Daniel Bob

Daniel Bob has worked on US policy on Asia Pacific economic, diplomatic, and security matters for almost three decades and has held senior positions in the Senate, House, and executive branch. He also holds experience working working in think tanks, the private sector and as an entrepreneur. Currently, he is a Fellow at the Resichauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, where he previously worked as Director of US-Japan Programs and Senior Fellow from 2011-2018, successfully developing and leading a multi-year expansion and upgrade of the organization, supporting its rise as a player in US-Japan relations.

Previously, he worked as Senior Staff on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he handled Asia Pacific and global environmental issues and as Special Assistant for Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee and Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Bob has been an International Affairs Fellow in Japan with the US Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Advisor at the international law and lobbying firm, Reed Smith. He was also Senior Advisor to the head of the regulatory agency that oversaw the multi-trillion dollar US secondary mortgage market, working to remedy Fannie Mae’s accounting irregularities and replacing the company’s senior executives.

In addition, he founded and served as CEO of NYROK Partners LLC, a Washington and Seoul-based start-up focused on projects in both countries, including the proposed development of an educational and cultural community on Korea’s Jeju Island linked directly to institutions and towns in New York State. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, he worked as a member of Advisory Group on Asian affairs for the Obama campaign.