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.

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 Friday, December 11.

You will have several chances to meet the candidates in person, including at this year’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 19.

As per the Chamber's Constitution, this year's election will include seven open board seats, with the following Board members serving the second year of their two-year terms in 2021:

  • Alain Benichou
  • Jim Cooper
  • Alain Crozier
  • Qin Min
  • Fernando Vallina
  • Brent Young
  • William Zarit

11 candidates will be in the running for the seven open board seats. Provided below are the biographies and campaign statements of the 11 candidates running for the Board of Governors. The information is also accessible through the URLs provided on the SurveyMonkey ballot.

If you have any questions, please contact Henri Tan 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 2021 AmCham China Board Candidates


Sherry Carbary

 Vice President, Boeing International
President, Boeing China

Zening Ge

Executive Director
University of Chicago Center in Beijing

Greg Gilligan

Fidelis Investments

Roberta Lipson

CEO, New Frontier Health
Founder, United Family Healthcare 

Jian Lu

LinkedIn China

Jeffrey Que

VP for Government Affairs and Policy
Johnson & Johnson China

Colm Rafferty

VP for Asia Pacific, Vermeer Corporation
Chairman, Vermeer China

Travis N. Tanner

Senior Vice President
GreenPoint Group

Helena Xiao

General Manager
Beijing Columbia International Consulting Co., Ltd.

Erin Zhang

Executive Director of Government Affairs
Goldman Sachs

Kenneth Zhou

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP