Norman is a healthcare entrepreneur and investor who has helped to build leading life sciences companies in both the US and Asia. With degrees from MIT and Stanford, Norman grew up on the East Coast and now lives in the SF Bay Area. He is an advisor or board member of several non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy (CA), The Children’s Medical Foundation (HK/China), Marine Science Institute and Positive Coaching Alliance. In addition to being passionate about Asian-American issues, Norman loves fishing and playing basketball.
Ming is the Chief Culture Officer at EF Education First, the world’s largest privately held education and travel company. Co-author of several multicultural children’s books and a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Ming is passionate about helping Asians in America to have as wonderful and safe childhood as she and her twin sister had growing up in New Jersey. Ming is a board member of the Keswick Foundation and board advisor to LAAUNCH.
Wah co-founded and runs InSite Development, a real estate company that develops, builds, and invests in affordable housing. An alumni board member of Columbia College and graduate of The UCLA Anderson School of Business, Wah has recently developed a comprehensive therapeutic and residential campus for the homeless in Los Angeles. Wah has co-authored Escape (May 2021), a non fiction book about refugees, and is an ambassador for Sweaty Betty running and yoga brand.
Ed is a financier who founded a merchant banking firm and ran M&A for Morgan Stanley and Barclays in Asia. Ed invests in emerging growth companies and provides strategic advice to startups, corporates, and financial investors. Armed with degrees from UC Berkeley and Columbia, Ed is on the board of Santa Catalina School and is excited to see Asian Americans receive the same quality education and opportunities that he was afforded growing up in the Bay Area.
David is a serial entrepreneur and President of Globalluxe, a lifestyle and luxury fashion company which launched brands such as Kate Spade and Diane von Furstenberg in Asia. Prior to founding Globalluxe, David worked at Gucci and American Express. Former Chair of the Hong Kong YPO chapter, Colgate and NYU graduate, and son of Shanghainese parents, David is motivated to help Asian Americans succeed in business and beyond.
Richard is a Sr. Director of Product Design at Twitter and former Chief Experience Officer at R/GA, an award-winning innovation consultancy. Born in the Bronx and educated at Carnegie Mellon and NYU, Richard sat on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and is currently an Executive Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and the 4A's CX Council. He’s a champion of social equity and loves digital design, hiphop, and sneakers.
Eric Toda is a Marketing Executive from Facebook. He has held previous marketing leadership roles at Gap Inc, Airbnb, Snapchat, and Nike. He has had work featured and awarded across the industry for combining purpose and business results. Eric is also an advisor and angel investor to disruptive startups like Yumi, Wardrobe, Upaway, Fyllo, and many others. Eric also sits on the board of directors of Reimagine and LAAUNCH (Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change), and is a member of the Advisory Council of The Asian American Foundation.