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.
Sean has worked for West for 18 years and originally held the position of Director of Finance for the UK business. He then moved his family to Germany, where, for over 5 years he held the role of Director of FP&A for the Europe and Asia Pacific Region.
Since 2014, Sean has been based in Singapore where he has held his current position in this ever-expanding region. Sean is responsible for all aspects of finance, which includes manufacturing and sales sites in India, China, Korea, Australia and Singapore.
As well as his primary roles, Sean also serves as a Board member or Secretary of a number of subsidiaries within Europe and Asia, that includes being Legal Representative of the China organizations.
Sean has a Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and is also a qualified Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
APAC Advisors is a government relations, policy, and sustainability consultancy which empowers clients, ranging from global corporations to social enterprises and NGOs, to operate at the intersection of business, government, and media.
As KKR’s first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017, his responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement and sustainability, and supporting such efforts for its portfolio companies.
He was elected three times each as Chairman of AmCham Singapore and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC).
Steven served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation. For his public service, he was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Special Service Commendation.
Steven is a periodic guest host on CNBC and frequently appears on Channel NewsAsia.
He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to his current role, Tim was the Boeing Regional HR Director for the APAC region overseeing the HR function in 13 countries. Before Boeing, he worked for KPMG International in various HR roles, developing local HR functions and capabilities for the company in South East Asia, China and the Middle East.
Tim has lived and worked in Asia-Pacific for 24 years. He moved to Singapore in 2013, before which he worked in locations including Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City and Manama.
Tim holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in International Affairs from Florida State University. He is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement, China.
Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and a top U.S. exporter, has been an AmCham member since 1986.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previously, David was Deputy Head of Global GR and Head of AP GR for PayPal Inc., where he managed PayPal’s global government engagements, with a particular focus on geo-expansion and strategic relationships with international organizations such as World Bank and World Economic Forum. Prior to PayPal Inc., he worked at eBay Inc., where he managed Asia-Pacific GR for both eBay Marketplace and PayPal – then owned by eBay Inc. Before joining eBay, David worked at Visa Inc. where he served as their first head of GR for the Asia region.
David’s background also includes serving as a senior advisor in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore during which time he worked on capacity building and policy development. He was a senior director at the United States Trade Representative (USTR) with responsibility for Southeast Asia, APEC, and China trade policy. He was a member of the U.S. diplomatic service, with tours in Taiwan, Mongolia, and Singapore and served as special assistant to U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.
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.
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.
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.
His hobbies include travelling and cycling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to joining AmCham, Sagarika worked in the technology and public policy space in Singapore. She brings years of professional experience on international policy and development issues having worked with research centers, non-profits, and multilateral organizations in Singapore and the U.S. During her time at the World Bank, she implemented social sector projects and developed organization-wide knowledge management strategies and initiatives.
Sagarika has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
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.
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.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys brewing beer, arguing board game rules, and traveling.
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.
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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.
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