Nicholas de Boursac
American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
T: +65 6235-0077
Douglas Miller, Chairman (Vice President, Boeing International)
To promote the interests of AmCham members in Singapore and the region by providing advocacy, business information and networking opportunities.
In 1917, a small group of businessmen in Singapore formed the American Association, which served the interests of American business well over the subsequent 50 years, including two world wars, until the late 1960s.
By the late 1960s, U.S. investments in Singapore had grown substantially. Oil exploration and refinery companies, heavy industrial manufacturers and financial institutions made up the majority of American businesses in Singapore. As a result of the growth, it was determined that a separate organization was needed to serve the interests of American business.
In December 1973, the American Business Council was registered as a trade society and employer’s group. By the end of 1974, membership had increased to 226 members, and ABC had joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The American Business Council of Pakistan (ABC) was formed in 1984, and represents the largest group of single country investors in Pakistan. ABC has 60 members, most of whom are Fortune 500 companies, with revenues of about US$ 2.5 billion and an investment of almost US$ 1.5 billion, employ over 25,000 employees directly that support 125,000 dependents, and indirectly employ well over 500,000 people with agents, distributors, etc.