Ford Motor Company’s Mark Fields Elected Vice Chair of the US-China Business Council

Mary Barra of General Motors Co. joins USCBC board

WASHINGTON - December 4, 2014 - The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the election of Ford Motor Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields as USCBC vice chair as well as the addition of General Motors Company Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra to the board.

“The US-China Business Council is the leading business organization helping American companies gain market access and reach new customers for American goods and services in China," USCBC President John Frisbie said. “China continues to deliver important growth for our membership and is a strategic and commercial priority for many American companies."

“With China now a $350 billion market for American companies, it is important for USCBC to have a strong board of American business leaders focused on expanding the US-China commercial relationship to its full potential,” Frisbie said. “USCBC’s membership is focused on market access, reducing investment barriers, and increasing IP protection, all in an effort to ensure American companies can compete on a level playing field in China.”

“A top priority for USCBC is the passage of a US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). USCBC’s leadership believes a US-China BIT can transform the commercial relationship for the better. A high-standard BIT with a minimal negative list will pick up the unfinished business of China’s WTO entry and open more markets to American companies.”

“USCBC officers and board members look forward to working with senior government officials in the United States and China to eliminate market barriers and foster new commercial opportunities for both nations.”

USCBC’s 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

Vice chair, Mark Fields, chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company

Secretary-treasurer, Keith E. Williams, president and chief executive officer and trustee, UL LLC

Counsel, Andrew W. Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP

A complete list of USCBC directors is provided below.

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.


December 2014-June 2015
Ellen Kullman*
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Vice Chairs
Robert A. Iger*
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
Paul D. Conway*
Vice Chairman 
Cargill, Incorporated
Mark Fields *
Chief Executive Officer
Ford Motor Company
Keith E. Williams*
President and CEO
Andrew W. Shoyer
Sidley Austin LLP
John Frisbie
The US-China Business Council
Stephen F. Angel
Chairman, President and CEO
Praxair, Inc.
Mary T. Barra
Chief Executive Officer
General Motors Company
Mark T. Bertolini
Chairman, CEO and President
Stephen Bird 
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
Gregory H. Boyce
Chairman and CEO
Peabody Energy
Marc N. Casper 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Honorable William S. Cohen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Cohen Group
Michael L. Ducker 
Chief Operating Officer & President, International 
FedEx Express 
William N. Dudley 
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 
Evan G. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO
ACE Group 
Maurice R. Greenberg 
Chairman & CEO 
C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. 
Marius A. Haas
Chief Commercial Officer and President, Enterprise Solutions
Dell Inc.
John J. Haley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Towers Watson
Klaus Kleinfeld
Chairman and CEO
Roberta Lipson
Chief Executive Officer
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
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 and Chief Executive Officer
Mark C. Rohr
Chairman and CEO
David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Carlyle Group
Mark Schwartz
Vice Chairman, and Chairman of Asia Pacific
Goldman Sachs
Jesse J. Wu
Johnson & Johnson China
Ray G. Young
Chief Financial Officer
Archer Daniels Midland Company