Michelle RhyuBoard Chair
Partner, Cooley, LLP
Dr. Michelle S. Rhyu is a partner in Cooley’s Intellectual Property group in the Litigation department. Dr. Rhyu has almost two decades of experience representing industry leaders and Fortune 500 companies, with a primary focus on high stakes disputes in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Peter Huh Board Vice Chair
Chairman and CEO, PAFCO (Pacific American Fish Company)
Peter Huh is Chairman and Co-Founder of PAFCO, a private family-owned international Seafood Company, located in Southern California and Boston. PAFCO was founded in 1977 and is currently ranked one of the top Seafood company in North America. PAFCO has a presence in South America, Mexico, Central America, Asia, India, Africa and Europe.
Salle Yoo Board Treasurer
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, IonQ
Salle Yoo is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of quantum computing company IonQ. Formerly, she was the Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc. Previously, Salle was a litigation partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Charles Yoon Board Secretary
Partner, Yoon, LLP
Charles Yoon is a founding partner of Yoon & Kim LLP (now known as Yoon LLP). Prior to founding Yoon & Kim, Mr. Yoon was a litigation partner at the law firm of Thelen Reid & Priest where he began his legal career as an associate. He has over 23 years of experience in representing domestic and overseas clients. As counsel, he has prosecuted and defended a broad array of commercial disputes, including numerous cases involving Korean and Chinese entities.
Michael Keyoung Director
Managing Director and Head of North America, C-Bridge Capital
Michael Keyoung, MD, PhD is a physician, executive and investor with 20 years of experience. Dr. Keyoung is Managing Director and Head of North America for C-Bridge Capital, a leading healthcare Private Equity firm focused in Greater China. Dr. Keyoung is also Founding Managing Partner of Portola Capital Partners, US healthcare-focused investment firm that invests and advises healthcare companies.
Jinhee Ahn Kim Director
Co-Founder & CEO, UYU Ltd.
Jinhee is currently, CEO of esports organization, UYU.gg, which she co-founded in early 2017. With a competitive global roster including top pro gamers from North America, Korea, Japan, Greater China and Europe, UYU has quickly established itself as a contender across numerous esports games. In addition, UYU produces innovative live streaming content target towards the “esports generation” audience.
Susan Kim Director
Susan Kim is the CEO of Edmodo, a global education technology platform with over 100 million members that connects learners with the community and resources needed to reach their full potential. Previously, she was CEO of EatWith, a Greylock Partners-backed global marketplace for communal dining featuring over 700 home chefs in 50 countries and 160 cities around the world and the CEO of Plum District, an e-commerce start-up that under her leadership doubled to over 2 million members. She also spent time in various leadership positions at Google and eBay.
Suzanne Kim Doud Galli Director
Facial Plastic Surgeon, Virginia Facial Plastics
Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, Ph.D., FACS is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in solo practice in Washington, DC. In addition to her practice, she is involved in volunteerism and serving the Asian American community.
Yul Kwon Director
Senior Director, Product Management, Google
Yul Kwon is the Senior Director of Product Management at Google. He previously served as Director of Product Management and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook and as Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, an adjunct instructor at the FBI Academy, a legislative counsel in the U.S Senate, and a judicial clerk in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also held positions at Google, McKinsey, and Venture Law Group.
Gloria J. Lee Director
Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Gloria Lee is the Client Relations Partner for Rutan & Tucker, LLP, one of the largest full-service law firms in California. She is the only Korean-American partner and Chair of the Firm’s Business Development Committee. She is an award-winning commercial real estate attorney and in 2017 was named by the California Diversity Council as one of Southern California’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women.”
Partner, LimNexus LLP
Lisa J. Yang is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of LimNexus where her practice focuses on business litigation. Representing a wide range of clients, including major U.S. corporations, the Republic of Korea, Korean corporations with business dealings in the United States, nonprofit religious entities, elderly victims of World War II atrocities and Korean War veterans, Lisa handles complex commercial and contract disputes, defense of employment discrimination claims, wage and hour litigation, contests for corporate control, investment fraud, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. Her practice spans both state and federal courts.
Suzanne Yoon Director
Founder and Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC
Suzanne Yoon is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on making control investments in lower middle market companies. Ms. Yoon has over 20 years of experience in private equity and capital markets and serves on several private company and not-for-profit boards.
Co-Owner & Former NFL President, San Francisco 49ers
Gideon Yu is the Co-Owner and Former NFL President of the San Francisco 49ers and is the first ethnic minority President in NFL history. Gideon previously served as the Chairman and CEO of Bowers & Wilkins, one of the leading brands in home audio. These previous roles were the result of the startup he co-founded in 2014, EVA Automation, acquiring 50-year old Bowers & Wilkins in 2016.
Philip Yun Director
President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California
Philip Yun is currently President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Northern California. Prior to this position, Philip served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Ploughshares Fund, where he oversaw the organization’s entire range of day-to-day activities, including grantmaking, communications, financial management, and fundraising.