AmCham China has been playing an increasingly important role in the communications and exchange between American business community and the Chinese authorities at all levels. Given the multiple external challenges posed by geopolitical developments and evolving market dynamics, AmCham China has leveraged its unique role as a bridge to offer suggestions on behalf of member companies to the government side and facilitate the smooth dialogues between the business community and various local stakeholders. As a member company, 3M has greatly benefited from all these efficient and effective communications on macroeconomic topics, trade policies, prominent challenges in the bilateral relationship, and also numerous technical issues. It would be my great honor to serve on the Board and to assist the business community through AmCham China, which is believed to continue to play an irreplaceable role at this critical time.
Registered in China in 1984, 3M China was the first wholly foreign-invested enterprise established outside the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In that year, China’s GDP was USD 260 billion, about 2.1% of the world economy, per capita GDP was USD 200-300. In 2021, the corresponding data jumped to USD 17.7 trillion, 18%, and over USD 12,000 respectively. To date, 3M has established 9 manufacturing sites, 20 branch offices, 1 R&D center and 4 technical centers in China, with about 8,000 employees. Through my nearly 30 years at 3M, I have proudly witnessed the growth of the company in tune with the development of China economy. As an innovation leader, 3M is committed to this market and helping to achieve a constructive U.S.-China trade ties that meet the interests of American business in China. As a business leader, I am increasingly aware of the need for business community representatives to work closely with one another to explore new ideas and identify more resources to engage with local stakeholders. AmCham China is a perfect platform to help our community to achieve that goal.
In the years ahead we may continue to face severe challenges, but we can work together as a strong community to face up to these challenges. By leveraging my industry expertise and international experiences, I stand ready to play my part and lead by contributing my time and energy, to help grow the AmCham China community.
HenryDing is Senior Vice President of 3M and President of 3M China. In this role, Henry is responsible for the leadership and management of 3M’s largest business group – Safety & Industrial Business Group in Greater China Area. He also expands his responsibilities to include the leadership of 3M China, responsible for Corporate Affairs and Enterprise Governance, working to enhance 3M’s overall brand and reputation while driving the Safety and Industrial business growth in Greater China Area.
Henry joined 3M China in 1993. In 2003, he is appointed as Manager of Electronic and Electrical Markets Group. Since then, Henry assumed increasing leadership responsibilities in leading business teams across diverse markets. He served as Director of Electronics and Energy Business Group, Greater China Area in 2010 and as Director of Industrial and Transportation Business Group, 3M China and 3M Hong Kong in 2014. In 2017, Henry took the post of International Business Director of Industrial Adhesive and Tapes Division, and relocated to 3M U.S. headquarters. And most recently Henry was moved to Singapore in 2020, served as Vice President of Industrial Adhesive and Tapes Division, 3M Asia. In December 2021, Henry was appointed Senior Vice President of 3M and President of 3M China, and is now based in Shanghai, China.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Chemistry from the Shanghai School of Technology as well as an Executive Business Management Diploma from the China European International Business School (CEIBS).