Alice Young is the Founder of Alice Young Advisory LLC, where she consults on Asia business strategy and investments. She is an Independent Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, a NYSE-listed insurance and reinsurance company headquartered in Bermuda, and serves on its Audit and Corporate Governance Committees. She also serves as an Independent Director and on the Executive and Examining Committees of Mizuho Trust and Banking Co (USA), a U.S. subsidiary of the Mizuho Financial Group. She is a retired Partner and Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice at Kaye Scholer LLP International Law Firm. Ms. Young also currently and for the past 40 years has advised multinationals and entrepreneurs on business strategy throughout Asia and on identifying potential Asian partners and resources in a wide range of industries.
Ms. Young has been based in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo and speaks Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and French. She is a Trustee of the Asia Foundation; Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute; Associate Fellow of Davenport College, Yale University; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Committee of 100.
Ms. Young has received numerous awards for her civic and business leadership. She was honored by the Boy Scouts of America (NY Councils) “Distinguished Woman of the Year” Award, “New York Doers” Award, the New Jersey “Best Women in Business” Award and the New York Women’s Agenda Star Award. She received the “Justice in Action” Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the “Most Influential APA New Yorkers” Award from the National Association of Asian American Professionals, the Yale Asian American Alumni Leadership Award and the ASCEND “Inspirational Leadership” Award. She was listed by Crain’s as one of the “Top 100 Minority Executives” and by Harvard Law Bulletin as one of the top 50 women graduates of Harvard Law School.
She frequently lectures on business, law and foreign policy issues at various organizations , including Harvard, Yale, Aspen Institute, Moody’s and Asia Society, and has appeared internationally on CNN, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, ABC Nightline, Fuji TV, and China Television Network on these subjects. She has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Newsweek, The National Law Journal, Where They Are Now: The Story of Women of Harvard Law 1974 (Doubleday, 1986) and Working Women for the 21st Century (Williamson Publishing, 1991).
Ms. Young was in the first class of women graduates of Yale College, where she majored in East Asian Studies and received a Bates Fellowship to study in Japan under Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. At Harvard Law School, she was a member of the East Asian Legal Studies Program and a research assistant and advisor to the Admissions Committee.