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Every Fall, AmCham China holds elections for the upcoming year’s board of governors. This year, 18 candidates, including current board members, will run for 14 spots on the board. This is a critical event with the elected leadership setting the yearly agenda for the organization. Check out the 2016 candidates’ statements and photos below before you cast your vote! Voting closes at 5:00 PM, November 18, 2015


James Zimmerman
Office Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Colm Rafferty
Asia Pacific Vice President for Vermeer Corporation and Chairman of Vermeer China
Randal Phillips 
Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group
Brett Krause
President, JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) Co. Ltd.
Eric Hirsch 贺睿珂
Regional Director for Jones Lang LaSalle
Eric L. Schmidt 
CEO of EventBank
George Huang 
Partner-in-Charge of Beijing office for Heidrick & Struggles
Jeffrey Layman
Managing partner of the Beijing office of the international law firm of Baker Botts LLP
Jon Christianson 
Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Beijing office
Juhui Huang 
Senior director, Government Affairs, for Archer Daniels Midland Company
Lin Gao
Executive Coach, Trainer, Writer and Speaker, Intellect Associates
Malone Ma                              
Global Vice President & Chief Representative for China, MetLife
Mark T. Wheeler
President, ConocoPhillips China
Patrick Powers
Director of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation

Piper Stover
Managing Director, United Technologies, Beijing

Timothy Stratford 
Managing partner in the Beijing office of Covington & Burling LLP
Wan Li
Director –Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Cummins China
William Zarit


The election will be conducted via If you have previously opted out of receiving emails from, or have certain security protocols in place, you will not be able to receive a ballot. If you wish to participate in the elections this year, please take a moment to go here and unblock your email address.

Important 2016 BOG Election Dates
•    September 23: Voting begins
•    November 18: Voting closes at 5:00 PM
•    November 19: Annual General Meeting. Election results announced at the conclusion of meeting. 

Please note: ALL election related communication 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.