AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to the November Monthly Member Briefing, featuring the discussion "Compliance as a Differentiator" on Tuesday, November 3, at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai. The discussion is brought to you by the Chamber's newly-formed Ethics & Compliance Committee, with opening remarks from Committee Chair Dr. Tim Klatte on 2020's evolving compliance landscape. The panel will be an opportunity to learn practical insights from senior compliance experts on how to manage a focused compliance program in China.

Following the panel, members will be able to meet with candidates for the 2021 AmCham Shanghai Board of Governors. Meet the candidates and cast an informed vote!

AmCham Shanghai's members-only Monthly Briefing is an exclusive opportunity to hear from top government officials and issue-area experts on current events and the latest political-economic trends impacting business in China. Admission to this event is complimentary. All members are required to wear a current Membership Card during the event for identification purposes. We are unable to accommodate non-member guests at this briefing.

Introducing Candidates for the 2021 Board of Governors

The Chamber's Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) is pleased to announce the list of candidates approved to run for election to the 2021 AmCham Shanghai Board of Governors. There will be five vacant positions on the Board and the NEC has approved a slate of ten candidates. Governors serve a two-year term and are limited to two consecutive terms.

Voting for the 2021 Board of Governors begins Monday, November 9, and the results will be announced at our annual general meeting on Wednesday, November 25.

Candidates Running for Governor:

  • Robert Abbanat, CEO, GloCoach

  • Tony Acciarito, President, Thermo Fisher Scientific China

  • Allison Cui, Vice President, General Manager, Milliken Floor Covering Business, Asia

  • Norman Gu, General Manager, Hormel Foods Greater China

  • Cameron Johnson, Partner, TidalWave

  • Kent D. Kedl, CEO, Control Risks Greater China

  • Han Lin, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Shanghai Branch

  • Jean Liu, Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, EF China

  • Tom Ward, Founder, PIM China

  • Bryce Whitwam, Chief Executive Officer, MRM//McCannChina


5:30 PM - 6 PM
Check-In & Networking
6 PM - 6:45 PM
Panel Discussion
6:45 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet the BOG Candidates
7:30 PM - 8 PM
Cocktail Reception


  • Dr. Tim Klatte (Head of Shanghai Forensic Advisory Services at Grant Thornton LLP)

    Dr. Tim Klatte

    Head of Shanghai Forensic Advisory Services at Grant Thornton LLP

    Dr. Tim Klatte is a Partner and Head of Grant Thornton’s Shanghai Forensic Advisory Services practice. He holds 25 years of China-related experience in business & competitive intelligence, due diligence investigations, and China macro/micro economic forces that shape boardroom decisions. He has conducted more than 450 Due Diligence projects across multiple industries and in all regions of China, and his clients include SMEs and Global Fortune 500 firms operating in China.

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  • Boon Kim Fam (Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance and Privacy, Asia Pacific at PVH Corp)

    Boon Kim Fam

    Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance and Privacy, Asia Pacific at PVH Corp

    Boon Kim Fam (Kim) is currently the Senior Legal Counsel, Compliance, Asia Pacific for PVH Corp, the parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. She has over 17 years’ legal and compliance experience in Europe and Asia, gained in US law firms, the US and China-listed companies, as well as both the UK and Malaysian central government. Kim has the cultural sensitivity, technical expertise, and sound international outlook to seamlessly translate a Global Compliance program to effectively obtain buy-in from senior leaders and key business partners. Kim is passionate about business-driven compliance, and constantly identifies opportunities to inspire senior leaders to become Ethical champions. Kim was shortlisted for the category of Compliance Officer of the Year, Women in Compliance Awards 2020, a prestigious global award organized by C5 Communications Ltd, London to celebrate and honor women in Compliance.

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  • Art Dicker (Director of R&P China Lawyers)

    Art Dicker

    Director of R&P China Lawyers

    Art is a Director at R&P with over 13 years’ experience in China. Art began his legal career at the New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel working on private equity deals. He has since been located in China since 2007 when he moved to the Beijing office of Morrison & Foerster, an international law firm with headquarters in San Francisco, to work predominantly on China and US venture capital financings and cross- border M&A. He has also advised many US technology, manufacturing, and consumer companies on structuring their investments and operations in China.
    In 2011, Art joined Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS) to lead its Asia Pacific legal department. He was co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee in Shanghai. He is a frequent speaker in English and Chinese on cross-border investing at top tier Chinese universities and industry conferences, and has been an active angel investor and mentor at Chinaccelerator for many years.
    Art got his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his JD from George Washington University, and his MBA from the University of Southern California (USC). He is fluent in written and spoken Chinese.

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  • Joanne Wood (Founder, Chairman of Capital Eight)

    Joanne Wood

    Founder, Chairman of Capital Eight

    Joanne has over 15 years of M&A practice with UBS, Jardine Fleming and GE Capital. In the 1990s she achieved international ranking as a leading Asia-emerging markets financial advisor. At Jardine Fleming, Joanne was a member of the first dedicated team of M&A professionals in Asia. She lists many Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and Sino 400 entities amongst her previous clients and is also fluent in Mandarin.

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