Calm, composed, and methodical, Loretta Fong displays the personality traits of the typical successful accountant. But Fong, a partner at PWC who was selected as 2021’s Leading Woman on Boards by AmCham’s Women of Influence (WOI) committee, has a passion for volunteering that defies stereotypes.
After earning her PhD in chemical engineering from MIT in 2005, Ying Chau had looked for job opportunities in global health and even applied to help build a charter school in the US. But recruiters couldn’t see the connection between those fields and her academic training….
Sharlene Jacquier isn’t a physiotherapist, trainer, or allied health provider. She’s not even the sporty one in her family. Yet she is the director and co-founder of leading Hong Kong health and wellness clinic Joint Dynamics, and AmCham Women of Influence (WOI) committee’s pick for 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year.
The survey captures both sectoral and wide ranging views on the outlook for business in Hong Kong. It also focuses on what our membership believes Hong Kong needs to do in order to maintain its competitive edge after two years of battling the COVID-19 pandemic and other developments.
What is the best way to get men on board with gender equality?
“Not talking about gender equality, remarkably,” says Adrian Warr, the co-founder of Male Allies Hong Kong and AmCham’s 2021 Champion for the Advancement of Women.
During 2020, nine China-headquartered companies listed in the US used a secondary listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) to raise funds for regional growth. However, other multinational corporations with head offices in the West seem to be overlooking the potential gains on offer from generating capital via this route.
As women earn, inherit, and control more money and assets than ever before, they are emerging as the new face of wealth, on track to control approximately US$30 trillion of assets by 2030 in the US alone.
While COVID-19 is still with us, companies are adapting new strategies of doing business under the new normal; AmCham and Facebook will co-launch a series of thought leadership workshops and events in providing food for thoughts for all to plan for the future.
Sustainability is not just a buzzword! Brands have come under increasing pressure – from consumers, regulators and investors – to prove the origin of their products and attest to the credentials of their supply chain partners.
Hong Kong – August 24, 2021 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“AmCham”) is pleased to award renowned Hong Kong architect firms EDGE and Architecture Commons to design its new office and Community Hub. The new design will uniquely embody the Chamber’s brand …
AmCham is well aware of an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment and its risks; particularly those which have evolved in recent years. The environment is more complex and challenging. We are here to support our members to navigate those challenges and risks while also capturing the opportunities of doing business in this region.
AmCham has taken office space at TEC’s Two Chinachem Central CentrePartnership offers benefits to AmCham members through events and access to TEC products July 14, 2021 – Hong Kong – The Executive Centre (“TEC”), the leading premium flexible workspace provider …
Hong Kong’s economy, like its skyline, may appear to be dominated by big names and multinational corporations. But its small businesses are vital, not just to the health of the local economy, but to Hong Kong’s continued status as a world-class business city.
By Lelia Lim, Managing Partner, Asia Pacific, Lim-Loges & Masters We operate in a world where digital transformation is changing the competitive landscape at warped speed. To survive and thrive in this ever-evolving business environment, companies need to build and …
The international business community has undergone an unsettling weekend with children from several schools under threat of being sent to mandatory government quarantine facilities after mandatory testing due to COVID outbreaks.
AmCham’s new Chairman Jessica Bartlett delivered her inaugural remarks today highlighting the Chamber’s priorities for 2021 and underscoring American and multinational businesses’ presence in shaping the future of Hong Kong and the Asia region.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong released its 2021 Business Outlook Survey today. The aim of this AmCham “temperature checking” survey is to garner a holistic view across many business sectors, and to focus on what Hong Kong needs to do to maintain its edge and renew confidence.
For Hong Kong, the recovery path will be shaped by SMEs – the backbone of the city’s economy, representing 98 percent of Hong Kong businesses and 45 percent of the workforce. The compact, flexible structure of SMEs gives them the edge….
We are also committed to staying in Hong Kong as we look to the future. Our plan now is to increase our digital capabilities while maintaining a physical presence with a boardroom and hub for physical activities in our office at the Bank of America Tower.
Following the introduction of a Hong Kong National Security law by Beijing authorities, the US government has reacted strongly by passing the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and issuing Executive Order 13936. To gauge how these developments have impacted business, AmCham …
July 17, 2020 – HONG KONG – The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“AmCham”) has supported open and constructive dialogue between the United States and the HKSAR for more than fifty years. The Chamber remains committed to the mission …
Hong Kong has been hit by a double-whammy in the past week, with China announcing a proposed national security law, while President Trump said he would begin the process of revoking the US-HK special economic status.