Entries by AmCham Vietnam

Message from the Chair – December 2019

Warmest greetings of the season! We at AmCham Vietnam-HCMC are grateful for our members and for all of your wonderful support this year. We could not have achieved the many successes and opportunities for our members and the Chamber without your active participation and generous sponsorships. Together with you, our engaged Board of Governors, dedicated staff, and our new Executive Director Mary Tarnowka, we have reached a record number of members at AmCham Vietnam-HCMC, engaged in important national and local advocacy efforts, and hosted many high-quality business and signature events.

Message from the Chair – November 2019

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.

Message from the Chair – October 2019

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.

Candidates for Board of Governors 2020

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, Candidate for Board of Governors 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.

Soren S. Pedersen, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

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 Ponugoti, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

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 Hagler, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

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.

Michael Kelly, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

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.