Lehman Named New Chair of the AmCham Board of Governors

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Mar 13 2020

NYU Shanghai Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman will serve as the new chair of Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), AmCham Shanghai President Ker Gibbs announced on March 9. 

“As Chair of the Board, I look forward to supporting the Chamber’s work to promote mutually beneficial engagement between China and the United States,” said Lehman, who will serve a two-year term. “By describing its members’ individual experiences, the Chamber is a force for enlightened public policy. And by tapping its extensive base of collective resources, the Chamber helps its members experience ever greater success working here in Shanghai.”

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is a nonprofit membership organization that supports people whose work bridges China and the U.S.  More than one hundred years old, it was the third American Chamber established outside the United States. It has more than 3,000 members from more than 1,500 member institutions. 

AmCham offers practical services that help individual members be more effective in their transnational work efforts. It also speaks to governments on both sides of the Pacific, conducting research and advocating policies that facilitate cross-border movement and cooperation. The Board of Governors is responsible for the policy-making of the organization and the general direction of the Chamber's activities. 

In November 2019, Lehman was elected as one of eleven members of the AmCham Board of Governors for 2020-2021 and took up the post on January 1, 2020.  Colleagues on the Board include senior executives from both multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises in the fields of banking, bio-pharmaceutical, higher education, and high-tech sectors.

“The Board had terrific options for this year’s chair including Jeff, who has tremendous leadership experience in the domains of education, law, and institutional governance,” said Gibbs.