Michael J. Rosenthal

President East China

Mr. Rosenthal has managed organizations for more than 20 years. In 2017 he founded Rosenthal Business Consulting with offices in the USA and China, which helps businesses grow locally and overseas. He also serves as an AmChamUS Executive Director and Greater China President and CEO, and is the Manager of the LehmanBush Shanghai Office.


Michael began his legal career as a law clerk for two U.S. federal judges and served eight years as a Federal Prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, receiving an Outstanding Trial Attorney Award from the U.S. Attorney General in 1993 and 1996. Mr. Rosenthal moved to the Republic of Palau in 1998 and served as Special Prosecutor and later Minister of Justice for the country. He taught law at the Palau Community College and served two years as the Palau Bar President.

Mr. Rosenthal moved to China in 2005 to act as Asia Pacific CEO for Day Light Inc., USA, and subsequently worked in various industries including environmental, education, human resources, fashion, retail, health/beauty, and media. Michael has provided consulting, training and coaching services to many Fortune 500 companies including Baxter, Bayer, Continental, Danone, Johnson Controls, Prudential, SAP, SAIC, Shanghai GM, Volvo, and others.

He has also been working in various sectors of the media and entertainment industry, in front of and behind the camera, including appearing in numerous commercials/movies/television shows with well know Chinese actors including Louis Koo, Hu Ge, Sun Li, Yang Mi, Ren Da Hua, and others. He has also produced/directed various promotional videos and has been a host/emcee/panel facilitator/auctioneer for many events including the President’s Roundtable on Cancer, the Fur Free Fashion, SIAS, AmCham Charity Galas, the International Solid Waste Management Summit, Book Launch of Americans in Shanghai, and the 50th Year Anniversary of US-China Ping Pong Diplomacy. Mr. Rosenthal also regularly organizes business events, and has served four years as Chairman of the AmCham-Shanghai Environmental Committee and on the AmCham-Shanghai Board of Governors.

Mr. Rosenthal graduated from the University of Massachusetts with Departmental and University Honors in Psychology in 1985, and in 1988 from the American University Washington College of Law with a Juris Doctorate.

Michael J. Rosenthal