US-ASEAN Business Council Appoints Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters as Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director

(Singapore) – The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) today announces the appointment of Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters as the Council’s new Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director. Ambassador McFeeters joined the Council on October 1, 2023. ​ 

Ambassador McFeeters is a seasoned diplomat and a proven leader with over 30 years of experience advancing U.S. economic and strategic interests in Southeast Asia and beyond. He was most recently the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, where he has strengthened trade, investment, security, and people-to-people ties. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and as the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, among other assignments in the region and Washington, D.C. ​ 

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador McFeeters to the US-ABC team,” said Ambassador Ted Osius, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “His extensive knowledge of ASEAN and its member states and strong relationships with government and business leaders will be invaluable assets for the Council and its members. We are confident he will lead the US-ABC to new heights and continue strengthening the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship.”

“I am honored to join the USABC and lead its efforts to promote trade and investment between the United States and ASEAN,” said Ambassador McFeeters. “ASEAN is a dynamic and growing region with a bright future, and I look forward to working with the Council’s members to advance our shared economic goals.” ​ 

Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He has also served in various assignments in Washington, D.C., including as the Director of the Office of Southeast Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. ​ 

Ambassador McFeeters was awarded B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. from the University of New Mexico, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His foreign languages include Malaysian, Indonesian, French, Spanish, and German.


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Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership of nearly 170 companies generates almost US$7 trillion in revenue and employs more than 14.5 million people.  Today our members include the largest U.S. companies conducting business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years. The Council has nine offices around the globe, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.


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