The GRA Committee kicked off the 2015 schedule with a unique panel discussion on Best Practices for Government Affairs in Singapore. The panel was comprised of Aubeck Kam, a top-level Singapore government official, John Galligan, a corporate affairs leader in a multinational corporation, and Steven Liew, a seasoned government affairs consultant, who shared their views from across the government affairs industry in Singapore.


Singapore is strategically located in the center of a region of rapidly emerging economies where public policy issues and opportunities abound. Government affairs professionals based in Singapore have typically used the country as an important base to manage their company’s public policy and government engagements in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. With its strong and transparent government and civil service, Singapore is viewed as a country with a business-friendly operating environment, and rarely as a country where government affairs professionals need to fight fires or crises. This presents an opportunity and a challenge for the industry.

We will regularly update the blog after interesting meetings and share upcoming events and interesting information related to government and regional affairs. We hope the information benefits you and we welcome your feedback on the new look.


Stay tuned and look out for our next blog post!


Peter L. Allen

Peter L. Allen

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Ann Lavin

Ann Lavin

Google Asia Pacific

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The Committee assists members with identifying and responding to economic and commercial matters taking place in Singapore, the region, and in the U.S. Members maintain contact with Singapore and U.S. Governments on matters of mutual concern and conduct programs based on member interests, including region-wide and country-specific information programs. It also serves as the focal point for developing AmCham positions on regional issues.
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