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Ex-US consul general to take charge of AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, August 16, 2019, 20:06 GMT+7
Ex-US consul general to take charge of AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City
Mary Tarnowka, executive director of AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Mary Tarnowka, former U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, will take on a new position as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City next week.

Tarnowka will begin her new job on August 19, AmCham Vietnam said in a statement on Thursday.

Commenting on her new duty, Tarnowka expressed her hope to create new business opportunities for AmCham members and strengthen Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment relations.

On a personal level, the former consul general said she was happy to be back in Ho Chi Minh City, which she considers her second home.

Tarnowka was Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City between August 2016 and July 2019.

The career diplomat is experienced in supporting American businesses in Asia and contributed deeply to a period of great strides in the Vietnam-U.S. comprehensive partnership, including two unprecedented visits by U.S. President Donald Trump to Vietnam within 18 months, AmCham Vietnam said in the statement.

Tarnowka was also an active proponent of peace, prosperity and tightened relationship between the two peoples in the central and southern regions of Vietnam during her tenure.

She was particularly focused on promoting bilateral trade and investment in the southern dynamic economic region of Vietnam.

Before her Vietnam tenure, Tarnowka had served in other U.S. State Department posts in South Korea, India, and China.

Tarnowka is a certified public accountant, holding two bachelor’s degrees in accountancy and urban and regional planning, as well as a master’s degree in taxation and finance.

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