The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar) was established on October 31, 2013. To date, more than 170 companies employing over 20,000 Myanmar nationals have joined the Chamber. These companies represent a diverse collection of industries and nationalities, with a common goal to expand American business and promote the highest business standards in Myanmar.

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Event Details

The event is open for all members of AMCHAMs of the Asia Pacific (AAP). Please note that this event will be held at 10 am SGT, which is 08:30 am Myanmar time.

Please join AMCHAM Myanmar and our colleagues in AMCHAMs of the Asia Pacific (AAP) for an engaging series focused on the Asia-Pacific region!

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Join us for a conversation with U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN, Ambassador Yohannes Abraham on U.S.-ASEAN relations and what to expect in the year ahead.

Ambassador Abraham will share the U.S. government priorities for the ASEAN for the coming year, including the role of U.S. economic contributions to the region in terms of advancing the U.S. national interest and the role of the private sector in doing so.

He will also discuss U.S. foreign policy in the region with a particular focus on SE Asia.

The session will be moderated by AAP Chair Steven Okun, CEO of APAC Advisors and Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates.

Registration: Click here.

This AAP series is designed to give the member of the AmChams of Asia Pacific direct access to the decision and policy makers and thought leaders on what is happening in Washington, DC, as well as to give the members the opportunity to give their first-hand perspective on what is happening in the region.

The event is for AMCHAMs of the Asia Pacific (AAP)members only. Pre-registration is required and all discussion is under Chatham House Rule, and off-the-record.

Registration: Click here.

  • Date and Time: April 4, 08.30 am Myanmar / 10 am Singapore
  • Venue: Zoom. An access link will be sent to you in advance (48 hours beforehand) by AAP.
  • Tickets: FREE for members of the AMCHAMs of the Asia Pacific (AAP)
  • Registration: Click here.
  • Capacity is limited and tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Prior booking is required and no walk ins accepted.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.


H.E. Yohannes Abraham

U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN

Yohannes Abraham was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on September 19, 2022, after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming this position, Abraham served as Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the U.S. National Security Council (NSC). In this role, he oversaw NSC operations, the facilitation of the national security policy process, the White House Situation Room, and planning for President Biden's diplomatic engagements at home and abroad. Before joining the NSC, Abraham was the Executive Director of the Biden-Harris Transition. Alongside current White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients and former Senator Ted Kaufman, Abraham managed all aspects of transition planning and execution, including the national security, economic, and domestic policy planning teams and the Cabinet selection process. Abraham served in several White House roles during the Obama-Biden Administration, including as Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council and as Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. He later helped set up the Obama Foundation as interim Chief Operating Officer. Abraham has also worked in the Vanguard Group's global investment unit and taught at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government A native of Springfield, Virginia, Abraham holds a BA from Yale College and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.


Steven R. Okun

Chair, AAP

Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates

Steven Okun, Founder and CEO of APAC Advisors and Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates, is a leader on corporate public affairs, ESG, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement. A 21-year resident of Singapore, he spent the first twelve years of his career in Washington, DC, including in the Administration of President Bill Clinton as Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Transportation. As KKR's first Director of Asia Public Affairs from 2011-2017, he was one of the first people in the region working on ESG in private capital. From 2003-2010, he created and led Public Affair for UPS Asia. An in-demand speaker in the corporate and the financial services sector, Steve also appears frequently across global media, provides the weekly International News Review for MONEY FM (Singapore) and contributes commentary to Nikkei Asia, The Straits Times, The Business Times, Eco-Business and Asia Times. He is Chair of the AmChams of Asia Pacific, a position to which he has been elected five times. He received his BA the University of Virginia and JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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