ICC announces appointment of leading supply chain executive to head Digital Standards Initiative

  • 18 July 2022

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has today announced the appointment of Pamela Mar as the incoming Managing Director of its Digital Standards Initiative (DSI).

Pamela Mar will join ICC in early September from her current role as Executive Vice President – Knowledge and Applications at the Fung Group, Hong Kong.

She brings over 20 years of experience working across global supply chains and industry on sustainability, technology and global policy issues — having held roles based in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Geneva. Ms Mar was named in the Eco-Business Sustainability A-List in 2019 and has published and spoken widely on corporate sustainability and supply-chain issues.

Ms Mar will lead the continued growth of ICC’s DSI global programme from its hub in Singapore – working with industry, governments and key standards setting organisations worldwide to accelerate the adoption of digital trade processes, enabling technologies, and regulatory environments.

ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said: “Following an extensive global search, we are delighted to appoint Pamela to lead the work of our Digital Standards Initiative. Her track record, depth of international experience and commitment to ICC’s institutional mission makes her the ideal person to accelerate our work in the trade digitalisation space.

Ms Mar added: “Trade is a proven means to create jobs, empower people, and generate the resources for sustainable inclusive growth, and digitalisation could amplify this many times over. The ICC DSI is uniquely positioned to help bridge the digital trade gap wherever it exists, creating both public good and private sector opportunities. I look forward to working with our partners worldwide to make this happen sooner.

Speaking on the appointment, Gina Lim, Director of Financing Ecosystem Development at Enterprise Singapore said: “We are delighted to welcome Pamela as the Managing Director of the ICC Digital Standards Initiative. Along with our industry partners, we look forward to her leadership in helping to achieve alignment on global trade digitalisation and inter-operability to enable greater and smoother trade flows.

Steven Beck, Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance at the Asian Development Bank added: “Pamela will provide DSI with the leadership required to make digitalisation of global trade a reality — bridging private and public sectors, and driving consensus on standards throughout the trade ecosystem.