ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

June 29, 2010

Chong Moon Lee

Chairman, AmBex Venture Group
Chairman, Nara Bank

Guest of Honour

ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2010
December 3, 2010 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Kennedy Caucus Room
United States Senate
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Inquiry: ICAS@icasinc.org

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Chong Moon Lee has been nominated to receive the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2010 for his "outstanding professional achievements, distinguished service to the people and exemplary leadership" and that he will be honoured at the ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner 2010.

Previous honourees include The Hon Grace Chung Becker (Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Professor Britton Chance (Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, and Radiologic Physics, University of Pennsylvania), The Hon Elaine L Chao (US Secretary of Labour), The Hon Viet D Dinh (US Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law Georgetown University), The Hon Becky N Dunlop (Vice President of The Heritage Foundation), The Hon Tony P Hall (US House of Representatives; US Ambassador to UN FAO WFP, US Mission Chief to Rome), The Hon Christopher R Hill (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), The Hon Charles Kartman (US Ambassador; Chairman KEDO), The Hon James A Kelly (Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State), Dr Jeong H Kim (President, Lucent Technology Carrier Network), The Hon Wan J Kim (Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice), Nobel Laureate Professor Lawrence R Klein, The Hon Harold Hongju Koh (US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Democracy; Dean Yale Law School;Legal Adviser to the US State Department), The Hon James T Laney (President Emeritus of Emory University and former United States ambassador to South Korea), The Hon Jim Leach (Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee on International Relations United States House of Representatives; Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities), Dr Matthew D Lee (Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Allied Technology Inc), The Hon Tae Sik Lee (Ambassador of Korea to the United States), Professor Martin Meyerson (President Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; deceased), The Hon Jerome J Shestack (Head of Litigation Wolf Block; former President of the American Bar Association), The Hon Richard L Walker (US Ambassador to China and Korea; deceased), The Hon Alfred P West (Chairman of the SEI Investments) and The Hon John C Yoo (US Deputy Assistant Attorney General; Professor of Law UC Berkeley).

Chong Moon Lee founded Diamond Multimedia Systems, served as CEO & Chairman of the company for 17 years, and took it to a successful IPO in 1995. He is now chairman of AmBex Venture Group, a venture capital and investment fund in Silicon Valley, and the chairman of the board of Nara Bank, Los Angeles, a leading community bank serving California and New York states.

Chairman Lee also is a member of Advisory Board of Stanford Technology Venture Program (STVP) of Engineering School, Stanford University. He served as a Consulting Professor at Asia Pacific Research Center of Stanford University and currently serves as a Trustee and a Chaired Professor Emeritus of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Chairman Lee encouraged and helped KAIST establish "Center for Science-based Entrepreneurship" to educate the engineering students to understand the value creation through combining technology and entrepreneurial minds.

Chairman Lee serves as a Commissioner & Trustee of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco – Chong Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture, which boasts of the largest Asian arts collections outside of Asia. He also serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Asia Foundation, San Francisco, and as a Trustee of Asia Society, New York, and Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.

He has received numerous accolades for outstanding leadership in the business and civic areas, including Korea’s highest medal of honor for a civilian, the Order of Civil Merits (Mugunghwa Medal). In 2005 Asia Society honored him with the Outstanding Asian American Entrepreneur Award. Chairman Lee holds MS degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and five honorary doctorate degrees from various leading universities in the United States and Korea.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

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