Hong Kong – December 20, 2016 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) Board of Governors announced today that Ms. Tara Joseph will join the Chamber as its new president, taking office on February 6, 2017.
Ms. Joseph, currently the Chief Asia Correspondent, Reuters TV, has 25 years’ experience in broadcast media in New York, London, and Hong Kong. For more than a decade, she has been reporting and presenting for TV based in Hong Kong for Asia, including Chief Correspondent for Asia, TV, (2015-16) and Executive Producer, TV, (2008-14) at Reuters. She has moderated numerous webcasts and panel events including shows hosted at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Prior to working in Hong Kong, Ms. Joseph was the Global Editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London.
Ms. Joseph is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism and Smith College in the United States. She is also currently the president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong and has lived in Hong Kong for nearly 14 years.
“On behalf of the Board of Governors, we are pleased to welcome Tara as the new President of AmCham Hong Kong,” says Walter Dias, 2016 – 2017 AmCham Chairman. “Tara’s exceptional communication skills and deep knowledge of issues impacting Hong Kong and Asia will help drive AmCham’s efforts to further build and promote relationships and commerce between Hong Kong, the United States and the greater Asia region. Her positive outlook and energetic leadership will drive excellence for our membership. I would like to thank the search committee for their efforts in executing an exhaustive search with such successful results.” “
I also want to thank Richard Vuylsteke for his exemplary leadership during the past nine years at the helm of AmCham Hong Kong. Richard’s tireless leadership and passion helped fuel AmCham’s thought leadership and success in the community.”
Outgoing AmCham President Richard Vuylsteke will depart Hong Kong at the end of December to embark on his new role as president of the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Ms. Agnes Tsang
Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Tel: (852) 2530 6927
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With close to 1,600 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham’s mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center.