I am both honored and humbled to stand before you again, seeking your support in my campaign for a seat on the Board of Directors of AmCham China. My name is QIN Min, I am currently with Mars, and yes for some people who remembered my last campaign, it is Min from Mars, the M&Ms!
We all agree AmCham China plays a vital role in fostering stronger economic relations between China and the US, which has an immense impact on the wider relationship between the two most important countries in the world. Today, we need AmCham China, more than ever, to be more inspiring, innovative and collaborative. And that, is my campaign mission.
We want AmCham China to be more inspiring, so that it could guide us amidst all the ambiguities, complexities and uncertainties. We need strategic vision, resilient roadmap and strong agility to achieve that. At times of low tides, we will need to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep the business connection open and strong, so that we could make progress, bit by bit, sometimes with two steps forward and one step back, in this challenging yet extremely important relationship. AmCham China has earned for itself, and rightfully so, a reputation to support bilateral relations through relentless engagement with both governments and the wider business community. I pledge to make that commitment even stronger, and deeper, if I am elected. My long decades with both public and private sector, and previous two-year AmCham Board experience would put me in a strong position to help AmCham China better help us, the business, when long-termism and short-term operability are both needed to navigate through the tensions and vulnerabilities.
We want AmCham China to be more innovative, so that it could come up with more ideas, suggestions and solutions to issues we face. We need to think out of the box, and look into the future, but more importantly, to allow new ideas to be generated from the business community. The research and investigation, as advocated by the new Chinese Premier, points to a great toolbox that can unlock huge potentials, no matter where we are. It is due to that innovative spirit that AmCham China has been successful in its past advocacy efforts on issues ranging from travel to social benefits. With AI, data, sustainability rising as new cross-sector topics we will look to AmCham China to be more innovative, in thinking and in practice, to generate and collect new ideas, design and foster new ways of working, and identify new topics for the business community to focus on and advance our shared interest. If elected, I pledge to get AmCham China to reach out to each of you more, with meaningful questions and solid follow-ups, to get us ahead of the trends, as that is the only way to keep us in a winning position in such a fast-pacing era.
We want AmCham China to be more collaborative, that will get us more members, partners and friends. Together we are stronger than the sum of our parts. It is not one or two big companies but rather all of us, that move and shape the business future of China-US relations. And we need to make that happen by expanding and deepening our collaboration with all partners across different sectors. It is not always easy, sometimes not even fast, to collaborate. But we will only go far if and when we truly collaborate. If elected, I pledge to help create more areas and topics for internal and external collaboration, to make the voice of the American business community even louder as we choose to speak and act as one.
Dear all, thank you again for your attention and patience. I wish to count on your support, so that I could have the precious opportunity to serve you, as a member of the AmCham Board. Please vote for me, Min from Mars.
Min Qin is Vice President for Public Affairs of Mars China. She joined Mars in 2018 and leads Mars’ efforts to build and grow strategic partnerships with key public stakeholders at both central and local levels, conduct policy advocacy in key categories Mars operates in, formulate public affairs strategies, and protect and promote Mars’ corporate reputation. Min started her career with the public sector and then worked with McKinsey and Fonterra, building and leading their external affairs function in Greater China.
Min is married with one daughter and has a border collie puppy. She loves reading, painting, gardening and cycling.