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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.

2017-2018 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.

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.

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.

Gwen 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.

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.

Aurora Chen, Member

Aurora Chen

Aurora is a Director of Mercuries & Associates Holdings Ltd. Prior to that, she has worked at Chinatrust Financial Holding Company as the Vice President at Strategic Planning, McKinsey & Company as management consultant specializing at merger and acquisition and post-merger integration, and at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker. She has served on a number of public companies boards and is currently the board member of SCI Pharmtech Inc. She grew up in Taiwan and earned her BA from National Taiwan University and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

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.

Erica W. Kuo, Member

Erica W. Kuo

Erica is serving her first term (2017-2019) on the SAS Board of Trustees. Before moving from New York City to Shanghai in 2017, Erica practiced patent and intellectual property law as a member of Haner & Kuo, PLLC, a boutique law firm that she co-founded. She had previously practiced as a partner at the international law firm of Goodwin Procter and as in-house counsel at Schlumberger Ltd. as well as general counsel of a Silicon Valley start-up company. Erica earned her B.S. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and J.D. at Stanford Law School.

Daniel Starta, Member

Daniel Starta

Dan is Partner and Managing Director of A.T. Kearney Greater China, a global management consultancy. Previously, he led A.T. Kearney’s Middle East and Africa region and was based in Dubai. Over the course of his career, he has advised governments and public companies in the areas of economic development and in developing business and operational strategies. He has co-authored a book on innovation, published numerous articles, and been quoted in the Economist, Harvard Business Review, Business Week and other publications. He has also appeared on BBC, Asia News and CCTV. Dan received his BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.