The U.S. Chamber of Commerce made two leadership announcements for its International Affairs Division. Charles Freeman has been hired as Senior Vice President for Asia, and Neil Herrington has been promoted to Senior Vice President for the Americas.

“This is a critical time for the business community to be engaged in international trade and investment policy. We are excited to welcome Charles to our team and for Neil to take on a greater leadership role,” said Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber. “We constantly endeavour to involve the brightest minds and the smartest voices in the work we do on behalf of US businesses, and I have the utmost confidence that Charles, Neil, and the teams they lead will continue to make great contributions to the important work taking place in the regions they oversee.”

Freeman joins the Chamber from Bower Group Asia, where he was Managing Director for China. He has been helping companies navigate complex Asia-Pacific markets for 25 years, including service in government and experience in business, law, and academia prior to his consulting work. He served as Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs and as PepsiCo’s Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Affairs. Freeman earned his doctor of law degree from Boston University’s School of Law and bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from Tufts University. He did post-graduate work at Fudan University in Shanghai and studied Mandarin Chinese at the Taipei Language Institute.

“Charles’s extensive background in this major global market is a welcome addition to our top-flight Asia team, and his leadership will be a tremendous asset to our efforts in the months and years ahead,” said Brilliant.

Source: USCC

Image: Bower Group Asia