SOURCE: The US-China Business Council

The US-China Business Council

June 06, 2012 15:00 ET

US-China Business Council Elects The Procter & Gamble Company Chairman, President, and CEO Robert A. McDonald as Chair

Leading US-China Business Advocacy Organization Adds New Officers and Board Members

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the election of Robert A. McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company as USCBC chair as well as the election of other officers and board directors.

"I am pleased to be able to lead the United States' foremost business organization representing our commercial interests with China," McDonald said. "Next year is USCBC's 40th anniversary and the role it plays in expanding the market and reducing barriers for US companies has never been more important."

"The commercial relationship with China presents great opportunities and great challenges for American companies," McDonald continued. "It is a relationship that we need to get right, and I look forward to contributing toward that goal as chair of USCBC."

McDonald oversees a global company with annual revenues of about $83 billion in 2011. Procter & Gamble has operations in about 80 countries, and sells its brands in more than 180 countries around the world. McDonald joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1980 and has extensive experience in the company's Asia businesses, including China. He spent most of the 1990s leading P&G's businesses in the Philippines, Japan and Korea, including responsibility for P&G's Hair Care business in Asia and the P&G Beauty business in Japan.

Procter & Gamble is the largest consumer products company in China, with annual sales of about $6 billion. Procter & Gamble entered the mainland China market in 1988 by establishing its first joint venture -- P&G (Guangzhou) Ltd. Headquartered in Guangzhou, P&G China currently has operations in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Tianjin, Dongguan and Nanping, and a technical center in Beijing. As P&G's second largest market globally, P&G China along with operations in other parts of the world support 20 percent of P&G's US jobs.

USCBC President John Frisbie announced the following elected officers:

Chair, Robert A. McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
Vice Chair, The Honorable William S. Cohen, chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group
Vice Chair, Gregory Q. Brown, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Solutions
Secretary-Treasurer, Thomas J. Lynch, chief executive officer, TE Connectivity and
Counsel, Andrew W. Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP

USCBC also today welcomed three new board members:

Hamid Biglari, vice chairman & head of emerging markets, Citicorp, Citigroup Inc.
Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Maurice R. Greenberg, chairman & chief executive officer, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.

An updated list of USCBC's directors can be found below or https://www.uschina.org/board_of_directors.html.

Frisbie said, "I am delighted with the election of Bob McDonald and the other officers and board members. USCBC continues to enjoy one of the most dynamic boards comprised of America's best business leaders."

McDonald succeeds Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company, as USCBC chair.

"I want to thank Muhtar Kent for his leadership and dedication to USCBC's mission during his two years as chair. Muhtar remains on our board and I look forward to his continued participation in USCBC's important advocacy work to expand American business opportunities in China," Frisbie said.

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of roughly 240 American companies that do business with China. For nearly 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.

Officers

Chair
Robert A. McDonald*
Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer
The Procter & Gamble Company

Vice Chair
The Honorable William S. Cohen*
Chairman and CEO
The Cohen Group

Gregory Q. Brown*
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Motorola Solutions

Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas J. Lynch*
Chief Executive Officer
TE Connectivity

Counsel
Andrew W. Shoyer
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

President
John Frisbie

*Director

Directors
Stephen Angel
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Praxair, Inc.

Hamid Biglari
Vice Chairman & Head of Emerging Markets, Citicorp
Citigroup Inc.

Dan Brutto
President
UPS International

Marc N. Casper
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Paul D. Conway
Senior Vice President
Cargill, Incorporated

Stephen B. Dobbs
Senior Group President
Flour Corporation

Michael J. Dolan
Senior Vice President
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Michael L. Ducker
Chief Operating Officer & President, International
FedEx Express

William N. Dudley
President and Chief Operating Officer
Bechtel Group, Inc.

David N. Farr
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Emerson

Stephen J. Felice
President, Global Consumer, Small & Medium Business
Dell Inc.

The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin
President and Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Franklin Enterprises

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

John J. Haley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Towers Watson

Joseph R. Hinrichs
Group Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and Africa
Ford Motor Company

Roger A. Iger
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company

Muhtar Kent
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Ellen J. Kullman
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
DuPont Company

Richard P. Lavin
Group President, Executive Office Member
Caterpillar, Inc.

Andrew N. Liveris
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Dow Chemical Company

Harold McGraw, III
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Doug McMillon
President and Chief Executive Officer
Walmart International

W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company

Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo

John G. Rice
Vice Chairman
GE

Mark C. Rohr
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Celanese

Jes Staley
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan

Patricia A. Woertz
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Archer Daniels Midland

Jesse J. Wu
Worldwide Chairman, Group of Consumer Companies
Johnson & Johnson

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