Established in 1973, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) is the largest and the most active international business association in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with over 5,000 members representing more than 600 companies. Our Chamber is comprised of 13 industry-specific committees and conducts nearly 200 events per year.
AmCham is a forward-thinking, business-progressive association. Our mission is to create value for our members by providing advocacy, business insights, and connections. Our membership includes American companies and Singaporean and third-country companies with significant U.S. business interests. AmCham is an independent, non-partisan business organization. We are a member of the 28-chamber-strong AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP).
Our goal is to provide the information and facilitate the access and connections that give members insight into the local, regional, and global operating environment, enhance their professional capabilities, and enable them to make well-informed business decisions.
As the voice of American business in Singapore and the region, AmCham creates value for our members by providing advocacy, business insights, and connections.
Click here to view AmCham 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan.
As a board governor, Lisa brings over 20 years career experience on enterprise-wide matters including board matters, corporate governance, risk management and finance accumulated from two great American companies – DuPont and American Express.
Currently, Lisa holds the following positions at American Express based in Singapore.
Member of the Country Executive Teams for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Board member / Officer of the below in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia:
American Express International Inc. – Singapore Branch
American Express (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd
PT American Express Indonesia
Lisa holds a B.Commerce in Accounting (University of New South Wales, Australia), INSEAD IDP-C, CIA, PFIIA and FCPA. She is a member of Singapore Institute of Directors.
As a board member, Lisa is committed to work effectively with the board and the management team to strengthen the business and economic activities of AmCham and members in Singapore through partnership sand collaborative efforts between organisations, government bodies and the community.
APAC, Managing Director & VP, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Elisa Mallis has accumulated 20 years of experience as a business leader with a focus on transformational change, human capital strategy, sales, and marketing. Currently, she is the APAC Managing Director and Vice President of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). In her role, she leads CCL’s efforts in the region to accelerate leadership development while also contributing significantly to CCL’s global research agenda.
Based in Asia over the last 14 years, Elisa has held substantial leadership roles, including at MDS (a Greater China-focused Leadership Firm), at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and Accenture.
CCL has been a member of AmCham Singapore for over ten years. With CCL’s renewed investment and focus to bring East to West perspectives on Leadership, Elisa will be able to bring these latest Asia-focused human capital and leadership development best practices to support AmCham Singapore’s growth and impact.hy.
Adam Rahman is the Head of Corporate Affairs for Citi in Singapore. In this role, Adam oversees all communications, reputational risk management and government relations functions. Adam has over 30 years of experience in the media and communications industry.
Adam is actively involved in the area of public service. He serves as a District Councillor of the South East Community Development Council (SECDC) of Singapore which assists the needy. Adam also sits on the Boards of the Health Sciences Authority and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. He is also a Council Member with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, an independent think-tank in Singapore. Adam also chairs the Branding and Marketing Outreach Working Group of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) and a member of the IBF Standards Committee.
In August of 2008, Adam was awarded the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of the Republic of Singapore as a national recognition of his contributions to the community. In November 2015, Adam received the Public Service Star (Bintang Bakti Masyarakat) from the President for rendering valuable public service to the people of Singapore.
Adam has a Masters in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the U.K and a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore, majoring in political science and philosophy.
Simon Kahn is responsible for marketing strategy, development, and execution for Google’s consumer-facing and B2B products and solutions in Asia-Pacific.
Previously, he worked at American Express for thirteen years including serving as Country Manager for Singapore from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining American Express, Simon was Executive Director of Youth Venture, a non-profit organization. Simon worked in national politics and government for four years before joining Youth Venture.
Simon previously served as a member of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and as Chairman for three years. He participates as a panelist or speaker in a number of AmCham programs such as Next Generation Business Leadership and International Women’s Day.
He holds a BA in Asian Studies from Swarthmore College and a Masters in Chinese Studies and MBA from the University of Michigan. Simon is married with three young sons.
Shakilla Shahjihan is Divisional Vice President, Government Affairs at Abbott based in Singapore.
Shakilla’s experience in the health care industry includes her role as Regional Government Affairs Manager for South East Asia in Boston Scientific; and various positions in sales, marketing and corporate affairs in Merck Sharp & Dohme.
Shakilla holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Karthik Natarajan is the Senior Vice President and CFO of P&G Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. He has wide-ranging expertise leading businesses and organizations across Asia Pacific and North America. His 21 years with P&G has seen him working and living across diverse geographies and markets, while leading significant portfolios in Finance. Karthik is passionate about making a difference in the lives of consumers around the world through P&G brands and mentoring emerging leaders of the company. Karthik serve