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Board of Directors

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Andrew Zhang

Director of APEX Cares

Andrew Zhang is an research analyst at Causeway Capital, based in West Los Angeles. Causeway is an investment firm that manages international and global equity portfolios for institutional clients. Prior to Causeway, he worked in a similar role at Dodge & Cox in San Francisco. Andrew attended the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to [...] Read More

Whitney Sun

Director of Board Development

Yeehaw, pardners! Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Whitney moved out to the West Coast (best coast) shortly after graduating from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Finance and Marketing. Whitney currently works in Product Management at The Walt Disney Studios, and her responsibilities include managing the in-home catalog product strategy and distribution. In her "spare" time, she also volunteers as a mentor with Minds Matter of Los Angeles. [...] Read More
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William Yuen

Director of Community Outreach

William Yuen works as a Transportation and Logistics Manager for NP Nutra, a health foods distributor that specializes in selling organic fruit and vegetable powders. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family and friends, attending live sporting events, and volunteering for various API organizations. Read More
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Leon Nguyen

Director of Development

Leon is a Commercial Real Estate Analyst at SMBC, a bank located in Downtown LA.  Originally from Boston, MA, he recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue commercial real estate development.  At SMBC, Leon underwrites and assesses credit risk of commercial real estate deals throughout the country.  Previously, Leon was involved in auditing and accounting roles.  Leon graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. [...] Read More

Benjamin Wu

Director of Downstream Marketing

Benjamin works as a E-Commerce Site Merchandiser for Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media. He is responsible with working his team to update and create online promotions, build web pages, update site messaging, and update products on the site for As the Director of Downstream Marketing this year, I hope to leverage our marketing channels to showcase the impact and camaraderie that APEX brings and to also continue to expand our marketing reach [...] Read More

Minnie Gan

Director of Finance

Minnie Gan currently works as an accountant for Marks & Associates, located in Calabasas, a boutique CPA firm that services a wide range of industries with a concentration of entertainment and real estate clients.  With the experiences she gained from working with many small and medium business owners, she is glad to be able to help improving the financial well-being of her family and friends’ businesses.  Born and raised in Nanjing China, [...] Read More

Lance Loangkote

Director of Membership

Lance currently works at Boeing as a Business Analyst. He has been working there for 4 years. On his spare time, Lance enjoys watching basketball, football, and TV shows. He enjoys traveling the world and eats a wide variety of different foods. He graduated with a  bachelors at the University of Southern California. Read More (1)

Patrick Douglas

Director of Upstream Marketing

Patrick Douglas graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014 and moved to Los Angeles, California to find himself outside of his home city.  He began working for The Boeing Company as an electrical engineer and was inspired by the innovation of the LA tech scene.  Because of this he was motivated to create a mobile nutrition app that reached #16 in the Health & Fitness category of the app store.  He was [...] Read More

Laila Nguyen

Director of Youth Education Summit

Laila Nguyen is originally from Denver, Colorado and received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She began her career in corporate accounting and finance while working at both T-Mobile and Arrow Electronics. While she enjoyed the technical aspects these jobs afforded her, Laila’s passion for leadership eventually led her to Los Angeles, California. In L.A., she took on the position of Director of Business Development for an [...] Read More

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us