(New York- May 13, 2011)— Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bancorp Inc. has been elected as Committee of 100’s Chairman and will succeed John S. Chen on May 13, 2011 during the Committee of 100’s 20th Annual Conference in New York City.
Dominic Ng, a C-100 member since 2000, is Chairman and CEO of East West Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of East West Bank—one of the largest independent commercial banks based in California and the largest bank in the U.S. focused on serving the Asian American community. Ng is well known for his business, philanthropic and community leadership. He was the first Asian American Campaign Chair for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, raising record funds for the charity. Committed to promoting education and understanding of the Chinese culture and language in the U.S., Ng has led a number of important initiatives including the commission of a groundbreaking permanent collection of Chinese contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Ng serves on the boards of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), Pacific Council on International Policy and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Ng is co-chairman of Los Angeles’ Mayor’s Trade Advisory Council, a member of the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth and a past board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ng was twice named by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans and the Los Angeles Times named him among the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles.
Dominic Ng, states: “I am honored to serve as the next Chairman of C-100 and have this opportunity to build on the impressive achievements of our founders and past chairmen. In this new era of U.S.-China relations, the role of C-100 to bridge communication between the two countries and influence positive economic, political and social change has never been more relevant. I look forward to working with our members to strengthen and advance our dual mission at this dynamic point in C-100’s history.”
John S. Chen: “I am grateful to all Committee of 100 members for their dedication and support during my tenure. Their engaged efforts enabled us to achieve real and measureable results. I am confident that under Dominic’s leadership, C-100 will continue to play an important role in furthering our mission to promote U.S.-China relations and encourage participation of Chinese Americans in American society.”
The Committee of 100 is a leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 20 years, the Committee has served as a substantive bridge in the U.S.-China dialogue by fostering regular exchanges with the leadership of Beijing, Taipei, and Washington. Members of the Committee of 100 are leading U.S. citizens of Chinese descent who leverage their collective influence, resources and experiences to address important topics shaping U.S.-China relations as well as issues affecting the Chinese American community. www.committee100.org
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