Andrew Ly, Chair



Andrew Ly, Chair

President & Chief Executive Officer, Ly Brothers Corporation and Sugar Bowl Bakery

Andrew Ly founded Sugar Bowl Bakery in 1984 with his four brothers, and became president and chief executive officer of its parent company Ly Brothers Corporation in 1993. Named one of the “Top 15 Food and Beverage Manufacturers in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times in 2008, Sugar Bowl Bakery is one of the largest family-owned and operated bakeries in Northern California, with customers worldwide.

Without any prior knowledge of the English language, Andrew immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1979. Determined to succeed in his new home country, he earned an Associate of Science degree in computer information science from City College of San Francisco and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from San Francisco State University in 1986. Two years prior to graduation, Andrew partnered with his four brothers to purchase a small coffee shop named Sugar Bowl Bakery in San Francisco’s Richmond District. Under Andrew’s leadership and direction, Sugar Bowl Bakery has consistently achieved phenomenal growth rates.

Andrew is also a managing partner of Ly Brothers Investment Company, a real estate holding company in San Francisco. He is an honorary board member of The National Minority Council, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and several civic and business organizations.