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It's that time of year again when you get to decide the direction of AmCham China's future by voting for the members of the AmCham China Board of Governors! The Board holds a pivotal role by guiding the operations of the Chamber and ensuring AmCham China's actions are in line with our members' needs for advocacy, information, business development, and professional growth. But while the Board helps to guide our path, it’s your vote that chooses the Board, so please do take the time to make your vote count in what is shaping up to be the most competitive Board election in recent years.

A SurveyMonkey ballot has been sent to each of the Chamber's corporate member voting representatives and individual voting members via an email from AmCham China Notice with detailed instructions on how to vote. Please cast your vote by 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 9. You will have two chances to meet the candidates in person, including one at this year’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 21.

Provided below are the biographies and campaign statements of the candidates running for the Board of Governors. The information is also accessible through the URLs provided on the SurveyMonkey ballot.

In addition to electing our new Board of Governors, on the same ballot, you are also asked to vote on two proposed amendments:

  1. Changes to the Constitution that move membership categories and requirements to the By-laws and allow them to be changed from time to time by the Board of Governors. AmCham was started nearly 18 years ago and the membership categories largely reflect the nature of American business in China at that time. Today, American interests in China are broader, deeper and much more varied. For example there are now many small American businesses and individual American entrepreneurs operating in China. The Board of Governors would like to be more responsive to the needs of this vibrant American business community, but has sometimes found itself severely hamstrung in its ability to serve these interests by anachronistic provisions of the Constitution. The changes remove the membership categories and requirements from the Constitution and allow the Board of Directors to put them in the By-laws, which the Board can amend from time to time as the American business community in China continues to evolve. 


  1. A change to the Constitution that would clarify the process for the election of the Chair and Vice Chairs by the Board to ensure that the term of those officers begins on January 1 of the following year.

Please click here to view the full text of the proposed amendments.

If you have any questions, please contact Evan Schmitt at eschmitt@amchamchina.org. We will respond to your inquiries within 48 working hours.

Best regards,

AmCham China Board of Governors Election Committee 

Appendix: Attendance Record for Incumbent BOG Members Seeking Reelection 

Meet the 2019 AmCham China Board Candidates


Tony Acciarito (Withdrawn)

Thermo Fisher Scientific China


Jon Christianson

3QU Media

Jim Cooper

Senior Consultant
PRI (Pacific Resources, Inc.)

Chris DeAngelis

General Manager and Partner

Mark Duval

Terex Greater China

Greg Gilligan

Vice President; Greater China Managing Director

Su Cheng Harris-Simpson

Founder and CEO

Eric Hirsch

Executive Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Chenhong Huang

Global Executive Vice President,
and President of Greater China
Dell Technologies

Jeremy Huff

 China Chief Operating Officer
Morgan Stanley

Jeff Layman

China Country Counsel
Boeing Corporation

Patrick Powers

Head of Government Affairs, APAC
Rockwell Automation


Qin Min

Vice President for Public Affairs
Mars China

Colm Rafferty

Vice President, Asia Pacific
Vermeer Corporation;
Vermeer China Limited

Eric L. Schmidt

Co-Founder and CEO

She Duanzhi

Vice President, Government and
Public Affairs, Greater China
Nike Sports (China) Co. Ltd.

Tim Stratford

Managing Partner
Covington & Burling LLP (Beijing)

Wan Li

Executive Director, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Cummins China

Albert Xie

Vice President, Public Policy
and Government Relations
General Motors

Gloria Xu

General Manager for Government Affairs
Dow Chemical, Greater China

Brent Young

Vice President, Director,
China Corporate Strategy Office
 Intel Corporation

Kenneth Zhou

Partner, Asia Corporate Practice Group