SHANGHAI, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Board of Governors election. Results were announced at this year's Annual General Meeting on November 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Newly elected Board members will take office on January 1, 2014.
"On behalf of AmCham Shanghai, I congratulate the newly elected 2014 AmCham Shanghai Board of Governors. I would also like to thank all the candidates who ran for the Board. The strength of this year's candidate slate is an illustration of the quality of our membership," said Kenneth Jarrett, President of AmCham Shanghai.
"I would also like to thank the 2013 Board members," continued Jarrett. "The commitment of their time and talent to AmCham Shanghai is much appreciated and we look forward to their continued participation in the Chamber."
Robert A. Theleen, Chairman and CEO of ChinaVest Ltd. and current AmCham Shanghai Chair, was re-elected Chair for the 2014 board.
The 2014 Board of Governors are:
Robert A. Theleen, Chairman & CEO, ChinaVest, Ltd.
Board of Governors
Jeremy Burks, President, Greater China, Dow Corning Corporation
Jimmy Hsin-Hsiao Chen, Regional Vice President, China Domestic Service, FedEx Express
Sherman Chu, General Counsel, Cisco Systems (China) Networking Technology
Keith N. Cole, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, General Motors
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Michael Crotty, President, MKT & Associates, Ltd.
Jun Ge, Managing Director, Intel China Ltd.
Ker Gibbs, Investment Partner, BW Ventures
Cecilia Ho, President, International Paper Asia
Curtis Hutchins, President, Asia Pacific, Eaton (China) Investments Co., Ltd.
Eric Zheng, President & CEO, AIG Insurance Company China Limited
Theleen said, "It was an honor to be the Chair in 2013 and to be able to contribute to the transition from the dynamic years of Brenda Foster as our President, to our new President, Ken Jarrett, who brings depth of knowledge, experience and wisdom in China and, especially in Shanghai."
Continued Theleen, "It is doubly an honor to continue as Chair in 2014 as the year brings even more challenges and opportunities for AmCham Shanghai than ever in our history. Our membership today is more diverse, more sophisticated and possesses more knowledge of China's robust, but complex, business culture. In response, AmCham Shanghai has reached out into the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) with our YRD Center's new office in Suzhou and launched our new SME Center online platform serving American SMEs."
Newly elected members to the 2014 board are Jeremy Burks, Michael Crotty, Jun Ge, Ker Gibbs and Cecilia Ho.
Theleen added, "For me, 2014 will be focused on helping our new President and the board to deepen our members' access to the China market, building the strongest relationship with the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone's management, and attracting the best and brightest of our newest members to become active participants in our various committees and programs."
About AmCham Shanghai
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, is the largest and fastest growing American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1915, AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States.
As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.
Visit www.amcham-shanghai.org for more information about AmCham Shanghai.
SOURCE The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai