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