The 2016 AmCham HK Board of Governors are listed below.
Managing Director - Greater China & Korea
Walter Dias is the Managing Director of Greater Chinan and Korea for United Airlines. He is responsible for the development and execution of sales and promotion programs, advertising, and public relations for United Airlines in China.
Chief Executive Officer, North Asia - Aon Risk Solutions
Aon Hong Kong Limited
Owen Belman is the Chief Executive Officer of North Asia Aon Risk Solutions, based in Hong Kong. He also leads Aon China Global Solutions (ACGS), Aon's global team dedicated to servicing Chinese entities investing overseas in various projects, and Aon's High Net Worth business in Asia. He is a member of Aon's Asia Executive Leadership Team.
Peter Levesque has over 25 years of international transportation and logistics experience and has been working in the Asia Pacific Region since 1996. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Modern Terminals Limited based in Hong Kong.
Tara Joseph has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2017. She is charged with overall responsibility for leadership and operations of one of the most influential NGO business organizations in the Asia Pacific, with a mission to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China.
Evan Auyang is the Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific for Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), running the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations in 10 offices spanning Greater China, North Asia, Southeast Asia, India and Australia.
Sean Chiao is President of Asia Pacific at AECOM, overseeing operations of over 13,000 employees from the transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water and government sectors in Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Jennifer Van Dale is a Partner at Eversheds, where she heads the Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers. Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints.
Donald Austin is the Managing Director of Austin Pacific Ltd. which, along with affiliates, provides business consulting and cloud-based information technology solutions to multi-national and Asian corporations.
Managing Director, Region Head, Asia Financial & Risk
Sanjeev Chatrath is the Region Head and Managing Director of Financial & Risk, Thomson Reuters – covering Asia Pacific and Japan. He is responsible for client business in the region encompassing end to end client experience, account management, market development, Go to Market regional strategy, sales, operations, and technical functions. Sanjeev is a member of the Global Operating Committee for Thomson Reuters, and F&R.
Diana David has an entrepreneurial DNA with broad experience across start-ups, venture capital and strategy consulting. She spent a decade as part of FT’s Senior Management team reporting to the board, doubled revenue and profits for the content business, then moved in to the role of strategist and intrapreneur.
Associate Dean of Master's Programs, Director of MBA Programs
HKUST Business School
Mr Sean O. Ferguson is a global higher education executive with a diverse combination of professional experiences. Currently, Mr. Ferguson is the Associate Dean of Masters Programs and Director of MBA Programs at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s (HKUST) School of Business and Management.
Mark Green is currently Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain for PVH Corporation. Based in Hong Kong he is responsible for the offshore global sourcing and operations of the PVH Group which owns such iconic brands as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Arrow and Izod.
Matthew Hosford is the Chief Risk Officer in the Asia-Pacific region for Banco Santander. He first joined the bank in 1990 at the New York branch and then in 1991 transferred to the head office to join the risk department of the International Division.
Clara Ingen-Housz, Competition/Antitrust Partner, Hong Kong. A partner based in Hong Kong, Clara leads Linklaters’ Asia competition and antitrust law practice. She advises multinational companies on Asian competition law issues, and Asian companies on global antitrust matters.
Regional Director; Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate Research
Michael Klibaner, Director, is Head of Asia Pacific Research for BlackRock Real Estate. He leads the real estate research function across the region and the development of APAC-focused thought pieces, while supporting the fund raising, asset management, and acquisition and disposal activities by identifying value in all property sectors.
Dr. Simon Ogus is the founder and CEO of DSG Asia Limited, an independent consultancy, based in Hong Kong. DSG Asia offers analysis of the economies and politics of Asia, and works with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres.
Eric A. Szweda is the Managing Partner of Troutman Sanders Hong Kong Office. He is also the Firm’s Head of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Team. Mr. Szweda advises clients when issues of liability or significant risk arise involving commercial contracts and dealings, governmental regulations and corporate governance.
Rick Truscott, Senior Director - Power Systems – CLP Power Hong Kong, currently leads the Power Systems Business Group which is responsible for the transmission and distribution systems delivering 80% of Hong Kong’s electricity needs. He has worked in a variety of roles covering development, operations, financing, maintenance and construction in the power sector over the last 25 years.
Jenny is the Executive Director at Time Warner’s Public Policy Asia Pacific team, having joined Time Warner in 2013. Her office works closely with Time Warner’s operating divisions and brands (Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting and HBO) to advance business and public policy objectives to position the company for growth in the media and entertainment industry.
Patrick is the Regional Managing Director, Greater China of Duff & Phelps. Duff & Phelps is a leading global valuation and corporate finance advisor that primarily provides expertise in the independent valuation of businesses, business interests and all classifications of tangible and intangible assets.