“GAACC’s ongoing mission is to drive regional economic growth and serve businesses with ties to Asia and Asian Americans. We are thrilled to welcome Clifford to our team at this pivotal time for our Asian community that has been shouldering the extra burden of anti-Asian hate sentiment in addition to the already difficult pandemic,” said Fang Fang, President and Chief Executive Officer of GAACC. “Clifford’s extensive experience and network in global financial services and technology industries will be instrumental for our organization to broaden our horizons, as we continue to serve our stakeholders through advocacy initiatives, connection events and education programs.”
With more than four decades of expertise and proven business leadership experience, Mr. Chiu currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Vista Equity Partners and its Executive Committee, as well as to Neuberger Berman. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and is a director at multiple companies, including Finastra plc, TIBCO Software, Apptio, Acquia, Allvue Systems, Logic Monitor and Fusion Risk Management. A retired Partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Mr. Chiu founded and led capital raising for the Asia-Pacific region and previously was at JP Morgan Asset Management and at Salomon Smith Barney/Citi, based in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He is a director or trustee of the Seton Fund, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and St. James Settlement.
“Asian Americans and their businesses play a vital role in the vibrancy and mosaic of this great city as do the Asia-based companies that continue their expansion, innovation and hiring in Austin,” said Clifford Chiu. “Following an unprecedented year, we must support GAACC’s members to recover in order to achieve their economic objectives and advance measures for safety, equality and opportunity for Austin’s Asian American community forward.”
About Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) is the leading non-profit organization in the Central Texas region for driving local economic growth for businesses with ties to Asia and Asian Americans. GAACC promotes the Asian Pacific American community and community at large as a catalyst for local and global economic growth through advocacy initiatives, connection events and education programs. For more information, visit www.AustinAsianChamber.org or follow GAACC on LinkedIn here.