We are very pleased to announce that Mr.
Ajay Anand, Principal of Ernst & Young (EY), has accepted the role of
President of the Northern California Chapter of Ascend effective July 1,
2013. Ascend is a non-profit organization,
dedicated to developing Pan-Asian American leaders.
is the perfect person to lead Ascend’s Northern California Chapters as he is a proven
senior executive with over twenty years of leadership experience. He currently is EY’s leader for their complex
program management services for the West.
In this role, he assists multinational companies in managing complex
programs, driving process improvements, defining strategy and enabling
technology solutions with large global companies. He also leads the EY’s Diversity and
Inclusiveness initiatives serves as the Co-Chair of EY’s Americas Steering
Committee for Pan Asian professionals.
to EY, Ajay was Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
for technology startups. He also held management positions at AT&T, Lucent
Technologies, and BellSouth in sales, marketing, strategy, and engineering. At
each of these companies, Ajay built the business and formed alliances which
created revenue gains.
the assistance of Martine Pham, Ascend’s new West Coast Executive Director,
Ajay will lead Ascend Northern California Chapter team of volunteers to deliver
innovative leadership programs to the Pan-Asian American community of
professionals, managers and executives.