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Pamela Lam: How to Live with Purpose

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Our Guest:  Pamela Lam

Pamela Lam was born in Vietnam.  She lived through the fall of Saigon in 1975 and left Vietnam as teenager and re-settled in New York through the American Enmity Program.  Before coming to New York, she lived in Malaysia in a refuge camp.  She was placed in a foster home and managed to graduate from high school within 2.5 years.  She went on to university majoring in Chemistry.  Upon graduation, she joined Unilever as the Organic Synthetic Chemist.  While she was working full time, she went back at night for graduate school and received her master in 3 years.  After a successful 4.5 years experience in Research, she decided to broaden her experience in Development.  Soon she was put in management role, and was offered an assignment to Shanghai, China.  While she was working in China, she was afforded the opportunities to travel the region extensively.  She stayed with Unilever for 17 years before joining Henkel.

Pam is currently the Vice President of Research and Development for Laundry Care, North America.  In this capacity, Pamela has the overall responsibility of delivering innovations, supporting over a billion$ business. Ms. Lam has been with Henkel for fourteen years.  Prior this role, she was Head of R&D for Laundry and Home Care for NA.  Prior that she was the head of Purchasing for two and half years with $750 MM buying power.  

Our Host: Svetlana Kim 

Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, co-author of The Last of the Four Musketeers: Allen Joe’s Life and Friendship with Bruce Lee, and Speaker. http://www.svetlanakim.com

 

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