Asia Initiatives
Patcharaporn Preechabhan

Patcharaporn Preechabhan

Patcharaporn holds a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William & Mary. Her passion lies in the field of education development and she has spent several years working with governmental, private and nonprofit organizations in Thailand and the United States.

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Priya Ponnapula

Priya Ponnapula

A recent graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Priya has over five years of experience in International Development, Non-Profit management and Data Analytics in India and the United States. At Asia Initiatives, Priya manages several of our projects in India and Africa, oversees budget allocations and financial

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Venkatesh Raghavendra

Venkatesh Raghavendra

Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra is a social entrepreneur with over three decades of philanthropy and development experience including stints at Ashoka, American India Foundation, Common Purpose.  Venky is also an Advisor to the Government of India besides being a trainer and facilitator on innovation and entrepreneurship.  He is currently a part

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Anna May Feige

Anna May Feige

Anna May is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an MBA at New York University. She is an experienced business leader with over thirty years in financial services, the majority at Prudential, where her responsibilities ranged from managing the company’s 1,500 insurance agents and financial planners in NY and New England

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Jay Jaidev

Jay Jaidev

Jay Jaidev is a Member of the Advisory Board of Asia Initiatives. As a global citizen, she has traveled and lived in various parts of the world. She is actively involved in several not of profits especially in women’s empowerment. Jay has a degree in Economics from Bombay University. A classical

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Kirana Santosa

Kirana Santosa

Kirana Santosa is a recent graduate from SUNY Stony Brook and is an Asia Initiatives intern. She coordinated the Silent Auction for the 2017 AI Gala. She is now an OPR Representative at the United Jewish Appeal Federation.

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Yoshiko Sheard

Yoshiko Sheard

Yoshiko Sheard received her BA (Hons) and PhD in Linguistics from the Australian National University, where she tutored in Japanese. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University during her doctoral studies. She has been active in various social and fundraising groups, in addition to Asia Initiatives, including Nichibei Fujinkai,

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Fumi Kato

Fumi Kato

Fumi Kato is a Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Class Investment Team at Neuberger Berman, a global asset management firm. Fumi earned his BS in Physics and Mathematics with honors, an MA in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. Fumi also completed a Professional Development Course

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Masako Osako

Masako Osako

Masako Osako has had decades of experience in not-for-profit management. She is the Executive Director of International Longevity Center Global Alliance in Chicago. It is a partnership of 14 ILCs from around the world. Its mission is to help societies address issues of longevity and population aging. 

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