Christine Chia

Christine Chia

Vice President, International Business Development at American Express

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Christine is a tenured leader at American Express, currently the VP of International Business Development for the Asia Pacific region within the consumer card issuing business. The International Business Development team is a high profile, high impact group, where Christine is responsible for leading her team in identifying, pursuing, negotiating and developing strategic business development initiatives and partnerships efforts on behalf of American Express. Prior to this role, she led the charge in the conceptualisation and development of a new business at American Express, which focus on analytical based consulting solutions delivered to key American Express merchants and partners. She built up the American Express Business Insights (AEBI) business from Europe to Asia, providing leadership in the areas of sales, analytics and product development, marketing and consulting delivery of solutions, focussing on driving profitability for American Express and deepening the client relationships and value delivery.

Christine is a graduate of the National University of Singapore with a degree in Psychology and Political Science. She joined American Express in 2000, with a brief tenure at ABN Amro Bank, leading Wealth Management Marketing.

Within American Express, Christine has established experiences across various business units, including Wealth Product Management in American Express Bank, New Product Development and Premium Charge Product Management with International Consumer Card & Small Business Services, before moving into Global Merchant Services.