AMCHAM Malaysia Elects New President and New Board of Governors 2017/19

Ramzi Toubassy, CEO, AmMetLife, was elected by the new AMCHAM Board, as president of The American Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (AMCHAM) effective June 4, 2017. As an insurance industry expert, Ramzi is a prominent personality in Malaysia and other parts of Asia and brings with him over 20 years of industry experience. Ramzi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for AmMetLife Insurance Berhad in 2014.

Following the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the end of May, seven members were elected as Governors to the AMCHAM Board. Steven R. Clayton, CEO and Managing Director, JPMorgan Malaysia and Chin Keat Chyuan, Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Malaysia were elected alongside returning Governors: Janet Yap, Country Managing Director of Accenture Malaysia, Sanjeev Nanavati, Managing Principal of Falcon Associates, Datuk Tim Tariq Garland, Capital Markets Communications Consultant of TBWA Malaysia, Dato’ P’ng Soo Hong, Managing Director of First Solar Malaysia and Tony Del Rosario, General Manager – ASEAN Big Region – Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar of Coca-Cola Far East Ltd. Each will hold office for two years, until 2019.

They join the following Governors who are in the middle of their two-year terms:

  • Anushia Soosaipillai, Senior Executive Director – PWC of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
  • Hari Nair, Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of Sime Darby Berhad
  • Kang Tae Koo, Managing Director of Philip Morris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • Ong Yuh Hwang, Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
  • Robin Martin, Managing Director of Intel Technology Sdn Bhd.

Tony Del Rosario and Anushia Soosaipillai were also appointed to the Executive Committee.

AMCHAM’s Board of Governors represent some of the best known multinational companies in Malaysia and collectively represent approximately USD2.2 billion in market capitalization. Together with the staff at AMCHAM, they are committed to creating value and servings member interests. AMCHAM is the voice of American business in Malaysia and we hope that 2017 will be another fulfilling year.