Mission

The Leaders Forum is a cross sector network of influencers and executive thought leaders. It is designed to use its collective financial, business, and political resources to influence the growing social, civic, and economic importance of Asian Americans at the highest level of the public, private and philanthropic sectors in the US and globally.

Members & Supporters

Melanie Holthaus

Manager, Commercial Division
American Dream House Brokerage

Joe Zhu

Co-Founder & Partner
SmartHealth Ventures

Zheng Yu Huang

Founder and Chairman
Yu Capital, Viewfind

Jay Xu

Director
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Ernest Wong

Principal
site design group, ltd.

John Wang

President
Asian American Business Development Center

Benson Tran

Summit Leader
The California Group

Lauren Tom

Actress and Voice Artist

Paul Song

Chief Medical Officer / Co-Chair
ATGen Global / Healthy California

Narinder Singh

CEO & Community Evangelist
Appirio

Tejal Shah

Founder and CEO
Kid Admit, Inc.

Sunil Puri

Founder and President
First Midwest Group

John Moon

District Manager, Community Development
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Nanxi Liu

CEO
Engplug

Norman Mineta

Retired Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation

Charles Lu

Director
University of California, San Diego

Teddy Liaw

CEO
Next Rep

Enoch Liang

Partner
LTL Attornyes

Alissa Ko

Founder
Ko Strategies

Frank Islam

CEO & Chairman
FI Investment Group

Chieh Huang

CEO & Co-Founder
Boxed

Julia Gouw

Retired President & Chief Operating Officer
East West Bank

Tony Chen

CEO
Channel Factory

Cathryn Chen

Founder & CEO
MarketX

Andrew Chau

Co-Founder, BobaGuys
Co-Founder, Tea People USA

Allison Chan

Immigration Attorney
Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC

Shekar Narasimhan

Co-Founder, Leaders Forum
Managing Partner, Beekman Advisors

Francey Lim-Youngberg

Patrick Yam

CEO & Chairman
Somnology, Inc.

Bob Wu

Founder & CEO
Teleport App

Leslie E. Wong

President
San Francisco State University (SFSU)

Lily Tang

President & Co-Founder
The Everest Project

Dilawar Syed

President
Freshdesk

Jeff Stanger

President, CDI Lab
Founding Director, Center for Digital Information

Ajay Shah

Co-Founder
Dotty

C.M. Samala

Founder
18MillionRising.org

Wade Randlett

CEO
General Biofuels

Lorna Randlett

Co-Founder
Leaders Forum

Gautam Raghavan

Vice President of Policy
Gill Foundation

Jim Park

Chairman Emeritus, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
CEO, The Mortgage Collaborative

Glenn Osaka

Fmr. Senior Vice President
Juniper Networks

Nanci Nishimura

Principal
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy

Tung Nguyen

Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Jason L. Ma

Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor, ThreeEQ, Inc.
Author, Young Leaders 3.0

Betty Lo

Vice President, Community Alliances & Consumer Engagement
Nielsen

Lukas Lipinski

Executive Director
Innovation Center Poland in Silicon Valley

Dustin Oliver Ling

Director, Citi
Board Member, Ascend

Otto Lee

Managing Attorney & Partner
Intellectual Property Law Group LLP

Chris Kang

National Director
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

S.K. Gupta

Managing Director
Ascend Pinnacle

Buck Gee

Executive Advisor
Ascend

Glen S. Fukushima

Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Fritz Friedman

President
The Fritz Friedman Co.

Wenda Fong

Co-Founder
CAPE-Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment

Billy Dec

Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality
CEO & Founder, Rockit Ranch Productions
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Francis Cheung

President
Asian American Professional Association (AAPA)

Bing Chen

Founder, Bing Studios & Victorious Inc.
Fmr. Head of Creator Development & Management, YouTube Global

Irene Bueno

Co-Founder & Partner
NVG LLC

Anna Bielicka

Trade & Investment Section
Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Helina Ying-Fan Au

Vice President
Veritas Investments

Hope Atuel

Executive Director
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Associate Dean, School of Public Policy
University of California, Riverside

John Maa

John Maa

Surgeon
Marin General Hospital

Clarence Low

Clarence Low

President & CEO
Asian Chamber of Commerce of Colorado

Albert Shen

Albert K. Shen

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