Beijing, November 16, 2017 – AmCham China announced the incoming Board of Governors and presented several awards at its 36th Annual General Meeting today, celebrating the American tradition of Thanksgiving.

The following candidates were elected and will assume office on January 1, 2018:

Vice Chairs

The Pioneer Award went to Scott Kronick, the President and CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations in Asia Pacific, whose achievements in business development demonstrate his extraordinary prowess and exemplary ambition for the Chamber and the American business community.

This year AmCham China presented its first Chairman’s Award to Jeff Layman, recognizing him as “the Unsung Hero” for his selfless contribution to the Chamber. “As the General Counsel of the Chamber, Jeff really lives up to his reputation as a professional and dedicated person in his area,” said Chairman William Zarit, who presented the award. “We thank him for effectively tackling many of our thorniest challenges in the past year.”

The Forum and Committee of the Year was awarded to the Human Resources Forum. The President’s Award for Advocacy went to the Healthcare Industry Forum and the Food and Beverage Forum. The Information and Communications Technology Forum and the Women Professionals Committee also received awards for their achievements on insights and community respectively.

The Service Award was presented to Gloria Xu, the Chair of the Chinese Government Relations Committee, and Lester Ross, the Chair of the Policy Committee, in recognition of their long-term spirit of voluntarism to the chamber.

AmCham China would like to thank the sponsors of the event: United Family Healthcare, Air Canada, and Eudora Station. Our appreciation also goes to William Zarit for his individual contribution for the event.

About AmCham China
The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose membership comprises more than 3,300 individuals from 800 companies operating across China. The chamber's nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, information, networking and business support services. AmCham China is the only officially recognized chamber of commerce representing American business in mainland China. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuhan, AmCham China has more than 50 working groups, and holds more than 250 events each year. Visit our website for more information. 

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