SOURCE: The US-China Business Council

The US-China Business Council

June 04, 2009 09:05 ET

USCBC Re-Elects Dow Chemical Chairman & CEO Liveris as Chair; Welcomes New Board Members, Officers

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - John Frisbie, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), today announced the re-election of Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, as USCBC's chair for a second one-year term. Frisbie also announced the election of the following new directors:

--  Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Operations and Technology, Dell, Inc.
--  William M. Daley, vice chairman and head of Corporate Responsibility,
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
--  Michael L. Ducker, president, International, FedEx Express
--  David N. Farr, chairman, chief executive officer, and president,
--  Evan G. Greenberg, chairman & chief executive officer, ACE Limited
--  James W. Griffith, president and chief executive officer, The Timken
--  C. Douglas McMillon, president and chief executive officer, Wal-Mart
--  Richard L. Mucci, chairman & CEO, New York Life International

Also re-elected to the USCBC board were current directors William N. Dudley, president and chief operating officer, Bechtel Group, Inc.; William R. Rhodes, senior vice chairman, Citigroup Inc.; and Keith E. Williams, president and chief executive officer, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

In addition to the re-election of Liveris as USCBC chair, Frisbie also announced that the following officers were appointed by the board:

--  As vice chairs, Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer, The
    Coca-Cola Company; and Robert A. McDonald, chief operating officer, The
    Procter & Gamble Company
--  As secretary-treasurer, Keith E. Williams, Underwriters Laboratories
--  As counsel, Andrew Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP.

The full list of directors can be found at

USCBC President Frisbie said, "The addition of eight new board members from a very diverse group of companies, along with the re-election of Andrew Liveris as USCBC chair, brings further strength to USCBC's efforts to forge a fair and balanced trade relationship between the United States and China. The global economic downturn has underscored the importance of expanded and deeper bilateral cooperation to ensure faster economic recovery and a return to job growth for both countries."

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) ( is the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973, the USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to about 220 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.