Dean/Professor of International Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Visiting Professor, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
Special Assistant, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), Arms Control & Disarmament Agency
Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago
B.A., Mathematics, Cornell University
Rupert J. Hammond-Chambers
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.
He 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 Bower Group Asia - a strategic consultancy focused on designing winning strategies for companies. He is also responsible for Bower Group Asiaís defense and security practice.
He sits on the Board of the Project2049 Institute, and on the Advisory Boards of Redwood Partners International, The Sabatier Group, and the Pacific Star Fund. He is a Trustee of Fettes College and is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He has two daughters.
1994 - Present
US-Taiwan Business Council
2012 - Present
Center for Security Policy
Advanced Telecommunications Corporation
Bachelor of Arts in History & Religion from Denison University, Ohio
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 is responsible for day-to-day operations, for building out the Council's member/client base, and for working with the President on the future growth of the organization.
Lottas responsibilities include membership retention and development, research to identify the needs of U.S. 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. She also oversees all events and conferences, including managing the annual US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference. In addition, she supervises responses to special member requests, press releases and press contacts, website development and management, and acts as the Council editor, IT director, and financial director.
As a student in the three-year International MBA program (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 masters degree 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 some proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.
2000 - present
US-Taiwan Business Council
Beijing Sun-King Paper Company, Ltd.
New South Associates, Inc.
International MBA/Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, Chinese Track
Bachelors degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University, Magna Cum Laude
Zack joined the US-Taiwan Business Council as a staff assistant in June of 2013, and was promoted to Associate in October 2014. 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 acts as the special assistant to the President. He is the initial point of contact for the Council, and manages the organization's database and records. In addition, he works to coordinate activities in support of servicing the Council's membership - including in events & programming and research for and distribution of reports and information products. Zack plays an integral role in all other Council activities in support of our members.
2013 - present
US-Taiwan Business Council
Bachelor of Literature Science and Arts from the University of Michigan