In Memoriam

It is with deep regret that USCIB marks the untimely passing of two former USCIB Trustees, Jim Schiro and John Akers, leaders of successful international businesses.

Jim Schiro, 68, was chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Zurich Financial Services, and a lead director at Goldman Sachs. While at PwC, Schiro served as a USCIB Trustee and as a member of USCIB’s board of directors. He also oversaw USCIB finances as treasurer and chairman of the Finance and Oversight Committee. Peter Robinson, USCIB president and CEO, noted: “We greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with Jim—a good-natured, smart leader who kept us on our toes in a supportive way.”

John F. Akers, 79, became IBM’s sixth chief executive in 1985 and chairman a year later. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Akers was the 1989 recipient of USCIB’s annual International Leadership Award.  Robinson recalled that “Even at a challenging time of change for the computing industry, John was one of those senior business executives who dedicated themselves on behalf of American and global business to extracurricular service in championing open trade and investment policies.”

They will be missed, and our thoughts are with their families.

Staff Contact:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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