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Jonathan Leong

Jonathan Leong is a serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in multinational dealings, government relations and public policy forums.  His experience also include the management of and investment in companies in the healthcare, consumer products, technology, transportation and education industries. Mr. Leong has served on 27 boards, both public and private and non-profits.  Mr. Leong is a partner and investment advisor to several multinational funds. Mr. Leong is the founder and principal of JLA Risk Services with clients ranging from small businesses and large corporations to public entities such as Pacific Gas Transmission (PG&E), City of San Francisco, Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Port of Oakland, and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and it has joint ventured with Marsh & Mclennan and Aon.  Mr. Leong also founded JLA Global Inc., an international trading company and national distributor of various products including health and hair products; dietary supplements; clothing; video games; forklifts.  JLA Global initiated activated charcoal sales from Norinco (北方工业) to the U.S. markets. Additionally, Mr. Leong was the President and Chairman of Isys Controls Inc. (acquired by Cognex (NYSE:CGNX)), Microden, Inc., the exclusive distributor for Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 4822) products in the U.S., and Emerald Bay Resources, which specialized in soil remediation by using “soil washing” technology and specially formulated surfactants and handled environmental clean-up projects in Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Also, Mr. Leong served on the board of Digital RF Solutions (acquired by Proxim, Inc.) and was the President of Asia Pacific Petrochemical Company, which facilitated the delivery of liquid natural gas products to China, including the delivery of the largest delivery of propane butane (250,000 liquid metric tons) in the history of China. Mr. Leong is the founder and chairman of Asian American Donor Program, an organization that has saved over 450 lives through the recruiting and registration of Asian American bone marrow donors.  Mr. Leong is also currently on the board of directors of California Earthquake Authority (appointed by Governor Gray Davis and then appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger) , Asian Inc., Institute of Global Health, and is on the board of directors and/or the advisory board of several privately held companies including iHear, Modulates, Elite Instructors. Mr. Leong is also the owner of several restaurants in the San Francisco Airport, namely, Urban Tortilla and Legends Bar. Mr. Leong was also the former Vice Chairman of the National Marrow Donor Program and worked closely with Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, former Chairman of the Asian American Theater Company and was the founder of the Institute for New California (a public policy think tank) and Asian Business Association.  Mr. Leong was a member of the White House Commission appointed by President Bill Clinton and Caltrans Small Business Advisory Council.