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In the 35th year since the Chamber’s founding, you have a chance to influence the important decisions being made in the most vibrant foreign business community in China.  AmCham China’s Board of Governors will lead the Chamber through this period of transition for the Chinese economy and U.S.-China Relations, contributing to debates on the Chamber’s policy positions, programs and operational direction, and representing the Members to our most important stakeholders.

A SurveyMonkey ballot has been announced to each of the Chamber's Corporate Member voting representatives and Individual Members via email from AmCham China Notice with detailed instructions on how to vote.  Please cast your vote before 5:00 PM, November 15, 2016.  This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16.  The 2017 Board of Governors Election results will be announced at the meeting.

Provided below are the biographies and campaign statements of the candidates running for the Board of Governors.  They are also accessible through URLs provided on the SurveyMonkey ballots.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Liu at cliu@amchamchina.org.  We will process your inquiries within 48 working hours.

Best regards,

AmCham China 2017 Board of Governors Election Committee 

Meet Your Candidates

The Honorable William Zarit

Senior Counselor
Cohen Group

Michael Barbalas

Jon Christianson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Beijing office

Eric Hirsch

Regional Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Patrick Powers

Director of Government Affairs
Rockwell Automation

Colm Rafferty

Vice President, Asia Pacific
Vermeer Corporation
Vermeer China Limited

Malone Ma

Global Vice President & Chief Representative for China

Lester Ross

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Eric L. Schmidt

CEO and Co-Founder

Tim Stratford

Managing Partner, Beijing office
Covington & Burling LLP.

Mark T. Wheeler

ConocoPhillips China

Albert Xie

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
General Motors

Gloria Xu

General Manager for Government Affairs, Greater China
Dow Chemical

Helen Ye

Vice President, Global China Practice
Ogilvy & Mather

Wenchi Yu

Asia Pacific Head of Corporate Engagement
Goldman Sachs