Global Corporate Governance and Women’s Leadership

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What: AmCham Luncheon on Global Corporate Governance and Women’s Leadership

When: Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Where: Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road, Tay Ho District, Hanoi


AmCham’s Global Leaders Lunch Series is one of our signature programs and provides members and guests with unprecedented access to the political, policy, corporate, and institutional leaders whose expertise, insights, and experience shape the global business climate. Corporate governance and women’s leadership are both issues of great importance to companies and managers around the world. On September 8 at lunchtime, AmCham, KPMG, and the Women Corporate Directors are pleased to welcome a panel of speakers to address best practices and current trends on these important subjects.

CampbellPhyllis Campbell – Chairman of the Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is the firm’s senior executive in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho across businesses, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the most senior level to clients. Previously, Phyllis served as the President/CEO of The Seattle Foundation, the largest community foundation in Washington. Phyllis has a proven track record of board service, both in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. She is the lead independent director for Alaska Air Group, a NYSE listed company. She serves on the Nordstrom board of directors and on the North American Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) of Toyota. Phyllis also serves on the nonprofit boards of PATH, the US-Japan Council, and the global advisory board of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), among others. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, as well as Stanford University’s Executive Management Program. Phyllis also holds honorary doctorates from Whitworth University and Gonzaga University.

Stautberg, Susan (3)Susan Stautberg – Chief Executive Officer, Global Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), and is also the President of PartnerCom Corporation, which assembles and manages advisory boards globally for businesses, governments, and nonprofits. She also co-founded OnBoard Bootcamp, an insider’s guide on how to be selected to a corporate, private company, or advisory board director position. In her capacity as a corporate and nonprofit director, Susan has served on or created the advisory boards for numerous organizations including Amex Open, Avon, Bank of America, Bayer Diabetes Care, CIGNA, Citigroup, Council on Competitiveness, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs, Investment New Zealand, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Northern Trust, Northwestern Mutual, Procter and Gamble, TIGER 21, The United Nations Office for Project Services, and Walmart. As a Westinghouse/Group W TV correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill, Susan was the first woman and one of the youngest to head a Washington TV bureau. Susan then became the first TV journalist to be chosen as a White House Fellow where she worked for both Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Her considerable consumer products experience includes positions as the Director of Communications for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and for McNeil Consumer Products. Deciding to become an entrepreneur, Susan founded MasterMedia Ltd., the only company to combine publishing with a speaker’s bureau. Susan holds a B.A. from Wheaton College, a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs from George Washington University, and she completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. An effective public speaker, Susan addresses groups around the world, including leading business schools and national and international conferences. Her writing includes seven books. She has written or been featured in numerous articles including International Herald Tribune, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Directors and Boards, The Financial Times, and others. Her on-air interview experience includes Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Evening News, CNN, and many others.

Okawara, Merle Aiko (1)Merle Aiko Okawara – Chairman, JC Comsa Corp, a Japan based food manufacturer and restaurant chain operator with operations in China and Indonesia. She has served as independent director on several corporate boards including Avon Products Japan and Kameda Seika and was senior adviser to Morgan Stanley Japan Securities. She presently serves on the board of PARCO, a fashion building developer. Her former civic and professional activities include Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Trustee of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Director of the America Japan Society, Commissioner of the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright) Japan, member of United Nations for Project Services Business Advisory Council, and a member of the Merrill Lynch Diversity and Inclusion Council. Her present activities include Adviser to the UN World Food Program Japan, and Director of the Japan Opera Foundation. She is Co-Chair of the Women Corporate Directors Japan Chapter. She has been recognized as business woman of the year on several occasions by the New Business Conference, Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper, Veuve Clicquot, Keizaikai Magazine, Harvard Business School Club Japan, Nikkei Woman Magazine, the Japan Food Journal and the Star group. She is the author of two books, “When Women Start Companies” and “Women Leaders in Japan’s Food Industry”. Okawara was born in Hawaii and is a graduate of the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Join AmCham and the Women’s Corporate Directors for a discussion on the women’s leadership and corporate governance. As always, guests will enjoy a delicious three-course lunch during the discussion.

COST: 650,000 VND (members); 850,000 VND (non-members)

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