Happy Thanksgiving to our AmCham members and families! Thanksgiving is a time for coming together as families, friends, and as a nation to offer thanks for the blessings and opportunities in our lives. As we celebrate one of America’s most-cherished national holidays with our family and friends, please know the AmCham Vietnam HCMC family is thankful for you, our loyal members, who have given so much to build AmCham into the vital, robust chamber it is today. Thank you, on behalf of the entire Board of Governors, for your loyalty and support.
About AmCham Vietnam
AmCham is an independent association of companies with the objective of promoting trade and investment between Vietnam and the U.S. With two chapters, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hanoi, our membership of 700 companies and 1,500 representatives is unified by a commitment to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.
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October has been an active month at AmCham Vietnam – including a successful Supplier Day, robust committee and business events, and on-going advocacy activities surrounding potential changes to laws affecting many of our members. And, as our new Executive Director completes her second month with AmCham, Mary Tarnowka continues to canvas the membership, as well as participate in many business events, to open doors to existing and new members and opportunities for the HCMC chapter. It is an exciting time for the organization.
The Nominating Committee of AmCham Vietnam-HCMC announces the following nominees for the AmCham Vietnam HCMC Board of Governors election for the Jan. 2020-Dec. 2021 term. Nine governors will be elected from the below-listed candidates in on-line secure voting starting the evening of November 11, 2019. The election results will be audited and verified by KPMG, and the elected Governors will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on December 10, 2019.
Hang Nguyen is a partner at Baker McKenzie and the current head of the Employment and Labor practice in Vietnam.
Hang’s practice focuses on Employment and Labor, M&A as well as Corporate and Compliance matters. Her diverse working experience, broad knowledge in various areas of law, and business management qualifications allow her to provide clients with practical and commercially savvy legal advice in order to create effective, strategic and innovative solutions to navigate the ever-changing legal landscape of Vietnam.
I’m a Danish national and have worked in Asia for more than 25 years. I’m today heading up SSA Marine’s regional activities. SSA is an international port operator headquartered in Seattle USA. The company is active in more than 250 locations across 5 continents. SSA’s activities span cruise, bulk and container handling. We employ about 17,000 staff globally.
Sai Ramana Ponugoti (Sai) leads P&G’s Vietnam operations since 2019, serving Vietnam consumers through leadership brands across all P&G categories: Baby Care, Hair Care, Fabric & Home Care, Skin & Personal Care, Feminine Care, and Oral Care. He works with distributors and retail partners to create value for consumers through defining Commercial strategies, leading Business Operations and building Go-to-market strategies – to ensure joint category growth.
Milton is the General Director of Fluid Power and Controls and has been providing leadership since 2018. Established in late 2007 and located in Binh Duong outside of Ho Chi Minh, Milton is the legal representative and responsible for all manufacturing operations. FPC is a wholly-owned manufacturing division of Deltrol Corporation from Milwaukee, Wisconsin a world leader in the development and manufacture of electromechanical controls, valves, hydraulic systems and components.
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Board Member, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ho Tram Project Company (The Grand)
Relocated to Vietnam in 2015, the Philadelphia-native has full responsibilities for the company’s $4.2 billion (USD) development including its award winning integrated resort and casino, The Grand, its championship golf course ranked #35 in the World, and its multiple residential and hotel developments.
Michael currently leads the newly launched law firm of EY Indochina, a fast growing team of 15 corporate lawyers based in Ho Chi Minh City. EY Law Global has over 4,000 lawyers in 85 offices around the world, and now intends to expand quickly throughout ASEAN. Michael will head this expansion process in Indochina.
Kevin has been the Managing Director for Vietnam Waste Solutions (VWS) since 2006. Prior to that he worked as a private consultant for Veolia Environmental Services/Onyx in Hong Kong for 6 years. In the 12 years preceding that, Kevin worked at Waste Management Inc., in California. Previous employment included 7 years at PSE&G in New Jersey. Kevin has previously served on the Vietnam AmCham Board of Governors.