Impact of Russian Invasion of Ukraine on U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy: an AAP Virtual Doorknock
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused a tragic loss of life in Ukraine, as well as an exodus of more than 2.8 million refugees, mostly women and children, to neighboring countries. It has also caused immense geopolitical and economic impacts already. Join this special member-only, off-the record complimentary virtual webinar organized by AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP) to learn more about the impact of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, including on China and its ambitions. The event features Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow at Brookings, former NSC Asia Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, and author of “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Interdependence”.
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|RYAN HASS is a Senior Fellow at Brookings and the former NSC Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia under President Obama. He is also the author of “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence”.|
Chair, AmChams of Asia-Pacific
Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates
The Founder and CEO of APAC Advisors, Mr. Okun is widely considered a leader on corporate public affairs, sustainability and stakeholder engagement in the Asia Pacific region. He is also the ASEAN representative for the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA).
Living and working in Singapore since 2003, Mr. Okun created and led Asia Pacific public affairs for both global investment firm KKR and global logistics firm UPS, as well as being a leader of multiple business chambers and industry associations, including having been elected three times each as Chairman of both the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). He remains on the boards of both.
As KKR’s first Director of Asia Pacific Public Affairs, Mr. Okun’s responsibilities encompassed government affairs, communications, stakeholder engagement and environmental and social responsibility issues for KKR, as well as in supporting those efforts for its portfolio companies across the region.
In particular, his responsibilities included working on Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) initiatives. Also, he created and led KKR’s impact investing pro bono program, a model for strategic philanthropic engagement for which KKR was awarded the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship by PublicAffairsAsia.
Mr. Okun led UPS Asia’s public affairs matters on aviation, competition and trade from 2003 until 2010, and before that worked in UPS’ Washington, DC office. He was instrumental in UPS Airlines obtaining it first-ever authority to operate in China in 2001.
Mr. Okun served in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation, being at the Department from 1994 to 1999. For his public service, he was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Special Service Commendation.
He represents and advocates the views of the US business community in Asia, including as a periodic guest host on CNBC. A sought after expert on public affairs, he speaks frequently in the media, at universities, businesses and conferences across the region, as well as is the author of numerous articles.
Mr. Okun received his BA from the University of Virginia and his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Vice Chair, AmChams of Asia-Pacific
Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, UPS Asia Pacific Region
Shiumei Lin is Vice President for Public Affairs responsible for policy advocacy, issues management, public-sector collaboration, and sustainability in China, North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Shiumei is currently Chair of the Customs & Trade Facilitation Committee of the US ASEAN Business Council. She also serves on the boards of Green Freight Asia and Conference of the Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC). Shiumei is a trade and public policy practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining UPS in 2010, Ms. Lin worked at the Ministry of Trade & Industry and was a member of the APEC policy team during Singapore’s Chairmanship in 2009. She spent more than ten years working on US-Vietnam relations coordinating efforts to gain support for economic normalization in Washington, DC, while facilitating government to government understanding, and assisting US companies on the ground. While living in Hanoi in the late nineties, Ms. Lin designed technical assistance programs for Vietnamese ministries, and advised on issues relating to the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and Vietnam’s WTO accession. She is a graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Master of Arts) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (Bachelor of Arts).
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