APCAC elects new lead­er­ship; sets agenda for Us-asia busi­ness

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - OPINION/NEWS -

The Asia Pa­cific Coun­cil of Amer­i­can Cham­bers of Com­merce (APCAC), at its 50th an­niver­sary board meet­ing, elected Marie Kis­sel as its new Chair­man.

Kis­sel is based in Tokyo and is Se­nior Ad­vi­sor, In­ter­na­tional Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs for Ab­bott.

A long-time Amer­i­can busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive in the re­gion, Kis­sel suc­ceeds Jack­son Cox, who has served as APCAC Chair for the past three years.

“I am hon­oured to have been elected the new Chair­man of the APCAC and I am look­ing for­ward to the im­por­tant work ahead.

The APCAC and its 28-mem­ber Am­chams are do­ing vi­tal work through­out this dy­namic re­gion. The APCAC is ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing so­lu­tions to make it eas­ier to do busi­ness in Asia,” said Kis­sel from Kuala Lumpur.

She and more than 350 del­e­gates from across the re­gion are meet­ing in Kuala Lumpur for the an­nual APCAC Busi­ness Sum­mit hosted by the Amer­i­can Malaysian Cham­ber of Com­merce.

The APCAC has ad­di­tion­ally an­nounced its new Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clud­ing Amcham Sin­ga­pore Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ann Yom Steel as the new APCAC Vice Chair, Amcham Hong Kong Pres­i­dent Tara Joseph as the new APCAC Trea­surer and Amcham Viet­nam (Hanoi) Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Adam Sitkoff as the new APCAC Sec­re­tary.

The other cor­po­rate and re­gional vice chairs will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

Es­tab­lished in 1968, the APCAC is an as­so­ci­a­tion of 28 Amer­i­can Cham­bers of Com­merce through­out the Asia Pa­cific re­gion. The col­lec­tive mem­ber­ship of the APCAC rep­re­sents more than 15,000 com­pa­nies, 50,000 over­seas Amer­i­can em­ploy­ees and over US $ 700 bil­lion in an­nual trade and in­vest­ment in the re­gion.

Marie Kis­sel

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