Business Professionals Network
The Asian Business Professional Network’s mission is to foster, celebrate and develop Asian and Asian American talent and promote cultural awareness across JLL. The group aims to create a community of like-minded individuals who can provide mentorship and advice for professional growth and address the needs of JLL employees with Asian, South Asian and Middle Eastern heritage.
Who we are
Hear from members on what drives their passion for diversity and inclusion.
Mike Ho, VP of Projects and Asian Business Professionals Network National Co-Lead
I joined ABPN to support a newly formed organization that was trying to develop a community for Asian Americans. Along with the national ABPN team, I’m honored to help assist and lead our efforts by organizing impactful events, engaging with local communities, creating a wealth of resources and encouraging engagement. We have an incredible wealth of Asian American talent within the JLL business community that can be tapped to support these efforts.
Ann Taowarodom, Director, Occupancy Planning and Asian Business Professionals Network Chicago Chapter Co-Lead
After 13 years with JLL, I jumped at the opportunity to be part of ABPN because I wanted to develop meaningful relationships with colleagues who have a shared experience of being Asian in America and how that impacts our everyday work life. ABPN is an important support system for Asian American professionals, as well as a cultural education resource for our JLL colleagues to help guide them through our global community.
Shahid Javed, Global Chief Procurement Officer and Asian Business Professionals Network Executive Sponsor
I was born and raised in Asia. I migrated to the U.S. for my undergraduate degree. Through experience and guidance from mentors, I've been able to overcome many obstacles and further my career. ABPN is a way I can give back and help other Asian Americans find success. We have to create an environment where people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences can come together. I want to be a role model and lead by example.
Nicole Hom, Regional Manager, Property Management and Asian Business Professionals Network NorCal Chapter Executive Sponsor
Diverse and inclusive teams are paramount, particularly in times of crisis and uncertainty, where complex challenges need to be solved. I am both honored and excited to be the Executive Sponsor for the Northern California Chapter of ABPN.
Chicago Asian Business Professionals Network partnered with our Latino Empowerment Resource Network for a joint Lunar New Year 2020 celebration about the intersection of Asian and Latino cultures
Alan Tse, Global Chief Legal Counsel and ABPN member, named one of the 2020 Legends in Law by the Burton Foundation, in partnership with the American Bar Association
Richard Tan, Account Director and National ABPN Co-Chair, recognized as 2019 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, by Asian American Business Development Center
Henry Lai, Senior General Manager and NorCal ABPN Finance Chair, recognized as 2019 Manager of the Year for the Northern California region by JLL