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Awards & Nominations

Congratulations to the winners!

2015 Award Winners

Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Award:
Inspirational Leader

Seong Ohm, Senior Vice President, Sam’s Club

Deloitte's Ascend Leadership Award  
Nelson J. Chai, President, CIT Group Inc.
Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Award:
High Impact Leader

Sara Kumiko Abiusi, Managing Director, Accenture
Yogesh Bahl, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Ascend Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
Sodexo
Award received by Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President &
Global Chief Diversity Officer

Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Award: 
Rising Star

Esther Jeong, Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Moody’s
Danny Wang, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP



Previous Winners
2014
2013
2012
Norman Y. Mineta, Mineta Transportation Institute
Microsoft, The Asians Employee Resource Group (ERG)
Alka Patel, BNY Mellon
Thomas Phelps IV, Laserfiche
Phyllis J. Campbell, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Vivek Gurumurthy, Verizon
Michelle Cheng, Johnson & Johnson 

Ajay Banga, MasterCard
Sue-Jean Lin, Allergan
Anil Matai, Bank of America
Christine Park, BNY Mellon
Kathleen Nitta, Ernst & Young
Irene Chan, SwissRe
Intel, Asian Leadership Pipeline Program (ALPP)
Kelvin Tran, TD Bank Group
Anthony Armada, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
Sonya Gong Jent, State Farm Insurance Company
Daphne Ng, Southern California Edison
Henry Hu, IBM
Angela Sun, Bloomberg, LP
Jinny Wang, Cargill
Parita Patel, GE
Tanmay Patani, KPMG
Asian ERG, The Clorox Company
Diana Solash, Ernst & Young
Toronto Chapter, Ascend Canada

2011
2010
2009
Norman C.T. Liu, GE Cap Aviation Svcs
Washington SyCip, The SGV Group
Larry Chang, Ascend NorCal Chapter
Kuppuswamy Murali, GE Oil & Gas
Bruno Singh, NBC Universal
Janet Wong, KPMG
Greg Endo, Deloitte
Michelle Kim, TimeWarner Cable
Eric Hu, PwC
Meng Lily Shi, Johnson & Johnson

Sid Kaul, Novartis Pharma Corp
Patricia Park, Deloitte
Helene Yan, Interpublic Group
Alice Matsuoka, The Boeing Company
Neeraj Mehta, GE Capital
Kamesh Nagarajan, Morgan Stanley SB
Kapila Anand, KPMG
Dennis Wu, WuHoover
Alice Young, Kaye Scholer
Lisa Ong, PWC
Manolet Dayrit, KPMG
Ashok Shenoy, RBS
Allen Thomas, Deloitte
Allen Boston, Ernst & Young
Vinay Navani, Wilkin & Guttenplan, PC
Bill Wong, HSBC Securities, USA
2008
   
Reynaldo Padilla, Padilla & Company
James Ruan, PWC
Liren Wei, Wei Wei & Co.
Michael Fung, Wal-Mart Stores, USA