Roundtable Discussion with Keith Webster, President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)

Keith Webster, President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), and Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - VISA Boardroom

Date : October 19, 2018

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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Hosted by the Aerospace & Defense Committee

Keith is the President of the Defense and Aerospace Export Council at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington. He has a distinguished background at the Department of Defense and now leads the US Chamber’s new program to enhance U.S. government support for exports from American defense and aerospace firms. Keith will be in Singapore at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence, where he will be conferred the Singapore Defence Fellowship on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. He will also be giving a lecture to MINDEF and DSTA staff, and be hosted to several meetings and events. Despite his busy schedule, he has agreed to engage members of AmCham's Aerospace and Defense Committee in a brief roundtable discussion.

About the Speaker

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Keith Webster
President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Keith Webster is president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC). He is responsible for guiding the development of the Defense and Aerospace Export Council to strengthen U.S. defense and aerospace exports. Webster leads the Chamber’s efforts to increase advocacy and analytic work on behalf of council members; promote DAEC to government entities, Congress, and the broader business community; and work cross-divisionally with various councils of the Chamber’s International Affair’s Division to engage foreign and U.S. government officials to advance the council’s agenda.

Before joining the Chamber, Webster served the Department of Defense with distinction. He was director of International Cooperation from 2012 to 2017 and has years of expertise in foreign sales of military equipment and services, international agreements, and technology security foreign disclosure processes.

Webster brings to the Chamber 30 years of experience leading international policy formulation and implementation. He was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2017, the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 2015, and Knighted in 2012 by the Ambassador of France to the United States. He received his M.A. in international relations from Catholic University in 2001 and his B.S. in business finance from Towson State University in 1984.

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