Former AMCHAM Presidents Say ‘ Congratulations’
David Lyman, Tilleke & Gibbins ( President in 1975, 1986)
My father, Albert Lyman, was a founder of AMCHAM back in 1956 and long served at the Chamber in various capacities. I, his son, have been active with AMCHAM continuously since about 1967. Having been President twice and on the Board for most of that period, I can say that such service has been an immense honor and privilege being one of the most important highlights of my life. Considering the positive impact that AMCHAM and its members and staff have had on the growth of Thailand, if it had not existed, it would have to have been created. Well done AMCHAM, and thank you.
William Heinecke, Minor International ( President in 1978, 1981)
Celebrating 60 years is a significant milestone and I warmly congratulate the American Chamber of Commerce on all of its achievements. We are experiencing unsettling times from an ASEAN perspective and global perspective which create many challenges for Thailand and Minor International. Yet it is these challenging times which often offer the greatest opportunities for countries and companies to move ahead. It is at these moments when the American Chamber of Commerce can most help to set a successful course for the next 60 years.
Edward Cooper, Chase Manhattan Bank ( President in 1982)
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand I wish to express my congratulations to its members, past and present, on this milestone. The Chamber’s successes are due to the excellent work of its Boards of Governors, committee leaders and members, Executive Directors, office staff and membership. The Chamber has continued to grow and add new activities since I was President in 1982. The AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation is a great example of this. I returned to Thailand in 2010 and once again joined the Chamber and regularly attended the monthly Business Economics Committee meetings which were a valuable source of information. I retired in 2014 and now live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Harold K. Vickery, Jr., Vickery & Worachai ( President in 1984)
All good wishes to AMCHAM on its 60th anniversary year celebrating partnership for prosperity. As a leading foreign chamber of commerce AMCHAM works effectively to improve the commercial environment as the voice of American business in Thailand. I have been an AMCHAM member since the fall of Saigon in 1975 and been blessed with the opportunity to participate in AMCHAM leadership since then.
From left: AMCHAM Governor Richard Frankel, AMCHAM Governor Poul Weber, AMCHAM Executive Director Thomas A. Seale, David Lyman ( AMCHAM President 1975 and 1986), J. Stapleton Roy, Harold K. Vickery, Jr. ( AMCHAM President 1984), James P. Rooney ( AMCHAM President 1976), Thomas J. White ( AMCHAM President 1985) at 1984 Farewell for Mr. Roy, Deputy Chief of Mission at American Embassy, Bangkok