AmCham Hanoi Elects New Leadership

1:45:42 PM | 11/1/2019

The board of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Hanoi) on January 9 elected Ms. Natasha Ansell as its new Chairman for 2019.

Ms. Ansell said that she looks forward to working with AmCham members to further foster and deepen economic, social and business ties between Vietnam and the United States. She added: “It is with great humility that I take on this position to strengthen AmCham as the voice of American business in Vietnam in order to create a competitive and sustainable business climate for U.S. companies and investors here. I look forward to working with my AmCham colleagues to ensure the organization’s ongoing success.”

Ms. Ansell is the Citi Country Officer for Vietnam and she also serves as the Consumer Business Manager for the country. Citi Vietnam has offices in Hanoi and HCMC with over 850 employees, offering a full range of Corporate and Investment, Commercial, and Consumer Banking services. Natasha previously served as AmCham Chairman in 2017 and was also Chair of the Banking Working Group under the Vietnam Business Forum.

At the meeting of the AmCham Board of Governors on January 9, the board also selected Ms. Virginia Foote (Bay Global Strategies) as Vice Chair, Mr. Gaurav Sharma (BIDV-MetLife) as Vice Chair, Ms. Le Tu Cam Ly (Coca-Cola Vietnam) as Secretary, and Mr. Steve Winkelman (Concordia International School) as Treasurer.

In 2019, AmCham celebrates 25 years of working in partnership with our friends in the Government to help improve business conditions that strengthen the private sector and promote economic and social development here.
Since 1994, AmCham Hanoi has played a visible leading role in U.S.-Vietnam relations. AmCham provides members a unique platform to promote their companies, access senior leaders in Washington and Hanoi, enhance U.S.-Vietnam relations, directly influence bilateral policy, and improve the overall business environment in Vietnam.

The United States is Vietnam’s biggest export market and is one of the top investors here. Americans are in Vietnam investing in manufacturing and infrastructure, as well as providing high quality consumer goods, agricultural and industrial products, and technology and services. American companies have invested billions of dollars here, integrating Vietnam into the global supply chain, creating quality jobs, and helping the country become more productive, efficient, safe and cleaner.

Thanh Yen