Radika Obeyesekere – Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka has been appointed to the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) as the Vice Chair for the South and Central Asia Region. APCAC comprises 26 member AmChams representing the growing interests of over 14,000 businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region. These businesses employ over 10 million people in the region including over 50,000 overseas American workers. APCAC members manage annual trade volumes in excess of $400 billion and direct investments of over $600 billion. The Asia region is the destination of 60 percent of U.S. exports. In addition, the region accounts for 60 percent of the world’s GDP and 50 percent of global trade even though it contains only 40 percent of the world’s population. More than fifty-seven million Americans work for companies that benefit from global exports, according to the U.S. Treasury. Promoting U.S. inclusion in the trade architecture of Asia is vital for increasing the number of high-quality U.S. jobs An Attorney-at-law and marketing professional, Radika joined the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka in January 2014 as General Manager of the Chamber and was subsequently appointed as Executive Director in January 2015.