Nominees for CanChamHK’s 2018/2019 Executive Committee

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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (CanChamHK) would like to submit for your consideration the 2018 slate comprised of individuals who bring their diverse experiences and knowledge to CanChamHK’s Executive Committee.

The Nomination Committee has selected 6 potential members who will let their name stand for election to the Executive Committee (“ExCo”) for 2018/19:


2018/2019 Executive Committee Nominees

Alex Tam

Managing Director, Global Trade and Banking, Asia Pacific at CIBC

Alex Tam is Managing Director, Global Trade and Banking, Asia Pacific effective June 19, 2018. Mr. Tam is based in Hong Kong and has the primary responsibilities for overall relationship management of Asia Pacific financial institutions, and their Canadian subsidiaries. Alex is also responsible for senior corporate client coverage in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CIBC, Mr. Tam was Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions, Asia for Lloyds Bank.

Amelie Dionne-Charest

Managing Director of AD MediLink and Co-founder of Healthy Matters

As a lawyer, Amelie specialized in medical law & ethics in Canada before joining a medical technology company in New York. While living abroad, she felt the vulnerability of needing medical treatment without properly understanding her healthcare options, and faced hefty health bills and insurance reimbursement hurdles.

After relocating to Hong Kong, Amelie became an expert in the local healthcare system. She entered health insurance after seeing clients dissatisfied by an approach focused on product sales and lacking healthcare – expert advice. She believes that when it comes to Health Insurance, clients should not just receive unbiased product explanations but also individual advice to better understand, and use their healthcare options.

Amelie is Chair of the Insurance & Healthcare Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is a member of the McGill University’s Asia Advisory Group.

Amelie has received various prizes including the Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35 Award by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and HKCBA (November 2016) and the Catherine Nance Common President of the Year Award by McGill University (May 2016).


Angie Lau

Founder, Narramur
Advisor and Consultant, Li Ka Shing Foundation and Horizons Ventures

Angie is founder of Narramur: a cutting-edge communications firm based on narrative and technology.

Angie is an award-winning global journalist and business thought leader based in Asia’s most dynamic business hub Hong Kong, where she most recently was one of Bloomberg Television’s key anchors.  Her show “First Up with Angie Lau” was the most watched morning business show in the region.

As a leader, Angie served two terms as President of the AAJA Asia Chapter, the biggest chapter in the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) with more than 250 members across APAC. During her tenure, she raised the profile of the organization and professionalized its New.Now.Next Media Conference closing in on a decade, bringing in sponsors and corporate donors including Google, DFS, Walmart, Estee Lauder, and others. She has served as director of J Camp, the premier program for top high school students across the USA. Angie remains a senior advisor on the board of AAJA Asia and continues to mentor and contribute to the professional development of journalists and communication professionals in the APAC region. She is a valued past Correspondent Board Governor at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong, and she serves on advisory board for JMSC at HKU. As such, she remains an influential voice among international media colleagues and peers in the APAC region and abroad.


Brian Brown

Consultant for the Tai Hung Fai Group

Brian is currently a consultant for the Tai Hung Fai Group. Before that, Brian was the Managing Director of International Trade and Investment Office Representing the Government of British Columbia in Hong Kong. Brian was also an executive of Morgan Stanley. Since leaving the corporate world, he has authored a book, Chasing the Same Signals, and has been involved in a variety of new business ventures. He is the founder of the Shogi Group which focuses on approaching investment from the perspective of a social enterprise, looking at the needs of the community and then finding creative partnership to organize and to achieve a desired impact.


Chris Marschall

Head of Equity Capital Markets, Asia Pacific at Crédit Agricole CIB

Formerly CIMB’s head of ECM and equity syndicate for North Asia, Chis is an experienced banker with two decades of public and private ECM and investment banking results in Asia and Europe. Born and raised in Canada, he values an open and inclusive approach, and enjoys leading teams from the front.

Chris and his family enjoys Hong Kong and plans to stay in Asia, but also maintains strong business and social ties to Canada and Europe.


Rosemarie Kriesel

Managing Director, Global Client Coverage at RBC Investor and Treasury Services (RBC I&TS)

Rosemarie joined RBC Investor and Treasury Services (I&TS) in August 2016 as Head of Coverage Hong Kong. She is responsible for both Global Client Coverage as well as Banks, Brokers and Exchanges activity from a relationship and sales perspective. Rosemarie has over 25 years’ experience in financial services across 3 continents and has worked in HK since 1993. Prior to joining Royal Bank of Canada’s I&TS, she spent 10 years at BNY Mellon, most recently as Head of Global Client Management and Country Executive for Hong Kong. Before joining BNY Mellon, Rosemarie worked for RBC Investor Services in HK (formerly Dexia) for 2 years and over 15 years with The Bank of Bermuda where she held various progressively responsible positions in the locations of Bermuda, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Rosemarie began her professional career in Canada where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant working with one of the ‘big four’ Accounting firms as well as The Auditor General. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction).