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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U.S. State Department Senior Official for APEC Matt Murray will provide an overview of the U.S. policy priorities for its APEC host year, review the event calendar and host cities, and seek input/questions from attendees.
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* For any enquires please contact the at AmCham Programming and Events Team firstname.lastname@example.org . Speakers Matt Murray U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei Chief Executive Officer at AmCham Singapore
Matt Murray was appointed as the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in February 2022. In this role, he coordinates U.S. participation in APEC and also oversees the Office of Economic Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Prior to his current assignment, Matt led the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) as Senior Bureau Official from August 2021 to January 2022, and he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Negotiations from September 2020 to August 2021. Matt has focused on U.S. economic engagement with the Asia Pacific region throughout his State Department career, including as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, and Special Assistant for East Asian and Pacific issues in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment. Matt is a Senior Foreign Service Officer who also has served overseas in Beijing, Shanghai, Dar es Salaam and New Delhi and in Washington, D.C. as Director of the 24/7 Watch in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He has master’s degrees from the U.S. Army War College and the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.
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. 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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