Rupert Hammond-Chambers is the President of the US-Taiwan Business Council, where he was elected Vice President in 1998 and President in 2000. Prior to 1994, he served as an Associate for development at the Center for Security Policy, a defense and foreign policy think tank in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a Managing Director at BowerGroup Asia. Hammond-Chambers is an expert on Taiwanese political and economic issues, with a special focus on defense and security. He is also a member of the board of The Project 2049 Institute, a Trustee of Fettes College, and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He holds a B.A. from Denison University.