Event Details

You are invited to join us on April 26, 2017 at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m for AMCHAM’s Monthly Members' Briefing and to a formal introduction to U.S. Ambassador Kamala Lakhdhir.

H.E. Kamala Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia will provide an update on U.S. issues and insights on the current business and economic issues affecting the U.S. business community in Malaysia.

Members are encouraged to attend this briefing followed by networking evening as this would be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow member and stay in tune with what’s happening on the ground as you meet with various industries.

This is a Member's Only program where admission is complimentary. It is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that this program is off-the-record.

For any other queries, please contact Ms. Nadeeka Sarah at nadeeka@amcham.com.my or at 603 2283 3407


  • H.E. Kamala Lakhdhir (Ambassador at U.S. Embassy to Malaysia)

    H.E. Kamala Lakhdhir

    Ambassador at U.S. Embassy to Malaysia

    In June 2016, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir was nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Malaysia.

    Ms. Lakhdhir joined the Foreign Service in 1991, serving first at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1992-1994), and then at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1994-1996). Returning to Washington, Ms. Lakhdhir was assigned to the Secretary of State’s Secretariat, advancing the Secretary’s foreign travel. From 1998 through 2000, she was the deputy director of the Department’s Taiwan Coordination Staff. During a one year Pearson Fellowship, Ms. Lakhdhir worked for Congressman Doug Bereuter (R-NE) on the staff of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the House Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade.

    From 2001-2005, she served at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and then was Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2005-2006). From 2007-2009, Ms. Lakhdhir was the director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, which is responsible for U.S. relations with the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Timor-Leste. From 2009 until November 2011, Ms. Lakhdhir was the U.S. Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ms. Lakhdhir was the Executive Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs from November 2011 until October 2015.

    Ms. Lakhdhir graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1986. She received a Master’s degree from the National War College in 2007. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she grew up in Brooklyn and Connecticut.

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