DuPont’s Ellen Kullman Reelected Chair of Leading American Business Association Focused on US-China Commercial Relations

US-China Business Council adds new officers and board members from Praxair, Cohen Group, Dell, Towers Watson, UL, MeadWestvaco, Goldman Sachs, and Archer Daniels Midland

WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2014 - The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the reelection of DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman as USCBC chair as well as the election of other officers and board directors.
 
"For more than four decades the US-China Business Council has been the leading business organization helping American companies gain market access to China and reach new Chinese customers for American goods and services," Kullman said. "I am privileged to continue to lead this organization. Every day in both countries USCBC works to strengthen the economic relationship between the United States and China. USCBC works with senior leaders from both nations to eliminate market barriers and build new commercial opportunities."
 
USCBC President John Frisbie announced the following elected officers:
 
Chair, Ellen Kullman, chair and chief executive officer, DuPont
Vice chair, Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company
Vice chair, Paul D. Conway, vice chairman, Cargill, Incorporated
Secretary-treasurer, Keith E. Williams, president and chief executive officer and trustee, UL LLC
Counsel, Andrew W. Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP
 
The USCBC also welcomed eight new board members:
 
Stephen F. Angel, chairman, president, and CEO, Praxair, Inc.
The Honorable William Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer, The Cohen Group
Marius A. Haas, chief commercial officer and president, enterprise solutions, Dell Inc.
John Haley, chairman and chief executive officer, Towers Watson
John A. Luke, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, MeadWestvaco Corporation
Mark Schwartz, vice chairman and chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific
Keith E. Williams, president and chief executive officer and trustee, UL LLC
Ray G. Young, SVP and chief financial officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company
 
A complete list of USCBC directors is provided below.
 
"I am delighted with the reelection of Ellen Kullman and the other officers and board members selected by the membership,” USCBC President John Frisbie said. “USCBC is fortunate to have a board comprised of many of America’s best business leaders. With China representing a $300 billion market for American companies, it is important to have such a strong group of American business leaders focused on expanding the US-China commercial relationship.  With the US-China commercial relationship growing more complex and more important daily, having USCBC led by serious and well-rounded leadership is essential for future economic growth between the United States and China.”
 
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of roughly 220 American companies that do business with China. For over four decades, USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its membership. Through its offices in Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members' interests in the United States and China.
 
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Officers
June 2014-June 2015
 
Chair
Ellen Kullman*
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
DuPont 
 
Vice Chairs
Robert A. Iger*
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
 
Paul D. Conway*
Vice Chairman 
Cargill, Incorporated
 
Secretary-Treasurer
Keith E. Williams*
President and Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
UL LLC
 
Counsel
Andrew W. Shoyer
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
 
President
John Frisbie
President
The US-China Business Council
 
*Directors
 
Directors
 
Stephen F. Angel
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Praxair, Inc.
 
Mark T. Bertolini
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Aetna
 
Stephen Bird 
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Citi 
 
Gregory H. Boyce
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peabody Energy
 
Marc N. Casper 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Thermo Fisher Scientific
 
The Honorable William Cohen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Cohen Group
 
Michael L. Ducker 
Chief Operating Officer and President, International 
FedEx Express 
 
William N. Dudley 
President & Chief Executive Officer 
Bechtel Group, Inc. 
 
Mary Callahan Erdoes
Chief Executive Officer 
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
 
David N. Farr
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Emerson
 
Mark Fields
Chief Operating Officer
Ford Motor Company
 
Evan G. Greenberg
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 
ACE Limited 
 
Maurice R. Greenberg 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 
C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. 
 
James W. Griffith
President and Chief Executive Officer 
The Timken Company 
 
Marius A. Haas
Chief Commercial Officer and President, Enterprise Solutions
Dell Inc.
 
John Haley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Towers Watson
 
Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Alcoa
 
Roberta Lipson
Chief Executive Officer and President
Chindex International, Inc. 
 
John A. Luke, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MeadWestvaco Corporation
 
Harold McGraw, III
Chairman of the Board
McGraw Hill Financial
 
Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo
 
Frits van Paasschen 
Chief Executive Officer and President 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
 
Edward J. Rapp
Group President and Executive Office Member
Caterpillar Inc.
 
Ian C. Read
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Pfizer
 
Mark C. Rohr
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Celanese
 
David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
The Carlyle Group
 
Mark Schwartz
Vice Chairman and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific
 
Jesse J. Wu
Chairman
Johnson & Johnson China
 
Ray G. Young
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Archer Daniels Midland Company