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APCAC Re-Elects Chairman and Appoints Vice Chairs

Bangkok – The Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) has re-elected Jackson Cox to serve a second term as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The vote took place during APCAC’s Spring Business Conference, which was held last week in Beijing and drew hundreds of American business and government leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region.

“I am honored to serve another term as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce. I look forward to the important work ahead to ensure American competitiveness is strengthened across this dynamic and vital region,” said Mr. Cox from Bangkok where he is based and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Woodmont International, a public affairs consulting firm.

APCAC is also pleased to announce new Vice-Chairs, including:

  • Judy Benn, Executive Director, AmCham Thailand
  • Penny Burtt, Vice President Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Visa Worldwide
  • Tom Clark, Executive Counsel, General Electric International
  • Marie Kissel, Vice President, Global Affairs, Abbott
  • Shiumei Lin, Vice President of Public Affairs, UPS Asia Pacific
  • Niels Marquardt, Chief Executive Officer, AmCham Australia
  • Radika Obeysekere, Executive Director, AmCham Sri Lanka
  • Steve Okun, Head of Public Affairs, KKR Asia
  • Catherine Simmons, Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs for Asia-Pacific, Citibank
  • John Viverito, Country Managing Partner DLA Piper Singapore
  • Laura Younger, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan


Established in 1968, APCAC is an association of 29 American Chambers of Commerce throughout the Asia Pacific region. The collective membership of APCAC represents more than 15,000 companies, 50,000 overseas American employees, and over US$600 billion in annual trade flows between the region and the United States. For more information about APCAC please visit

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