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Established in 1973, The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) is the largest and the most active international business association in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with over 4,000 members representing more than 500 companies. Our Chamber is comprised of 14 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 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan.

Careers

Join Our Team and Make an Impact

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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Senior Vice President
And GM, APAC
Genesys
Assaf Tarnopolsky
Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Anupama Puranik
EXCO
vice chairman
chairman
Treasurer
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
Senior Director
Public Affairs Asia
Micron Technology Inc.
Elisa Mallis
APAC, Managing Director & VP,
Center for Creative Leadership
(CCL)
Jasmine Karimi
Assistant General Counsel
Regional Counsel
FMC Asia Pacific

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
Sean Parish
Vice President Finance,
Asia Pacific
West Pharmaceutical Services
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
Anindo Dutta
Partner- Markets &
Business Development
Ernst & Young Asia Pacific
Audrey Cheong
Vice President, Operations
FedEx
Southeast Asia
Glenn Van Zutphen
Founder and
Managing Director,
VanMedia Group
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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.

Simon Kahn
Simon Kahn

As Chief Marketing Officer of Google APAC, Simon Kahn oversees strategy, research, brand management, advertising, and more for Google’s consumer products and business solutions across sixteen countries in the region.
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Under his leadership, Google Marketing in APAC has become an innovation hub recognized for its insights-led culture and propensity for taking smart risks.
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Prior to Google, Simon worked at American Express as Country Manager for Singapore, in national politics at the White House Liaison office, and co-founded Youth Venture, a non-profit organization that provides tools and resources that empower young people to build and run their own social enterprises.

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 currently leads Micron’s Public Affairs function for the Asia region (based in Singapore), devoting her attention on strengthening ties with governments across Micron’s Asia operations, promoting public-private partnerships and supporting Micron’s broad agenda in the region including shaping policy framework in the region. She is passionate about furthering public policies that promote sustainability initiatives and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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Daphne held directorships in various AIG entities in the Middle East region and was appointed as director on the board of US-ASEAN Business Council in 2016. She is currently an elected Governor on the board of American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, since 2018.
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Prior to joining Micron, Daphne worked for AIG insurance for 11 years spanning across two regions and two key roles. Served as regional general counsel for Middle East & Africa and established the Government Affairs function for AIG in Asia Pacific upon returning to Asia.
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Daphne is called to the High Court of Malaya as an advocate and solicitor and began her

professional career in Malaysia as a practicing lawyer. She subsequently moved to Dubai to join a law firm as Senior Legal Consultant and lived in Dubai for about 7 years.
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Daphne holds a Bachelors of Law degree (LL.B) with the University of London, certified Financial Accounting (Harvard Business School) and certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Business (MITSloan).

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.

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Anindo Dutta

Anindo Dutta, is currently Partner, Global Alliances & Ecosystems at Ernst & Young Asia Pacific, based out of Singapore. Previously, he was Vice President/Regional Business Leader at Microsoft Asia, driving Digital Transformation initiatives in Asia Pacific. Earlier, he has also held executive leadership positions at IBM, HP and Oracle.
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Anindo currently serves as Executive-in-Residence for the Blackstone Cornell Launchpad initiative at Cornell University, and mentors various Cornell affiliated start-ups and incubators, in the areas of SaaS/Cloud, AI/Machine Learning and Robotics.
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Passionate about Asian business, he was recently presented with ASCEND’s High Impact Leadership Award for Pan-Asian leadership and named as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by the Asian American Business Development Centre.
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Anindo is a graduate of Rutgers University, NJ and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and an Executive MBA from Cornell University, NY. He has also recently completed the Asian Executives Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) at Stanford University.

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.

Jasmine Karimi
Audrey Cheong

Audrey is the Vice President of Operations for FedEx Express, Southeast Asia (SEA). Based in Singapore, Audrey is responsible for leading and driving operations in SEA which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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Audrey’s career with FedEx started in Singapore in 1998. Prior to her current position, she was based in Shanghai as the Managing Director for Operations, International Services, FedEx Express China.
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Audrey has served as Chair of the Supply Chain Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. She was also Vice Chair of Shanghai Pudong Logistic Association. She was previously named logistics committee chair with the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
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Before joining FedEx, she held roles in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Television Corporation of Singapore.
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Audrey received her Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University, Australia. She earned her Masters of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of California in Los Angeles and the National University of Singapore.

Assaf Tarnopolsky
Assaf Tarnopolsky

Assaf Tarnopolsky joined Genesys in July 2021 as our APAC GM and SVP of Sales. Assaf is a versatile business leader who, throughout his career, has worked across sales, customer success, operations, and business unit leadership roles. He thrives in entrepreneurial environments and has 20+ years of experience building startups, launching new business lines and spearheading regional expansions. Assaf is a dynamic, thoughtful, and highly effective leader with a penchant for building world-class teams.
 
Prior to Genesys, Assaf was the leader of Marketing Solutions, Southeast Asia, North Asia, and Japan for LinkedIn. He was a core member of the LinkedIn APAC leadership team for 8 years, where he helped deliver 5 years of >35% year-over-year growth. Assaf previously held executive management and business development roles at Tecca.com, Sony Pictures Television, and MobiTV where he drove the development and commercialization of new media services and platforms.
 
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Assaf is a permanent resident of Singapore where he lives with his wife and four sons.

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.

Glenn Van Zutphen
Glenn Van Zutphen

Glenn is a globally recognized communication specialist and the Founder of VanMedia Group Pte Ltd, an international media consultancy. He is also the host of Money FM 89.3’s “Weekend Mornings” radio program. He was a professional journalist for CNN International, CNBC Asia, USA Today, and more. He co-authored of“ Happy Customers Everywhere”, chapters in “The American Journey in Singapore,” “Living in Singapore Reference Guide” and many others.

A Singapore PR for 16 years, SME entrepreneur for 14years, and an active AmCham member, he is running for AmCham Governor to help American companies succeed.

Glenn has attended many AmCham SME, Marketing, and ICT committee programs as well as Embassy briefings and Congressional Delegations. His company is an annual participant in Corporate Community Day and other programs such as the 2019 panel discussion on “Effective Communication to Maximize Business Opportunities; he has presented programs to the Next Generation Business Leadership Program.

Sean Parish
Sean Parish

As VP of Finance for the Asia Pacific Region, Sean is responsible for working with all functions to help create strategies and drive growth throughout the business.
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Sean has worked for West for 20 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.
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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.
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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.
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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).

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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Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Cho
Head, External Affairs
Nathan Sivarajah
Project Manager,
External Affairs
Senior Executive,
External Affairs (Events)
Aisyah Jaafar
Executive, Strategic
Partnerships and Development
Jowayne Chang
Lee-Mey Goh
Director, Strategic
Partnerships & Development
Michelle Lee
Head,
Member Relations
Celina Chong
Manager, Human
Resources & Operations
Stella Soh
Manager, Marketing
& Communications
Rachel Phay
Manager, Special Projects
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
Benedict Thambiah
Manager, External Affairs
Magdeline Hong
Project Manager,
Special Projects
Hannah Halim
Senior Executive
External Affairs
Crystal Kim
Executive
External Affairs
Bronte Santa Maria
Executive
External Affairs (Events)
Sean Fong
Executive, Strategic
Partnerships and Development
Jayden Daniel
Executive
Marketing and Communications
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Hsien-Hsien Lei
Hsien-Hsien Lei, PhD
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.
Lee-Mey Goh
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
Jessica Cho
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
Michelle Lee
Michelle oversees all aspects of the AmCham member experience. Together with the team, her priority is to build and develop strong relationships with the American business community in Singapore. 

Prior to joining AmCham, Michelle was responsible for driving the improvement of customer and user experience at Singapore Pools. She also led on the delivery of the organization's communications strategy. 

 Michelle enjoys meeting new people and hearing new perspectives as she values the genuine interactions and learning from others. Outside of work, she enjoys playing badminton, pickleball and cycling during her free time. 
Michelle Lee
Trevin Raj
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
Celina Chong
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
Stella Soh
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
Benedict Thambiah
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
Nathan Sivarajah
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
Magdeline Hong
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
Rachel Phay
Rachel Phay is the Manager, Special Projects at The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore, where she is responsible for the Chamber’s large-scale and long-term projects. She first joined AmCham’s External Affairs team in 2021, supporting the team on government engagements and committee programming.

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 2018.
Rachel Phay
Aisyah Jaafar
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
Hannah Halim
Hannah is part of the External Affairs team, engaging with AmCham members across its 14 industry Committees. Together with her team, she manages and organizes timely and thought-provoking online and in-person events, catering to industry needs and interests of the AmCham community.

Prior to joining AmCham, Hannah was a Senior Media Analyst with Meltwater, where she covered traditional and social media monitoring for Government clients such as MINDEF, MCI, MSF, and NEA. Together with her team, she has led media monitoring efforts across major local and regional events such as the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, National Day, the Shangri-la Dialogue, regional disaster efforts and the Conversations on Women Development.

She spent her undergrad years in Brisbane, Australia pursuing a B.A (Honours) from the University of Queensland with a major in International Relations and a minor in Journalism and Mass Communication. In her free time, she enjoys weird cooking shows, making poke bowls, and dreaming of long coastal drives.
Hannah Halim
Crystal Kim
Crystal supports the External Affairs team in managing and engaging with AmCham’s 14 Committees. She works closely with her team to develop and organize industry-focused events, providing advocacy, business insights, and connections for the broader AmCham business community.

Prior to joining AmCham, Crystal was the Program Manager at a nonprofit organization, where she spearheaded various programs to increase engagement and organized both small and large-scale events for its members.

She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University. In her free time, Crystal enjoys watching documentaries as well as practicing muay thai and yoga. She strives to do her best in all that she does, including trying to find the perfect ratio to making the best cold brew.
Crystal Kim
Bronte Santa Maria
Bronte supports the External Affairs (Events) team in producing successful events for AmCham’s members, including in-person events and virtual webinars. She works with her team to manage event registrations, logistics, and pre-event collaterals amongst other responsibilities.

Prior to joining AmCham, Bronte had a keen interest in the MICE and Hospitality industry, which led her to pursue a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Business, majoring in MICE at the Singapore Institute of Technology. After several internship stints in exhibition-related organizations, Bronte joined an events agency, and specialized in producing digital, in-studio events for a wide range of clients across various industries.

In her free time, Bronte enjoys swimming and a good Netflix binge.
Bronte Santa Maria
Sean Fong
Sean supports the Strategic Partnership Development team to develop engagement with AmCham’s members and key stakeholders through events, business meetings and the Chamber’s 14 industry-focused Committees. He is the SME representative and oversees their interests with AmCham.

Prior to joining AmCham, Sean was completing his MSc of Cyberpsychology at Nottingham Trent University, exploring internet-related phenomena such as gaming disorder and cybersecurity. This led him to explore an internship with Garena as a data analyst where he researched on links between expenditure and gaming habits.

Besides exploring the internet, he takes his time off online to manage his garden, aquascape and thrill for radio-controlled aircraft.
Sean Fong
Jowayne Chang
Jowayne joined the AmCham team in January 2022 working with the Strategic Partnership & Development team supporting membership-related engagements. In her role, she communicates AmCham's offerings and identifies potential opportunities for collaboration with companies.

Jowayne previously worked in public agencies where she took on several projects involving ministerial events and grants management. She holds a BSc in Business and Management from the University of London where she also managed sponsorships for school council events and led the wakeboarding sports team.

On weekends, she enjoys serving the community, learning new skills, and doing activities under the sun.
Jowayne Chang
Jayden Daniel
With his designing capabilities and extensive media knowledge, Jayden is currently one of our resident creatives. Prior to working with AmCham as the Marketing and Communications Executive, Jayden worked with SoDrama Entertai