AAMA Board of Directors

Management Team:

Jay Eum

Chairman of the Board; Managing Partner of GFT Ventures

Jay Eum is a venture capitalist with 20 years of extensive investment experience across both institutional and corporate investment firms. Jay is currently the Managing Partner of GFT Ventures and a Senior Advisor to Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP).

Jay co-founded TransLink Capital, a Palo Alto-based early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs develop customer connections and partnerships in Asia. Jay was responsible for leading investments in artificial intelligence, fintech/blockchain, and consumer technology. Noteworthy exits including Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Coin (acquired by Fitbit), Enterprise DB (acquired by Peak Equity), and YuMe (NYSE: YUME). Jay led investments in artificial intelligence company; SoundHound, and in fintech/blockchain companies; Forte, Klaytn, Provenance, Quantstamp, Rally, and Terra. Jay also invested in consumer technology companies; Chartboost, CoolerScreens, Epic, Gamevice, nWay, Peel, Penrose, Singular, and SquareTwo.

Prior to TransLink, Jay was Managing Director of Samsung Ventures where he established and led the US venture capital operations for Samsung, responsible for U.S.-based investments and portfolio management. Jay led investments in AnalogicTech (NASDAQ: AATI), Athena Semiconductor (acquired by BRCM), Continuous Computing (acquired by RadiSys), DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), GCT Semiconductor, InPhi (NASDAQ: IPHI), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), MontaVista (acquired by Cavium), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Techwell (NASDAQ: TWLL), and Teknovus (acquired by BRCM).

Jay started his venture capital career at Vertex Management, Singapore-based venture capital arm of investment firm Temasek Holdings. Jay managed the firm’s U.S.-based wireless communications, IP-based services, and biomedical portfolio including investments in Aicent (acquired by Syniverse), GRIC Communications (NASDAQ: GRIC), and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL).

Jay received an MBA from Stanford University and M.S/B.S. in Chemistry from Seoul National University. Jay serves as Chairman and Board Director of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA). Jay is also an active angel investor and advisor to several start-ups including Coupang, KiwiCo, Korbit, Merit, Noom, SoFi and Tapas.

Co-President, AAMA

Norman Liang is a Venture Partner at WI Harper, a global early stage venture capital firm in San Francisco, Taipei, and Beijing. Prior to WI Harper, Norman led the international efforts of Sungy Mobile (NASD:GOMO), opening the office in Silicon Valley for one of China’s first mobile startups. At Sungy Mobile, Norman expanded the growth and distribution efforts for its popular Android applications, including Go Launcher. Together, Sungy Mobile was ranked one of the top five Android developers in the world with over 200m installs of their applications. Norman has held business development and management roles at startups including SGN, a top gaming company, and Photobucket. Norman was also a founding member of Ovi, at Nokia and IBM, where he was part of a number of projects with wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, consumer electronics, and media companies. Norman is on the AAMA Board of Directors, a mentor at Highway1, and actively participates in community programs throughout Asia and Silicon Valley.

Jason Lin

Co-President; Managing Director at Super Capital Group

Jason is a Managing Director at Super Capital Group, a leading technology venture capital and growth investment group. Jason has more than 15 years of investing experience across Silicon Valley and Asia.

Prior, Jason worked in venture capital at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Element (DFJ Element), GBC and WestSummit Capital.

Jason's investments include Twitch Interactive (acquired by Amazon for $1B), OURA, Unity (IPO), Triller, Sleeper, Arine, WellAir, Novaerus, Lion Semi, Navitas Semi, Evite, Neuro, Birdy Grey, TravelBank, Runa HR, Reaktive, Datree, Pilot, Movidius (acquired by Intel), Maginatics (acquired by EMC), BMG Seltec (acquired by Command), AquaVentures (IPO) and Future Networks (acquired by Tellabs).

Jason is a Co-Founder of AUM Group, a leading multicultural film and media investment fund. Earlier, Jason worked in strategy consulting at A.T. Kearney and corporate development at PCH International. Jason is an early Advisor at NerdWallet. Jason holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

Gordon Ho

Secretary and Legal Counsel; Partner at Cooley LLP 

Gordon Ho is a partner at Cooley, a global law firm with offices throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Gordon is based in Palo Alto and focuses on corporate and securities law.  He acts as outside general counsel for growth-stage companies, helping founders establish and maintain a corporate and governance structure that will enable rapid growth throughout the life cycle of the business. He advises both private and publicly traded companies on a full range of matters, including equity and debt financings, IPOs, strategic corporate relationships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, IP and employment, and securities exchange reporting and compliance.   Gordon counsels companies, as well as venture and corporate strategic investors, in a wide range of industries, including software, consumer electronics, fintech, life sciences and healthcare, energy innovation and digital media. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Prospect Silicon Valley, a nonprofit innovation hub that focuses on advanced mobility and energy solutions for urban communities.

Michael Wu, CPA, CGMA

CFO; Partner at Singer Lewak-Silicon Valley Tax Practice

Michael Wu is a Partner at SingerLewak LLP’s Silicon Valley Tax practice.  Michael has over twenty years of experience in accounting and taxation.  Michael assisted US and foreign companies in a full range of accounting and corporate tax matters including mergers and acquisitions and international tax matters.  Michael joined SingerLewak from Ernst & Young LLP in 2009, and his professional experience includes 13 years working at Big 4 accounting firms (PwC & EY) and over 3 years working at a NASDAQ company as the head of its tax department.  Michael is a member of SingerLewak’s International Service group.

Michael’s clients ranged from Global Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Real Estate and Venture Capital industries.

Michael earned an M.B.A. in Taxation and a B.S. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from California State University East Bay in California. Michael is a C.P.A. licensed in the states of California and Washington. Michael is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountant and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Michael serves as board member for Non-profit organizations including Asia America Multi-technology Association (“AAMA”) and Prospect Silicon Valley (“ProspectSV”).  Michael speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and has been a frequent speaker at various accounting/tax seminars.


Board of Directors:

Hope Chen


Hope Chen is a venture partner at DFJ. She currently serves on the board of Prudent Energy. Hope is the chairperson and one of the founding members for WIL (Women in Leadership), a premier organization for women leaders in venture capital firms, private equity funds and multi-national corporations in China.

Hope has close to 15 years of operational experience in Internet and IT industry. She was most recently founder and co-CEO of Billpoint, Inc., which pioneered the concept of online person to person payments. Billpoint became the leading provider of person to person payment services on the Internet and was acquired by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in 1999 as a payment solution for their online auction marketplace. Prior to Billpoint, Ms. Chen was chief information officer of GE Nuclear Energy where she managed IT strategy and software and hardware infrastructure.

Hope received her MBA from the Harvard Business School. She received her BA in both computer science and philosophy from Wellesley College.

Rebecca Chou

Principal, Ridgeway Institute | Partner, Talent Age Associates

Rebecca brings three decades of global executive management, leadership consulting and Fortune 200 executive experience in human resource management and professional development. Rebecca is Principal at Ridgway Institute and Partner of Talent Age Associates where she helps develop potentials of leaders into performance.  She is also President of CXS focusing on Human Resource Management. Her corporate background includes head of Human Resources at SYNNEX where she helped achieved an IPO of $8 billion in 2004, and at Northwest/Delta Airlines, Pillsbury, and Amdahl/Fujitsu Corporations.

In the past decade, she has served on the Board of Directors of Asia America MultiTechnology Association. Rebecca is also on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). As a painter herself, the creativity, strategic and abstract thinking required in coaching executives and solving organizational challenges are parallels in the realm of art making.

Rebecca has a BA in English from Tamkang University and a MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico, and an on-going art education from SFAI.

Nader Fathi

CEO, Kiana Analytics

Nader Fathi is a serial entrepreneur and veteran of the Big Data industry.  He is currently the CEO of Kiana Analytics, a Big Data company that helps brick-and-mortar businesses convert visitors to customers.  He was CEO of SigmaQuest, a Big Data for Supply Chain solution, which he co-founded in 2002.  Camstar Systems successfully acquired SigmaQuest in 2010 and Nader lead its Supply Chain Quality practice until 2012.  Nader mentors and advises startups as the Executive-in-Residence (EIR) at the University of Southern California Stevens Institute for Innovations and the Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley.  He is currently on the advisory board of Glassbeam, Machine-to-Machine analytics.  He has coached Big Data companies in various vertical markets including sports, retail, finance, health/fitness, and environmental analytics. Previously, Nader held executive positions at IntraStage, IKOS, Cadence, and Daisy systems.  He started his career as software and chip designer at Xerox Microelectronics.Nader holds a bachelor and masters in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California and completed his coursework toward a PhD.  He has also completed numerous programs in marketing, business and Gamification at UCLA, The Wharton School, and UC Santa Cruz.

Lee Hsieh

Venture Partner, Trans-Pacific Technology Fund

Lee has over 10 years of hands-on startup operations, direct investment, and corporate advisory experiences across US and Asia (Greater China region, Japan).

He has been serving on the Board of startups, helping portfolio companies, including those in the IOT, robotics, machine vision, auto and mobility sectors, on Partnership building and GTM strategy, as well as led Business Development and Corporate Strategy himself at a Softbank Group-backed IOT startup - Neurosky. Previously he also spent several years with Morgan Stanley and Nomura advising Fortune 500 tech companies on M&A and capital raising.

John Huber

National Sales Executive, Technology Banking at Wells Fargo Bank

John is responsible for client origination within Wells Fargo’s Commercial and Technology Banking Groups covering the Silicon Valley region. Strong practice interest and expertise around all aspects of payments and commerce enabling technologies.

Norihiro Kondo

President, Falkon Team, LLC

Norihiro (Nori) is a president of Falkon Team, LLC  a silicon valley based business consulting company that helping American and Asian companies connect for mutual success.   Prior to the current position, Nori used to work at Panasonic for more than 20 years, and he was a managing director of Silicon Valley New Business Development Center at Panasonic Corporation of North America.  He was mainly leading on startup collaboration projects closely working with internal business divisions as well as external corporate partners.  He had also lead a wide range of new business development activities for internal R&D themes working with prospective customers and partners in the US and Japan.

Nori is actively working with several US and Japan technology and industry associations and start-ups as a board member or advisor, such as Silicon Valley Robotics, LA Blockchain Lab, City Innovate, Coresight Research, Plug and Play Tech Center, ampNYC as well as several start-ups from both US and Japan.

David J. Lam

General Partner at Atlantic Bridge

David Lam is the Managing Director of WestSummit Capital. David has more than 15 years of private equity, technology, and investment banking experience in software and technology-enabled services. Prior to WestSummit, David was the Managing Director and Head of US operations for WI Harper, a leading China focused technology venture capital firm. At WI Harper, David was involved in the firm’s investments in Innovation Works and Quixey.

Prior to joining WI Harper, David was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, where he led and managed investments in telecommunications and technology-enabled business services sectors for its U.S. venture and growth capital fund. While at Carlyle, Mr. Lam served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chair of Actelis Networks, and as a Board Observer of Air2Web (acquired by Velti), eScreen (acquired by Alere), Ingenio (acquired by AT&T) and Panasas. Previously, David served as Director of Business Development at Panasas, a leading provider of scale-out parallel data storage systems and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

Dr. Robert P. Lee

Hi-tech Entrepreneur, Investor and Professor

Dr. Lee is a 35-year pioneer of the high-tech industry, spending the first half of his career managing large organizations in Fortune 100 companies, and the second half as a serial entrepreneur.  During this time, he conducted business globally, and in the last 15 years, he was heavily involved with running businesses in China. Since 2010, he is also Adjunct Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School where he also serves as the Associate Director of the MBA Program and an Advisory Board Member of the CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship.  Until late 2012 (when the company was acquired), he was Executive Chairman of Achievo Corporation (one of the largest China IT services companies).  He co-founded Achievo in early 2002 and served as its Chairman and CEO until December 2008, when the company reached over 2500 people in size, more than 2000 of whom were in China.  From 2002 to 2007, he was also CEO of Accela, Inc. (board member from 1999-2013) and led that company to become a dominant government enterprise software firm in the US. Until November 2001, he was president & CEO of Inxight Software, a Xerox-PARC spinout that tripled in revenues and raised venture funding under his leadership (now part of SAP).  Before Inxight, he was chairman, CEO and president of Insignia Solutions, a software company he took public on NASDAQ in 1995.  Previously, he was executive vice president of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC - software), where among many achievements including rapid growth, he acquired and integrated 6 companies, including Norton Computing, which became a legendary M&A success story in the Silicon Valley.  Dr. Lee was senior vice president of Shared Medical Systems (since acquired by Siemens) and was at IBM for 11 years (responsible for its office systems software, healthcare industry software, overall software engineering and various systems/communications software) and Computer Sciences Corporation for many years.  Dr. Lee is currently on the board of Osel, Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup, and was previously on the boards of S3, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIII - semiconductor) and SONICblue (NASDAQ: SBLU - digital media devices).  He also serves as advisor to various Western and Chinese companies and investment funds, besides being a venture partner, limited partner and angel investor himself.

Dr. Lee participates in high-tech developments all over the world.  During Mr. CH Tung's first official visit to the Silicon Valley as Hong Kong Chief Executive in June 1999, Dr. Lee was the co-host and speaker at a luncheon in Mr. Tung's honor.  At Insignia Solutions, Dr. Lee hosted a luncheon for HM Queen Elizabeth II who paid an extended visit to his company's offices in the UK after the company won multiple Queen's Awards.  In 1996, Dr. Lee was invited to the Philippines to meet President Ramos and other top leaders to help formulate a high-tech initiative for that country.  His business and professional activities in China have put him in frequent contact with senior government officials there.  Dr. Lee has met with many heads-of-state and senior government officials during their visits to the Silicon Valley, particularly those from Asia/China.

As a result of his active professional and community activities, including serving as the Global Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the AAMA (Asia America MultiTechnology Association), Chairman of the AAMA Pearl River Delta Chapter, former vice chairman of HYSTA’s China Global Services Alliance, former board member of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association (West Coast) and Asia Society President’s Circle, Dr. Lee is well known to the Silicon Valley and Asian media. He was featured in several books on Chinese-American successful entrepreneurs, and appeared frequently in print, web, radio and TV media globally. Dr. Lee is an accomplished public speaker.

Dr. Lee grew up in Hong Kong.  He holds Ph.D. and MS degrees from UCLA, and a BA from UC Berkeley, all in computer science.  He resides in the Silicon Valley.  Dr. Lee is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

Pradip Madan

Tech Advisor, Board Member and Investor

Pradip combines product, operational leadership and M&A experience across industries (ICs, networking, wireless, IoT, storage, enterprise and SMB cloud applications, IT/BPO services). He has led the development and launch of roughly 400 products in his career. His funding experience (Microland, Rivio), IPO exits (LSI Logic, Echelon), M&A (Exel, Rivio, Matra-Harris, Synnex), CEO/President/COO/SVP/VP roles (Synnex, Microland, 123Signup, Rivio, Echelon, Adaptec, Matra-Harris), and investor/advisor/board roles (gaming, e-commerce, cloud applications, social media, sales/logistics, and healthcare) enable him to add depth and breadth to business strategy, team-building, and execution. He has led teams across North America, Asia, and Europe. He was most recently SVP for Corporate Strategy for Synnex Corp ($10B+ revenue). He holds a BS in Physics (University of Delhi, ranking 2nd in university), a BSE in Electrical Engineering (University of Pennsylvania, honors), an MSE in Computer Science (university of Pennsylvania, honors), and an MBA (Wharton, distinction). He is a Board Member of AAMA and Charter Member of TiE.

Anna Mok

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP; AAMA Trustee Member

Anna Mok is the U.S. leader responsible for China and Southeast Asia for Deloitte’s Advisory and Audit businesses. She was previously the National Managing Partner, Clients & Client Excellence responsible for developing and leading the execution of the client portfolio expansion strategy and the National Regions Leader. Anna is also currently a senior partner and industry leader for Strategic Risk Services.

During her 25+ year career at Deloitte, she has been the global lead client service partner and has served some of its largest and most prestigious global clients in various industries including payments, financial services, life sciences, health care and high technology. Her global business experiences include risk management, corporate governance, finance, business strategy and transformations, M&A, and market expansion services.  She has lived and worked in Asia and the United States.

She was the first Chinese American woman admitted to partnership at Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Anna was a member of Deloitte’s Board Council and the CEO Advisory Partner Council. Anna was also on the Executive Committee of Deloitte Advisory.   Anna has received numerous awards and recognitions and is an active community leader.  She is a current Executive Committee member of the United Way, Ascend National, Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund and the Commonwealth Club of California.  Anna has been featured and quoted in leading publications, TV, radio and websites.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.


Angela Pan

Founder and CEO; Ashley Chloe

Angela Pan is the Founder and CEO of Ashley Chloe, a wearable tech accessories brand headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Integrating a passion for functional aesthetic design with her aptitude for business strategy, Pan has a wealth of experience gained from her dual roles as startup entrepreneur and as early-stage tech investor. After several years in a technology investment firm working with the startups, Pan found her passion returning to entrepreneurship and creating something unique for people to use in their daily lives. Only a year and a half in, Pan is leading Ashley Chloe to become one of the most successful fashion tech brands. The flagship product Helix Cuff has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award and a CES 2016 Innovation Awards. Ashley Chloe is also named a favorite American brand by Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Andrew Wylegala. In addition, Pan is also on the board of Asia America MultiTechnology Association which dedicates to the Asian American high-tech community.  
Pan has approached expectations and barriers that often push female entrepreneurs out of business with determination and leadership skills. By taking time to understand the technology field, and adding a fashion perspective, Pan prepared herself for success in the industry.
Pan has years of experience in operations, marketing, partnership, and corporate development. She found success launching an internet startup and a lifestyle firm by developing impressive growth, strategic branding, executing marketing strategies, and creating new brands from scratch.
Angela Pan has been featured on Bloomberg, Mashable, FastCompany, and USA Today. In her spare time, Pan is a self-taught designer. Her passion for design has given her a broad vision and deep understanding of style and allure.  

Li Song

Managing Director, SVB Asia Link

Silicon Valley Bank

Li Song is managing director of SVB’s Asia Link practice, which promotes cross-border business solutions for entrepreneurs and investors in both China and the US. Based in the Bay Area, Li and his team identify and crystallize opportunities across the three largest innovation ecosystems (China, the US and Europe); their toolbox includes proprietary industry research, data-backed insights, value-added advice and tailored financial solutions. Li is passionate about putting his clients front and center — he thrives on identifying their unique challenges and connecting with his network around the globe to solve them.

As a native of China who has served SVB since 2000, Li first joined the bank as a portfolio manager and later served as director of SVB Analytics, the bank’s valuation arm. Li then led SVB’s Global Credit Products team which grew SVB’s US Export-Import Bank guaranteed loan portfolio from $50 million to $275 million within 4 years. Most recently, he served as senior advisor in the Trade Finance practice; in this role, he advised clients on complex international trade finance tools and strategies, growing the annual revenue for his book of business by 600% in 5 years.

Prior to joining SVB, Li was a global business liaison at the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), an influential cabinet-level organization in China designated to set trade policy. Li also served as a global trade advisor for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and former Prime Minister Li Peng on overseas state visits from 1994 to 1999. During this time, Li personally attended meetings with former US president Bill Clinton and more than 10 other state leaders from the Asia-Pacific region. Li holds a bachelor’s degree in English and business from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He’s also been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2005.

A longtime resident of Palo Alto, Li constantly looks for ways to serve the Chinese community in his city and the Bay Area in his spare time. He attends and organizes events that help new immigrants better assimilate in the US and native-born Americans better understand China. He is also a devoted volunteer for junior golf development for minority youth in the Bay Area.

Andy Tsao

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Andy Tsao is a Managing Director with SVB Global Private Equity Services, working with SVB’s international private equity and venture capital clients. In addition, Tsao leads SVB’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies with their international market expansion. He brings more than 20 years of experience banking dynamic companies in technology industries worldwide. In his roles, Tsao manages SVB’s relationships with venture capital and private equity firms outside the U.S., and also helps international companies as they seek U.S. market entry and U.S. companies as they seek to expand abroad. In both capacities, Tsao provides these firms with strategic advice and banking services, including debt financing, based on a deep understanding of their needs.

Previously, Tsao led and helped found SVB’s U.K.-based operation, SVB Financial Group UK Ltd, which was established in 2004. For six years, he was responsible for building senior debt relationships with high-growth technology, life sciences and clean technology companies in the U.K. and Europe. Tsao routinely speaks about technology and venture financing at conferences such as events held by the European Venture Capital Association, Israel Venture Association, TiE, and Silicon Dragon. Tsao is a TiE Silicon Valley and Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) Silicon Valley Charter Member. While based in London, Tsao founded and moderated SVB Financial Group UK’s Venture Capital Advisory Board, was a two-time European Tech Tour Selection Committee member, and served on Think London’s North American Task Force and the Advisory Board for Astia U.K. Before endeavoring to open the U.K. office for SVB Financial Group, Tsao was a Senior Vice President in Silicon Valley Bank’s Boston office, where he served as a technology lender and senior relationship manager focused on New England’s technology industry. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank in 1997, Tsao was a technology lender at BankBoston, and BayBank in Burlington, Mass. He began his banking career with USTrust in Boston in 1988. Tsao earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Boston University.

Canice Wu

Head of Insurance Practice, Velocity

Canice Wu has over 20 years of experience in developing and scaling successful businesses from concept to market leader. Previously, he was President of Plug and Play Tech Center, a high tech business accelerator working with over 300 startups and a network of over 180 VC’s and 300 corporations. Prior to joining Plug and Play Tech Center, he was CEO of Insights OnDemand, providing cloud based Business Intelligence Solutions. Prior to Insights OnDemand, he was VicePresident, General Manager and COO of CRM and Industry Solutions at Siebel Systems. He came to Siebel from Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he was a management consultant specializing in forming business strategies and market penetration plans for Fortune 500 companies. Canice is also on the board of AAMA as well as a member of Sand Hill Angels. Canice has a BS and MS in Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

Kyung H. Yoon

Founder & CEO, Talent Age Associates, AAMA Trustee Member

Kyung spent 14 years with Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., (NASDAQ: HSII), a global leader in the executive search industry, most recently as Vice Chairman. During her career with Heidrick & Struggles, Kyung was a leader in the firm’s expansion in Asia with management responsibility for the Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Seoul offices. Kyung’s client list includes Fortune 500 and global multinational companies, including CP Group, CapitaLand, Dell, Hubert Burda Media Group, IBM, Komag, Maxtor, McKinsey, Merck, Microsoft, Nokia, NOL, Philips, Samsung, Seagate, Singapore Technologies, SK Telecom, Sybase, TSMC and Unisys. In the financial services field, Kyung has worked with international investment banks and private equity/ venture capital firms such as Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, DFJ, Doll Capital Management, DT Capital, GGV, Globespan Capital, GSR Ventures, H&Q Asia Pacific, IDG, IVP, JPMorgan Partners, Keytone Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield Fund, Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Newbridge Capital, PAMA, Venrock Associates, Walden International and Warburg Pincus.

Charlene Yu Vaughn

Founder & CEO of The Algonquin Group

A frequent speaker and author of “Insights & Opportunities”, Charlene Yu Vaughn is experienced with numerous technology and media oriented branding, licensing, start-ups, financings, turnarounds and mergers. Her career spans from global advertising giants, Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather to a founding executive of Time Warner Interactive to the President/CEO of Chuck Jones Studio Productions to President/CEO of the Tunes Network, Inc. (tunes.com); the Chairman/Founding CEO of Middlewire to her current position as the CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group.

Through her work at The Algonquin Group, Ms. Yu Vaughn has served as the strategic advisor to over 50 leading revenue-generating emerging technology and media companies and international ventures in information technology, healthcare/life sciences, clean technology, digital media and consumer products in securing funding and accelerating their strategic growth, revenue, strategic alliances and business development. Her firm, The Algonquin Group, assists privately held and publicly traded US companies in their expansion into Asia Pac (APAC) and APAC and US companies in their expansion globally as well as into the domestic US market.


Board of Trustees:

Gareth Chang Managing Director & Executive Chairman of GC3 & Associates International
Sandy Wai-Yan Chau CEO of Achieve Corporation; Founding President of AAMA
Dr. Hong Chen Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Hina Group
William A. Chen AAMA Shanghai President; Managing Partner at DT Capital Partners
Robert E. Grady Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital Fund; Chairman of New Jersey Investment Council; former Chairman of Carlyle Venture Partners
David Ho AAMA Beijing President; Founder & Chairman of Kiina Investment Limited
Harry W. Kellogg, Jr. Vice Chairman of the Board at Silicon Valley Bank & Head of Relationship Management at SVB Financial Group
Dr. Robert P. Lee Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Achieve Corporation; Professor in Entrepreneurship Practice at the City University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Pradip Madan Tech Advisor, Board Member and Investor
Anna Mok National Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP
Dr. WIlliam Miller Founder & Chairman of Nanostellar; Founder & Chairman of Lumiette; Professor Emeritus at Stanford University
Dr. C.S. Park Board of Director at Seagate Technology; former Chairman & CEO of Maxtor Corp
George Scalise President of Semiconductor Industry Association
TsuyoshiTaira CEO of Tazan International
Lip-Bu Tan CEO & President of Cadence Design Systems; Founder & Chairman of Walden International
Kyung Yoon Founder & CEO of Talent Age Associates


AAMA Charter Members