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The Board of Governors is critical to drive strategic development of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and represent AmCham China in important advocacy, business, and community activities, especially with regard to AmCham China’s government and industry counterparts.

We call on members who would like to be involved in these issues and have a keen interest in serving the community to seriously consider joining the leadership group of one of the largest foreign chambers of commerce in China, and submit your nominations to run for the 2019 AmCham China Board of Governors.

What is different this year, and how does the nomination process work?

On September 17, 2018, AmCham China amended its constitution and by-laws. You can read the news release and full text here to see the specific changes. They include: 

  • The 14-member board will now be divided into two staggered groups, with each group serving for two years.

  • For this transitional election year, the seven candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve a regular two-year term. The seven candidates receiving the next highest number of votes (i.e. numbers 8-14) will serve for a one-year term and will be up for re-election next year.

  • The chair and vice chairs (2) of the Board will no longer be directly elected by the members. The Board-elect will elect the chair and two vice chairs, effective on January 1, 2019, in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Election Committee.   

A complete nomination requires:

  1. A nomination form (click to download) filled out with the signatures of two primary members, i.e. voting members. Self-nomination is allowed as long as it is seconded by a separate primary member. Primary members can nominate more than one candidate. Nominations will be reviewed and validated by the Election Committee before candidacies become official.

  2. Candidates who are not the primary member of your companies or organizations may run, but must become the primary member before January 1, 2019, if elected. The current primary member, if different from the candidate, must co-sign the nomination form to complete the nomination.

  3. An official biography with a high-resolution corporate head shot.

  4. A campaign statement that tells the membership about your candidate story and your envisioned commitment to AmCham China.

  5. All materials must be submitted in English.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Your 2019 Board of Governors will be announced at the annual general meeting.

Important 2019 Board Election Dates
September 25  
Nominations begin
October 17 
Nominations close at 5:00 PM
October 22 
Voting begins
November 20 
Voting closes at 5:00 PM
November 21 (tentative)
Annual General Meeting
Chair and vice chairs elected
If you have a question about becoming or nominating a candidate for the AmCham China Board of Governors, please send an email to nominations@amchamchina.org
Please note: ALL election related communications must be through the aforementioned e-mail address. If you do not send information to this e-mail, we cannot guarantee that it will be processed properly.
Best regards,
AmCham China 2019 Board of Governors Election Committee