Neil Bush is an international businessman who is active in service. He serves as chair of the Points of Light board of directors, where he expands his father’s vision of inspiring, equipping and mobilizing volunteers to increase capacity for vital social services and for finding innovative solutions that lift individuals, strengthen families, and renew communities. Neil chairs both the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, dedicated to helping all Houstonians realize their fullest potential through literacy, and the Bush China U.S. Relations Foundation, which convenes a conference that brings together leaders from the United States and China forging cooperation on issues of global importance. Neil serves on the advisory boards of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, the Houston Salvation Army and the Asia Society Texas Center.
In his professional life, Neil develops international business opportunities. He is chairman of Singhaiyi, a Singapore company investing in U.S. real estate; co-chair of CIIC, a property development business in China; and chairman of A&A Consulting, a global platform that attracts Asian capital for investments in health care, education and food in the United States.
Neil and his wife, Maria, have six wonderful children and they are proud that the family passion for service has passed on to the next generation. Neil’s daughter, Lauren Bush Lauren, is founder and CEO of FEED Projects, a nonprofit that has provided over 93 million meals that are served in schools in Africa through the UN World Food Programme. His son, Pierce Bush, mentors an inner-city youngsters and leads the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the United States.
Neil earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.