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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.

Our Mission

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.

Director, Marketing Solutions, Southeast Asia, North Asia, and Japan
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Assaf Tarnopolsky
Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Anupama Puranik
EXCO
CHAIR
vice chairman
vice chairman
vice chairman
Treasurer
Lisa Liaw
Director – Financial
Controller, Singapore,
Malaysia & Indonesia,
American Express
Peta Latimer
CEO,
Mercer
HONORARY SECRETARY
Shakilla Shahjihan
Divisional Vice President,
Government Affairs,
Asia Pacific & Japan
Abbott Laboratories
Board Of Governors
Governors
Jannik Termansen
Regional Director,
Government Affairs & Markets,
3M Asia Pacific
Daphne Au
Regional Head of APAC
Regulatory, Government
Affairs & Public Policy
AIG APAC Holdings
Elisa Mallis
APAC, Managing Director & VP,
Center for Creative Leadership
(CCL)
Adam Abdur Rahman
Managing Director,
Corporate Affairs
Citi Singapore & ASEAN
Jasmine Karimi
Assistant General Counsel
Regional Counsel
FMC Asia Pacific
AmCham Women Co-Chair

Simon Kahn
Chief Marketing Officer
Asia Pacific, Google
Choo Hua Wee
Director and Head of
Government Relations
Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Inc.
Dr. Monisha Oberoi
ASEAN Head
C&SI Delivery, IBM
Kevin Wo
Managing Director,
Microsoft Singapore
Emre Olcer
Vice President and ASEAN Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark
Karthik Natarajan
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble
U.S. Embassy Liaison
Daniel Bischof
Counselor for Economic and
Political Affairs, Singapore,
U.S. Embassy
Chris Quinlivan
Senior Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Embassy
Chad Norberg
Economic Unit Chief
U.S. Embassy
Ai Hua Ong
Head of Government Affairs & Policy,
Johnson & Johnson
Jennifer Di
HR Director,
Southeast Asia & Global Functions APAC,
Baxter Healthcare
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Lisa Liaw

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.

Lisa Liaw
Elisa Mallis
Elisa Mallis

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 Abdur Rahman
Adam Abdur Rahman

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
Simon Kahn

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

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.

Shakilla Shahjihan
Karthik Natarajan
Karthik Natarajan

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 serves as Governor of the Board for the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore.

Jannik Termansen
Jannik Termansen

Jannik leads 3M’s Government Affairs & Markets function across more than 10 countries in Asia Pacific.

Jannik has more than 20 years of work experience from both private and public sector – in both Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to working for 3M, working in regional roles in Asia Pacific, he was the VP & MD for a European defence company, and the VP for Government Relations for the world’s largest Renewable Energy company. He has also been with the Danish Government, working for various ministries and as a diplomat.

With 3M, Jannik has been part of AmCham since 2016. By drawing on his knowledge from multiple industry sectors and extensive collaboration with governments in the region over the past 10 years, he is dedicated to actively contribute to AmCham’s strategy, programs and advocacy.

Jannik holds an Executive MBA and two Master’s Degrees. He is married with two children.

Daphne Au
Daphne Au

Daphne Au heads AIG’s Regulatory, Government Affairs and Public Policy function for the Asia Pacific region. In her role, she devotes her attention on developing sustainable relationships with regulators and government officials, as well as leading several strategic initiatives alongside CEOs to drive thought leadership in the insurance industry.

Based in Singapore, Daphne is actively involved in AmCham-Singapore’s initiatives. She is one of the founding members of AmCham-Women, a member of Government Affairs Committee and championed AIG’s participation in AmCham-Care and Future-Leaders programs.

Daphne began her professional career in Malaysia as an advocate and solicitor specializing in corporate and employment disputes. Subsequently she moved to Dubai to join a law firm focusing on intellectual property enforcement actions, before joining AIG as General Counsel for the Middle East-and-North Africa region.

While pursuing her legal profession practicing license, Daphne was teaching at the law faculty of University-of-London under the Bachelor-of-Laws (LL.B) program.

Jennifer Di
Jennifer Di

Jennifer Di is the HR Director for Baxter Southeast Asia cluster and Global Functions in APAC. She has over 16 years’ experiences in Medical Devices and Consulting industries across Asia Pacific. She is a commercial minded, result-driven & strategic HR business leader, specialized in HR strategy and planning, organizational design and leading large-scale change management and transformation programs.

Jennifer has a broad international experience spanning China, Hong-Kong, USA & South East Asia. She has clear achievements in multiple geographies with a strong track record of working closely with talented teams to grow business results. Her extraordinary work supported Baxter to be recognized as the “Best Employer” and “Great Place to Work” in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Her passion is to enable people’s purpose and unleash their best potential in work and lives.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) and started her career as a management consultant in Accenture. She subsequently further sharpened her domain expertise with Gap international in Pennsylvania, USA. After she returned to the region, she joined Baxter and took on multiple HR leadership roles across Asia Pacific.

Jasmine Karimi
Jasmine Karimi

Jasmine leads the Legal & Compliance teams across Asia Pacific for FMC Corporation. FMC is an NYSE listed agricultural sciences company, with a proud history spanning over a century, providing innovative solutions to growers around the world with a robust product portfolio in crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management.

With over 20 years’ experience in MNCs in the US, UK, Canada, HK & Singapore, across diverse sectors (Media, Manufacturing, Luxury Retail, Healthcare, Agro Science), Jasmine brings rich cross-industry and cross-cultural perspective to strategy, problem solving and risk management.

A frequent speaker at forums globally, on both legal and business issues, Jasmine has been ranked as one of the leading influential in-house lawyers in business in Asia in The Legal 500 and is often called upon as a thought leader and advisor on various legal and compliance discussions. She also serves on the Board of the Singapore chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel and was previously the President of the Hong Kong chapter.

An active contributor to AmCham, Jasmine is one of the founding members of AmCham-Women, championing several initiatives, including the inaugural AmCham HERo Awards in 2019. Her depth of engagement, broad experience, fresh ideas and networks, would enable her to provide advocacy, insights and counsel to the AmCham Board.

Choo Hua Wee
Choo Hua Wee

Choo Hua leads HP’s Government Relations team across Asia-Pacific Japan, which comprises five sub-regions, namely Greater China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia-Korea and South-Pacific.

With more than 20 years of experience in Asia in the technology policy and legal space, Choo Hua has worked with governments, industry associations, academia, NGOs and think tanks on a range of public policy issues.

Choo Hua was previously a board member of US-ASEAN Business Council and the Asia Internet Coalition. He was also a Vice President of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) Asia Committee and the Chair of the BSA Indonesia and Singapore Committees. He has also served on the Singapore President’s Challenge Steering Committee, as well as volunteered his time as the Vice President and Secretary-General of the Volleyball Association of Singapore.

A qualified lawyer of Singapore, Hong Kong and England & Wales, Choo Hua obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. Choo Hua has practiced as an intellectual property lawyer in Hong Kong, specializing in China intellectual property law, as well as a commercial lawyer in Singapore. He has held leadership roles in corporate and government affairs at a number of U.S. multinational companies.

In his spare time, Choo Hua enjoys basketball, scuba diving, snowboarding and just hanging out with his family.

Dr Monisha Oberoi
Dr Monisha Oberoi

Monisha leads Cybersecurity Consulting and Systems Integration business and delivery across ASEAN. She has over two decades of experience in Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Strategic outsourcing domains across Telecom, Retail, Healthcare, Publishing and Industrial Sectors. She has led global operations involving complex program management, growing businesses through innovation and technology infusion and leading large cross-cultural teams.

She has handled multiple roles within IBM since 2005 (IBM Singapore and IBM India), including Senior Project Executive, Strategic Outsourcing accounts, Asia Pacific; Base Growth Leader, Asia Pacific; Relationship Executive, Bharti Airtel and Project Executive, Telcordia. Prior to working with IBM, Monisha was the General Manager for a Publishing House.

She holds a Ph.D. in Business Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a Masters degree in ‘International Business’ from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and is an Engineering graduate in ‘Electronics and Communications’ from Malviya National Institute Of technology, India. She is a Certified Non-Executive Independent Corporate Director and has published a book on “Transformational Outsourcing”.

She is currently the Co-Chair for the Cybersecurity Sub-committee at the American Chambers of Commerce, Singapore.

Ai Hua Ong
Ai Hua Ong

Ai Hua joined Johnson & Johnson nearly 30 years ago with the desire to make a difference to the lives of people in need.

Today, she is Head of Government Affairs & Policy for the Company’s pharmaceutical, medical devices, and consumer health businesses in Asia Pacific.

She began her healthcare career in 1991 as a product specialist with Johnson & Johnson Medical before progressing to leadership roles in pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Singapore, China and the United States.

Between 2017 and 2020, Ai Hua was the Company Group Chair for Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in Asia Pacific, which included the key markets of Japan and China. She helped pioneer and implement J&J’s first one-company business model encompassing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer health products as President of Southeast Asia. She has also led the surgical business for J&J Medical China as Group General Manager.

Ai Hua holds a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry and an MBA from the National University of Singapore. She is an advocate for women in leadership, a committed volunteer and board member of Dover Park Hospice, and an advisory board member for Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Design Singapore Council.

Emre Olcer
Emre Olcer

Mr. Emre Olcer is Vice President, MD ASEAN at Kimberly-Clark since September 2020. His area of responsibility includes Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team in Kimberly Clark and a Governor at Singapore American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Board.

Emre has extensive experiences in both Category and General Management across multiple markets including Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia. He also possesses a comprehensive knowledge of developed and emerging markets, together with leadership skills and strong business acumen.

In his current position in the region, Emre is committed to accelerate the growth of KC in ASEAN by building a winning growth culture through creating a consumer centric commercial focus and expanding where to play of key categories to support the long term goals and strategies of Kimberly Clark International.

Emre joined Kimberley Clark from Mondelez where he was the President of South East Asia Business Unit. Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Emre had worked in several leading roles with multinational companies such as Procter&Gamble, Gillette and L’Oreal.

In his previous roles as President Mondelez SEA , Emre integrated SEA into one region from multiple clusters, transformed the growth by 4x and completed an M&A in Vietnam. Before this as Country Head, P&G Vietnam his key achievements include successfully leading Vietnam team to deliver a strong growth and becoming the fastest growing P&G market globally and regionally 2 out of 4 years. During his tenure in Vietnam from 2011-16, Emre was Governor at AmCham Ho Chi Minh City.

Previous to this, he was based in Singapore leading P&G Asia Male Care Business from 2008-2011.

Emre holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from Ecole Superieure Des Affaires, Grenoble, France, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey. Emre is married with two daughters.

Assaf Tarnopolsky
Assaf Tarnopolsky

As LinkedIn’s Head of Marketing Solutions, Assaf Tarnopolsky leads LinkedIn’s advertising business in Asia, with a focus on Singapore, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. He has been a member of the Marketing Solutions leadership team since arriving in Singapore eight years ago. He spends his days advising clients on digital strategy and leading teams that help B2B marketers grow their businesses in Asia and around the world.

Assaf has been an enthusiastic participant of the Balestier series events with SG government ministers and counts many of LinkedIn’s clients among the connections he has made while attending AmCham events. Assaf looks forward to working with the functional and sectoral committees to help elevate programming and networking opportunities among AmCham member companies. The TMT, MarComm and Human Capital committees are obvious areas of affinity between LinkedIn and AmCham and, as a natural bridge-builder, Assaf will help connect the dots and drive engagement.

Peta Latimer

Peta recently joined the Mercer family (a Marsh & McLennan Company) as Singapore’s CEO and member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Team. In this new capacity she is responsible for the overall business performance of the Firm’s 3 principal service lines – Wealth (Investments Advisory and Tools/Asset Management), Health (Broking and consulting in relation to Employee Benefits) and Careers (Talent Management and Rewards). With Mercer Singapore’s role as a center of expertise for the region, Peta’s remit is considered one of the ‘Top 6 Strategic Bets’ for the US headquartered Firm. She is committed to fostering a stronger local relationship with AmCham, and has personally started to more proactively engage with the Chamber by Co-Chairing a Workstream for AmCham Women.

Advising NTUC, e2i & MoM on the Progressive Wage Model & base HR compliance requirements for Singapore’s Security, Landscaping & Cleaning Sectors
Managing the regional HR technology partnership between IBM & SAP
Researching, designing and taking-to-market IBM Kenexa’s women in leadership proposition “Strategies for Success” which included diversity audits & workshop facilitation for the likes of Deloitte, Maersk, Jaguar Landrover, PepsiCo, RBS, Deutsche Bank.

Peta Latimer
Kevin Wo
Kevin Wo

As managing director for Microsoft Singapore, Kevin Wo is responsible for developing and driving growth strategies for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings in Singapore.

An industry veteran, Kevin has spent the majority of his 23 years in the IT industry in leadership roles with American organizations including Avanade, Oracle, IBM and most recently Microsoft.

Kevin also leads the company to build on Microsoft’s 26-year presence in Singapore as a trusted industry partner that collaborates with businesses, communities and the government to advance social and economic progress.

This includes our strong partnership with AmCham Singapore, of which Microsoft has been a member since 2002, and its member organizations. As Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore, Kevin is a strong advocate and supporter of this partnership and looks forward to the opportunity to contribute personally and help further the mission of AmCham Singapore as a Board member.

Anupama Puranik
Anupama Puranik

Anupama (Anu) Puranik is a trusted advisor to international and regional companies for succession planning, leadership search and assessment. Based in Singapore, she is a core member of the Healthcare Sector in Southeast Asia. Anu has extensive experience in executive search, with a focus on healthcare, CFO, private equity and financial services across regional and international clients.

Anu joined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than a decade with a search consulting firm, where she was a core member of the healthcare practice supporting multinational pharma, medtech and health services clients in Southeast Asia. She was also the regional co-lead for their CFO practice. Previously, Anu worked in investment banking, equity sales and private equity in India with broking houses including IIT Investrust and Sharekhan, and True North, an Indian private equity firm.

Anu holds a BSc in microbiology and an MBA from the University of Pune, India. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of ACCESS Health International in Singapore.

Daniel Bischof
Daniel Bischof

Daniel Bischof is the Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. Until early 2019, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste. In that role, he supported the Ambassador in leading the U.S. Mission to Timor-Leste, expanding the bilateral relationship, and deepening the ties of friendship between the Timorese and American people.

He also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Korean Affairs from 2014-16. He was a Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. In U.S. Embassies in Seoul and Manila, Daniel covered political-military affairs, and in Washington, D.C., was responsible for Malaysian Affairs in the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia. He also adjudicated non-immigrant visas in Seoul and served as the General Services Officer in Vientiane, Laos.

Daniel has studied Korean and Lao, and is fluent in Thai. Prior to joining the Department of State, he practiced law in Florida. He is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Daniel is married to Jane Kim.

Chris Quinlivan
Chris Quinlivan

Chris Quinlivan is a Senior Foreign Service officer with the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service. In August 2019 he began a four-year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore where he leads a team responsible for trade promotion programs in Singapore and supports U.S. business interests regionally. Prior postings include Ottawa, Canada (2015-19); Beijing, China (2011-15 and 2001-03); Vienna, Austria; Salt Lake City, Utah; Brussels, Belgium; and Athens, Greece. While at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC, Mr. Quinlivan managed initiatives to develop U.S. export opportunities in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Mr. Quinlivan also worked on a Presidential initiative to support the Northern Ireland peace process. Mr. Quinlivan is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including the Commerce Department’s prestigious Gold Medal and Bronze Medal awards, the Chuck Meissner award, and special recognition by the Department of State for his roles in support of four Presidential visits to Greece and China. Mr. Quinlivan has seven years of private sector experience as an account manager and logistics agent. He holds a Master’s in international affairs and a Bachelor’s in business administration from California State University and an international business certificate from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Chad Norberg
Chad Norberg

Chad R. Norberg is a veteran U.S. Diplomat who leads the United States Embassy economic policy team in Singapore.

His previous postings include Greece, Russia, Afghanistan, and India.

Prior to his diplomatic career, he served in the U.S. Army and worked in the private sector as a regional project manager in the telecommunications sector.

He is a lifetime member of the 1st Special Forces Regiment.

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Executive Team
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Cho
Head, External Affairs
Sagarika Senapaty
Head,
Special Projects
Nathan Sivarajah
Manager,
External Affairs (Events)
Aisyah Jaafar
Senior Executive,
External Affairs (Events)
Lee-Mey Goh
Director, Strategic
Partnerships & Development
Lorna Ow
Head,
Member Relations
Celina Chong
Manager, Human
Resources & Operations
Stella Soh
Manager, Marketing
& Communications
Rachel Phay
Assistant Manager,
External Affairs
Trevin Raj
Head,
Information Technology
Luqman is the office manager for the Chamber. Prior to joining AmCham, he handled calls from SIA Priority and brings more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality having worked in hotels and call centres. Luqman has also worked in numerous other fields including the medical, insurance and aerospace industries.

His hobbies include travelling and cycling.
Luqman Ramly
Lili handles AmCham’s full spectrum of finance operation to ensure the financial statements of AmCham is in accordance with provisions of the Societies Act and Singapore Financial Reporting Standards. She is also responsible for preparing the monthly reporting package for the AmCham Board of Governors. Lili also oversees various administrative functions, including clerical services, office space, equipment and supplies, vendor management, and other support services.

Prior to joining AmCham, she worked in both public and private sector where she gained over ten years’ experience handling finance operation, financial planning and analysis, investment portfolio reporting, and group financial statutory reporting. She also took up the user department leader role in several IT Enterprise system development and implementation projects.

Lili is a chartered accountant, and received her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy from Singapore Management University, Bachelor’s Degree from University of Melbourne, and graduated at the top of her class at Temasek Polytechnic.
Lili Cai
Having worked on big events such as Singapore food festival and Art-Zoo Singapore, Danial fits right in with AmCham’s Corporate Events team as a Programming Executive.

Danial joined the team to provide member relations support on events related matters. Part of his portfolio includes coordinating events programs, assets and overall project organization to ensure AmCham’s corporate events and programs are seamlessly executed.

A self-confessed foodie, Danial has contributed articles on food for an online publication. During his free time, Danial enjoys running and dancing to the disco beat as he believes everybody needs a little disco in their life.
Nur Danial
Morgan Hughes
Morgan is the editor of AmCham’s publications including the ASEAN Business Outlook Survey, Dispute Resolution Guide, and the Manpower Survey. She provides research and analysis for the Chamber on priority trade and policy publications.

Prior to moving to Singapore, Morgan conducted policy research related to the fields of peace and security and humanitarian affairs, including fieldwork in Southeast Asia. Morgan holds a B.A. from Oberlin College in History and East Asian Studies (China), and an M.A. in Politics (International Relations) from New York University.
Nathaniel handles the Chamber’s business development portfolio including event and program sponsorships, annual corporate partnerships and advertising efforts. Prior to joining AmCham, Nathaniel was an Account Manager at Fairmont Hotel.

He has worked in various luxury hotel brands across the United States with roles ranging from front desk management to event sales.

Nathaniel holds a B.S. in Hospitality Administration from Boston University.
Nathaniel Lim
Aisyah is responsible for registration for all events and committee meetings. She manages logistics for off-site events including bookings of corporate tables, preparing event materials and liaising with vendors and caterers pertaining to events requirements. She also set up meetings for 13 committees at the Chamber.

Prior to this, Aisyah Jaafar used to be responsible for planning and facilitating parties, recreational classes and programs. Aisyah brings many years of client service experience to AmCham, and is an integral part of our strong service delivery to members. She enjoys reading, movies and cooking during her free time.
Aisyah Jaafar
Rachel supports AmCham's External Affairs team on government and media relations.

Prior to joining AmCham, Rachel was an Associate Consultant at Portland Communications' Singapore office, where she worked with government and corporate clients on a range of public affairs, research, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications projects. While at Portland, Rachel also contributed to the research and development of the Soft Power 30, a global ranking of the top 30 countries in the world based on their soft power resources.

Rachel started her career at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), where she developed and executed MFA's digital diplomacy strategy while providing media support for the Foreign Minister. She was also a key member of the Media Sub-committee for Singapore's ASEAN Chairmanship.

In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and nature activities.
Rachel Phay
Magdeline is responsible for managing AmCham’s office, supports AmCham's Special Projects team and the Board of Governors at the Chamber.

Prior to joining AmCham, Magdeline was an Executive Secretary at TSMP Law Corporation where she has experience working with lawyers and company stakeholders.

With over 20 years in the public and private sectors, Magdeline has experience in office administration/management, executive support, and working on cross-functional projects.

In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, learning new hobbies, and travelling.
Magdeline Hong
As the Manager of the Chamber’s Events and Programming team, Nathan is in charge of the planning, logistics, and execution of networking programs, and signature corporate events. He also manages the Chamber’s NextGen program (Next Generation Business Leadership program) which is a year-long professional development program for AmCham member companies’ high-potential millennials.

Before joining AmCham, Nathan was a Youth Supervisor at the American Club where he was responsible for the logistics, planning and execution of its Youth Camp programs. As a supervisor with over 10 years of experience in customer service, Nathan managed a pool of 30 part-timer employees in his previous role. He also managed the gaming outlet at the Club and supported the administration of the recreational classes and programs.

During his free time, Nathan engages himself by going to the gym, reading, traveling and watching movies.
Nathan Sivarajah
Ben joined AmCham as Manager, External Affairs in September. Prior to this, he served at the British High Commission, Singapore as Communications Manager, helping to plan and execute the media components of high level visits including that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012; the then Mayor of London Boris Johnson in 2014; the then Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015 as well as the first State Visit by a Singapore President to the United Kingdom in 2014. He has led on Singapore media efforts around critical UK issues like the aftermath of the EU Referendum, UK military action in Libya and helped raise awareness of the Rules Based International Order and the right of passage in the South China Sea.

Ben was Executive Director of Action for AIDS where he supported efforts to broaden the youth and workplace outreach program and helped streamline the medication subsidy program. On 1 September 2020, when the Singapore Ministry of Health announced the inclusion of HIV drugs into the subsidized drug list, he led on the organization's media response to this long-awaited move.

Outside of work, he is serves on the executive committee of Action for AIDS as well as MARUAH Singapore, which is the focal point for the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism under the ASEAN Charter.

Ben loves jogging and like all Singaporeans, good food.
Benedict Thambiah
In her current role as Assistant Manager for Marketing and Branding, Stella conceptualizes the marketing and branding efforts for the Chamber. She works closely with the Business Development team, the Events team, and Government & Public Affairs team to better position AmCham’s corporate branding.

As the former Assistant Committee Relation Manager, Stella managed AmCham’s 13 different committees and organizes industry-focused events in the form of talks and tours, providing members an exclusive platform to connect with leaders and peers in the industry, discuss current industry issues, and share business insights.

Stella started her career as a Product Specialist in the pharmaceutical industry and moved on to doing retail management and events coordination work for 4 years.

Stella enjoys traveling around the world for exciting adventures, meeting new people from all walks of life, and engaging in sports such as basketball and badminton during her free time.
Stella Soh
Celina is responsible for the Human Resource administration and provides administrative support to the Executive Director and the Board of Governors at the Chamber. Her responsibilities include management of the Directors’ calendar, administration of AmCham’s employee benefits and records, recruitment and maintenance of the Human Resource data system.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Celina was the HR & Admin Coordinator at AstraZeneca Singapore where she was responsible for the HR administration for a headcount of 100 and also provided secretarial support to 3 Directors. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and traveling.
Celina Chong
Trevin is our creative powerhouse with his design, photography and videography expertise. Prior to working with AmCham as the Digital Communications Executive, Trevin worked with Plum doing illustration design for marketing campaigns and social media.

As a Digital Communications Executive at AmCham, Trevin designs collaterals for events and publications, and manages our social media, website and e-newsletters to enhance the user experience.

Trevin believes in lifelong learning and constantly upgrades his skills when he has the time. Trevin enjoys taking part in various fitness activities to stay healthy and keep his mind fresh.
Trevin Raj
Lorna is currently overseeing the engagement of AmCham’s membership and key stakeholders through events, business meetings and the Chamber’s 13 industry-focused Committees. Together with her team, they manage and execute over 280 events and committee meetings each year

Prior to AmCham, she was with the Tower Club boosting membership sales. There she initiated a differentiation strategy whereby she grew member satisfaction and enhanced both asset value and exclusivity. Lorna also worked for The American Club eight years where she focused on loyalty programs designed to increase members’ satisfaction. She developed strategies and programs for top tier and long-standing members.

Besides currently perusing her MBA, Lorna volunteers her expertise to support the Navy League of the United States on their annual Navy Ball. In her spare time, Lorna enjoys road trips on her motorbike to neighboring countries.
Lorna Ow
Sagarika Senapaty is Head, Special Projects at The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore. In this role, she is responsible for the Chamber’s large-scale and long-term projects including SME ACCelerate, AmCham Women Pioneers Series, AmCham Women HERo Awards and the Human Capital Conference, among others.
Prior to joining AmCham, Sagarika worked in the technology and public policy space in Singapore and with The World Bank in Washington D.C. Sagarika has extensive experience in program design, policy research, partnerships and stakeholder management.

Sagarika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Sagarika Senapaty
Jessica supports AmCham’s Government and Public Affairs Department. She oversees the research, development, implementation, and management of programs, and develops policy position papers. She also facilitates the Chamber’s relations with the Singapore government and the U.S. Embassy. Prior to moving to Singapore, Jessica worked as a litigation lawyer in California. She holds a B.A. from UCLA with a major in Psychology and a minor in Asian Languages, and a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law, with a certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys brewing beer, arguing board game rules, and traveling.
Jessica Cho
Lee-Mey Goh is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development at The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore. In this role, she is responsible for the overall business performance of the Chamber and advancement of stakeholder and partner engagement.

Lee-Mey joins from the Singapore Economic Development Board having worked with leading pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to drive the development of Singapore’s biomedical sector via investment promotion and policy innovation. Prior to this she excelled in academic publishing, having served for 4 years in London as Editor at the British Medical Association and Mark Allen Group across various healthcare and veterinary science journals.

Lee-Mey is a graduate of Durham University, UK with a first-class honors degree in English. She is a recipient of the Ruth Bostock Memorial Prize and Faculty of Arts and Humanities Scholarship in 2012 specializing in Classics and Old English.
Lee-Mey Goh
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore — the largest and the most active international business association in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with over 6,000 members representing over 550 companies. Hsien is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Advisory Board, member of the Singapore Institute of Directors MNC Committee, co-lead of the WorkWell Leaders SME Action Sub-Group, and on the organizing committee of the Precision Public Health Asia Conference.

Prior to AmCham, Hsien was Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Medtronic Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the Medtronic Innovation Centers in Japan and Korea, training and education, and the company’s health systems transformation strategy in the region. Hsien has extensive experience in scientific affairs, corporate and healthcare communications, advertising, public relations and government affairs.

Hsien has lived and worked in the US, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, UK, and is now based in Singapore. She holds a BA (with honors) in Human Biology from Stanford University and a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a US National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Grant. Her doctoral thesis explored the genetic epidemiology of end-stage renal disease and type 2 diabetes. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at National Taiwan University Hospital in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Hsien-Hsien Lei, PhD
Benedict Thambiah
Manager, External Affairs
Magdeline Hong
Manager,
Special Projects
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Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Anupama Puranik
Director, Marketing Solutions, Southeast Asia, North Asia, and Japan ,
LinkedIn
Assaf Tarnopolsky
HR Director,
Southeast Asia & Global Functions APAC,
Baxter Healthcare
Jennifer Di
EXCO
Board Of Governors
CHAIR
vice chairman
vice chairman
vice chairman
Lisa Liaw
Director - Financial
Controller Singapore,
Malaysia & Indonesia,
American Express
Governors
Daphne Au
Regional Head of APAC
Regulatory, Government
Affairs & Public Policy,
AIG APAC Holdings
Simon Kahn
Chief Marketing Office, Asia Pacific,
Google
Emre Olcer
Vice President and ASEAN Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark
Adam Abdur Rahman
Managing Director,
Corporate Affairs,
Citi Singapore
& ASEAN
Shakilla Shahjihan
Divisional Vice President,
Government Affairs,
Asia Pacific & Japan
Abbott Laboratories
Jannik Termansen
Regional Director,
Government Affairs &
Markets,
3M Asia Pacific
Choo Hua Wee
Director and Head of
Government Relations,
Asia Pacific and Japan,
HP Inc.
Kevin Wo
Managing Director,
Microsoft Singapore
U.S. Embassy Liaison
Chad Norberg
Economic Unit Chief
U.S. Embassy
Chris Quinlivan
Senior Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Embassy
Elisa Mallis
APAC, Managing
Director & VP, Center for
Creative Leadership
(CCL)
Dr. Monisha Oberoi
ASEAN Head, C&SI Delivery,
IBM
Ai Hua Ong
Head of Government
Affairs & Policy
Johnson & Johnson
Jasmine Karimi
Assistant General Counsel
Regional Counsel
FMC Asia Pacific
AmCham Women Co-Chair
Peta Latimer
CEO,
Mercer
HONORARY SECRETARY
Treasurer
Daniel Bischof
Counselor for Economic
and Political Affairs,
Singapore,
U.S. Embassy
Karthik Natarajan
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Procter & Gamble
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Executive
Team
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Cho
Head, External Affairs
Celina Chong
Manager, Human Resources & Operations
Trevin Raj
Magdeline Hong
Head,
Information Technology
Stella Soh
Manager, Marketing
& Communications
Lorna Ow
Head,
Member Relations
Lee-Mey Goh
Director, Strategic
Partnerships & Development
Aisyah Jaafar
Senior Executive, External Affairs (Events)
Nathan Sivarajah
Manager, External Affairs (Events)
Sagarika Senapaty
Head,
Special Projects
Rachel Phay
Assistant Manager, External Affairs
Benedict Thambiah
Head, External Affairs
Head,
Information Technology

Careers

Join Our Team and Make an Impact

The Chamber seeks a poised, energetic, and confident, Executive, External Affairs to manage projects such as annual conferences, webinars, workshops, publications, etc. and will be part of the External Affairs Team. Find out more here.

The Chamber also seeks a, Executive, External Affairs (Events) to be part of the events team responsible for producing high quality events. and will be part of the External Affairs Team. Find out more here.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in 178 countries and territories.The EducationUSA adviser, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, host institution, and/or REAC, carries out the following educational advising functions. Find out more here.

The American Chamber of Commerce is always seeking motivated, talented and energetic individuals who thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  As an organization, we work as a single team to advance AmCham’s mission to provide advocacy, insights, and connections.

Our core values consist of teamwork, accountability and a sense of urgency. We are a lean team of about 20, and every staff plays a mission-critical role in advancing the Chamber’s mission. At AmCham, new ideas are encouraged (and necessary) to ensure that we provide the highest level of programs, advocacy, research & publications and member engagement to our members.

Volunteering Opportunities

We welcome professionals, particularly those with marketing, communications and public policy background, who are seeking volunteering opportunities at the Chamber. Our team relies heavily on our volunteers for their expertise in supporting our mission.

If you are keen to be a part of the business community while finding your perfect job, this may be an ideal position for you. Our volunteers are able to attend our events and expand their professional network. If you’d like to learn more, please contact our Human Resources Team.

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