Helen Ye

Vice President, Global China Practice

Ogilvy & Mather

Running for: Vice Chair or Governor


Campaign Statement

I have been honored to serve as a new board member in 2017 after leading the Chamber’s Government Affairs department for 6 years. Serving on the board provided me with a new perspective in thinking how to best to support the Chamber and serve its members.

Serving on the board put me in the shoes of the Chamber’s members and allowed me to receive first hand and very frank, constructive feedback from them on the service provided by AmCham and how it compares with other chambers. I also obtained an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by the Chamber, which led me to think more creatively on how to improve the efficiency and expand the financial channels of the organization in order to provide better service for members.  Based in both China and the US with my current role in Ogilvy & Mather, I have been able to improve the influence of AmCham China in the US.

I would like to run for the 2018 Vice Chairperson and Board of Governors. If I am elected, I will be honored and humbled to continue serving, working with all of you to make AmCham China a true family for all members.  


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 companies who have established operations or seek investment opportunities outside of China’s borders. 

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Helen served as Vice President of the AmCham China in charge of government affairs from 2015 to 2016.  She was responsible for the Chamber's government affairs-related activities as well as planning and execution for advocacy efforts. Previously, she was AmCham’s Senior Director and Director of Government Affairs. 

From 2008 to 2010, Helen was Communication Manager of AES in charge of government affairs and public affairs in the Greater China region.  

Helen began her government affairs career in Budapest, Hungary, working for Strabag AG as Far East Project Representative, and as Manager of Exports for Ongai Fastener Company. In these positions, she assisted in strategic planning for the Chinese market while promoting trade and investment between China and Hungary.

Helen obtained her MBA from the University of Buffalo in 2003 and her BA in English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1994.