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Norman Chen

Chief Executive Officer,

The Asian American Foundation


Norman Chen is the Chief Executive Officer of TAAF. Norman brings a thirty-year career in entrepreneurship, healthcare, community leadership, and philanthropy spanning the United States and Asia. Norman is passionate about building organizations in both the nonprofit and private sectors that positively impact society.

Prior to his appointment at TAAF, Norman co-founded and led the nonprofit Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change (LAAUNCH) and created a landmark study of American attitudes towards Asian Americans in the Social Tracking of Asian Americans in the U.S. (STAATUS) Index.

As a healthcare entrepreneur and investor, Norman was the founder and CEO of Asia Renal Care and built a leading network of specialty medical centers. He is also the co-founder of DeltaHealth Hospital, a world-class cardiovascular hospital in partnership with Columbia Heartsource and physician leaders from Columbia University. Norman has led successful life sciences investments at Fidelity Asia Ventures (now Eight Roads) and 6 Dimensions Capital.

Born in Minnesota, Norman grew up on the East Coast and now lives with his family in California. He is a board or advisory council member at The Nature Conservancy (CA), Children’s Medical Foundation, Marine Science Institute, and Positive Coaching Alliance. He holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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