Who We Are

Asian American Business Roundtable

You could say that the Asian American Business Roundtable and its inaugural Summit have been fifteen years in the making. The roots go back to the New York City based Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) that was established in 1994 to provide advocacy and equal opportunities to Asian American businesses in the New York business environment. In 2001, AABDC organized the first black-tie business awards gala dinner for Asian Americans, called the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Gala Dinner. As of 2015, this annual event has honored more than 700 elite Asian American entrepreneurs and corporate executives from across the United States.

The potential power of this network was harnessed by AABDC forming the Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR): A forum where highly successful, as well as high potential Asian American professionals, can collaborate to increase their capacity to exert influence in their respective industries. It brings together outstanding senior Asian American business executives, to generate ideas and provide counsel on business and leadership issues of broad social and economic interest.

The AABR will host its first Summit, January 29-31, 2016, welcoming Asian American business men and women from across the country.

AABR Mission

To build a collective message and voice; and create memorable and enjoyable experiences. It will inspire continued business opportunities and the development of groundbreaking solutions for social good.

AABR Founding Members

A consultative body of accomplished, forward-thinking Asian American business leaders who leverage their collective knowledge, experience and networks to enhance corporate business strategy and global relations through the advancement of Asian American cross-cultural perspectives and talent.

Joyce Chang, Global Head of EM Strategy and Credit Research, J.P. Morgan
Michael E. Chen, President & CEO, Chen & Associates
Raj Dhanda, Head of Investment Products and Services, Morgan Stanley
Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
Ida Liu, Managing Director, Citi Private Bank
Bob Miglani, Senior Director External Medical Affairs, Pfizer, Inc.
Kamesh Nagarajan, Senior VP, Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management
Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harman International Industries, Inc.
Dennis C. K. Poon, Vice Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti
Deven Sharma, Former President of Standard & Poor’s
Ted Teng, President & Chief Executive Officer, Leading Hotels of the World
George Wang, Counsel, Haynes and Boone
John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center