BlackRock’s Leo Seewald elected chairman of AmCham Taipei
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Leo Seewald, chairman and country head of BlackRock Investment Management (Taiwan), has been elected as the 2019 chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, the organization announced Wednesday.
Seewald served as AmCham Taipei’s standing vice chairman in 2018 and has been an active member of the organization’s Asset Management Committee. He helped lead the group’s delegation during its annual Doorknock trip to Washington this past summer.
“For nearly 70 years, AmCham Taipei has been a pillar of the business community in Taiwan. It’s a great honor for me to serve as chairman,” Seewald said. “So many of our 500 member companies have been doing business here for decades and they are deeply vested and invested in Taiwan’s success. I look forward to working with our members to continue to develop their businesses in Taiwan.”
Seewald nominated – and the 11-member Board of Governors approved – the following standing officers for the coming year:
- Standing vice chairman – C.W. Chin, director of corporate development Asia for Micron Technology.
- Vice chairwoman – Petra Jumpers, general manager of Eli Lilly and Company (Taiwan), Inc.
- Secretary – Fupei Wang, managing director of Ogilvy Taiwan.
- Treasurer – Al Chang, partner at Deloitte & Touche.
As the country head for BlackRock’s operations in Taiwan, Seewald is responsible for its management, leadership and strategic direction. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, and Taiwan is an important market for the firm in Asia.
Before joining BlackRock in 2013, Seewald was the chairman of Manulife’s asset management company in Taiwan and deputy general manager of the company’s life insurance operation here.
For a full list of AmCham Taipei’s Board of Governors and Supervisors: link.