A Transition of Presidents
Recently, the APEX Board went through a significant transition in leadership. Our President of 2017, Jimmy Zhong, is on his way to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business this fall and needed to end his term early for his studies. Jimmy and his leadership have been invaluable to APEX and the community, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
We are pleased to announce that Christian Tiu, previously APEX's Executive Vice President of Development and Finance, will be fulfilling the Presidential role for the rest of 2017 and until the end of 2018. For everyone to get to know him a little better, we asked the new President a few questions:
1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you do?
I am a Strategic Marketing Manager for Boston Scientific. I have a BS from UC Riverside (go Highlanders!) and an MBA from Boston University (go Terriers!). Having survived my share of New England winters, I’m very appreciative of the awesome weather we have here in LA. I also love the city’s culture, diversity, and great food!
2. How did you get started in APEX and what positions have you held?
This is my 4th year with APEX. I became a board member in 2014. During my 4 years I’ve held positions as Chair, Director, VP, EVP, and now President.
3. What is your favorite part about being in APEX?
First and foremost, I love how APEX’s continually strives to serve the API community through our events and partnerships. Second, I love the people. APEX always brings together a great group of people and I love working with everyone on the board. It’s a hard-working group that also knows how to have fun.
4. What is your vision for APEX during your term and what do you hope to accomplish?
I want APEX to be synonymous with making an impact in the API community. During my term, I hope to develop deeper relationships with other API organizations, help develop strong API leaders, raise the profile of APEX Cares, and establish a medium to facilitate ideas and conversations that are relevant to the API community.
With Christian's unparalleled experience and knowledge, we look forward to his leadership and expect great progress on APEX's mission and goals!