AmCham and the US Embassy welcomed 11 new members to the Rising Leaders program on August 20, officially launching the 2019-2020 cycle of the program. Rising Leaders is an initiative of the US Embassy and AmCham to provide access for young, up-and-coming leaders from diverse backgrounds to high-level representatives of the established business community. 13 continuing members of the program also joined the 2019-2020 cycle kickoff event that was hosted at the US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Richard Riley’s residence.
The members of the 2019-2020 Rising Leaders class is comprised of a wide range of personal, professional, and academic backgrounds. Nine countries are represented amongst the participants, a group that includes student leaders, diplomatic staff, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. (Read more about the 2019-2020 Rising Leaders class)
The 2019-2020 kick-off reception began with a leadership roundtable for program participants hosted by Deputy Chief of Mission Riley (DCM). DCM Riley shared insights from a global career that has included stops in Afghanistan, China, Russia, and Iraq, reflecting on the challenges he has faced and overcome in the course of his time with the US Foreign Service and engaging in a personal, reflective dialogue with program participants.