, health care services, automobile parts, sheet rock manufacturing, iron ore mining, oil acquisition and paint production. Mr. Bush serves as chairman of Singhaiyi, a Singapore-listed real estate company investing in the United States; he is the co-chairman of CIIC, a Beijing-based real estate development company; and he serves on the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Finance Investment Holding Group, a Hong Kong-listed company with global real estate and finance interests. In 2016, Mr. Bush co-founded A&A Consultants, which focuses on cross border business development, mergers and acquisitions, fund management and financial advisory.
Mr. Bush graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in international economics and from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business with an MBA. Mr. Bush chairs Points of Light and serves on the boards of the Houston Salvation Army and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. In addition, Mr. Bush and his wife, Maria, chair the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.