Entries by AmCham Taiwan

In Memoriam, Dr. E.F. Einhorn (1918-2021)

Longtime AmCham Taiwan member, Ephraim Ferdinand Einhorn died September 15, 2021 — three days after his 103rd birthday — in National Taiwan University Hospital after an extended illness. He will be buried in Israel. Born in Vienna, Einhorn was a naturalized American citizen who had lived in Taiwan since 1975. He had many contacts in […]

Congratulations to Longstanding Chamber Members

AmCham Taiwan came into being 70 years ago this month upon completion of official registration with the government. Of the five founding company members, only one – the Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. – continues to maintain a presence in the Chamber through its successor company ExxonMobil. The history of both the Exxon and Mobil precursors of the company formed by their merger in 1999 can be traced back to Socony-Vacuum, which itself was an offshoot of the Standard Oil Co. founded by John D. Rockefeller.

AmCham’s records don’t go back far enough to establish the date of entry into the organization of other early members. But the office does have a copy of a membership roster from 1986 – 35 years ago or the midpoint in the Chamber’s history to date. On the occasion of AmCham Taiwan’s 70th anniversary, we would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to the following companies that have been members continuously since the first half of the Chamber’s existence:

 

  • 3M
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • American Club in China
  • American Express
  • Amway
  • Atlas Copco
  • AT&T
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon (previously Mellon Bank)
  • BNP Paribas (previously Banque Nationale de
  • Paris and Banque Paribas)
  • ExxonMobil (originally Socony-Vacuum)
  • FedEx (acquired Flying Tiger Lines)
  • Ford Lio Ho
  • Fourstar Group
  • General Electric
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Insurance Co. of North America
  • Int’l Community Radio Taipei
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG (from Peat Marwick Mitchell)
  • Lai Fu Trading/Air Associates (now Rehfeldt Group)
  • Lee and Li
  • Lockheed Martin (previously Lockheed)
  • Marsh Ltd. (previously Marsh & McLennan)

  • BASF
  • Bechtel/PECL (originally Pacific Engineers)
  • Bristol-Myers (formerly Bristol-Myers Squibb)
  • Citibank (previously First National City Bank)
  • Coca-Cola
  • Crown Van Lines
  • Deloitte (previously Touche Ross Int’l)
  • Dow Chemical
  • DuPont
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Nielsen Taiwan (previously A.C. Nielsen)
  • Nike
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • President Van Lines
  • PwC Taiwan (previously Price Waterhouse)
  • Roche 
  • Russin, Vecchi (formerly Kaplan, Russin, Vecchi and Parker)
  • SGS
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Taipei American School
  • Tsar & Tsai
  •  United Airlines

AmCham Webinar Highlights Investment and Public-Private Partnership Opportunities in Tackling the Climate Crisis

On September 8, AmCham Taiwan hosted a special event with Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. The NWF is a longstanding partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration. Andrew Wylegala, president of AmCham Taiwan, introduced O’Mara at the virtual […]

Streaming Taiwan’s Story to the World

TaiwanPlus (Taiwan+), the country’s first English-language international streaming media, went online August 30 following a launch ceremony on the plaza in front of the National Taiwan Museum in 228 Peace Park. The platform is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and operated by the Central News Agency. The CEO is Joanne Tsai, who was a […]

AmCham Hosts Webinar with Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun

As Taiwan appears to be nearing the end of a community outbreak of COVID-19 that began in May, many business owners must now make the tough decision of whether to call employees back to the office or continue their hybrid or work-from-home policies. As remote working arrangements could potentially become a permanent option for employment […]

AmCham Mourns Death of Former President Lee

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei joins the people of Taiwan in mourning the passing of former President Lee Teng-hui. Lee played a historic role in promoting Taiwan’s democratic development. Holder of a Master’s degree from Iowa State University and a doctorate from Cornell, he was also a strong advocate of close relations between […]

New Minister of Science and Technology Addresses Luncheon Meeting

Recently appointed Minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-tsong has high hopes for Taiwan’s technology industry. On July 15, Minister Wu spoke at an AmCham Taipei luncheon, titled “台灣2030 – 邁向智慧國家 Taiwan 2030 – Striding Toward a More Innovative Country” at the W Hotel, where he outlined his vision of the future for the island’s […]

Discussing the Future of the Digital Economy in Taiwan

On July 8, AmCham Taipei welcomed Central Bank of China Deputy Governor Chen Nan-kuang and National Taxation Bureau Director-General Hsu Tzu-mei to speak at a Tax Committee luncheon. Deputy Governor Chen’s talk focused on his vision for the future direction of Taiwan’s central banking system. Central banks have grown in abilities and influence due to public […]

New FSC Chairman Outlines His Goals and Plans

Although just month into his new role as Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Huang Tien-Mu (黄天牧) has a clear vision for his organization. On June 29, the former FSC Vice Chairman Huang spoke at an AmCham joint committee luncheon about the agenda FSC would cover on his watch. As Taiwan faces numerous financial […]

In Memoriam: Dale Holmgren, 1935-2020

The memorial service for longtime AmCham Taipei member Dale Holmgren has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 12, from 2 pm to 5 pm at The Sherwood hotel ballroom. The many friends of Dale Holmgren, a longtime prominent member of the Taipei expat community, are grieving his passing on June 22 at the age of 85. Dale […]