The Asian-American Business Roundtable (AABR) has named JuE Wong, president of the Elizabeth Arden brand, as a key speaker at its first Summit, “Taking Risks and Changing the Game,” to be held at the Venetian in Las Vegas Jan. 29-30, 2016.
Wong will join a prominent group of global industry leaders, including Mehmood Khan, vice chairman and chief scientific officer, global research and development for PepsiCo.; Phyllis Campbell, chairman, Pacific Northwest, of J.P. Morgan Chase; Peter Lee, corporate vice president, Microsoft, and Maggie Hsu, chief of staff to Zappos chief Tony Hsieh. More than 200 executives, entrepreneurs and business professionals are expected to attend.
Wong’s keynote speech, “Retaining High-Ability Women Innovators: Tapping into an Underutilized Resource,” will address how high-achieving Asian women are creating idea-building environments and helping to change the business landscape.
The Singapore-born Wong, who joined Arden in August of this year, has also served as chief executive officer of Strivectin and Astral Brands, and held leadership roles at skin-care companies N.V. Perricone M.D. Cosmeceuticals and Murad.
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“JuE’s participation and unique perspective will be extremely valuable to our audience, and her growing influence will continue to contribute to the overall advancement of Asian-Americans in U.S. business,” said John Wang, president of Asian American Business Development Center, which formed AABR.
The AABR, created as a think-tank entity of the Asian-American Business Development Center (AABDC), was launched to promote the growing prominence of Asian-American executives throughout the U.S. and capitalize on Asia’s continuing emergence as an engine of global economic growth, noted Wang, who added that the Summit’s purpose is to increase the visibility and presence of Asian-Americans in U.S. business, address national and global business challenges of the 21st century, and develop a mentorship program to groom future generations of Asian-American business leaders. AABR also looks to assist global corporations seeking to expand in Asia, as well as Asia-based companies seeking U.S. partnerships, he said.