BritishAmerican Business, Inc.

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BritishAmerican Business describes itself as an 'exclusive corporate network and the voice of transatlantic business'. According to BAB:

'We convene our networks and work with members to develop outcome focused business insights, communications, and influence'.

It says it offers members 'strategic insights, introductions and marketing opportunities that help members to generate trade and new business and to power new ideas.'


BAB incorporates the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and the British-American Chamber of Commerce (USA), which merged in 2000 to create a 'single, pre-eminent transatlantic organization that could support its members across the Atlantic' - BritishAmerican Business, Inc.

BAB is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members. Its International Advisory Board, which provides the 'foundation for its influence', is composed of the chairmen and chief executives of multinational companies:[1]


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BritishAmerican Business has run a series of events concerned with Brexit. For example, in February 2017 it organised an 'Exclusive Roundtable' with KPMG designed to help business leaders 'through these uncertain times' and 'cut through the noise on Brexit' to focus on what truly matters to business decision making'. Speakers at the event were Antonia Romeo, then British Consul General in New York and Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs USA, now Permanent Secretary at the UK's Department for International Trade, Doug Peterson, CEO & President, S&P Global and Casey Santos, CIO, General Atlantic.[2]

It has also responded to government consultations relating to Brexit. It submitted a response, for example, to the Department for International Trade’s White Paper on the Future of the UK’s Trade Policy.[3]

In January 2017, Jeffries Briginshaw, BritishAmerican Business CEO, said that the organisation looked forwarded to 'working closely with the [UK] Government to provide advice and support. The UK’s relationship with the EU must work for business.'[4]

Members of the BritishAmerican Business Council had dinner with Treasury minister David Gauke in April 2016. In September 2017, the organisation met to discuss Brexit with the incoming Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Philip Rycroft.


Board of directors

As of January 2018

A full list of board members is available on the BAB website[5]


As of January 2018

International Advisory Board

BAB describes its International Advisory Board as 'the foundation for our influence in transatlantic business'. It is chaired by Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive of WPP.

As of January 2018

Only four members of BAB's 94-strong International Advisory Board as of January 2018 are women.

As of 2010

Angela Ahrendts CEO Burberry Group Plc | Sanjiv Ahuja Chairman, Orange Chairman & CEO, Augere Limited | Garth Ancier President BBC Worldwide America | Gerard J Arpey President and Chief Executive Officer AMR Corporation/American Airlines, Inc. | Lionel Barber Editor Financial Times | Sir John Bon Chairman Vodafone | David Brennan Chief Executive AstraZeneca PLC | Martin Broughton Chairman British Airways | Andrew Cahn Chief Executive UK Trade & Investment | Johnny Cameron Chief Executive, Corporate Markets The Royal Bank of Scotland | Sir William Castell LVO Independent Director GE | Walid Chammah Co-President Morgan Stanley | John Connolly Chief Executive and Senior Partner Deloitte | Andrew Cosslett Chief Executive Officer InterContinental Hotels Group plc | Sir Andrew Crockett President, JP Morgan Chase International | Eric Daniels Chief Executive Lloyds TSB | Sir Crispin Davis Chief Executive Officer Reed Elsevier Group plc | Ian Davis Managing Director McKinsey & Co. | Robert E. Diamond, Jr. President Barclays plc | Edward Dolman CEO Christie’s | Samuel A DiPiazza Jr Chief Executive Officer PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | William Emmott | Timothy P Flynn Chairman and Chief Executive KPMG LLP | Orit Gadiesh Chairman Bain & Co. | Chris Gibson-Smith Chairman London Stock Exchange | Tom H Glocer Chief Executive Officer Reuters Group plc | Michael Golden Vice Chairman, New York Times Publisher, International Herald Tribune | Michael Grade CBE Executive Chairman ITV | Peter Grauer Chairman Bloomberg L.P. | Stephen Green Group Chairman HSBC Holdings plc | William Green Chairman & CEO Accenture | Robert Greifeld President & CEO Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. | Sir Thomas Harris KBE, CMG Vice Chairman Standard Chartered Bank | Dr Anthony Hayward CEO BP Plc | Terry Hill Group Chairman Arup | Steve Holliday Chief Executive National Grid plc | [[Antonio Horta-Osorio EVP Grupo Santander/CEO Abbey National Grupo Santander / Abbey National | Glen Hubbard Dean Columbia Business School | Huw Jenkins Senior Advisor UBS Investment Bank | Michael Jordan Chairman of the Board Electronic Data Systems Corporation | Larry Kellner Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Continental Airlines | Robert P. Kelly Chief Executive Officer The Bank of New York Mellon | Michael Klein CEO/Global Corporate and Investment Bank Citigroup | David H Komansky Chairman Emeritus Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc. | The Hon Philip Lader Senior Advisor Morgan Stanley International | Richard Lambert Director General Confederation of British Industry | Sir Terry Leahy Chief ExecutiveTesco | Tim Leiweke President/CEO AEG | Kenneth D. Lewis CEO and Chairman Bank of America Corporation | Graham Mackay Chief Executive SABMiller plc | Sir David Manning GCMG, CVO | Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge Chairman Pirelli | Sir Deryck C Maughan Managing Director & Chairman / Asia Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. | David Mayhew Chairman JP Morgan Cazenove | Sir Callum McCarthy Chairman Financial Services Authority | Raymond W McDaniel Chairman & CEO Moody’s Corporation Harold McGraw III]][[Chairman, President & CEOThe McGraw-Hill Companies | Sir Tom McKillop ChairmanRoyal Bank of Scotland | Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG | John Micklethwait Editor-in-Chief The Economist | Lakshmi Mittal President and CEO Arcelor Mittal | Andrew Moss Group Chief Executive Aviva | James Murdoch Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia News Corporation | Duncan Niederauer CEO NYSE Euronext | Richard L Olver Chairman BAE Systems plc | Tom O’Neill Chairman & CEO Parsons Brinckerhoff International | Lord Paul of Marylebone Chairman Caparo Group | Joseph Plumeri Executive Chairman and CEO Willis Group Limited | Vicky Pryce Chief Economic Advisor and Director General of Economics UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | Professor John A Quelch Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School | Christopher Rodrigues CBE Chairman VisitBritain | [[[Lord Rothermere]] Chairman DMGT | Sir John E V Rose Chief Executive Rolls-Royce plc | Jeffrey A Rosen Deputy Chairman Lazard | Arun Sarin Chief Executive Vodafone Group plc | Stephen Schwarzman Chairman, CEO and Co-FounderThe Blackstone Group | Sir Nigel Sheinwald KCMG British Ambassador to the USA | Frederick W. Smith Chairman, President & CEO FedEx Corp. | Neil Smith Chairman and Chief Executive Officer EHS Partners LLC | Ron Spears Group President-Global Business Services AT&T Communications Corp | Robert J Stevens Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lockheed Martin Corporation | Sir Howard Stringer Chairman and CEO Sony Corporation | Martin J Sullivan President and Chief Executive Officer American International Group | Peter D Sutherland KCMG Chairman BP & Goldman Sachs International | Ratan N Tata Chairman Tata Group | John Thain Chairman & CEO Merrill Lynch | Sir Philip Thomas KCVO, CMG Senior International Government Relations Adviser Shell | G. Kennedy Thompson Chairman, President & CEO Wachovia Corporation


  • Website:
  • London office: 12 Phillimore Walk, West Wing 2nd Floor, London W8 7RX
  • New York office: 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017


  1. Boards, BritishAmerican Business website, accessed October 2008
  2. Brexit roundtable, BAB website, accessed Jan 2018
  3. BAB submission on the Future of the UK’s Trade Policy, BAB website, accessed January 2018
  4. A fair, competitive and global Britain, BAB press release, 17 January 2017
  5. Board of directors, BAB website, accessed Jan 2018