For Immediate Release
Philadelphia, PA – The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) announces the appointment of Khine Zaw, Ph.D., as the new President and CEO. She will succeed Founder, President & CEO Narasimha (Nick) Shenoy, who will continue to serve the organization as the Chairman. Khine will be responsible for the management and operation of the AACCGP. She assumed her responsibilities as of October 1.
Khine previously served as a Senior Officer for Social Welfare, Women, Labor and Migrant Workers Division at Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) before she began her entrepreneurial journey in the United States. In her role as the Senior Officer, she coordinated and managed international refugee programs. She also is a Founder and CEO of Khineder Creations LLC and co-founded Khinez Organics – organic skincare companies that support veterans and survivors of sex trafficking and domestic violence.
Khine has received numerous awards and recognition. In 2017, the Lehigh Valley Happening List named her Entrepreneur of the Year, recognizing her as the most promising up-and-coming small business owner. She was also among the honorees of 2019 Lehigh Valley Business’ Forty Under 40′, the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community. Khine is also a Board member of United Way in Lehigh Valley. She is a Board member of United Way in Lehigh Valley. In addition to Doctorate Degree in Political Economy, Khine holds a Master’s of Arts in International Relations and a Master’s in Business administration.
“Serving our businesses and providing them with the best available resources has never been more important. Businesses of all sizes have suffered drastic losses during this pandemic. Especially brick-and-mortar businesses and small operations have endured so much since the beginning of COVID-19. As we embrace these uncertain times, we need to support not only these individuals and businesses but also celebrate their perseverance,” Khine says regarding her plans for the Chamber.
“Khine’s vision, expertise, passion, and leadership will drive the organization forward. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce looks forward to this new chapter and the organization’s growth to support Asian-owned small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area,” said Narasimha (Nick) Shenoy, Chairman of the board.
AACCGP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit proudly dedicated to supporting Asian-owned businesses in Philadelphia’s nine surrounding counties. For nearly two decades, the AACCGP has been a vital resource to Asian immigrant small and micro-businesses. To learn more, visit our website www.asianchamberphila.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.