Mr. Neil Bush 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 and international business development for three decades beginning in 1980. For the past fifteen years Mr. Bush has engaged in various international business development activities with a focus on China and the Middle East.
Mr. Bush first visited China in 1975 when his father was the Chief Liaison Officer representing the United States in Beijing. His business and personal interests in promoting his father’s legacy support for closer ties between the United States and China have allowed for many return trips over the years. Currently Mr. Bush works in China as shareholder and Co-Chairman of CIIC, a Beijing based real estate company with hotel, industrial park, and property management assets. In addition Mr. Bush has worked closely with Shougang Holdings to promote mining and steel mill operations in Africa and with Sinopec to develop oil opportunities globally.
Mr. Bush also serves as the Chairman of the Points of Light Institute, and serves on the boards of the Houston Salvation Army, Volunteer Houston, The Fay School, and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He is proud to promote his father’s long standing encouragement of citizen service that encourages every person to find the transformational power of helping.