New York, N.Y. (May 7, 2018) — The Committee of 100 (C100) announced May 7 that H. Roger Wang has been elected by members as the new chair.
Other members praised Wang.
“I’ve known Roger for almost three decades and am pleased to have introduced him to C100. He is a passionate bridge builder on the U.S.-China relationship and his leadership at C100 will help yield tangible outcomes and advance our organization to the next level,” said Dominic Ng, a past Chair and the CEO of EastWest Bank.
“Roger is the kind of person who is always ready with an extended hand, not to receive but to give,” said Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang, Honorary Co-Chair of the Conference. (Ambassador Yang represented the United States on appointment of President Bill Clinton, to the Asian Development Bank.)
Current C100 Chair Frank H. Wu, who will continue as President, said, “This is a transformative moment for the organization. I embrace Roger’s leadership. We will be a team. He has a vision for us. I’ll be implementing it with our terrific staff.”
The Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. Founded by world renowned architect I.M. Pei and internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others, it is an institution for U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage to join by invitation based on their extraordinary achievements. For over 25 years, C100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the twin missions of promoting full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org
“我期待着领导这个独特的团队。他们的双语和跨文化背景, 再加上他们的美国公民身份, 确保他们能够联结两个伟大的国家,” 王恒说。“我们主张建设性的交往, 无论是通过我们的公众态度民意调查, 来往于中美之间的代表团, 我们的年会, 奖学金和辅导项目, 还是我们的促进和平与繁荣的公共项目。”
“中美关系对全世界人民来说都是至关重要的,” 王恒说, “而中美关系将持续发展。”
此前, 在2010年上海世博会上, 王恒扮演了领导角色, 确保美国馆得以成功落成。在此期间, 百人会以政府和社会资本合作模式推出的展览, 突显了美国华人的贡献。
王恒获百人会提名和治理委员会的提名, 经由会员选举决定。百人会加州圣克拉拉举办年会前, 于5月4日召开会员大会, 作出了这一决定。
“我与王恒相识已经近三十年了, 我非常高兴介绍他加入了百人会。他对搭建中美间桥梁充满热情, 我相信百人会在他的领导下会取得更多切实的成果, 并发展到一个新的高度,” 前百人会理事会主席, 华美银行董事长兼首席执行长吴建民说。
“王恒是那种总是准备伸出援手的人, 不言索取而言奉献,” 百人会年会名誉主席杨曹文梅大使说。(
现任百人会理事会主席兼会长吴华扬将继续担任百人会会长一职, 他表示: “这是百人会的转型时刻。我将迎接王恒的领导。