Roland Chai on Developing Connections and Fostering Cultural Respect


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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are featuring members and leaders of our Asian Specialists at Nasdaq (APAN) personnel useful resource group (ERG) to find out additional about their roles at Nasdaq, the impact they push every single working day and how other groups can be allies to the Asian group at substantial. We spoke with Roland Chai, EVP of Industry Infrastructure Technologies at Nasdaq and APAN Adviser, about technology’s skill to hook up us, and how those outdoors of the Asian American community can be allies.

Can you please tell us about your purpose at Nasdaq?

As EVP for Current market Infrastructure Know-how, I am main the business enterprise device that is accountable for offering and supporting trading, clearing and hazard technological know-how to our consumers all around the world.

Why did you determine to be a part of APAN? What will you hope to acquire away and carry to the local community?

Obtaining labored and lived in quite a few distinctive cultures, I firmly feel that fostering and celebrating diversity in qualifications, culture and standpoint is very important to the achievement of an business.

What does Asian American society signify to you?

It represents a lot of unique people today coming from a multitude of international locations and languages. It in essence signifies around 50 percent of the entire world.

How can groups outdoors of the APAN network be allies to the Asian American group?

Creating prevalent networks and fostering respect for cultural norms and heritage is the most essential component of getting an ally.

Who is an Asian American leader you admire and why? 

I would say Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, for the reason that he has taken a massive enterprise and reinvented it.

How has your tradition formed how you look at management and management values?

The skill to realize and leverage unique perspectives across a diverse assortment of backgrounds is essential to holding a balanced, well balanced established of values and marketing collaboration.

How does doing work for a technological know-how enterprise progress collaboration in the AAPI local community?

Know-how is a excellent equalizer that extends more than language and actual physical barriers and has enabled men and women and cultures across the planet to produce closer ties.

What technology utilization traits/habits do you see in the Asian-Pacific location that you have carried in excess of to the U.S.?

Cell technology and the larger utilization of networks and electronic payments.


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