Board of Directors

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.… Read More

Nelson Ishiyama, Treasurer

President, Ishiyama Corporation;
Trustee of California Academy of Sciences

Nelson Ishiyama is the president of Ishiyama Corporation, a diversified family company with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and the Far East. He previously practiced antitrust litigation for 17 years. He left the practice of law to build and operate Henry’s Fork Lodge in Idaho. He is an avid outdoorsman and passionate fly fisherman with strong interests in environmental issues and the natural sciences.… Read More

Tom Cole, Secretary

Managing Partner, Hone Capital

“Having been involved with the Asian Pacific Fund for twenty years, I have had the opportunity to witness the invaluable work the organization does for the Asian and Pacific Islander community. I am so grateful for the existence of the Asian Pacific Fund, without which the API community would lack needed visibility and support for the important issues facing it, and I’m thrilled to be able to support it directly with my time and resources.”

Tom Cole is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and investor. … Read More

Emerald Yeh, Immediate Past Chair

Journalist;
Former Anchor, KRON4

“As one of the founding board members in 1993, I remember clearly our vision of catalyzing Asian American wealth for public good in a way not done before. With your help, we are shaping a dynamic Asian philanthropic presence in the Bay Area, ensuring that overlooked needs in the Asian community are addressed through millions of grant and scholarship dollars.”

Emerald Yeh is an nine-time Emmy Award-winning television journalist who served as an anchor for 19 years at KRON4 in San Francisco.… Read More

Christina Bui

Chief Revenue Officer & Senior Vice President Business Development, Kranz & Associates

“I came to the U.S. as an immigrant from Vietnam and believe in giving back. The Asian Pacific Fund enables valuable training, education, and services to the Asian community which are near and dear to my heart.“

Christina Bui is the Chief Revenue Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Kranz & Associates. For over 23 years, Kranz has provided superior financial consulting and CFO advisory services to venture capital and private equity-backed companies, pre-revenue to post-IPO through all stages of the company’s lifecycle.… Read More

Huifen Chan

Managing Director, YongHeng Partners

“As a Singaporean immigrant, I was fortunate to receive a scholarship to pursue my undergraduate studies in computer engineering in the United States. Once I started work as a software engineer, I was able to put both my brothers through college as they pursued engineering degrees.  I identify deeply with the Asian Pacific Fund’s mission to turn the chance good fortune my family enjoyed into everyday events through focused funding, scholarships and awards.”

Huifen Chan is the Managing Director of YongHeng Partners, a multi-asset class investment partnership.… Read More

Steve Chen

Co-Founder and Former Chief Technology Officer, YouTube

Steve Chen is an internet entrepreneur and is best known as the co-founder and former chief technology officer of YouTube. He was instrumental in building YouTube – a site which has had a profound impact on the way we communicate, learn and connect. He played a key role in launching the company and turning it into the world’s premier entertainment destination.

With his success, Steve has also become a role model for the next generation of Asian American philanthropists.… Read More

Kathy Chou

Vice President, Global Research and Development Operations and Central Services, VMware

Kathy Chou is Vice President of Research and Development Operations and Central Services for VMware. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations for Informatica. Prior to this, Kathy was Vice President of Sales Operations and Strategy at Intuit. Before that, she was HP’s Vice President of Strategy and Operations for the Personal Systems Group (PSG) in the Americas region, where she was responsible for driving sales strategy.… Read More

David Chun

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Equilar

“As an immigrant myself, I saw how our family struggled and recognize that other people do too. Our generation finds itself in more white-collar jobs than our predecessors, and is in a better position to give. As we’ve grown into our professions, we’ve been able to raise ourselves up, so there’s more of an inclination to help others here, to share what we’ve earned.”

David has led Equilar from a start-up in 2000 to one of the most respected and trusted names in the executive compensation industry.… Read More

Peter Y. Chung

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Partners;
Trustee of California Academy of Sciences

Peter Y. Chung is a Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Partners, L.P., a global growth equity investment firm which he joined in 1994. Based in Summit’s Palo Alto office, Peter is active in the firm’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to Summit, he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Goldman, Sachs & Co.… Read More

Jan Kang

Chief Legal Officer, Chronicle LLC

“As a former member of the Asian Pacific Fund Advisory Council, I’ve had a front row seat in seeing how the Fund operates and the value it brings to a community that many don’t recognize as being underserved. The Asian Pacific Fund sees that need, and I am honored to now serve on the Board and work with its amazing staff and other Board members to help many more members of the Asian community.”

Jan Kang is the Chief Legal Officer of Chronicle LLC.… Read More

Raj Mathai

Anchor & Journalist, NBC Bay Area

“When I immigrated from Mumbai to Palo Alto in 1977, there was no Asian Pacific Fund. I wish there was. In recent years, I’ve seen firsthand how the Fund impacts the Bay Area Asian/Pacific Islander community and changes lives. As our community continues to grow, the role of the Asian Pacific Fund is even more valuable as the organization not only helps people with grants and guidance, but also helps build community by encouraging those who have “made it” to give back.”

Ten-time Emmy award winner Raj Mathai is the weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area.… Read More

Amy Yao

Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Blue Shield of California

“As an immigrant from China, coming to America has given me a lot of opportunities.  I am very fortunate to have worked with great leaders along the way who have supported and coached me to be the person I am today both personally and professionally. I would like to return that favor through my work at Asian Pacific Fund.”

Amy Yao is senior vice president and chief actuary at Blue Shield of California, a 4 million member nonprofit health plan serving the state’s commercial, individual and government markets.… Read More

Michael A. Yoshikami

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Destination Wealth Management

“I decided to join the Board because it’s clear to me that this is a group of volunteers firmly committed to the principles of serving others less fortunate than many of us. The sincerity and kindness of the people, combined with the mission of the Fund, was just a perfect fit for me and my value system.”

Michael Yoshikami, Ph.D., CFP®, is CEO and Founder of Destination Wealth Management and Chairman of DWM’s Portfolio Strategy Committee.… Read More

Robert Lee

Board Emeritus

Robert Lee is the former Chairman of the Board of Blue Shield of California. He was previously the Chairman of the Committee of 100 (2002-2006) and has been a member of that organization since 1991. Bob has also served on the board of Broadvision.

Bob retired from Pacific Bell in May 1998. At the time of his retirement, he was a corporate Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Business Communications Services, which included responsibility for $3 billion in revenue and 15,000 employees.… Read More

Raymond L. Ocampo Jr.

Board Emeritus

Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Samurai Surfer LLC, a private investment and consulting company, and is a board member of Actuate Corporation and H5, Inc. He retired in November 1996 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Oracle Corporation after serving as its chief legal counsel for more than a decade. Before joining Oracle Corporation in 1986, Ray specialized in antitrust and complex litigation with various law firms in San Francisco.… Read More

Jerry Yang

Board Emeritus

Jerry Yang is an entrepreneur most famed as the co-founder of the Yahoo! navigational guide and the co-founder and the former Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! Inc. In his time with Yahoo!, Jerry played a key role in managing and developing the company’s business policies, international ventures and improving its vision.

Jerry currently works with and invests in technology entrepreneurs through AME Cloud Ventures, a venture fund he co-founded.… Read More