As director of Asia Trade Policy, Erin Pham develops and executes U.S. Chamber of Commerce programs and policy relating to U.S. trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. In carrying out the Chamberís Asia trade agenda, Pham works extensively with member companies, state and local chambers of commerce, business coalitions, American chambers of commerce abroad and U.S. and foreign governments. Her responsibilities include issues relating to U.S. business interests in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. She also serves as a staff executive for the U.S.-Singapore Business Council.
Phamís recent accomplishments include leading the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Coalition, with over 200 U.S. companies advocating for congressional passage of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. The FTA went into effect in January this year. This agreement was the first FTA signed between the U.S. and a country in Asia. She is currently leading a business coalition to promote congressional approval of the U.S.-Australia FTA.
Before coming to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pham was the director for international marketing at MicroStrategy Corporation and senior manager for business development at Iridium LLC. A graduate of the George Washington University with a degree in international affairs and economics, Pham also spent a year studying Japanese language and culture in Nara, Japan.