James Rooney

J.P. Rooney and Associates

Mr. Rooney is Chairman of J.P. Rooney & Associates Ltd., a business advisory firm offering corporate and financial advisory services throughout Asia with offices in Bangkok, Manila, and Singapore; and Taxplan Ltd., a subsidiary which provides U.S. tax services in Bangkok, Singapore and Manila.

He is a director of Bangkok Airways, Thai Country Club, American Universities Association Language Center, Bangkok YMCA and has served as a member or director of other business

and community organizations including appointments as an independent director for public companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the General Committee of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, The Siam Society under Royal Patronage and a member of the Thai Institute of Directors, the Investment Advisory Committee of The Thai Fund and the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Mr. Rooney is a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and served on the Board of Governors for many years. Previous appointments include the Foreign Investment Advisory Committee to two Prime Ministers of Thailand and the Securities Exchange Formation Committee of the Bank of Thailand. He was a Founding Director of the Thai Finance & Securities Association and a Director of both the Thai Management Association and the Board of Trade of Thailand. In April 1984, Mr. Rooney accompanied the Prime Minister of Thailand on a state visit to the United States as a member of the official delegation. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Rooney was an officer of Citibank, N.A. in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand specializing in corporate finance and merchant banking.

Mr. Rooney has served as Chairman of the Asia/Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). In this capacity, he represented the interests of American businesses in the Asia/Pacific region and testified before Congressional committees on international trade and investment issues. He was appointed to Task Force on Export Policy, the Council on Small Business and the International Trade and Investment Committees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He is a former Director of the ASEAN/American Trade Council and a former member of the ASEAN/US Business Council. Mr. Rooney was appointed to the founding Executive Council of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Mr. Rooney has also served as a Vice Chairman of the U.S. Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.

Mr. Rooney is a frequent lecturer and participant in international seminars and conferences in Asia and the United States on trade and investment in Thailand and ASEAN and has accompanied several Thailand Board of Investment Missions to the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Rooney is listed in Who's Who in the World (U.S.A.) and the International Businessmen's Who's Who (U.K.).

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