U.S.-Japan Business Council Appoints S&P Global CEO Douglas L. Peterson as New Chairman

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) announced today that Doug Peterson, president and chief executive officer of S&P Global, has been elected chairman of the USJBC for a two-year term, effective October 27, 2020. Peterson, who has been president and chief executive officer of S&P Global since 2013, takes over the USJBC chairmanship from Chuck Robbins, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco.

USJBC is comprised of leading U.S. companies that place a high priority on doing business in Japan and is the primary U.S.-based business organization promoting stronger economic ties between the two countries. The USJBC’s core mission is to advance U.S.-Japan business and government ties, to identify and expand new opportunities, and to facilitate growth across sectors including digital economy, energy and infrastructure, financial services, healthcare innovation, travel, tourism, and transportation.

“The USJBC plays an essential role in fostering a cooperative and mutually beneficial U.S.-Japan economic relationship,” Peterson said. “Having lived and worked in Japan for several years during a pivotal time in my career, I am genuinely passionate about expanding business ties between our two nations and look forward to building on Mr. Robbins’ significant contributions to the Council.”

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes Doug Peterson as USJBC’s new chairman. We are delighted to have someone of his stature serve as Chair and welcome him back to the Council’s board of directors,” said Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber. “Given his leadership at S&P Global and his extensive international business experience, including the time he lived and worked in Japan, Mr. Peterson is well positioned to help lead the Council’s work in promoting stronger trade and commercial ties between the United States and Japan.”

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 70 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.

About S&P Global
S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering ESG solutions, deep data and insights on critical economic, market and business factors. We've been providing essential intelligence that unlocks opportunity, fosters growth and accelerates progress for more than 160 years. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com.

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