Harley Seyedin President of Sithe Global Pacific (Sithe Global US is one of the world's largest energy and power groups with over US$15 billion in new projects in operation or development worldwide), President of American Chamber of Commerce in South China and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce. His achievements include many firsts in many areas in China, including: the first majority western owned power plant; the first western invested toll road; and, the first fully US accredited Catholic university campus in China. In 1991, President George Bush recognized Mr. Seyedin for his assistance related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He was nominated by three governors of the State of Maryland (and appointed by the unanimous vote of the Maryland Senate each time) to four terms of office to the Board of Trustees of Montgomery College. He served as Chairman of Montgomery College and State Chairman of the Maryland Association of Community College Trustees, representing all seventeen colleges in the State. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Institute, by appointment of Cardinal James A. Hickey. He was a recipient of an award in business from the US Department of Commerce. He received recognition from the US Senate Sergeant At Arms for his service to US Senate Deliberations. He served two terms on the Maryland Advisory Board of the US Commission on Civil Rights.
I have been serving as Vice President of AmCham in South China since 2006, before that as Governor from 2003, and have always been an active member in supporting a wide array of events organized by AmCham in South China. I strongly believe that AmCham can play a very positive role in promoting trade, commerce and investment between the US and China, particularly in South China.
Currently, I am the Vice President of Finance - Greater China Region of Amway Corporation. I have been working and living in Guangzhou for more than 13 years to have profound sentiment towards this city. As one of the world's largest direct selling companies with sales over US$9.2 billion, Amway has been a strong promoter of Sino-US trade relationship. Both its Chairman and President have tested in front of the Congress to support PNTR and China's entry to WTO.
Amway China, one of the Top 500 largest MNCs in China, has been a devoted member of AmCham in the past years, who has actively sponsored and taken part in meetings, seminars and other programs organized by AmCham in South China. This is also in line with our company's drive to promote Sino-US bilateral relationship and free trade between the two countries. As an AmCham member, we pride ourselves in not only sustainable business growth but also good corporate citizenship. Business aside, Amway China gives back to the society generously, making positive changes in children philanthropy, environmental protection and volunteer service for over 10 years. As of today, Amway China has over 60,000 Amway volunteers nationwide who have worked together and contributed more than 1.4 million service hours, benefitting 1.20 million children under the One by One Campaign for Children. In 2011, with the approval from Ministry of Civil Affairs, Amway China established the Amway Charity Foundation with RMB 100 million funds. The Foundation will focus on improving the life of children of migrant workers physically, mentally and intelligently. Our footprints of love and social accountability can be found from Michigan in the US all the way to the Great Wall in China.
It is an honor for me to be on the Board of Governors from 2003 to 2005 and serve as the Vice President from 2006 to 2011. With my professional knowledge and background in Finance, as well as my experience of operating business in China, particularly my passion to provide opinions and services to all the member companies, I sincerely seek your vote for re-election as Vice President in 2012 to continue working on our common interest.
Royal Service Air-Conditioning a wholly owned USA based company. Royal Service group has been established in China since 1995 expanding its operation to Shanghai, Xiamen, and Beijing and now Asia Pacific. Royal will continue to promote energy efficient Air Conditioning building design as it continues positive business growth.Tom is a group director; he also is a systems operation director for China. Royal group includes Royal industries and services Asia Pacific and the USA markets. Tom has served on the Board of Directors since 2002 and as an officer of the board serving as Secretary since 2004.
Royal group promotes American engineering throughout Asia Pacific. He has enjoyed working with the American Chamber of Commerce servicing not only large businesses but small business groups. With businesses challengingly the market places with new plans we at the board will promote our companies to help enterprise a positive results.
I like to thank the members for their participations in our programs in the past year. In the coming year China will have new business opportunities as companies expand in the more mature market place of South China. AmCham South China and its elected Board can continue good sound support of that business that is looking for other business to network and operate in South China. In turn I sincerely appreciate your support in coming year of 2012.
Tim Wen is the Vice President and China Senior Representative of Allway Co based in Seattle, Washington. In addition he is one of the founders of the American Products and Services Center (APSC), which is a platform for American Small & Medium Enterprise's (SME) marketing in China. Prior to his position as Treasurer for AmCham, he acted as China's Trade Representative for the City of Tacoma, Washington. He has worked as a SME in several industries, such as banking, IT, food and beverage, and Personal Services, and is also a board member for several non-profit organizations in the US. Because of Tim's full participation and immaculate work ethic, he has been invited to become the Director for the China Chamber of International Commerce, Guangzhou and has also been invited to become the Investment and Promotion Senior Advisor for the city of Fuzhou. Even with all of this responsibility, he has stayed active and very involved in his communities both here in China and in the US.
Tim takes great satisfaction in his 15 years membership with AmCham in South China and his service AmCham as Treasurer for years. He desires to continue this service for his fellow members of AmCham in the coming year, and truly believes AmCham is the best organization for individuals and enterprises to rely on when doing business in China.
Greg Wong, previously served as America's Senior Commercial Officer in Taipei, Taiwan and Baghdad, Iraq, and as Commercial Attaché at U.S. embassies in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi.
Mr. Wong previously worked for Jockey International, and owned a Chinese antique furniture store. He also served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Burundi (Africa), and as Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda. Greg was also Board Chairman for an organization that supported five orphanages in Vietnam.
Greg's paternal grandparents immigrated to Hawaii from Guangdong. Mr. Wong holds a marketing B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an MBA from University of Hawaii, and an MPA from Harvard University where he was named Littauer Fellow as one of the outstanding student leaders at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Wong recently received a Gold Medal from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Matthew Chapple was appointed Senior Vice President Greater China and General Manager China in 2007, based in Guangzhou, China. He previously served as Mead Johnson's general manager, Thailand.
Mr. Chapple joined Mead Johnson in 2006 and has 20 years experience living and working in 8 different countries.
Prior to joining Mead Johnson, Mr. Chapple has worked in Campbell Soup for 16 years and has served in various commercial roles in USA, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Chapple graduated from The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania with a Master Degree in Business Administration.
The Dahon Group, including four companies in the U.S., Taiwan, China and Macao, is world renowned for being a pioneer in high-tech bicycle products. The Group has been awarded many prestigious international awards, including the "National Invention Achievement Award" of Taiwan, and has been mentioned in the "Guinness Book of World Records". Before forming the Dahon Group, Dr. Hon was an assistant professor of physics at Cal Poly and USC, and Sr. Physicist and Management at Hughes Aircraft Labs, Malibu, CA. After finishing high school in H.K., he received his B.A. in Physics from U.C., Berkeley, and PH. D .in Physics from U. of Southern California. Dr. Hon holds over 100 patents.
I have served in different capacities in Amcham South China since its inception in 1996. For the last 3 years, I have served on the Board of Governors. I am an American attorney who came to China in 1993 when my Los Angeles firm,the Law Offices of Frederick W. Hong,received a license from the Ministry of Justice of the PRC to open a branch representative office in Guangzhou. I have been providing legal assistance to U.S. and foreign companies in their investments and dealings in China as well as giving advice to PRC enterprises in their cross border transactions and investments in the U.S.over the last 18 years. With the recent global economic crisis and uncertainties, I feel the role of cross cultural professionals like ourselves as well as organizations like AmCham South China are even more important in acting as bridges and advocates for U.S. companies operating in China as well as promoting PRC companies to conduct more business and investments in the U.S. In that regards, I would like to continue to serve on the Board of AmCham South China to continue to make the organization an even more effective and important platform and medium for U.S.businesses in China and Chinese businesses to the U.S.
Bachelor of Arts in International Business of Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages
MBA in Victoria University, Australia
Fellow member of CPA Australia.
Lilly is specialized in business and tax advisory services on corporate restructuring, cross border transfer pricing, tax efficient deal structure of mergers and acquisitions and IPO projects. She has been providing services to MNCs as well as PRC domestic enterprises in consumer products, energy & power industry, automobile industry, electric and electronics industry.
Prior to join KPMG, Lilly had work experience with the China Tax Bureau and Australia Tax Office in the areas of international tax administration, tax audit and transfer pricing.
Tim has recently returned to the Hutchison Whampoa Property Group and Harbour Plaza Golf Club after serving as their Director of Operations from 1999-2002 as Club Manager. Harbour Plaza Golf Club is the centerpiece; 27-Hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed championship golf course development of Hutchison's premier residential community in Dongguan, Laguna Verona.
Tim served as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce, South China from 2002-2006 during which, AmCham became the fastest growing chamber in the world, a title that it still holds today.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with Bachelor of Arts in History and has also been a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America since 1989.
I am truly honored to have been selected with the opportunity of continuing to serve Amcham South China. AmCham has been the major focus of life since 2002 serving as Executive Director from 2002-2006, and continuing as a member from 2007 to 2011 and for the past year a member of the Board of Governors. During this timeframe, AmCham South China has grown from 200 members to nearly 2000 today. AmCham South China has become the voice of the business community to both the Chinese and US Governments as well as helping countless American companies relocate into South China. With the recent activities of the AmCham Charity Series, AmCham South China continues to set the standard in which the business community can be proud. If chosen, I will proudly serve the membership of the American Chamber of Commerce South China and continue to promote AmCham as the model business chamber in China.
Joe Zhou is the Vice President of American Appraisal China Limited. American Appraisal is a founder of the appraisal profession in the United States in 1896 - the forerunner in the valuation profession. Today American Appraisal is the largest independent valuation consulting firm in the world, with global execution and compliance capabilities and an international presence. American Appraisal operates out of over 58 offices in 28 countries.
Joe handles liaison with multinational & domestic clients for valuation service and is responsible for financial consulting services and business development in relation to multinational corporation inbound investment and Chinese enterprises' foreign listings and acquisitions. Joe has successfully served many multinational companies and domestic companies in dealing with valuation and consulting services for the purposes of merger & acquisition, stock listing, due diligence, financial reporting and joint venture etc.
Joe holds an MBA of Southern Cross University and is a DBA candidate of the University of Newcastle Australia. He is a member of Institute of Public Accountants Australia and a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants as well as an International Registered Financial Planner. Joe has substantial work experience in different industries, and is especially familiar with the market in Pearl River Delta. Joe served as the Co-Chair of IPR Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in South China and has been the Governor of American Chamber of Commerce in South China since 2003. Joe is also an advisor of China Enterprises Economic Research Study Centre in HK and a part-time professor at Peking University.
Joe has committed himself to the Chamber as he promised and believes the benefit to the member is of the prime consideration by the chamber. It would be always a pleasure to have a chance to contribute to the chamber and to serve all the Fellow Members.
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