Board of Directors

Dr. Jamie Younghee Sheen, Founder & CEO of naisA Global, Chairwoman

Dr. Sheen is a social entrepreneur, author, former research Associate Professor at American University and an expert in the field of applied linguistics, second language acquisition and TESOL. Read More


Matt Garcell – Managing Director / Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Garcell is Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Matt’s client portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies, law firms, not-for-profit organizations, technology, and media companies. Read More


Tim Hwang, Founder & CEO, FiscalNote, Treasurer

Mr. Hwang is a technology entrepreneur and Senior Advisor for Government Innovation with experience building early-stage organizations and understanding complex policy issues. He currently serves as the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, revolutionizing the way organizations interact with open data. Read More


Honorary Board

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, Founder & President, US-China Education Trust

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, the first Asian American to hold such rank in U.S. history, has had an extensive career in international affairs and government service, beginning in 1964 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia and culminating as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal in 1989. Read More


Dr. Sachiko Kuno, Co-Founder, President, & CEO, S&R Foundation

Dr. Sachiko Kuno studied biochemistry and biochemical engineering as one of a few Japanese female scientists. She obtained her Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan and has conducted post-doctoral research at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Read More


Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud (Emeritus), George Washington University

Dr. Kim-Renaud is Professor ameritus of Korean Language, Culture and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She has received major research awards/grants and has been interviewed by various U.S. and Korean media, including the U.S. National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Korean KBS, MBC, YTN, and Segye Times. Read More


Executive Board

Cal Simmons, DC Chair, Tiger 21

Mr. Simmons has 30 years of experience in building small businesses as a Founder, CEO, Director and Financier. He is also co-author of “Every Business Needs an Angel” (Random House 2001). He is interested in acquisition opportunities or partners willing to build companies.


Cynthia McGee, SVP & Senior Private Banker of Wells Fargo’s Private Bank in Washington DC.

She has more than 20 years of experience in banking and lending. She specializes in wealth management services and tailored solutions that help meet client’s unique and complex financial needs.Read More


Danai Brooks, Managing Partner, Glen Echo Capital

Danai Brooks is the Managing Partner of Glen Echo Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in small and medium-sized businesses in the industrial, business services and technology sectors. Read More


Dr. Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, Founder, ECF BioSolutions

Dr. Cho-Fertikh is Founder of ECF Biosolutions, a life sciences consulting practice specializing in therapeutic and medical device start-up company growth and development. The practice provides non-dilutive and dilutive fundraising, preclinical – clinical stage testing and business development counsel. Read More


Dr. Jim Liew, Assistant Professor of Finance, Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Data Scientist. Read More

Henry Kim, Vice President, Cardinal Health, Secretary

Mr. Kim is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cardinal Health Medical Segment’s Hospital Services and Solutions business. His professional experience is a blend of consultant engineering, product development, product management, global and strategic marketing. Read More


Advisory Board

Bruce Goldberg, Partner, PwC

Mr. Goldberg is a Partner in the US firm since 1989, seconded to Seoul in May of 2009 and is now the Deputy Assurance Leader- Global for Samil PwC. He is responsible for delivering high quality, and at times highly complex, audits and business advice toclients across many industries. Read More


Andy Meng

Mr. Meng has more than 12 years of strategy and analytical experience spanning over industries including Insurance, Financial Services, Telecommunication and Public Sector. Read More


Bay Fang

Ms. Fang is an award-winning journalist and former diplomat, with experience in communications and foreign policy. Now focusing on issues in Asia, she served until recently in the Obama administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, overseeing public diplomacy and public affairs for Europe and Eurasia. Read More

Bill Liu

Mr. Liu is currently VP of NaviAsia Group, Executive Director for North America of Hurun Report, and the Founder of Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago-West. Read More


Dr. J.R. Reagan

Dr. Reagan is Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). The company has revenue of $34B, over 210,000 employees and operates in more than 150 countries. Read More


Dr. Lode Missiaen

Dr. Missiaen is the Founder of Luciad, served as Group CEO from 1999 to 2012 and currently one of the Luciad Group Board of Directors. As CEO, Dr. Missiaen initiated and executed a strategy to focus on product excellence and fit for the highest demanding industries. Read More


Dr. Lay Nam Chang

Dr. Chang is the former Dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech and Professor of Physics. Prior to this position, Dr. Chang was the Chair of the Department of Physics since 1995. Read More


Dr. Paul Y. Song, M.D.

Dr. Song is a physician, healthcare activist, and biotechnology executive who currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign, a progressive online organization of 900,000 members. Read More


Duke Chung, Founder of Parature

Mr. Chung leads all aspects of the company’s global marketing strategies and corporate strategy to include overall branding initiatives and programs, product packaging and marketing, strategic alliances, and corporate development. He co-founded Parature with a vision to provide superior customer support software accessible via the Internet.


Gary Cao, Director of Decision Science Analytics, EXPRESS

Mr. Cao is an analytics executive leader in decision analytics strategies and implementation. After building advanced analytics teams in multiple companies in a wide range of industries, he is now VP in Health Information Services & Analytics Strategy at Cardinal Health. Read More


Hiroaki Kuwajima

Mr. Kuwajima is the CFO at Aoyama Shachu Corporation, a Japanese policy advisory and consultancy firm. His policy expertise is in Japanese political economy. Previously, as a Senior Associate for Dream Incubator in Tokyo, he provided strategy consulting for top-tier Japanese corporations in multiple industries (IT, Healthcare, Electronics and Private Equity), especially focusing on globalizing clients’ operations in Asia. Read More


Henry Tam, Jr.

Mr. Tam is Managing Director of Financial Services at Neustar Inc., an innovator in real-time information services and analytics based in Washington, D.C. Previously he was previsouly VP and General Manager of Mobile Self-Service at Millennial Media, where he led revenue growth globally, growing the business to a multi-million dollar operation in 10 months.Read More


Jim Kelman

Mr. Kelman is the Director of Exchange Programs at the Korea-US Science Cooperation Center, running the WEST program – a bilateral exchange program between the United States and the Republic of Korea, as well as other cultural exchanges. Read More


Les Johnson, Chicago Economic Society, Booth School

Mr. Johnson has over 30 years experience leading and managing operations in the federal and state government and private sector. He has excellent working relationships with multiple government departments, associations and companies in the US and internationally.


Ken Kuang

Mr. Kuang is a successful business owner, seasoned senior executive, Amazon Best Seller and one of the Most Admired CEO’s in San Diego.Read More


Kenneth Lench

Mr. Lench is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on representing, and conducting internal investigations for, U.S. and foreign financial services and public companies relating to matters before government law enforcement agencies. Read More


Lewis Saret, General Counsel of naisA Global

Mr. Saret is an attorney practicing in the area of federal taxation, with particular emphasis on estate and business succession planning, based in the DC metropolitan area. Read More


Mark Teitelbaum, Vice President, CBRE

Mr. Teitelbaum is an active business investor and is a first VP with CBRE specializing in tenant representation. He has 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Read More


Ruchira Agrawal

Ms. Agrawal is a sales and marketing executive and comes to us with 20 years of experience in building revenue, relationships and brands in business to business and business to consumer sectors. Read More


Dr. James Hahn, Professor of Biochemistry, The George Washington University

Dr. Hahn is currently a full professor and the former chair of the Department of Computer Science at The George Washington University where he has been a faculty since 1989. Read More


Sim Khan, Founder, Brimble & Clark

Sim Khan is an attorney-turned menswear entrepreneur who left the practice of law to build a custom clothing brand. Read More