Paul D. Wolfowitz
Chairman of the Board
Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President
Lotta Danielsson
Vice President
Zack Kessler
Staff Assistant
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Paul D. Wolfowitz
Chairman

Background
2008 - Present     Chairman, US-Taiwan Business Council
2007 - Present Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
2005-2007 President, World Bank Group
2001-2005 Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense
1994-2001 Dean/Professor of International Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1989-1993 Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
1986-1989 Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Department of State
1982-1986 Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
1981-1982 Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
1980-1981 Visiting Professor, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
1977-1980 Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
1973-1977 Special Assistant, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
1970-1973 Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University

Education
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago
B.A., Mathematics, Cornell University


Rupert Hammond-Chambers, Fall 2005
Rupert J. Hammond-Chambers
President

Mr. Hammond-Chambers was born and raised in Scotland before emigrating to the United States in 1987, and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Denison University. As a new graduate in 1991, he worked for Advanced Telecommunication Corporation (ATC), managing a variety of clients with business interests in the Caribbean and Latin America.

In April 1993, he joined The Center for Security Policy, a defense and foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C., as the Associate for Development. The Center accomplishes its goals by stimulating and informing national and international policy debates, particularly those involving regional, defense, economic, financial, and technology developments that bear upon the security of the United States.

Mr. Hammond-Chambers began working for the US-Taiwan Business Council in October 1994. In March of 1998, he was promoted to Vice President of the Council with additional responsibilities for office management, oversight of the staff, financial bookkeeping and a clear mandate to build out the Councilís member/client base.

Mr. Hammond-Chambers was elected President of the Council in November 2000. As the trade relationship between the United States, Taiwan and China continues to evolve, he has worked to develop the Council's role as a strategic partner to its members, with the continuing goal of positioning the Council as a leader in empowering American companies in Asia through value and excellence.

Mr. Hammond-Chambers is also the Managing Director, Taiwan for BowerGroupAsia. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Redwood Partners International, The Sabatier Group and the Pacific Star Fund, is a Trustee of Fettes College and is a member of both the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Background
1994 - Present     US-Taiwan Business Council
2012 - Present BowerGroupAsia
1993 Center for Security Policy
1991 Advanced Telecommunications Corporation

Education
1991 Bachelor of Arts in History & Religion from Denison University, Ohio
1986 Fettes College, Scotland

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Lotta Danielsson
Vice President

Lotta was promoted to Vice President in January of 2003 from the position of Director of Corporate Affairs, which she had held since joining the Council in 2000. As Vice President, Lotta retains all of the duties she performed as Director of Corporate Affairs, but will be increasingly responsible for building out the Council's member/client base and for the future growth of the organization.

Lotta’s responsibilities include membership retention and development, research to identify the needs of US corporations conducting business in Taiwan, and research on current Taiwan policy issues. Lotta oversees all member products and services, including e-bulletins and quarterly reports, and manages the development of new value-added membership services. In addition, she supervises special member requests, press releases and press contacts, website development and management, and acts as the Council editor.

As a student in the three-year MIBS Chinese Track at the University of South Carolina, Lotta spent 19 months studying Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan and in Beijing, China. She also worked as a consultant and marketer for the Beijing Sun-King Paper Company, where she worked with the management team to develop new marketing and administrative strategies and to launch a new brand into the Beijing market. Prior to joining the MIBS program, she worked as Department Director at New South Associates in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Lotta has lived, studied, and worked in Asia, Europe, and North America, is a native level speaker of Swedish and English, and has a high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

Background
2000 - present     US-Taiwan Business Council
1999 Beijing Sun-King Paper Company, Ltd.
1993-1997 New South Associates, Inc.

Education
2000 MBA/Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, Chinese Track
1993 Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University, Magna Cum Laude

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Zack Kessler
Staff Assistant

Zack joined the US-Taiwan Business Council as a staff assistant in June of 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, graduating with honors and distinction in 2013 after completing his bachelorís degree with concentrations in Asian Studies and political science. He first became interested in Taiwan during the summer of 2010, when he received the Taiwan-US Alliance scholarship and studied Mandarin Chinese at the National Pingtung University of Education in Pingtung, Taiwan. In 2012, he participated in the Michigan in Washington program and interned with the Council for the winter semester.

Zack provides support to Council staff and acts as the special assistant to the president. He assists in vendor relations, and is the initial point of contact for all incoming Council correspondence and phone calls. His additional responsibilities range from event planning to research for and distribution of reports and information products.

Background
2013 - present US-Taiwan Business Council

Education
2013 Bachelor of Literature Science and Arts from the University of Michigan

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