For­mer AMCHAM Pres­i­dents Say ‘ Con­grat­u­la­tions’

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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

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