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David Katz

Director, Public Affairs Asia Pacific, KKR
AmCham Board of Governor

David Katz is the Director of Public Affairs for Asia Pacific at private equity firm KKR. He is responsible for leading KKR’s government relations (GR) and corporate communications along with KKR’s environmental, social and governance programs in the region. David also sits on KKR’s Asia Pacific leadership team.

Previously, David was Deputy Head of Global GR and Head of AP GR for PayPal Inc., where he managed PayPal’s global government engagements, with a particular focus on geo-expansion and strategic relationships with international organizations such as World Bank and World Economic Forum. Prior to PayPal Inc., he worked at eBay Inc., where he managed Asia-Pacific GR for both eBay Marketplace and PayPal – then owned by eBay Inc. Before joining eBay, David worked at Visa Inc. where he served as their first head of GR for the Asia region.

David’s background also includes serving as a senior advisor in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore during which time he worked on capacity building and policy development. He was a senior director at the United States Trade Representative (USTR) with responsibility for Southeast Asia, APEC, and China trade policy. He was a member of the U.S. diplomatic service, with tours in Taiwan, Mongolia, and Singapore and served as special assistant to U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.

Agenda


Please note that agenda timings are based on Singapore timezone (GMT+8).

DAY 1
09 March 2021
Start Time End Time Session Description
04:00 pm 04:35 pm In Focus #2: Financial Inclusion of SMEs (In-person)
Speakers:

Steven Chan

Senior Director and Asia Head, Government Relations, PayPal

Chair, AmChams of Asia Pacific (AAP)

David Katz

Director, Public Affairs Asia Pacific, KKR

AmCham Board of Governor

Stanislav Protassov

Co-Founder & Technology President

Acronis

Moderated by:

Natalie Marko Nietsch

Head of Digital Strategy, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Women in Business Committee Co-Chair

05:55 pm 06:00 pm Closing Remarks
Speaker
David Katz

Director, Public Affairs Asia Pacific, KKR

AmCham Board of Governor

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre
#23-03
Singapore 228208