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TOP ASIAN AMERICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES UNDER 45

Asian Americans who have climbed the upper rungs of the corporate ladder years ahead of their peers.

by Genessee Kim









GOLDSEA | BUSINESS

TOP ASIAN AMERICAN CORPORATE EXECUTIVES UNDER 45

outhful success is as sweet in the corporate world as it is in the arts, and likely to be far more lucrative. The big difference is the cut-off age. Artists aren't celebrated unless they achieve recognition before their twenties are out. Executives are considered golden if they reach the top ranks of major corporations while in their early forties. The business world demands a track record before it's willing to bestow the level of trust implicit in a high executive rank.

     Early success sets the world clamoring for its secrets. The Asian Americans introduced in here know there are no secrets. But they do share some attributes in common. The most important seems to be the willingness to commit to a firm career goal, then to work harder than everyone else in the company. There's nothing magical about the formula and it isn't likely to find many takers.

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     In choosing our Top Asian American Executives Under 45, we considered not only youth and position but the size and importance of their company, their impact on the company and industry and their likelihood of exceptional future success. We know the American corporate world hides many other youthful Asian success stories, but these are the individuals we uncovered after spending weeks inquiring into the top grads of top business schools and the most promising executives at major corporations. The list will change and grow as we uncover new candidates.

Top Asian American Corporate Executives Under 45

Joyce Chang
Emerging Markets Strategist
JP Morgan & Chase

Jason Chen
Vice President and Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Group
Intel Corporation

Sonya Gong
Executive Assistant to the Chairman's Council
State Farm

Diane Hirakawa
Sr Vice President R&D, Pet Health & Nutrition
Iams

David Hou
Sr Vice President, Private Banking and Investment Group
Merrill Lynch
Christie Kennett
Director of Government Affairs
State Farm Insurance Companies

James Kuo
CEO and Chairman of the Board
BioMicro Systems

Meredith Momoda
Vice President of Integrated Marketing
ABC/Disney

Abhi Y. Talwalkar
Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Hau Thai-Tang
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Ray Young
President and Managing Director of GM do Brasil,
General Motors Corp



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