The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has appointed Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland and VP of Business Planning & Operations, as its president for 2021. 

Representing over 700 US companies here, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland is the voice of US business in Ireland. 

Its members include the Irish operations of US companies, Irish companies with operations in the US and Irish businesses with close linkages to US-Ireland trade and investment. 

Mr Lambe has spent ten years at Facebook and is the VP of Business Planning & Operations, which drives the strategy and operations for Facebook's sales organisation across EMEA, APAC, LATAM and India. 

Mr Lambe takes over as President from Carin Bryans, Managing Director of JP Morgan who held the position of President last year. 

He will be supported by Vice President Catherine Duffy, SVP and General Manager of Northern Trust.

Mark Redmond, CEO of American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, said that Mr Lambe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role which will be invaluable in the year ahead due to the challenges of Covid-19.

He also said the organisation wants to consolidate Ireland's position as a leading global location for US foreign direct investment and capitalise on Ireland's status as the only English speaking country in the EU post Brexit.