Board of Directors

The members of our board of directors are prominent business professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders and philanthropists. They provide strategic direction, and guide us in building and developing programs and partnerships.

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Dr. Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Dr. Robert T. Parry, President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Dr. Harold T. Shapiro, President Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III, Former U.S. Senator (D. Illinois)
  • Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang, Former U.S. Ambassador, Asian Development Bank

Executive Committee


Board Members

Jeffrey Bissell Daniel K. H. Chao Joan Chen Paul Cheng Alice Chiang Richard Chong Del Christensen Robert Cox Bill Fuller Ben Fong-Torres Reuven Glick Douglas K.T. Ho Tonia Chao Hsieh Anthony Hsu Ming Hsu Timothy Kochis Teresa Kong May Koo Rosalyn C. Koo Bill Kwong Lucille Lee Margaret Liu Collins Jiong Ma Willa Qian Sandra Pan Marsha Vande Berg Brian A. Wong Reuben S.F. Wong Robert S. Wu Katherine Xu Janet Yang Michael S. Yang Stephanie Yang Grace Yu Victor Young  

1990 Institute Founders

In April 1990, our founders C.B. Sung and Hang-Sheng Cheng had the foresight to establish the Institute as an economic research think tank to help assist China’s modernization.  Today, the 1990 Institute’s mission is to broaden understanding and build trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy, and collaboration.  Please read more about our history and founders here