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The Shanghai American School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is member of a number of educational and professional organizations, including: AP, IB, CASE, ISM, and PTC.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

York-Chi Harder, Board Chair

York-Chi serves as our Board Chair, and has been on the Board since the fall of 2013. It is her second stint serving on the SAS Board of Trustees; she previously served from 2004 until 2008. York-Chi was an associate counsel at American Express International Inc. She also practiced tax, trust and estates, and non-profit law in New York with Lankenau, Kovener and Bickford and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. She earned her BA from Princeton and her JD from Columbia University Law School.

Alan Yeung, Vice-Chair

Alan is the Chairman of SV21 Investments Ltd. Prior to that, he served as Deputy CEO at MediaMarkt China, Business Group CFO at Foxconn, VP Corporate Strategy at Inventec Corporation, and Division CTO at Raychem Corporation. Alan currently serves on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards, including Stanford Club of Shanghai and Nature Pacific Foundation. Alan holds multiple U.S. patents, is an author of two books published by McGraw-Hill, and is finishing his third book on 21st century international education. Alan specializes in technology development, strategic and financial planning, entrepreneurship and government relations, and has earned his PhD from Stanford, MBA from UC Berkeley, and BSChE from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sue Luh, Secretary

Sue is currently the co-founder and executive member of Ed-ability Center for Child Development, a non-profit organization focuses on inclusion and diversity. She also has twenty years of professional business experience in the U.S. and China, in sectors of corporate finance, investment banking and business advisory. She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her Masters of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Collins Jun Qian, Treasurer

Collins is the COO of NBA China. Formerly Collins was the Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was Co-Head of TMT Practice in Asia Pacific, Head of Corporate Development Practice, Chair of Career Development Committee, as well as Director of BCG’s Associate Program. Collins also co-founded a number of internet businesses. Collins specializes in strategy development, board governance, and career development. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a double-major in Computer Programming & International Trade from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Gwendolyn Cardno, Member

Gwen is the Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai. She has previously served in Shenyang, China; London, England; Alexandria, Egypt; and Baghdad, Iraq. In Washington, she has worked on the China Desk at the U.S Department of State, as a Director for Iraq at the National Security Council, and in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat. Before joining the State Department, Gwen worked on the Emerging Markets Index at ING Barings (U.S.) Securities. She earned her BA from Columbia College of Columbia University. She is accompanied in Shanghai by her husband, Tom, and her two young daughters, Ella and Kate.

Beatrice Chan, Member

Beatrice is currently the CEO of Dutch JacobsDouweEgberts Coffee Company, Greater China. Prior to this She was VP, General Manager and Marketing Director of Swedish SCA and French Danone. She is currently the President of University of Hong Kong Shanghai Alumni Network and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and she was also the Advisor to the AFCD, HKSAR Government. Beatrice specializes in strategy planning and budgeting, branding and marketing, fundraising with NGOs, Women Leadership and networking, cultural integration and nonprofit governance. She holds a Certificate from the Woman Board Directorship Program at The University of Hong Kong & Harvey Nash, an MBA from Bradford Management Center in the UK and a B.Sc from The University of Hong Kong.

Lyndon Chao, Member

Lyndon grew up in Chicago and earned his BSEE from Northwestern University and his EMBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He spent 26 years with Morgan Stanley (New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai) serving as Managing Director and China Co-COO and subsequently with UBS Corporate Management Shanghai as Managing Director and GM. After his banking career, Lyndon is now a senior advisor for a high tech startup in the 3D imaging space as well as serving on non profit boards. In addition to SAS, Lyndon serves as the Vice Chairman of Opportunity International China, a nonprofit micro finance company focused on poverty alleviation.

Stephen Dyer, Member

Stephen is a Partner at Bain & Company, a global management consultancy. In his industry and consulting work, Stephen has led corporate and market strategy, organization transformation, cost reduction, operational performance improvement, and innovation and product development initiatives. He is the co-author of a book on innovation management and is an experienced corporate trainer and facilitator. Stephen received B.S. (Brigham Young University), M.S. and Ph.D. (University of Michigan) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Andrew Field, Member

Andrew is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Duke Kunshan University. He was previously the Associate Dean at Hult International Business School and the Director at Boston University Shanghai Center at Boston University. Andrew has been a Board member since 2015. He holds a BA of Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, and a PhD in Eastern Language and Cultures from Columbia University.

Michael Mangelson, Member

Michael is the Intellectual Property Attaché U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was previously a Partner, Technology & IP Group at Stoel Rives LLP, an Adjunct Professor of Law at BYU Law School, an IP and Business Transactions lawyer at Jones Day in Taipei, and a Corporate Finance Lawyer at Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. He specializes in advocating U.S. IPR interests in China. Michael earned his BA at BYU with a joint major of Chinese and International Relations in 1988 and, at University of Nanjing, in 1985.

Cory Williams, Member

Cory is Vice President, Global Product Development at Pfizer, Inc. Based in Pfizer’s China R&D Center, Cory oversees several clinical development functions supporting Pfizer’s global biopharmaceutical portfolio. He was previously a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc., and a cancer research physician at the University of Oxford in the U.K., where he received his PhD. He earned his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, and has been with the Board since 2014.

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