Marshall Pacific Rim Business Forum


rooney_james                                    James Rooney

                                    President, J.P. Rooney and Associatesr



Mr. Rooney is Chairman of J.P. Rooney & Associates Ltd., a business advisory firm offering corporate and financial advisory services throughout Asia with offices in Bangkok and Singapore; and Taxplan Ltd., a subsidiary which provides U.S. tax services in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.

He is a director of Samitivej Hospital PCL, Diamond Building Products PCL, Bangkok Airways, Thai Country Club, American Universities Association Language Center and has served as a member or director of other business and community organizations including Carpets International PCL, K.R. Precision PCL, the General Committee of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, The Siam Society under Royal Patronage. He has completed the Directors Certification Program of the Thai Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Director.

Mr. Rooney is a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and served on the Board of Governors for many years. Previous appointments include the Foreign Investment Advisory Committee to two Prime Ministers of Thailand and the Securities Exchange Formation Committee of the Bank of Thailand. He was a Founding Director of the Thai Finance & Securities Association and a former director of both the Thai Management Association and the Board of Trade of Thailand. In April 1984, Mr. Rooney accompanied the Prime Minister of Thailand on a state visit to the United States as a member of the official delegation. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr. Rooney was an officer of Citibank, N.A. in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand specializing in corporate finance and merchant banking.

Mr. Rooney has served as Chairman of the Asia/Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC). In this capacity, he represented the interests of American businesses in the Asia/Pacific region and testified before Congressional committees on international trade and investment issues. He was appointed to Task Force on Export Policy, the Council on Small Business and the International Trade and Investment Committees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He is a former Director of the ASEAN/American Trade Council and a former member of the ASEAN/US Business Council. Mr. Rooney was appointed to the founding Executive Council of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Mr. Rooney has also served as a Vice Chairman of the U.S. Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.

Mr. Rooney is a frequent lecturer and participant in international seminars and conferences in Asia and the United States on trade and investment in Thailand and ASEAN and has accompanied several Thailand Board of Investment Missions to the U.S. and Europe.