The Committee of 100, an elite Chinese-American group ranging from billionaire entrepreneurs to scientific researchers, has added eight new members, the New York-based organization announced Thursday. The new additions come from companies and organizations as diverse as the NBA and the Juilliard School.
Chinese American citizens are invited to join and advance the dual mission of the Committee of 100 to promote the participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.
The current 100-member committee that was on the 2022 Forbes Billionaires List unveiled this month includes former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Chairman and CEO Morris Chang, Far Eastern Group Chairman Douglas Hsu, Chairman of the Golden Eagle International Group, Roger Wang, the CEO of Fortinet, Ken Xie, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom.
“We are excited to expand our membership with eight new members who will bring diverse expertise and knowledge to our dual missions,” Committee of 100 Chairman Zhengyu Huang said in a statement. “We look forward to collaborating with all of them as we continue to advance the causes of Chinese Americans through institutionalized access, research, data and thought leadership.” The Committee of 100 currently has over 130 members.
Here are the bios of the new group taken from Thursday’s announcement:
*Cyndie Chang is a managing partner of Duane Morris Los Angeles and litigates commercial disputes. She served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and currently serves on the board of the National Association of Women Lawyers. She served as president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, which awarded her its first Trailblazer Award.
*Edward Chang is a neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the Department of Neurological Surgery. His work focuses on the brain mechanisms of speech, cognition and human emotions.
*Wei He, first artistic director and dean of the Tianjin Juilliard School. He will become CEO in the next academic year. He previously taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a violin teacher for 17 years. Born in Sichuan, he came to the United States for undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and joined the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as a member of the concertmaster. section after graduating.
*Guiyou Huang is the president of Western Illinois University. Prior to joining WIU, Huang served as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was Chancellor of Louisiana State University of Alexandria. The author and editor of 13 books and numerous essays and articles, he holds a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University at College Station.
*Nicky Lu chairs Etron Technology and TM Technology, and is a co-founder of Ardentec and Global Unichip – four Taiwan-listed semiconductor companies. Ardentec is 35% owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. Lu earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
*Michael Ma is the CEO and Board Member of NBA China. He oversees business development in Greater China. Ma joined the NBA in 2003, became vice president of global strategy, and helped launch NBA China in 2008. Ma holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rutgers.
*Margaret Wong is the founder and CEO of McWong International Inc., an industrial IOT lighting company. She serves on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Asian Chamber and the Themed Entertainment Association.
*Lily Zheng is a senior partner at Deloitte with over 25 years of cross-border tax planning experience. She is responsible for all of Deloitte’s cross-functional services to multinational companies investing in Asia as well as Chinese and Asian clients investing in the United States. Zheng is a board member of the Huayuan Science and Technology Association in Silicon Valley. Zheng graduated from UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University.