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Lang Lang

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Lang Lang

Letter from Founder & President

I would like to take a moment to thank our previous board members for their kindness, support and generosity they’ve shown over the years towards the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®.

Their support and dedication to our cause has been invaluable and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them.

I thank you all deeply for your service and commitment to our work over the years.We wish you all the best in the world. Thank you for believing in our dreams.

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Joan

Jacobs

Joan

Jacobs

Directors Emeriti

Joan Klein Jacobs was born in New York City and graduated from the Barnard School for Girls in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1952.

She was trained as a dietician and worked for the Groton Central Schools outside of Ithaca and at Boston Lying-in Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital), one of the nation’s first maternity hospitals.

In 1956, she moved to Boston, where she was extensively involved with the Boston Chapter of the League of Women Voters. She moved to La Jolla, California, in 1966 and has since played an integral part in shaping the community through her activism and perseverance.

As a leading member of the San Diego community, Joan has focused her energies on numerous community groups and committees. Among these were support organizations at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). In 1970, Joan co-founded “Friends of the International Center,” a UCSD support group. She also was a founding partner of Gallery 8, which began at the International Center. From 1992 to 2000, she served on the UCSD Board of Overseers. In June 2000, Joan was elected to the Board of the UCSD Foundation, where she now serves as a member of the Nominating Committee and is Chairwoman of the Art Committee. She co-founded “Friends of the Stuart Collection,” a support group for the body of 14 world-class contemporary sculptures on the UCSD campus.

Joan has played a vital role in her contributions to the San Diego arts community. Since 1996, Joan has served on the Board of the La Jolla Playhouse and currently serves on the Building Advisory Committee for the “Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center” for the La Jolla Playhouse. She also served as chair of the Search Committee for a new artistic director and presently serves on the Nominating Committee. She has chaired several committees for the San Diego Symphony, including the inaugural gala event in 1994 and the “2001 New Year’s Eve Gala at Symphony Hall.” Joan founded and chaired the San Diego Symphony Gold Ribbon Patrons, a group of more than 150 women who contribute $150,000 annually to the Symphony. Currently, she is the Chairwoman of the Board of the San Diego Symphony Endowment Foundation, which was founded in 2003 manage endowment contributions to ensure the future of the Symphony.

Joan also sits on the Accession’s Committee of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. From the mid-1980s to 1997, Joan chaired the Contemporary Collectors group for the Museum. In 2001, she founded and now chairs the International Collectors – the museum’s highest support group. Joan is a member of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture’s Public Art Committee, and she continues to support public art within the region, which includes serving on the Commission for Art for the Federal Courthouse in San Diego.

Joan is a dedicated member of a number of community boards and organizations as well, including the University Club, City National Bank, the President’s Advisory Council at San Diego Hospice, the San Diego Opera and the Globe Theatre. In August 2003 and 2004, Joan chaired the La Jolla Chamber Music Society’s “SummerFest Gala.” The 2004 Gala was the most successful in the history of the Society.

In July 1995, she was the recipient of the David K. Kroll Leadership Award for exemplary service, dedication and commitment to the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego County. She was co-chair of the capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of the Jewish Community Center, where she raised $13.2 million. The building was completed in May 2000. Joan also is Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego County. In December 2003, Joan was appointed to the California Council for the Humanities and will serve on this state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities until March 2007.

Joan’s many interests include traveling, collecting contemporary art and politics. She belongs to a book club and The Dow Divas Investment Club of the San Diego Opera. She is the mother of four sons – all of whom reside in San Diego with their wives – and she has 11 grandchildren. Joan is married to Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman of the board and CEO of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology.

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Huda Ebrahim

Alkhamis-Kanoo

Huda Ebrahim

Alkhamis-Kanoo

Directors Emeriti

H.E. Huda Ebrahim Alkhamis Founder, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Founder & Artistic Director, Abu Dhabi Festival

Huda Ebrahim Alkhamis is an Emirati philanthropist who has dedicated her life to inspiring artists to create, generations to innovate and communities to unite and prosper. She worked tirelessly to found the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in 1996 and is also the Artistic Director of the jewel in its crown, the Abu Dhabi Festival, which she established in 2004.

Huda Ebrahim Alkhamis’ unquantifiable contribution to the UAE’s national cultural sector was recognised by H.H. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2006. He appointed her to the Board of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage (ADACH) on which she served until 2012. For Huda’s dedication to the arts and education and women’s development, she has received numerous awards and commendations including The Abu Dhabi Award & Abu Dhabi Medal (conferred by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi), L’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur of France, The Medal of Civil Merit of Spain, Commander of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain), the Bundesverdienstkreuz of Germany, Commendatore dell’ Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà of Italy, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, , the Belgian Officer of the Order of the Crown, The Gloria Artis Medal of Poland and The Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In 2011, she received the Aspen Institute Emerging Voice Award for Cultural Stewardship in recognition of her role in fostering the arts in the Middle East.

Huda also spearheads a range of initiatives concerning issues close to her heart. She is a member of the Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board; the Advisory Council of the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture; the International Circle of the Queen Sofía College of Music; and the International Advisory Board of the Edinburgh International Festival. She is also sits on the National Advisory Council of Zayed University– College of Arts and Creative Enterprises and is an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Ewa’a Shelters for Women & Children, an Abu Dhabi-based organisation that supports victims of human trafficking.

The daughter of a pioneering Saudi businessman and a Syrian mother, Huda was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Raised at a crossroads of cultures, her education took her to the American College of Paris, where she read French Literature and Art History. Huda returned to the region and settled in Abu Dhabi. She is married to businessman and artist Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, a member of the prominent business family of the Kingdom of Bahrain, with whom she has three children, Abdul Latif, Noor and Abdul Rahman.

“Invest in the young. Create the future. Partner with the world.”

About the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

Patron: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development

ADMAF is among the oldest, non-profit cultural organisations in the Arabian Gulf. Founded in 1996, it is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, of development, of culture and of creativity. Over those last 20 years, ADMAF has pioneered new practices and new works, it has supported Middle Eastern debuts and nurtured the careers of gifted young professionals throughout the Arab world.

Today, ADMAF reaches nearly 40,000 children, young people and adults annually through arts- education and community-outreach programmes as well as the Abu Dhabi Festival. The annual multidisciplinary Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region.
Founded in 2004, the Festival has been graced with the patronage of distinguished members of the UAE leadership:

2004: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Information & Culture, subsequently UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs
2007–2011: H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

2012–2015: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, subsequently UAE Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development 2016: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
2017: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development

Abu Dhabi Festival is the festival of Bilad Al Khayr (The Land of Blessings), reflecting the legacy of Sheikh Zayed, the founding founder of the United Arab Emirates. It reaches across the world through co- commissions and the international presentation of innovative Arab creativity. Each year, the Festival Awards honour outstanding individual contributions to arts and culture with previous recipients including Plácido Domingo and Amin Maalouf. In essence, the Abu Dhabi Festival strives to deepen global cross-

cultural dialogue whilst inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.

The diversity of ADMAF’s programmes has been astonishing and seminal, including pioneering music in hospitals; embedding best practice for art therapy among PMLD and SEND children; co-commissioning with international cultural organisations, such as the Zaha Hadid JS Bach Chamber Music Hall (with Manchester International & Holland Festivals); City of Light: Ravel’s Mother Goose with Installation (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic); presenting the Arab world debuts of Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Valery Gergiev, The London Symphony Orchestra and The Bolshoi; fostering innovation through initiatives such The Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award; and nurturing contemporary cultural expression among musicians such Naseer Shamma and composers Mohammed Fairouz.

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Alec

Baldwin

Alec

Baldwin

Directors Emeriti

Alec Baldwin is an American actor, film producer and comedian who has appeared on film, stage and television.

Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won three Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV’s 30 Rock. He has been a regular host and guest star on Saturday Night Live. (For his performance on SNL parodying Donald Trump, Baldwin received his third Emmy award in 2017)

Alec hosts MATCH GAME, the classic television game show, on ABC, a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

On stage, he has appeared in productions of LOOT (Theatre World Award), A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (Hartman), PRELUDE TO A KISS (Obie Award), MACBETH (NYSF), GROSS POINTS (Bay Street), ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Roundabout), ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE (Laura Pels), EQUUS (Guild Hall), ORPHANS, ALL MY SONS (Guild Hall).

His films include BEETLEJUICE, MIAMI BLUES, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, MALICE, THE EDGE, THE DEPARTED, THE AVIATOR, IT’S COMPLICATED, BLUE JASMINE, STILL ALICE, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN and the upcoming MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, among many others. He voices the lead character in the DreamWorks animated film THE BOSS BABY.

Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and Manhattan School of Music (2012). He is Co-Chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He serves on the board of People for the American Way, the NYU Tisch Dean’s Council, the New York Philharmonic. He is also the radio announcer for the Philharmonic.

With his wife, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, he maintains The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, supporting numerous causes, primarily in the arts.

He is the author of three books: A PROMISE TO OURSELVES (his critique of the California family law system), his memoir NEVERTHELESS and, along with Kurt Andersen, a Trump parody memoir entitled YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ME.

Alec hosts an interview podcast, HERE’S THE THING, produced by WNYC Studios.

Baldwin has two daughters, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin and three sons, Rafael Thomas Baldwin, Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin, and Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin.

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Judith-Ann

Corrente

Judith-Ann

Corrente

Directors Emeriti

Judith is a very active volunteer particularly within in the education and music communities. Having graduated from Princeton University as one of the nine women in the ground-breaking co-educational Class of 1970 with an A.B. in Near Eastern Studies, Judith completed a master’s degree in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at New York University.

She subsequently spent a Fulbright Scholar year in Istanbul and at St. Anthony’s College at Oxford University while enrolled in a doctoral program in Near Eastern History at Harvard.

Judith is Board Chair of the Oliver Scholars Program, a New York not-for-profit that helps place and counsels under-served African-American and Latino children in independent college preparatory schools. She is serving her fourteenth year as a trustee of The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, N.J.), where she sits on the executive committee, chairs the Global committee, and co-chairs the development committee. She has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Independent Schools, where she worked on the Governance and Equity and Justice Committees (Washington, D.C); the President of the Board of Far Hills Country Day School (Far Hills, NJ); and served as a trustee of the Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ) and Rutgers Preparatory School (New Brunswick, NJ).

As for music, Judith is currently a Managing Director and Board Secretary of The Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY), and a trustee of the American Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (New York, NY). She has been a trustee of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (New York, NY) and is a former board chair of the Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey.

A trustee of The Central Park Conservancy (New York, NY), Judith was the 2011 recipient of The Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee’s prestigious Frederick Law Olmsted Award.

She and her husband Willem Kooyker live in New York.

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Pamela

Lipkin

Pamela

Lipkin

Directors Emeriti

Pamela Lipkin, M.D., is a plastic surgeon in active practice in Manhattan.  Dr. Lipkin graduated from Cornell University in 1974 and received her M.D. degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1978. 

She is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Considered an international expert in nasal surgery, particularly revisions, Dr. Lipkin has been featured as an expert on “ABC PrimeTime,” “Good Morning America,” “Inside Edition,” “Geraldo,” “Montel Williams,” and many other television programs.  She has also been featured as an expert in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, and People magazine, as well as other publications.

In recent years, a great deal of effort has been focused on anti-aging skin care research, which has opened up new areas for rejuvenation.

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Katherine

Farley

Katherine

Farley

Directors Emeriti

Ms. Farley is a Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer, responsible for the Brazil and China business and Global Corporate Marketing.

Ms. Farley is Chair of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She has served on the boards of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Lincoln Center Theater and is the former Chair of the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Project. She is a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Latin America Conservation Council, a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Board of Overseers, and Chair Emerita of Women In Need. Ms. Farley is a former vice president of the Board of Directors of the Brearley School, and has served on the Board of Trustees of Brown University and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Ms. Farley received her BA from Brown University and MFA in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Linda

Davies

Linda

Davies

Directors Emeriti

Lady Linda Davies is the founder of the ground-breaking KT Wong Foundation and through the Foundation, a producer whose wide-ranging credits include a seminal production of Handel’s Semele, a forthcoming BBC documentary on Daniel Barenboim and the West-East Divan Orchestra (WEDO)’s first tour to China as well as a much-awaited Cultural Olympiad production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.

In its four-year life the Foundation and Lady Davies have established themselves as the pre-eminent bridge between China and the West in the field of the performing arts.

Born in Singapore and raised in Malaysia, Lady Davies completed her education in the US, majoring in Economics. Lady Davies founded the KT Wong Foundation in memory of her late father, Dato Wong Kee Tat, the Chinese-Malaysian businessman and philanthropist, who instilled in her an early love of music and the arts.

Among the Foundation’s earlier projects were the commission of a gold medal winning contemporary Chinese garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2008, designed by Shao Fan; an award-winning new composition from China’s contemporary composer Chen Yi for the 2008 Proms; two cultural summits in the UK and Beijing, which included key figures of the performing arts world from China and the West; as well as the co-production with Theatre Royale de la Monnaie de Munt of Handel’s great opera Semele, designed and directed by the major Chinese artist Zhang Huan, which premiered in Brussels 2009 and subsequently was staged in Beijing 2010 – continuing to Toronto in 2012.

A mother of three, Lady Davies spends her time between her homes in Europe and China, in pursuit of harnessing the creativity and energy of contemporary Chinese culture and sharing it with a global audience.

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Roger

Sant

Roger

Sant

Directors Emeriti

Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a global power company based in Arlington, VA. Roger served as the company’s Executive Chairman of the Board from the Company’s founding in 1981 through May 2003, and as a Director until May 2006. He was President from 1981 through 1986 and Chief Executive Officer from 1981 through May 1993.

During his tenure, AES grew from a small start-up with one million dollars of venture capital and six employees to one of the world’s largest global power companies. At the time of his 2006 retirement, AES had operations in 26 countries on five continents, 30,000 employees worldwide and nearly ten billion dollars in revenue.

A committed environmentalist, Roger was responsible for many industry firsts. He led AES in the late 1980’s to become one of the first companies to voluntarily counteract the effects of carbon dioxide emissions on global warming. The company sponsored the planting of 50 million trees in Guatemala and preserved thousands of acres of rain forest in South America. The company’s initial project in Houston, Texas used a nontraditional approach to reclaim gypsum from its waste stream and sell it to a nearby company to make wallboards.

Roger graduated from Brigham Young University in 1955 and went on to serve three years in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer. After earning an M.B.A with Distinction from the Harvard Business School, he was involved in two successful startup companies, both involving chemical instrumentation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He later became the Chief Financial Officer of Syntex Laboratories, headed Strategic Planning for Saga Foods and was a full-time lecturer in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In 1974, President Ford appointed him to be the Assistant Administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration. Two years later he became the Director of the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.

As a resident of the District of Columbia, Roger has been involved with several local, national and international organizations. He is Chairman of The Summit Foundation and the Summit Fund of Washington. Roger is a Regent Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution. He served as a Regent from 2001 to 2013, was Chair of the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2009 and their first board chair from 2008 to 2009. He is also Vice Chairman of the board of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Roger has been on the board of the World Wildlife Fund – U.S. since 1991. He served as their board chair from 1994 to 2000 and again as co-chair from 2009 to 2011.

As a member of the National Symphony Orchestra Board since 1999, Roger was instrumental in bringing aboard the current Music Director, Cristoph Eschenbach. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Vice Chair and has been a member of the Executive Committee from 2001 to the present.

From 1994 to 2006, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Marriott International. Since 1999, Roger has been on the board of the DC College Access Program, a nonprofit organization funded by Washington-area companies and foundations that encourages and enables DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college.

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Jose María

Sanz-Magallon Rezusta

Jose María

Sanz-Magallon Rezusta

Directors Emeriti

José María Sanz-Magallón Rezusta has a degree in Law and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa. He is currently Global Director of Institutional Relations and Sponsorship of Telefónica, S.A. Previously, from 2008 to April 2013 he served as CEO of Telefonica International USA, based in New York.

He joined Telefónica in 1997 and has since been holding various positions in the areas of Marketing and Institutional Affairs of Telefónica S.A. In 1998 he was appointed Relationship Marketing Director, in 1999 Deputy General Manager of Internal Communication and Knowledge Management, in 2000 Deputy General Manager of Institutional Relations; in 2005 Director of Sponsorship, and in 2007 Director of International Corporate Relations.During these years he has written several articles and lectures on issues such as Information Society, Knowledge Management, Marketing, among others.Between 1989 and 1996 he worked in Marketing at American Express in Spain and UK.Mr. Sanz-Magallón sits in the Board of Fundación Iberoamérica Empresarial, and while in New York, he was a board member of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Instituto Cervantes in New York. He is also a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.

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Bruno

Wang

Bruno

Wang

Directors Emeriti

Bruno Wang is a London-based philanthropist, cultural patron and businessman with interests in private investment, media and property.

Mr. Wang’s passion for the Arts is closely aligned to his reverence for spirituality. A dedicated Practioner of healing and meditation, Mr. Wang established the Pure Land Foundation to support charities and institutions promoting social, spiritual and emotional wellness, with emphasise on art and music.

His is also the founder of Bruno Wang Productions – an independent, London-based production company. Known for distinctive, uplifting and critically acclaimed theatre and dance productions in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York, Bruno Wang Productions has co-produced and supported many Tony and Olivier-nominated and award-winning productions such as Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Show Boat , People, Places and Things, Dream Girls and American in Paris.

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Tamsen Ann

Ziff

Tamsen Ann

Ziff

Directors Emeriti

Tamsen Ann Ziff is Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera. She is a vice chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is vice chairman of the Artist Tribe Foundation.

Mrs. Ziff currently serves on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Opera Company, New York Restoration Project, Sing for Hope, and World Science Festival and she serves on the advisory board of WonderWork. She is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and Friends of Asian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the founder and producer of the Caribbean Community Theate r in St. Croix. Mrs. Ziff, a former psychiatric social worker, designs and makes jewelry under the eponymous company Tamsen Z.

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Irwin

Jacobs

Irwin

Jacobs

Board of Directors

Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs is co-founder and chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated, pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology.

Dr. Jacobs has led the commercialization of CDMA technology and its success as the world’s fastest-growing, most advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. Now used by tens of millions of consumers worldwide, CDMA is the technology of choice for third-generation wireless communications services.

Dr. Jacobs holds several CDMA patents, contributing to QUALCOMM’s extensive portfolio of more than 3,000 issued and pending U.S. patent applications. More than 115 companies have licensed CDMA for the manufacturing of wireless devices and network infrastructure equipment, integrated circuits and test equipment.

Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, president, chairman and CEO of LINKABIT Corporation, directing its growth from a few part-time employees in 1969 to over 1,400 employees in 1985, and first introduction of Ku-band Very Small Aperature Earth Terminals (VSATs), commercial TDMA wireless phones, and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, at which time Dr. Jacobs served on the company’s board of directors until he resigned from M/A-COM in April 1985. Over 35 San Diego communications companies trace their roots back to LINKABIT.

From 1959 to 1966, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant/associate professor of electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1966 to 1972 he served as a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). At MIT, Dr. Jacobs co-authored a basic textbook in digital communications entitled, Principles of Communication Engineering. First published in 1965, the book remains in use today.

Dr. Jacobs is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards, including:

  • 2006 Economic Opportunity Award (for development of CDMA technology), LEAD San Diego, June 2006
  • Honorary Degree Recipient – Doctor of Science (Sc.D.), San Diego State University and the California State University System Board of Trustees, May 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (for 25 years in telecommunications), Financial Times, Dec 2005
  • Honorary Professorship, Beijing University of Posts & Telecom (BUPT), October 2005
  • First Member of the Entrepreneur Technology Hall of Fame, established by the technology business organization Connect, May 2005
  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, May 2004
  • Dorothy I. Height Chair’s Award, Leadership Council on Civil Rights, May 2004
  • IEEE Communications Society 2004 Distinguished Industry Leader Award, for his contribution to and leadership in the development and growth of the Wireless Communications Industry, March 2004
  • Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), December 2003
  • Eta Kappa Nu Eminent Member Award, Electrical & Computer Engineering Honor Society, November 2003
  • Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, October 2003
  • International Engineering Consortium Fellow Award, November 2002
  • Innovation Award in CommunicationThe Economist, September 18, 2002
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Pennsylvania, May 13, 2002
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, April 2001
  • Bower Award in Business Leadership, the Franklin Institute, April 2001
  • Honorary Doctorate, Technion University, June 5, 2000
  • Golden State Award, Board of Directors of the California Council for International Trade, May 2000
  • Scientist of the Year Award, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS), April 2000
  • Radio Communication Report (RCR) Wireless Hall of Fame Inductee, for his significant contributions to the advancement of the wireless telecommunications industry, March 2000
  • Director of the Year Award for Enhancement of Economic Values, the Corporate Directors Forum, February 2000
  • 1999 Ernst & Young Leadership Award for Global Integration, Computerworld Smithsonian Award Program, 1999
  • Medal of Achievement Award, The American Electronics Association (AEA), 1998
  • Entrepreneur of the Year in the Master Entrepreneur category, RCR, 1996
  • Person of the Year Award, RCR, 1996
  • The Albert Einstein Award, the American Society of Technion, 1996
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, IEEE, 1995
  • Cornell’s Entrepreneur of 1994
  • The National Medal of Technology Award (the highest award bestowed by the President of the United States for extraordinary achievements in the commercialization of technology, or the development of human resources, that foster technology commercialization), 1994
  • Inventing America’s Future Award, AEA, 1993
  • The International Citizens Award, World Affairs Council of San Diego, 1993
  • The San Diego Business Leader of the Year Award, San Diego Venture Group, 1993
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award, The Institute of American Entrepreneurs, 1992
  • First Annual ExcEL Award, the local AEA, 1989
  • Distinguished Community Service Award, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1984
  • Election to the National Academy of Engineering, 1982
  • Biannual award “for an outstanding contribution to aerospace communications,” the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 1980 (Drs. Jacobs and Andrew Viterbi were jointly honored)

Dr. Jacobs received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1956 from Cornell University and master of science and doctor of science degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1957 and 1959, respectively.

Dr. Jacobs is a member of a number of industry and community boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma XI, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi. Dr. Jacobs also serves on the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Public Awareness of Engineering, the board of directors of Building Engineering & Science Talent, the visiting committee of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, California Council on Science and Technology, and is past chairman of the University of California President’s Engineering Advisory Council.

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Shirley

Young

Shirley

Young

Board of Directors

Shirley Young is President of Shirley Young Associates, LLC, a business advisory company, and serves as senior adviser to General Motors Asia Pacific. From 1988-2000 she served as Corporate Vice President of General Motors and co-lead its entry into China with the 1.2 billion dollar Shanghai GM joint venture building Buicks.

Prior to that, Shirley Young spent her earlier career at Grey Advertising as Executive Vice President and President of Grey Strategic Marketing. She has received many awards for her achievements in marketing and advertising. Shirley Young has served on the Boards of Salesforce.com, Teletech Holdings Inc, Bank of America, Verizon Corporation, Dayton-Hudson/Target Corporation, Holiday Inn/Promus/Harrah’s and as Vice Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the New York Stock Exchange.

Ms. Young served as the first chair and a founding member of the Committee of 100, and is currently governor of the Committee of 100 and chairs its US China Cultural Institute. She is a board director of the New York Philharmonic Board and of National Dance Institute. She serves on the Asia Pacific Council of The Nature Conservancy and is director emeritus of its Global Board. She is currently focused on cultural and educational collaborations between the US and China.

She is a Senior Advisor and former trustee of Wellesley College. She has served on the board of directors at Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Associates of Harvard Business School and Philips Academy, Andover. In China, Ms. Young has served as honorary professor of Tsinghua University, Beijing; Tongji University, Shanghai; and Huazhong Technology University, Wuhan; and honorary trustee of Jiao Tong University in Shanghai.

She is the mother of three sons and the proud daughter of her 109 year old mother, Juliana Young (Mrs Wellington) Koo.

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