Cisco CEO Chuck Rob­bins ap­pointed as new Chair­man of US-Ja­pan Busi­ness Coun­cil

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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.

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