Singapore AmCham gets new chairman

SINGAPORE - Mr Dwight Hutchins has been elected the chairman of Singapore's American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), it was announced on Tuesday (May 10).

Mr Hutchins succeeds Mr James Andrade who stepped down after two years.

As chairman, Mr Hutchins will lead the AmCham Board and be responsible for the chamber's strategic oversight, policy directions and governance, the chamber said in a release on Tuesday.

 Mr Hutchins has been active in AmCham since his arrival in Singapore in 2013 and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2014.

In a statement, Mr Hutchins said AmCham members have a commitment towards adapting and innovating their partnership with Singapore, which plays an increasingly important part in the global economy, on shared interests and values.

The United States Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar said AmCham was in great hands. "Dwight has been an invaluable resource in helping us ensure that American companies succeed in Singapore. His nearly two decades of helping shape public policy and experience working on multiple continents will help the most effective chamber in Singapore achieve even greater success."

Prior to his move to Asia, Mr Hutchins was Global Managing Director of Accenture's Health and Public Service Strategy practice, and he also consulted banking and manufacturing clients during his time with McKinsey & Co. and Bain.