USCIB Member and Staff News: New ICC Chairman Welcomed in New York

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Victor Fung, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and Chairman/CEO of Hong Kong’s Li & Fung Group, was greeted warmly by USCIB members during a visit to New York City in early October.  Top left: Meeting with USCIB’s board to discuss the world business organization’s efforts to promote business views worldwide.  Top right: Mr. Fung spoke on Asia’s perspective on the multilateral trading system before members of USCIB, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Committee of 100, an organization of Chinese-American leaders.  Bottom: Mr. Fung, third from right, held a working breakfast with (L-R) USCIB Senior Vice President Timothy Deal, USCIB Chairman William J. Parrett, Eastman Kodak CEO Antonio M. Perez, McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw and USCIB President Peter M. Robinson.  ICC plans a series of worldwide events to mark its 90th anniversary next year, and part of Mr. Fung’s visit centered on laying the groundwork for U.S. events to mark the occasion.

Other News:

Thanks and congratulations to Edward Regan, former chair of USCIB’s Information Policy Committee, who retired recently from J.P. Morgan Chase & Company following a 35-year career with the company. “Our organization is stronger for your support and leadership, and so are those of us who have had the personal privilege and pleasure of working with you over the years,” USCIB President Peter M. Robinson wrote Mr. Regan..… Ronnie Goldberg, Executive Vice President for Policy, has taken on a key role with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD.  In August she was elected vice chair of the BIAC Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Committee.  BIAC Secretary General Tadahiro Asami wrote Ms. Goldberg that “we are pleased to be able to count on your experience and leadership in guiding this essential policy group.”

New USCIB Members – We warmly welcome the Financial Services Roundtable to USCIB.  To learn how USCIB membership can benefit your company, contact Alison Hoiem at 202-682-1291 or

USCIB Staff Appointments –Several new additions to USCIB’s ATA Carnet Export Service: Ashlee Temple as Administrative Assistant, Rohan Nanton as Issuing Representative and Christopher Frassetto as Foreign Claims Examiner. … Jessica Berti adds the position of Executive Assistant, Office of the President to her existing responsibilities as Program Assistant, while Alison Hoiem has joined USCIB as Membership Assistant.  Both positions were previously held by Kate Stout, who is now pursuing her master’s degree at Cornell University. … Erin Breitenbucher has joined USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office as Program Assistant.  Now filling that same role in New York is Justine Bareford, succeeding Debbie Siu, who is also off to graduate school, in this case George Washington University.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration has hired two new Deputy Directors for Arbitration and ADR, Suzanne Ulicny and Victoria Shannon, working out of USCIB’s New York headquarters.  Ms. Ulicny holds a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and she most recently served as a corporate associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.  Ms. Shannon holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and previously worked as an associate with the San Francisco office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP.  Both succeed Nancy Thevenin.

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Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
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