Board of Governors

The 2017 AmCham HK Board of Governors are listed below.

Chairman
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Walter Dias
Managing Director - Greater China & Korea
United Airlines
Walter Dias is the Managing Director of Greater Chinan and Korea for United Airlines. He is responsible for the development and execution of sales and promotion programs, advertising, and public relations for United Airlines in China.
Vice Chairman
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Jack E. Lange
Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton& Garrison LLP
Jack Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, based in the firm’s office in Hong Kong
Treasurer
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Owen Belman
Chief Executive Officer, North Asia - Aon Risk Solutions
Aon Hong Kong Limited
Owen Belman is the Chief Executive Officer of North Asia Aon Risk Solutions, based in Hong Kong. He also leads Aon China Global Solutions (ACGS), Aon's global team dedicated to servicing Chinese entities investing overseas in various projects, and Aon's High Net Worth business in Asia. He is a member of Aon's Asia Executive Leadership Team.
Ex-Officio Governor
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Peter J. Levesque
CEO/Group Managing Director
Modern Terminals Limited
Peter Levesque has over 25 years of international transportation and logistics experience and has been working in the Asia Pacific Region since 1996. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Modern Terminals Limited based in Hong Kong.
President
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Tara Joseph
President
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Tara Joseph has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2017. She is charged with overall responsibility for leadership and operations of one of the most influential NGO business organizations in the Asia Pacific, with a mission to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China.
Executive Committee Member
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Evan Auyang
Head of Asia-Pacific and Managing Director
GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
Evan Auyang is the Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific for Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), running the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations in 10 offices spanning Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia, India and Australia.
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Sean Chiao
President, Asia Pacific
AECOM Asia Company Limited
Sean Chiao is President of Asia Pacific at AECOM, overseeing operations of over 13,000 employees from the transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water and government sectors in Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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Jennifer Van Dale
Partner
Eversheds
Jennifer Van Dale is a Partner at Eversheds, where she heads the Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers. Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints.
Governors
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Donald Austin
Founder and Managing Director
Austin Pacific Ltd
Donald Austin is the Managing Director of Austin Pacific Ltd. which, along with affiliates, provides business consulting and cloud-based information technology solutions to multi-national and Asian corporations.
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Sanjeev Chatrath
Managing Director, Region Head, Asia Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters
Sanjeev Chatrath is the Region Head and Managing Director of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters – covering Asia Pacific and Japan. He is responsible for client business in the region encompassing end to end client experience, account management, market development, Go to Market regional strategy, sales, operations, and technical functions. Sanjeev is a member of the Global Operating Committee for Thomson Reuters, and F&R.
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Elaine Cheung
Group CFO
Regal Springs AG
Elaine is a C-Suite executive with extensive Asia-Pacific network and corporate experience focused on supply chain, healthcare & consumer goods.
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Diana David
Regional Director, Corporate Development
Financial Times (HK) Ltd
Diana David has an entrepreneurial DNA with broad experience across start-ups, venture capital and strategy consulting. She spent a decade as part of FT’s Senior Management team reporting to the board, doubled revenue and profits for the content business, then moved in to the role of strategist and intrapreneur.
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Sean O. Ferguson
Associate Dean of Master's Programs, Director of MBA Programs
HKUST Business School
Mr Sean O. Ferguson is a global higher education executive with a diverse combination of professional experiences. Currently, Mr. Ferguson is the Associate Dean of Masters Programs and Director of MBA Programs at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s (HKUST) School of Business and Management.
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Mark Green
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
PVH Far East Limited
Mark Green is currently Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain for PVH Corporation. Based in Hong Kong he is responsible for the offshore global sourcing and operations of the PVH Group which owns such iconic brands as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Arrow and Izod.
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Robert T. Grieves
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Hamilton Advisors Limited
Robert T. Grieves is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hamilton Advisors Limited, a strategic communications firm based in Hong Kong.
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Matthew S. Hosford
Chief Risk Officer, Asia-Pacific Region
Banco Santander
Matthew Hosford is the Chief Risk Officer in the Asia-Pacific region for Banco Santander. He first joined the bank in 1990 at the New York branch and then in 1991 transferred to the head office to join the risk department of the International Division.
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Clara Ingen-Housz
Partner
Linklaters
Clara Ingen-Housz, Competition/Antitrust Partner, Hong Kong. A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters’ Asia competition and antitrust law practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters.
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Michael Klibaner
Regional Director; Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate Research
BlackRock
Michael Klibaner, Director, is Head of Asia Pacific Research for BlackRock Real Estate. He leads the real estate research function across the region and the development of APAC-focused thought pieces, while supporting the fund raising, asset management, and acquisition and disposal activities by identifying value in all property sectors.
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Simon Ogus
CEO
DSG Asia Limited
Dr. Simon Ogus is the founder and CEO of DSG Asia Limited, an independent consultancy, based in Hong Kong. DSG Asia offers analysis of the economies and politics of Asia, and works with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres.
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Seth Peterson
Partner, Industrial Practice
Heidrick & Struggles Hong Kong Limited
Seth Peterson is a partner in the Industrial Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ Hong Kong office, serving manufacturing and energy businesses in the region across the C-Suite and main functions.
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Catherine Simmons
Managing Director, Head, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific
Citi
Catherine Simmons, Managing Director, Head, Asia Pacific Government Affairs, Citi. Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as the regional head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific.
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Anna-Marie Slot
Partner
Ashurst
Anna-Marie is a partner in our finance practice based in Hong Kong and is head of the high yield group.
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Eric A. Szweda
Managing Partner
Troutman Sanders Hong Kong
Eric A. Szweda is the Managing Partner of Troutman Sanders Hong Kong Office. He is also the Firm’s Head of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Team. Mr. Szweda advises clients when issues of liability or significant risk arise involving commercial contracts and dealings, governmental regulations and corporate governance.
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Rick Truscott
Chief Operating Officer
CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
Mr. Truscott is responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution systems providing 80% of Hong Kong’s electricity. He has more than 28 years of experience working in a variety of roles covering development, operations, financing, maintenance and construction in the power sector.
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Jenny Wong
Executive Director, Public Policy, Asia Pacific
Time Warner Inc
Jenny is the Executive Director at Time Warner’s Public Policy Asia Pacific team, having joined Time Warner in 2013. Her office works closely with Time Warner’s operating divisions and brands (Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting and HBO) to advance business and public policy objectives to position the company for growth in the media and entertainment industry.
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Patrick Wu
Regional Managing Director - China
Duff & Phelps
Patrick is the Regional Managing Director, Greater China of Duff & Phelps. Duff & Phelps is a leading global valuation and corporate finance advisor that primarily provides expertise in the independent valuation of businesses, business interests and all classifications of tangible and intangible assets.
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Lennard Yong
Regional CEO
FTLife Insurance Company Limited
Mr Yong joined FTLife Insurance Company as Regional Chief Executive Officer in Sept, 2016. He has international business experience covering over 20 years in Insurance, Asset Management and Banking in Australia, Asia and in Europe for global multinational financial services.

Past Chairmen

Walter Dias
2016
Peter J. Levesque
2014 & 2015
James Sun
2012 & 2013
Rob Chipman
2011
Michael S Brown
2010
David Cunningham, Jr.
2009
Steven J. DeKrey
2008
Gary L. Clinton
2007
Stephen Marcopoto
2006
Jon Zinke
2005
Lucille Barale
2004
James E. Thompson
2002 & 2003
Paula DeLisle
2001
Richard Kahler
2000
Jason Felton
1999
Jeffrey S. Muir
1998
Douglas C. Henck
1997
Mark C. Michelson
1996
Thomas D. Gorman
1995
Michael R. Dahrouge
1973
Gerald L. Murdock
1994
Lyn W. Edinger
1993
Gareth C. C. Chang
1992
Warren W. Williams
1991
John T. Kamm
1990
Stephen B. Hunt
1989
Richard Johannessen, Jr.
1988
Paul M. F. Cheng
1987
Ira Dan Kaye
1986
Gage McAfee
1985
Lawrence J. Toal
1984
Francis G. Martin
1983
Thomas B. King
1982
Alex A. Blum
1981
James W. Sweitzer
1980
Robert E. Adams
1979
Michael L. Emmons
1978
James H. McGee
1977
Edwin H. Burrell
1976
Robert P. Goodwin
1976
Curtis G. Anderson
1975
Glendon Rowell
1974
Michael R. Dahrouge
1973
William Mortson
1972
Henry M. Sperry
1971
Frederick Westphal, Jr.
1970
John Wolf
1969