WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-China Business Council (USCBC) announced the reelection of Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields as board chair, and the election of other officers and board directors.
"The US-China Business Council has been a valuable and trusted leader in building commercial relations with China for four decades, and I'm proud to continue as chair of its board," said Fields. "Working with businesses and governments in both nations is critical to strengthening the U.S.-China relationship and addressing challenges within it. USCBC works effectively to eliminate market barriers and build opportunities for American companies in China, and I look forward to furthering these goals in the year ahead."
Elected USCBC officers:
Chair: Mark Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor Company
Vice Chairs: Robert Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, and Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Keith Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, UL LLC
Counsel: Andrew Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP
USCBC also welcomed seven new and three returning directors:
David N. Farr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emerson
Evan Greenberg*, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chubb
Kasper Jakobsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mead Johnson Nutrition
Tom Linebarger, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc.
Roberta Lipson *, Chief Executive Officer and President, Chindex International, Inc.
David MacLennan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cargill, Incorporated
Ryan McInerney, President, Visa Inc.
Dennis A. Muilenburg *, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company
Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, S&P Global
David S. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter & Gamble Co.
* Returning director
"USCBC is delighted with the reelection of Mark Fields and other outstanding officers and board members selected by the membership," Frisbie said. "Our organization is privileged to have a dynamic board of American business leaders with a balanced view of our commercial relationship with China. I am confident that under Mark's leadership, USCBC will continue to expand business opportunities and knock down barriers so American companies can make the most of cooperation between the world's two largest economies."
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SOURCE US-China Business Council