APCAC elects new leadership


The Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) has elected Jackson Cox as its new Chairman.

Cox is based in Ulaanbaatar and is the chief executive officer of Woodmont International and is the founder and chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia.

Cox said: “I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce. This is a time of great consequence for American commerce in the Asia Pacific region and I look forward to the important work ahead.”

More than 500 delegates from across the region met for the annual APCAC Business Summit hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

APCAC has additionally announced new Vice-Chairs to the organization, including Tom Clark, Executive Counsel of General Electric International; Steve Okun, Head of Public Affairs of KKR Asia; and Shiumei Lin, Vice President of Public Affairs of UPS Asia Pacific. Richard Vulylsteke, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, will serve another term as APCAC treasurer while Niels Marquardt, chief executive officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia; Judy Benn, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand; and Amy Jackson, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Korea, were named as regional Vice-Chairs of APCAC.

Established in 1968, APCAC is an association of 27 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$500 billion in annual investment in the region.

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