AmCham China Announces 2017 Board of Governors

By Lin Lin
2017 Board of Governors.JPG
2017 Board of Governors were announced.JPG
2017 Board of Governors were announced
A member chatted with ECP Program Manager Lv.JPG
A member chatted with ECP Program Manager Lv
Alan Beebe, President of AmCham China.JPG
Alan Beebe, President of AmCham China
Chairman James Zimmerman and Chairman-Elect William Zarit.JPG
Chairman James Zimmerman and Chairman-Elect William Zarit
David Wong, the Pioneer Award winner and former Vice President.JPG
David Wong, the Pioneer Award winner and former Vice President
from L to R Lee Zak, Randal Phillips, Colm Rafferty, William Zarit, Mark Duval, James Zimmerman.JPG
from L to R Lee Zak, Randal Phillips, Colm Rafferty, William Zarit, Mark Duval, James Zimmerman
Governor Piper Stover and Vice Chair-Elect Michael Barbalas.JPG
Governor Piper Stover and Vice Chair-Elect Michael Barbalas
Henri Tan, Senior Manager of AmCham China.JPG
Henri Tan, Senior Manager of AmCham China
James Zimmerman, Chairman of AmCham China.JPG
James Zimmerman, Chairman of AmCham China
Jim Gradoville (L4) and David Wang(L5) won the Pioneer Award.JPG
Jim Gradoville (L4) and David Wang(L5) won the Pioneer Award
Jim Gradoville, the Pioneer Award winner and former President.JPG
Jim Gradoville, the Pioneer Award winner and former President
Lee Zak, Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.JPG
Lee Zak, Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency
Mark Duval, Former President of AmCham China.JPG
Mark Duval, Former President of AmCham China
Member at the event.JPG
Member at the event
Members at the event.JPG
Members at the event
The 2016 Annual General Meeting.JPG
The 2016 Annual General Meeting

On the occasion of celebrating its 35th year of re-establishment, the American Chamber of Commerce announced the incoming Board of Governors and presented the Pioneer Award, the Committee of the Year Award and the Service Award at its 2016 Annual General Meeting. The success of public-private partnerships was also recognized and addressed in a speech delivered by Lee Zak, Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.
 
The following candidates were elected and will assume office on January 1, 2017.
 
Chairman
William Zarit
 
Vice Chairs
Colm Rafferty
Michael Barbalas
Patrick Powers
 
Governors
Jon Christianson
Eric Hirsch
Malone Ma
Lester Ross
Eric L. Schmidt
Tim Stratford
Mark T. Wheeler
Albert Xie
Gloria Xu
Helen Ye
 
"With the upcoming leadership changes in Washington, AmCham China's role has never been more relevant. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the vibrant American business community and contribute to the success of the U.S.-China commercial relationship." Said William Zarit, the President Elect.
 
The Committee of the Year Award went to the Cosmetics and Nutrition Forum. The China Pioneer Award was presented to Jim Gradoville, former Chairman of AmCham China, and David Wang, former Vice Chair of the Chamber.  Both of them have been involved in the chamber for a long time, contributed to the founding of several working groups and cooperation programs, and have done amazing work for the chamber and the American business community in China.
 
To show appreciation to those who have demonstrated the spirit of voluntarism to the chamber, this year the chamber presented its first Service Award. The winner was Kenneth Zhou of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Beijing, who serves as the chamber's Legal Counsel. He has put in hundreds of hours of his time and voluntarily provided legal support to the chamber in a broad range of areas.
 
Lee Zak, the special keynote speaker this year, highlighted the benefits of public-private partnerships, epitomized by the aviation, energy, healthcare and agriculture/food cooperation programs operating under the AmCham China umbrella in her speech.
 
AmCham China would like to thank the event’s sponsors: Sheppard Mullin, Henry Global, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics, United Technologies Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd., ConocoPhillips China, JLL, and United Airlines.

For media inquiries, please contact Lin Lin at llin@amchamchina.org directly.