Ms. Mary Tarnowka

Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce-Ho Chi Minh City

Mary Tarnowka serves as the Executive Director of AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.

Prior to her time with AmCham Vietnam, Mary worked extensively to help U.S. businesses thrive in Asia.  As U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City from August 2016 to July 2019, she oversaw a period of tremendous growth in the U.S. comprehensive partnership, including two unprecedented visits by a U.S. president to Vietnam in 18 months.  Mary actively promoted mutual peace, prosperity, and people-to-people ties in central and southern Vietnam.  She particularly focused on strengthening the bilateral trade and investment partnership in the dynamic southern region.

Mary was a member of the senior Foreign Service, with decades of experience in Asia, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  Prior to joining the State Department, Mary worked as a Certified Public Accountant and Manager at KPMG’s International and High Tech Tax Division in San Francisco.