USCIB is pleased to announce our new Co-Chairs of the USCIB Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Committee, IBM Vice President of Global Workforce Policy David Barnes and Bechtel Corporation’s Global Head of Sustainability and General Manager for bechtel.org Tam Nguyen.
Barnes leads IBM’s global agenda in workforce public policy and is based in Washington DC. He oversees IBM’s advocacy on a range of issues including the future of work, labor and employment rules, skills and education, diversity and the use of AI in employment. He engages on these topics with government leaders and in multilateral fora such as the G7, the EU and at the OECD where he is Vice Chair of the Business at OECD Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Committee. Barnes has been in active participant in USCIB’s Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs committee, including serving as vice chair for the past 2 years.
Nguyen has twenty years of progressive, diversified experience in sustainability, corporate strategy and management, business development, and intrapreneurship. He’s the global head of sustainability for Bechtel Corporation, an international engineering and construction company, and general manager of bechtel.org, its social enterprise. He formulated Bechtel’s sustainability strategy, directed implementation and supports integration across the enterprise and its ESG process. He also prepared Bechtel’s net zero blueprint and led the implementation of its human rights program. Nguyen is a member of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Advisory Council, vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee and former chair of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group of the USCIB, and a board member of Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative – a social enterprise he helped create.
“David and Tam bring extensive knowledge and expertise in many fields, including labor relations, sustainability, corporate responsibility and responsible business conduct,” said USCIB Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog. “We thank David and Tam for accepting these Co-Chair leadership roles, and we thank our outgoing Chair – Laura Rubbo of The Walt Disney Company – for her years of valued service.”