Board of Governors

AmCham China is a member-led organization. Members of AmCham China's Board of Governors are elected on an annual basis by AmCham China members with voting rights. The 2018 AmCham China Board of Governors is listed below. The Board assumed office on January 1, 2018.


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William ZARIT The Cohen Group
The Honorable William Zarit advises U.S. multinationals working in the Chinese commercial market and helps Chinese companies navigate the U.S. investment environment.

Vice Chairmen

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Eric HIRSCH Jones Lang LaSalle
Eric Hirsch is a Regional Director for Jones Lang LaSalle. Based in Beijing, Eric leads business strategy and development for the Beijing office market.
Patrick POWERS Rockwell Automation
Patrick Powers has 30 years of experience in international commerce, government relations and trade policy, achieved in a career that has spanned Asia but focused primarily on China.
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Helen YE Ogilvy
Helen Ye joined Ogilvy Public Relations in 2016. She is in charge of the company’s China Outbound Practice, supporting brand building, high level government exchange and training programs for Chinese ...


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Jon Christianson is the co-founder of 3QU Media, a start-up that produces family friendly, feature length, animated movies for global audiences.
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Su Cheng is the Founder and CEO of SCHSAsia with over 20 years of experience in China.
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Dr. Chenhong Huang joined Dell in 2014, and serves as the Senior Vice President of Dell and President of Dell Greater China.
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Jeremy HUFF Morgan Stanley
Mr. Huff joined Morgan Stanley in March, 2017 as a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer for China with responsibilities for Morgan Stanley China operations.
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Colm RAFFERTY Vermeer Corporation
Colm Rafferty is the Vice President – Asia Pacific for Vermeer Corporation and is Chairman of Vermeer China Limited.
Mark WHEELER ConocoPhillips China
Wheeler began his career as an exploration geologist in Houston, Texas in 1980. Between 1980 and 1994, he worked in the U.S. in a number of technical and supervisory positions.
Albert XIE General Motors
Albert Xie is Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations at General Motors, China, with over 30-year working experience in the academia in China.
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Gloria XU Dow Chemical
Gloria Xu is General Manager for Government Affairs at the Dow Chemical Company in Greater China, and is responsible for the company’s policy advocacy and government engagement in the region.
Eric L. SCHMIDT EventBank
As CEO of EventBank, Eric Schmidt is focused on delivering cloud solutions that transform the way professional communities enable and enrich relationships.
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James Lloyd COOPER PRI (Pacific Resources, Inc.)
With over 25 years of business experience in China, Jim Cooper currently serves as International Marketing Director and Chairman of Central Products (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. Jim also serves as Senior Consultant ...