Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins appointed as new Chairman of US-Japan Business Council
Cisco CEO Charles H. Robbins has been elected as the Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council (USJBC) for a two -year term beginning November 4, 2016.
Robbins, who has been CEO of Cisco since 2015, will take over the USJBC chairmanship from Dr John Lechleiter, the president, chairman & CEO of Eli Lilly & Company.
The USJBC was founded as part of US Chamber of Commerce in the early 1970s, when Japan’s economy was undergoing rapid economic growth and US-Japan trade began facing challenges. Membership has grown to over 60 major US companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, energy, ICT, and tourism sectors. As the primary US-based business organization promoting stronger economic ties between the two countries, the USJBC’s core mission is to advance US-Japan business and government ties, identify and expand new opportunities, and facilitate growth across sectors including information and communication technologies (ICT), energy, financial services, healthcare innovation, travel and tourism, and consumer products and services. The USJBC has a longstanding relationship with its Japanese counterpart, the Japan-US Business Council (JUBC) an organization bringing together many of Japan’s largest and most successful companies.
Administered by the US Chamber of Commerce, the USJBC is a Washington, D.C.-based business association whose mission is to support US business interests in Japan and promote stronger economic ties between the United States and Japan. USJBC member companies collectively account for a substantial share of overall U.S. economic activity with Japan, and seek to foster the most cooperative and mutually beneficial economic relationship possible between the two countries.