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Dr Richard Vuylsteke
Tel : 2530 6900
Richard R. Vuylsteke has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2008. For nine years, prior to his current position, he served as president of AmCham Taipei, Taiwan’s largest and most active foreign business organization. At both chambers Richard was tasked with overall responsibility for chamber operations, including programmatic, briefing, advocacy, and other membership and community services.
Richard has spent more than 40 years in Asia and China-related fields of study and employment. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, a research fellow at Harvard Law School, assistant director of an Asia-Pacific think tank, and special assistant to the president of the East-West Center. For 12 years, he taught courses in Asian history and social, political & legal philosophy, primarily at the University of Hawaii.
During more than two decades of residence in Taiwan, Richard taught for 4 years at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute School, served 12 years as senior editor of an English-language magazine focused on Taiwan, and wrote extensively for publications based in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States. He also spent one year at Taipei American School writing a history of the 50-year-old institution (Ties That Bind, published in February 2000).
Richard earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawaii, specializing in Western and Chinese political philosophy.
Tel : 2530 6912
|Peggy has 21 years of experience as an executive secretary and personal assistant. She has worked at the Hong Kong offices of three well-known MNCs. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.|
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Director of Finance and Administration
Tel : 2530 6932
Pearly Mak joined the Chamber as Accounting Manager in May 2005 and was promoted to Director of Finance and Administration in December 2007. Pearly has more than 15 years' experience in the field of accounting and finance, with extensive exposure to special assignments when she worked in KPMG and Warner-Lambert. She also has accounting and administration experience for three years in a not-for-profit organisation, the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries, and entrepreneurial experience for two years before joining the Chamber. Pearly has a Bachelor in Business Administration - Accounting from Hong Kong Baptist University and is a CPA of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tel : 2530 6933
Tel : 2530 6934
Member Relations Executive
Tel : 2530 6900
Mau Ching Keung
Tel : 2530 6945
Tel: 2530 6916
Michael Tsang is responsible for membership recruitment, retention, and quality of follow-up services to AmCham members.
Michael has a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduated, Michael has started his career with Hyatt International as a corporate management trainee and worked at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Prior joining AmCham, Michael has worked in one of a Hong Kong top retail chain and has extensive experience in customer service management, staff training & development, and overseas project management. Michael has nearly 15 years of hospitality, FMCG and retail operation experience, and he is trilingual – English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Membership Relations Manager
Tel : 2530 6923
Queenie Li was promoted to the present position of Member Relations Manager in March 2008. She joined AmCham as Membership/Accounting Assistant in 1980, promoted to Membership Coordinator in 1986, in support of the Membership Committee. She was promoted to Membership Supervisor in 1988 and served as Assistant Membership Manager from 2005. She handles all enquiries regarding membership matters, processes applications and produces reports on movements of members.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Tel : 2530 6924
Shannon Chiu is the Communications and Marketing Manager of the Chamber. In this position, she covers all internal and external Chamber communications across all platforms including and not limited to website, e-newsletter and printing materials. She is also responsible for the marketing and branding of the Chamber to drive the Chamber’s vision, and the administering of the member benefits and services. Shannon holds a BA in Geography from the University of Hong Kong. After graduated, she has been a Hong Kong journalist for nearly 8 years and then moved her career to an editorial position in the Communications Department of a MNC. Prior to joining AmCham, Shannon worked as a marketer in one of a Hong Kong top retail chain and an online shopping platform.
Tel : 2530 6920
|Michael Young recruits potential members while liaising with current AmCham members. He is responsible for member services, retention, and building our membership base through scouting, marketing and closing. Michael is also responsible for providing support for marketing programs and initiatives. Michael has a BBA with concentrations in Marketing and Consulting from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.|
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Tel : 2530 6922
Mary Simpson is a seasoned events professional with 15 years experience providing Events/Conference Management. Mary has overseen some of the largest community, corporate and self-development events in Australia, Hawaii, and Amsterdam attended by up to 20,000 people per event. She has an excellent track record in leading, managing, and coaching events/conference teams from 10–1,200 people. In addition, Mary is an accomplished best-selling author of three self-help books for young women in their teens and twenties and has written regularly for Australia’s No. 1 magazine for young women, Dolly. Mary is also a regular public speaker and has spoken annually to thousands of people at schools, conferences, corporate events and churches.
Tel : 2530 6921
|Sonia Li has served as an Events Manager since 2005. She works on planning, organization, and coordination of business meetings and functions, as well as other special programs such as golf activities, events publicity, on-site registration and financial accounting. She has previously worked as AmCham’s Programs Coordinator and was promoted to Programs Supervisor in 1989. She had years of accounting and administration experience in a French company prior to joining AmCham. |
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Tel : 2530 6918
|Mimi Shih has been an Events Manager since 2005. During her 20-plus years at the AmCham, Mimi has been promoted from a secretarial to a supervisory position and has worked in the programs, conferences and seminars departments, as well as on the annual ball. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Chamber’s speaker programs, conferences and seminars, including training workshops and executive education programs. Prior to joining AmCham, she worked at Bank of America, First National Bank of Boston and the Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Commission in Canada. Mimi was educated in Hong Kong and at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute. |
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| Katharine Lau |
Tel : 2530 6919
|Katherine Lau is serving as the Events Executive. She is responsible for registrations, workshops, social events, liaison for specific committees and event marketing distribution, among other duties. Prior to serving as the Events Executive, Katherine was the Membership Executive when she joined the Chamber in December 2010 and was mainly responsible for member retention activities. Katherine has a BBA in Accounting from Southern Cross University, Australia.|
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
| Ming-Lai Cheung |
Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
Tel: 2530 6927
|Ming-Lai Cheung is the Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. In this position, she covers trade policy and regulatory issues affecting the Chamber’s members in Hong Kong and in the greater China region. Acting as the Chamber’s liaison to the U.S., China and Hong Kong government agencies as well as other trade organizations, Ming-Lai actively engages in lobbying efforts by supporting the strategic groups and committees in making submissions and facilitating briefings. She is the key contact for the Chamber’s media relations and regularly deals with both international and local journalists. She supports the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees of the Chamber’s Charitable Foundation. |
Ming-Lai was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She undertook her legal training as a Barrister’s Assistant in Sydney, Australia and completed her studies through the Legal Profession Admission Board. She previously worked on corporate law matters involving the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, as well as in the areas of administrative law, professional negligence and human rights.
Ming-Lai holds a Master of International Law from University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from Chartered Secretaries Australia, and a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Government Relations Executive
Tel: 2530 6917
|Dannio joined the team in Nov, 2010. Prior to his present role in supporting government relations, he was a long-time copywriter. He is a graduate in Journalism, and also holds a MBA from the University of Leicester. |
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Director, China Affairs
William Lin is the Director of China Affairs for the Chamber. He is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Chamber’s China Agenda led by the Board and China Affairs Group. Coordinated with the Chamber departments and Committees, his team works closely with government departments and business communities in both Mainland China and Hong Kong to advocate the interest of the Chamber and to identify China related business opportunities for members.
Prior joining AmCham, William worked for CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) HK & Macau Office as the deputy representative from May 2008 to May 2010, and before that he served in different departments at Beijing and Shanghai with China International Exhibition Center Corporation Group, a subsidiary company of CCPIT and one of the biggest exhibition companies in China.
William holds a BA degree in management from Central University of Finance & Economics in Beijing. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, English and South Fujian Dialect.
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China Affairs Executive
|Dickson Lai is the China Affairs Executive of the Chamber. He is responsible for the overall execution of the Chamber’s China Agenda. China Affairs Department works closely with government departments and business communities in both Mainland China and Hong Kong to advocate the interest of the Chamber and to identify China related business opportunities for members. |
Prior joining AmCham, he worked for District Office, Home Affairs Department of the HKSAR Government. He graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in China Business Studies.
| Daniel Kwan|
Tel : 2530 6943
|Daniel Kwan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Chamber. He is in charge of the publication section which produces a number of publications including the monthly AmCham magazine. The journal serves as a window on the Chamber and plays a key role in its communication strategy. Apart from members’ news, it covers business news, market trends and social issues of special interest to chamber members. In addition, interviews of government and business leaders are also regular features of the magazine. |
Daniel graduated from the York University in Toronto with a BA degree and later obtained an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Daniel has been a China journalist for 20 years. He was with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong before he joined the Chamber in November 2008. He has also taught news translation courses at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English
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Advertising Sales Manager
Tel : 2530 6942
|Regina Leung is responsible for maintaining, growing and expanding advertising client bases and sales revenue for AmCham media. She also investigates clients’ business needs and provides them with integrated media solutions. AmCham publishes a monthly magazine, Members Directory, China Business Directory, Living in Hong Kong and Doing business in Hong Kong handbooks, as well as online advertising at its website and advertising banners in the electronic newsletter. Regina has had advertising sales and management experience in print and electronic media for over 15 years, particularly in the regions of Asia Pacific, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Before joining AmCham in January 2008, she had worked with China Daily Hong Kong Ltd, Sina.com Hong Kong and Global Sources. |
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| Kenny Lau|
Tel : 2530 6940
|Kenny Lau joined AmCham in March 2007, as Editorial and Listing Sales Assistant. He was promoted to Assistant Editor of AmCham's monthly magazine in the same year, for which he is also a photographer. Kenny is also responsible for listing enhancement sales in some of AmCham's annual publications. He previous worked for United Airlines at the Hong Kong International Airport and holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. |