Team building for "issues management" at the interface of government and industry.
In Vietnam, AmCham's mission is to "help make Vietnam the most attractive business environment in Southeast Asia." Yes, that's ambitious. In 2014, organized the "Vietnam Trade Facilitation Alliance," together with USAID, VCCI (Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry), and other leading business associations in Vietnam. In 2013, led efforts to build understanding and support by Vietnam business associations for joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. See http://wp.me/P32GJD-2gP for details. Previous major projects: 1999-2001: helped conclude and ratify the VN-US Bilateral Trade Agreement. 2002-2008: helped build environment for healthy U.S.-Vietnam trade in the apparel sector, Vietnam apparel exports to US increased from less than $50 million to $10 billion in 2014, and the 2nd place supplier for the U.S. apparel market. 2008-2012: cooperated with VCCI, other business associations, Ministry of Labour on a revised Labour Code as part of the Prime Minister's Action Plan for "... enhancing leadership, providing direction for the development of harmonious, stable and progressive labor relations within enterprises." Not as successful as hoped; much more work ahead. http://wp.me/P32GJD-1jF
In Japan, worked with MITI, MOPT and USG agencies to help write the "Telecommunications Business Law" in 1984-1986; with MITI and MOFA to implement the "GATT Code on Technical Barriers to Trade" (standards and certifications), 1981-1983; and with the Kansai International Airport Corp. to implement the "Government Procurement Code," for the Kansai International Airport Project.
Specialties: Industry-Government coalition-building and issues management. Chamber of commerce / association management.