Rupert J. Hammond-Chambers
President of the US-Taiwan Business Council
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 Council’s 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.
Mr. Hammond-Chambers is also a Managing Director at Bower Group Asia – a strategic consultancy focused on designing winning strategies for its client companies in Asia.
He sits on the Board of the Project2049 Institute. He is a Trustee of Fettes College and is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He has two daughters.
1986 Fettes College, Scotland
1991 Bachelor of Arts in History & Religion from Denison University, Ohio
1992 Advanced Telecommunications Corporation
1993 Center for Security Policy
1994-present US-Taiwan Business Council
2012-present Bower Group Asia
- 23 March, 2021
- 09:10 - 10:55