Shiumei Lin is Vice President for Public Affairs responsible for representing UPS with governments and other stakeholders on policy, regulation, and sustainability in the Asia Pacific region. She is currently Vice Chair of the US–ASEAN Business Council’s ASEAN Committee leading the US ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs – a partnership effort between the United States, ASEAN, and American firms to help SMEs join global supply chains.
Prior to joining UPS in 2010, Ms. Lin worked at the Ministry of Trade & Industry as Trade Counsellor and a member of the APEC policy team during Singapore’s Chairmanship in 2009. At the ministry, she spearheaded efforts on supply chain connectivity and worked on customs, investment, services, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Ms. Lin is a public policy practitioner with close to 15 years experience representing industry interests in the Asia Pacific region. As Director and Vice President at public affairs firm APCO Worldwide, she managed project teams to implement strategic communications, coalition building, and government relations strategies for clients. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Lin was Senior Director for International Trade Policy at the US ASEAN Business Council, representing companies in food & agriculture, life sciences, logistics, financial services, and ICT on ASEAN integration issues.
Ms Lin spent more than ten years working on US-Vietnam relations. While at the US-Vietnam Trade Council she coordinated efforts to gain support for economic normalization in Washington, assisted US companies with on-the ground trade policy issues, designed technical assistance programs for Vietnamese ministries, and advised on issues relating to the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement and Vietnam’s WTO accession.
In 2010, Ms Lin was awarded the US ASEAN Business Council’s Rising Star Award for outstanding public affairs.
Ms. Lin is a graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Master of Arts) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (Bachelor of Arts).