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http://www.amcham.org.hk/ Mar 10, 2021 ( 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM / GMT+8) Choose to Challenge: Women Leaders in International Trade Webinar Trade & Investment Committee Women of Influence Committee Details
Trade is a hot topic everywhere these days, with trade wars, sanctions, protectionism, and digital trade issues keeping trade lawyers and policy professionals busy. One positive trend in international trade is the emergence of more women in leadership roles in global trade who are driving innovative responses to global trade disruptions. The AmChamHK TIC invites three distinguished women in trade for a digital panel to discuss their current roles, career paths in international trade, and lessons learned for other women considering a career in international trade and policy.
Remarks: Webinar login details will be included in your registration confirmation. If you are new to Zoom, here are instructions on how to download the software and join a meeting. Please familiarize yourself with the platform beforehand. Please log in (your registered email) at 8:45am, 15 minutes in advance of the session start time. This will allow time to troubleshoot any technical issues and start promptly at 9:00am Please use the same name you registered with AmCham as your Zoom account. Please type in your questions in the "Chat" button at the bottom screen, the moderator will be selecting questions during the Q&A sessions. If you are using the mobile app, please click "Participants" then "Chat." Speakers Tatman Savio Partner/Registered Foreign Lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Lisa Schroeter Global Director, Trade and Investment Policy of Dow Chemical Eva Valle Lagares Head of Trade at EU delegation to China Penelope Naas President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS Jessica Bartlett (Moderator) Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays Tatman Savio Partner/Registered Foreign Lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Tatman Savio leads Akin Gump’s international trade practice in Asia. In this role, she brings to client engagements substantial experience in the laws, regulations, policies and international arrangements surrounding U.S. export controls, sanctions programs, foreign investment laws, and anticorruption laws.
Tatman is one of very few U.S. lawyers based in Asia who advises clients on the full scope of U.S. law and policy affecting international trade and business related to their international operations. She has been based in Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office for over five years. Prior to that, she was in the firm’s Washington, DC office for nine years. On a day to day basis, Tatman works with companies to develop and implement international trade compliance programs and manage internal investigations and related enforcement issues. She also works with companies to navigate the extraterritorial impact of U.S. laws in Asia and issues related to the U.S.-China trade war. In addition, Tatman assists clients with cross-border transactions by conducting due diligence and developing strategies to mitigate international trade compliance liabilities. Tatman is currently a member of Board of Governors, the Board Liaison of Trade and Investment Committee and a committee member of Women of Influence of AmCham in Hong Kong. Lisa Schroeter Global Director, Trade and Investment Policy of Dow Chemical
Lisa Schroeter is the Global Director of Trade and Investment Policy for Dow. As part of the corporate Global Government Affairs team, Lisa’s responsibilities focus on trade policy and regulations, trade negotiations, and investment issues that foster growth in Dow’s global businesses through identification of policies facilitating market access and reducing global distribution costs.
Her role has direct responsibility for developing the company’s global trade strategy, driving impact assessments and response to emerging trade issues and facilitating government affairs strategies aligned with Dow’s investment priorities. Lisa manages the company’s outreach to key trade-related entities in the US Administration, Washington DC embassy community and across key governments. Before joining Dow, Lisa was the Executive Director of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). TABD was a unique trade-facilitation process by which American and European CEOs work with the U.S. Administration and the European Commission to implement practical, detailed recommendations. Ms. Schroeter joined TABD in 1999, and managed the process on behalf of the Boeing Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Technologies Corporation and Xerox. Lisa is currently the President of the Women in International Trade (WIIT) Trust, and previously served as WIIT’s President from 2018-2019. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); and a Board Member of the Washington International Trade Association as well as Cultural Tourism, DC. She serves as the Chair of the ICCA Trade Network and Global Regulatory Cooperation task forces and the US Business Committee of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN). Eva Valle Lagares Head of Trade at EU delegation to China
Eva Valle Lagares joined the EU in 1998, held various positions in the European Commission working on competition, research & development and in the cabinets of two EU Commissioners before moving to trade. Worked on trade the last 8 years, on strategy first and then leading the China desk of DG Trade in Brussels (in charge of coordinating EU trade & investment relations with China). Head of Trade Section at the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao (20 August 2018 to 31 August 2020).
Penelope Naas President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS
Penelope (Penny) Naas is UPS President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability. Penny began her UPS career in May 2012, managing the Public Affairs team for the EMEA Region, where she enhanced governmental understanding of UPS and the issues impacting the logistics industry. In 2014, Penny was also asked to oversee sustainability in Europe and has worked to advance internal and external appreciation of the importance of sustainability for UPS. She then served as UPS Vice President and District Manager for International Public Affairs and Sustainability from January 2015 until early 2020.
Penny worked for Citigroup in the Global Government Affairs team from 2006-2012. She moved to Europe in 2007 and opened Citigroup’s first government affairs office in Brussels, Belgium, where she oversaw the various legislative and regulatory issues that arose after the 2008 financial crisis. Penny started her career at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), where she worked for 13 years in various roles covering international trade and commercial issues. Her roles included leading the Office of Europe and creating strategies to help U.S. companies facing market access challenges in Europe, as well as working in both the Clinton and Bush White House on task forces to pass trade deals. She started her career at the Department of Commerce conducting anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on foreign companies. Penny has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment. She is a former board member of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and the University of Michigan Alumni Board, the American European Community Association, and the Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg. She is active in UPS’s Women’s Leadership Development program. Her husband, Niels, is a Danish diplomat and they have three children. Penny enjoys playing sports and travel. Jessica Bartlett (Moderator) Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays
Jessica Bartlett is the Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong. Jessica advises compliance and legal teams and the business lines across the APAC region on financial crime issues including economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, fraud, and anti-corruption. Jessica joined Barclays at the beginning of 2018, and previously was a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer based in Hong Kong for three years and focused on providing advice on financial crime issues arising in internal and regulatory investigations, transaction due diligence, contract negotiations and Hong Kong High Court litigation.
Before relocating to Hong Kong in early 2015, Jessica was an associate at Freshfields and Shearman & Sterling based in New York City. Prior to joining private practice, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Jessica graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. She also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Brandeis University, and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Art History and Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Jessica is Chairwoman for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. International Women's Day Series Welcome to Glue Up. We are upgrading our password strength service in order to align with ISO27001 standards. Please take a moment to upgrade your password.
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