U.S. Consul General Gregory May arrived in Hong Kong in September 2022. Prior to Hong Kong he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China. Mr. May had two prior assignments in China at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou and at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He also worked at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy. In Washington, Mr. May worked as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs and held various positions focused on China, Vietnam, and the State Department’s Executive Secretariat.
Prior to entering the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. May served as the Assistant Director and Research Associate in Chinese Studies at the Nixon Center, a foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as a journalist for International Community Radio Taipei, an English language radio station; and worked as a correspondent for Newsweek.
Originally from Texas, Mr. May is a graduate of the University of Texas. He holds a master’s degree in China Studies from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He is married and has three children.