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The Board provides strategic guidance to the Association and maintains continuity of policy for, and overall quality of actions. The Board is responsible for initiating studies of long-term needs. The Board agrees on appropriate resources and structure and oversees overall administrative management of the Association.

AmCham EU governance involves three management groups: the Policy Group, the Operations Group and the Communications & Marketing Group. Each is directly responsible to the Board.

The Policy Group is responsible for the overall coordination of the AmCham EU activities organised in pursuit of members’ policy objectives.

The Operations Group manages the financial and other resources of the organisation to meet agreed objectives and to satisfy members’ needs.

The Communications & Marketing Group holds the lead responsibility for the AmCham EU integrated communications plan, including promotion, publications, electronic and online communications and press activity. It is responsible for certain major events.


Management and Committee structure


Board members

  • Karl Cox (Oracle)
  • Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte (Crowell & Moring LLP)
    Vice-Chair (Lawyer/Consultant)
  • Karim Lesina (AT&T)
    Vice-Chair (Corporate)
  • Liam Benham (IBM)
    Chair, Policy Group
  • Melanie Faithfull Kent (Hill + Knowlton)
    Chair, Communications & Marketing Group
  • Patrick Xhonneux (SAS)
    Chair, Operations Group
  • Louise Harvey (FTI Consulting)
    Member-at-Large (Lawyer/Consultant)
  • Zeger Vercouteren (Johnson & Johnson)
    Member-at-Large (corporate)
  • Susan Danger
    CEO, AmCham EU