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Executive-Only Event: Power of Diversity 

Unlocking the Power of Diversity for Your Organization

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As the world becomes flatter and organizations transform themselves towards developing a globally inclusive workplace, diversity and inclusion has attributed to be a game changer for some professionals' careers especially at executive levels. A key finding in a 2017 report, “The Illusion of Asian Success”, published by Ascend Foundation found that Asian Americans are the least likely racial group to be promoted into Silicon Valley’s executive levels, even though they are the most likely to be hired into high-tech jobs. This trend can be seen across other industries as well. Join us as we learn about the journeys to success of our senior executive panel, their competitive advantage(s) and what role diversity played in their success in the executive ranks.

LIMITED SEATING. Registration for this event is exclusive and only available to Executive, VP, C-Suite, and Board levels.


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Naohiro Mouri
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Auditor, AIG
Naohiro Mouri is Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor of American International Group (AIG), a global property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance company based in New York.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Mouri-san has held a number of chief auditor positions. Before joining AIG, he was a Statutory Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor for MetLife Alico Insurance K.K. Japan. He also led the audit departments at J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific; Shinsei Bank; Morgan Stanley Japan; and Deutsche Bank Japan. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta and Tokyo.
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Glen Hamakawa
Ascend Los Angeles Incoming President 2019-2021; Retired EY Partner

Glen has had a long storied career at Ernst & Young (EY) LLP in the Southern California region, promoted to Partner in the Long Beach office and specializing in both Audit and the firm's Japanese Business Services Group. Glen provided Executive Sponsorship and Mentorship to EY's internal Pan Asian Professional Network for many years while at the firm and steps into the Ascend LA Metro Chapter Presidency after a robust year of service as Chairman of the Board for the Japan America Society of Southern California. 

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Panel Speakers

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Jorge Selvas
Chief of Staff, Office of the President & CEO, TD Bank

Jorge Selvas is a corporate banker with over 18 years of international banking and financial services experience. In this role, Jorge develops and strengthens HSBC’s subsidiary coverage of multinational corporates in the US, ensuring close collaboration amongst the banking and product groups to leverage HSBC’s global network for international clients on the west coast. Jorge joined HSBC in 2012 and currently based in San Francisco.  His prior work experience includes roles with Citigroup and American Express, both in New York, and before that Lucent Technologies in Miami. Jorge holds an MBA from Duke University and an undergraduate B.A. degree from Wake Forest University.

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Ronald Reeves
Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the United States, Canada, Latin America & Caribbean, AIG
Ronald Reeves is currently Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the United States, Canada, Latin America & Caribbean for AIG. He has been in his current role for three years and has worked for AIG for 19 years. He is responsible for partnering with AIG’s leaders, managers and employees to design, develop and implement a sustainable and measurable D&I strategy that focuses on talent, workplace and the marketplace. With over 20 years of insurance industry experience, he has extensive global leadership and management development experience. Ronald is passionate about diversity & inclusion, leadership/executive development as well as improving sales revenue/production.
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Sumithra Barry
Senior Vice President, Consumer and Market Intelligence, NBC Entertainment

Sumithra (Sumi) Barry is Senior Vice President, Consumer & Market Intelligence, NBC Entertainment. She reports to Jeff Bader, President of Program Planning Strategy & Research, NBC Entertainment. Barry, who had been Director, Consumer & Market Intelligence, NBCU Entertainment, is responsible for all of the network's primary research for all NBC Entertainment programming. As Director of Program Research NBC Entertainment, Barry was in charge of managing research for primetime series, on-air-promotion, long-form programming and specials. She also developed ideas to improve NBCU's program-testing methodologies. In addition, Barry coordinated with program development and current programming departments to provide insight into the collective television audience and worked with On-Air Promotion to enhance research strategies.

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Lilly Tung
Senior Vice President, Area Manager for Southern California North Area, HSBC
Lilly joined HSBC in 2006 and has held several roles including Branch Manager, Cluster Branch Manager, Premier Market Leader, and Retail Banking Sales Manager.  In 2014, she was promoted to her current position as Retail Banking & Wealth Management Sr. VP Area Manager for Southern California North.  In this role, she covers Los Angeles West Side, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley markets, overseeing retail bank, mortgage, wealth and retail business banking with 100+ FTE.  Lilly has consistently ranked one of the top performing areas in the network and is a 5-time Leadership Club winner.

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Priscilla Lim
Senior Vice President [Greater China Coverage] International Subsidiary Banking, HSBC; Ascend LA Metro Board Member

Priscilla is a corporate banker with 16 years of experience in banking and law.  Priscilla manages the US-China Corridor for HSBC’s International Subsidiary Banking team in the West Coast.  She joined HSBC in 2005 and have worked with HSBC in Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, London, New York and currently based in Los Angeles.  Prior to HSBC, she worked as a lawyer in New Zealand for 2 years.   Priscilla is actively involved with the Asian-Pacific and Islander community within the Bank and currently acts as the Executive Advisor to the SoCal chapter. She has also recently been appointed as a Board Member for the Ascend LA Metro Chapter.

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Philip Tam
Workday Recruiting Lead, DXC Technology; Ascend LA Metro Board Member

Philip started his career leading a startup focused on passive, automated recruiting processes, aiming to assist small and medium sized businesses augment their HR efforts. After the launch of Workday Recruiting, he joined PwC Advisory Services where he worked on leading ground breaking clients through the ecosystem in milestone projects. He advanced to a Senior Solutions Architect role, and helped PwC launch Workday across the US firm while simultaneously developing their practice model. Now at DXC Technology Services, Philip leads business development efforts and serves as a Workday Lead Architect. He oversees talent development efforts for the practice and is heavily engaged in talent acquisition.

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