The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
Established in 1973, The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) is the premier business association for international businesses seeking to establish or expand their presence in Southeast Asia.
As the largest and most active chamber in the region, it serves as a cornerstone for over 600 companies and over 6,000 members. For 50 years, AmCham Singapore has a commitment to advocacy, business insights, and connections while being a powerful voice for the business community. With its diverse membership base, it is dedicated to supporting businesses to strive for excellence in this dynamic and thriving region. Find out more about us at https://amcham.com.sg/about-amcham. https://amcham.com.sg
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AmCham Singapore, in collaboration with the other AmChams in the ASEAN region, is pleased to share key insights from the 2022 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) - ASEAN: The Future of the 21st Century Economy.
With invaluable insights from senior executives representing AmCham member companies in ASEAN, ABOS measures the pulse of the business environment across this dynamic region and provides a comprehensive portrait of U.S. business activity in ASEAN member states.
As businesses recover from the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year's survey also examines the impact of major U.S. initiatives such as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) on commercial activities in the region.
Join us in this multi-chamber webinar as our panel of regional experts dissect the latest ABOS findings and share their perspectives on the latest developments for business in the region.
* For any enquires please contact the at AmCham Programming and Events Team email@example.com . Speakers Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei Chief Executive Officer at AmCham Singapore Kate Rebholz Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Jakarta, Indonesia Stefano Scuratti Director, Southeast Asia, Asia Group Advisors Hasnul Nadzrin Shah Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs – Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia of IBM Malaysia Krist Boo Senior Business Correspondent at The Straits Times Samuel Pursch Associate Director of Vriens & Partners
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore — the largest and the most active international business association in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with over 6,000 members representing over 550 companies. Hsien is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Advisory Board, member of the Singapore Institute of Directors MNC Committee, co-lead of the WorkWell Leaders SME Action Sub-Group, and on the organizing committee of the Precision Public Health Asia Conference.
Prior to AmCham, Hsien was Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Medtronic Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for the Medtronic Innovation Centers in Japan and Korea, training and education, and the company’s health systems transformation strategy in the region. Hsien has extensive experience in scientific affairs, corporate and healthcare communications, advertising, public relations and government affairs. Hsien has lived and worked in the US, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, UK, and is now based in Singapore. She holds a BA (with honors) in Human Biology from Stanford University and a PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was the recipient of a US National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Grant. Her doctoral thesis explored the genetic epidemiology of end-stage renal disease and type 2 diabetes. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at National Taiwan University Hospital in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Kate Rebholz is the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Prior to arriving in Jakarta, Ms. Rebholz was the Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Ms. Rebholz has served in a combination of State Department domestic and overseas assignments. In Washington, she worked in the Office of Korean Affairs on North Korea policy, as the economic unit chief in the Office of India Affairs, as a special assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, and as a foreign policy fellow in the Office of Senator Edward J. Markey. Her previous overseas assignments include consular work in India and political and economic work in Indonesia. Before joining the State Department, Kate was the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Michigan Medical Center. A graduate of Amherst College, Kate holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a Fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Stefano is Southeast Asia director at Asia Group Advisors (AGA), where he leads public policy engagement programs for clients, with a focus on technology and sustainability.
Prior to joining AGA, Stefano was a director at AlphaBeta, a Singapore-based economic consultancy, where he focused on assessing the impact of emerging technologies on economies and societies and identifying post-Covid-19 economic recovery opportunities for governments in Southeast Asia. Before that, he spent eight years at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), where he was most recently regional director of the APAC public policy consulting division. At the EIU, he led a regional team of policy specialists and economists, helping clients with policy thought leadership programs, policy strategy design, and analysis of macroeconomic, geopolitical and regulatory issues. Stefano started his career in London as an analyst with Accenture’s macroeconomic, geopolitical and business think tank, where he supported Accenture’s thought leadership agenda on global trends, technological innovation and digital government. Stefano is a seasoned speaker, moderator and facilitator. He has experience as a media spokesperson, presenting research insights and providing commentary on current policy and economic issues on outlets such as CNBC, BBC, and Channel NewsAsia (CNA). Stefano holds a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and a laurea magistrale in international politics from the University of Trento’s School of International Studies. He has also trained in scenario planning at the University of Oxford.
Hasnul is the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs for IBM Malaysia. His responsibilities include strategic stakeholder engagement, the provision of policy input to government stakeholders, supporting the business objectives of IBM in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei and is part of the IBM Malaysia senior leadership team.
He has over 18 years of experience in working in various leadership roles in startups and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). His extensive experience in handling management, technical and strategy roles has served to strengthen his contribution to the various organizations he has served in. He has been involved in the Economic Transformation Labs at the national (ETP 2010 – ICT Lab) and regional level (IRDA – Creative Industries Lab Leader). He has represented IBM as a speaker on a wide range of technology and policy issues at various forums as the ASLI Digital Economy Conference, ASLI Malaysia Education Summit, the Edge SME Summit and other industry events. He is a member and chair of the Government Relations Council of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM ) and the ICT Committee of the US ASEAN Business Council (USABC).
Krist is a senior business correspondent with The Straits Times. She writes a fortnightly column for the paper, helms a monthly podcast, and reports on business trends in Singapore and the region.
Prior to returning to journalism, she spent 13 years leading communications and advocacy functions in two listed multinational companies. She has worked extensively with CEOs and boards on strategic communications, covering work that shaped CEO profiles, improved government and community relations, as well as corporate reporting.
Samuel Pursch is Associate Director in Vriens & Partners’ Hanoi office where he advises international blue-chip firms on Vietnam’s regulatory and commercial context.
Prior to joining Vriens’ & Partners in 2018, Samuel was co-founder and director of Andaman Research & Advisory, a socio-economic research and political risk advisory firm based in Yangon, Myanmar. From Andaman’s founding in 2015, Samuel managed projects for clients including international hydropower and mobile finance investors, The World Bank, and a range of international NGOs. Andaman’s work ranged from detailed stakeholder assessments to field research activities, including large-scale surveys, to policy recommendations for international actors working to address Myanmar’s myriad development challenges. While in Myanmar, Samuel co-authored for several World Bank reports, including a Policy Research Paper on Myanmar’s Social Transformation. He was also a contributing author to several subscription-based analysis services. Earlier, Samuel was based in London where he worked in political risk for boutique consultancies focused on West Africa and Southeast Asia. Samuel holds a master’s degree in War Studies: Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, and a BA in International Politics from The George Washington University. He was a visiting student at Pembroke College, Oxford University. Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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