Announcing New Executive Director Leo Chan

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Chinese Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director Leo Chan

Brings wealth of US-China & Silicon Valley experience to the organization

CINCINNATI – December 12, 2017 – The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce has hired Leo Chan as its new Executive Director, effective December 18, 2017. A former board member of the Chinese Chamber, Chan brings a wealth of diverse and international experience in financial services, private equity investments, and the tech industry to this role. He has served in several Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations, running funds of over 1 billion RMB and investments of over 1 billion USD in mobile telecommunications infrastructure in China and other parts of the world. Chan will keynote the Chinese Chamber’s annual Lunar New Year Gala at The Ramada Plaza on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

“The Chinese Chamber has grown significantly in membership, visibility, and influence in Greater Cincinnati in the past 2 years thanks to our previous Executive Director Tessa Xuan’s contributions. Leo Chan’s business expertise and local, national, and international connections will take us to the next level in terms of building more bridges with Greater China to expand opportunity for the local business community. We are very much looking forward to this Chamber’s even brighter future under his new leadership,” said Catalin Macarie, Board Chair of the Chinese Chamber.

As a seasoned IT visionary and expert in mobile telephony and wireless broadband access, Chan has served in roles at several telecommunication companies including France Telecom, Cincinnati Bell, and Hawaiian Telcom. In 2008, Chan formed a partnership with former Merrill Lynch executives in Asia. He led initiatives to build a merchant banking operation in Shenzhen, China, where he built strategic relationships with Goldman Sachs, Legend Capital, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and China International Capital Corporation. After years of endeavors in the venture capital and private equity industry, Leo helped build a series of venture capital funds including TCL Capital, KB Capital, and SR Investments. By working with local municipalities, Leo was able to form public private partnership funds to fuel the startup and infrastructure build out projects in developing cities. He also led a supply chain management company that specializes in advising and helping US companies to source from strategic partners.

Chan studied International Business at Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages in Guangzhou, Asia Europe Programme at Sciences-Po in Paris, Intermediate Japanese at Dalian University of Foreign Languages in Dalian. He originally moved to the Cincinnati area to earn his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, which he was awarded in 2001.

Photos from 2017 Lunar New Year Gala

         

Thank you to all of you who joined and supported us last Friday for our 2017 “Building Bridges” Lunar New Year Gala, Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank! The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Year of the Rooster in style with over 350 members of our region’s Chinese and international business communities.

Please visit our Facebook page to see more photos from our signature annual event!

Click here for Gala Photos

Coalition for Immigrant Dignity

COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT DIGNITY

COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT DIGNITY FORMS, ISSUES RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACTION ON IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT


Yesterday afternoon, President  Trump announced two executive actions regarding immigration, including construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and several aggressive strategies to enforce our nation’s outmoded immigration laws. The orders are unworkable, irrational, and wrong.

These policies have one basic goal – fostering divisions harmful divisions among cities, among co-workers, among parishioners and neighbors. But the people of Greater Cincinnati will not be divided. Here in this town President Trump’s efforts will fail.

In our beloved community we remain devoted to unity – committed to basic human decency for all.

To celebrate this unity we have formed the Coalition for Immigrant Dignity, an alliance of labor, civil rights, faith, and charitable groups. Coalition members are employers and employees. We are clergy and parishioners, clients and social workers, students and teachers, vendors and clients, patients and care givers, parents and children, sons and daughters.

We are first generation, we are 12th generation, we are new arrivals – refugees, visa holders, and others patiently waiting for an opportunity to enter on the pathway to citizenship. We are citizens and immigrants together. We believe in one another.

30 years have now gone by since Washington D.C. leaders came together to craft comprehensive updates to the nation’s immigration laws. A generation’s worth of D.C. leaders have failed to deliver needed changes. With these executive orders, the nation’s collective failure is now occupying center stage.

All who oppose these orders are encouraged to join our local Coalition for Immigrant Dignity.

Our coalition brings thousands of men and women together, makes them members one of another. We will share with one another common tools for common goals.  We will educate, advocate and organize to oppose unjust deportations, defend the DACA program, and prevent harassment and bullying in all forms.  Our goals are goals for all America – and our enemies are the enemies of all progress. The two cannot be separated.

Join us at our next meeting.  For more information email info@cworkers.org or 513-621-5991

 

移民尊严联

移民尊严联盟已经组建,并且对特朗普总统在移民问题上的行动做出了反应


昨天下午,特朗普总统发布了对移民方面的两个行政行动包括在美墨边境上修建一堵墙和一些激进的、为了加强我国过时的移民法律的策略 然而这些命令是不可行的,不合理的,并且是错误的

这些政策有一个基本目的 – 在城市之间,同事之间,教区居民和邻居之间造成危害性极大的分裂 但大辛辛那提的人民并不会因此而分裂。 这个城市,特朗普总统的努力将会失败

在我们所爱的社区,我们仍然致力于团结 – 为所有人致力于基本美德的建设

为了庆祝这个团结,我们成立了移民尊严联盟,一个代表了工人,民权,信仰和慈善机构的联盟 联盟成员包括雇主和雇员 是牧师和教区居民,客户和社会工作者,学生和教师,供应商和客户,患者和护理人员,父母和孩子,儿子和女儿

们是第一代,我们也是第十二代,同时,们也是刚到来的难民,签证持有人,和其他耐心等待着机会去获得公民权的人 们同是公民和移民 并且们相互信任彼此

自从华盛顿特区的领导人齐聚一堂,对全国移民法进行全面更新之来,已经过去了三十 一代首都特领导者的努力未能传达必要的改变 随着这些行政命令,国家的集体失败现在正在占据着舞台的中心

我们鼓励所有反对这些命令的人加入我们当地的移民尊严联盟

们的联盟将成千上万的男和女团结在一起,使他们一个接一个的成为我们的成员 们将分享对同一目标的共同资源 们将教育,倡导和组织反对不公正的驱逐出境,维护DACA计划,并且防止各种形式的骚扰和欺凌 们的目标即是全美国的目标 – 们的敌人即是所有阻碍进步的敌人两者不能分开。

在我们下次集会的时候加入我们!想了解更多的信息,请电邮 info@cworkers.org 或致电 513-621-5991

BOARD MEMBER PROFILE: CHERYL YOUNG

Chinese Chamber Board Member Profile

Cheryl Young, Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, Miami University

Cheryl Young is the assistant provost for global education at Miami University. She is a long time staff member at Miami University, with over 30 years of experience in higher education. Cheryl leads the Global Initiatives center at Miami, which includes Study Abroad, International Student & Scholars Services, Continuing Education, the Confucius Institute, and the Center for American & World Culture.

As an international education professional, as well as an experienced administrator in continuing higher education, Cheryl brings multiple perspectives to international education and enthusiastically embraces the ideals of extended and lifelong learning in formal, informal, and virtual settings in local and global locations.

Cheryl has an academic background in English Literature and Educational Curriculum and Leadership, with degrees from Miami University and the Wellesley Institute for Leadership & Management in Higher Education.

Cheryl in a resident of Oxford, Ohio, and enjoys traveling the world in pursuit of learning opportunities, connections to cultural diversity, and promoting Miami University global initiatives. Cheryl joined the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors in July 2016.